About Gearhart Law

The principals at Gearhart Law have been protecting clients for almost three decades. In fact, from individual entrepreneurs to global businesses, we've helped launch more than a thousand companies all over the world.

You can’t fake passion.

We genuinely love helping companies grow. Make no mistake: patents, trademarks and copyrights are not commodities. Each requires in-depth experience in their respective industries from experts that are accessible throughout the process. Our seasoned attorneys are extremely well-versed in a variety of fields, from software and the internet of things to energy, medical devices, life sciences, patentable plants and consumer products. More importantly, we are passionate about being very hands-on when we work with companies—you will always have access to the lead professional working on your project. We’ve developed a reputation for being true business partners and solving problems in the most complex areas of patent, trademark and copyright law. It’s no wonder many of our clients have used us repeatedly over the years.

At Gearhart Law, LLC, we pride ourselves on offering quality, professional legal services, and we’re proud to serve New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia. We’re leading patent lawyers, trademark lawyers, and copyright lawyers providing expert advice and consultation. Most attorneys work as generalists, so they don’t have the specialized experience and training that’s necessary to handle the intricacies of patent, trademark, and copyright law. For these highly technical and complex areas, it’s always recommended that you seek out legal advice from professionals with focused areas of practice. Whether you need help navigating the details of patent law for your latest invention or you need assistance protecting and safeguarding your intellectual property, we’re always here to help.

The Team

Richard Gearhart, Esq.

Founding Partner

Richard commands a breadth of experience that comes from nearly 30 years of practice in Intellectual Property Law. He has built a firm with an international presence that helps entrepreneurs from around the world with their patent, trademark and copyright needs, and shares his expertise on his radio show and podcast.

David Postolski, Esq.


David is a registered patent attorney and Intellectual property attorney. He specializes in assisting inventors, creators, artists, start-ups, entrepreneurs and early stage companies. He’s recognized as an International IP expert and is invited to speak at events around the world.

James Klobucar, Esq.

Senior Associate, Life Sciences & Consumer Products

James Klobucar is the Chair for the Consumer and Design Patents Group at Gearhart Law. James has helped many inventors get both patent and trademark protection in a wide range of technology areas.

Sergei Orel, Esq.

Of Counsel

Sergei is a trademark attorney with over 18 years of trademark prosecution experience in the USA and in other countries. He assists attorneys from around the globe with their clients’ trademark projects in the US, as well as working directly with clients from outside the US.

Ashley Sperbeck, Esq.


Ashley is a Patent Attorney with over seven years of experience in the patent field. With degrees in Organic Chemistry (M.S.), Physics (minor), and an M.S. in Patent Law, Ashley excels at drafting patent applications in the areas of software and life sciences.

Elizabeth Gearhart, Ph.D. (nee McNamara) – Analytical and Environmental Chemistry

Patent Agent

Elizabeth’s current role at Gearhart Law is that of Chief Marketing Officer; she is also the co-host of a weekly radio show on iHeart for entrepreneurs called “Passage to Profit”, and as a patent agent drafted applications in the fields of chemistry, energy and consumer products.

Wai-si Eng, Ph.D. – Organic Chemistry and Radiochemistry.

Patent Agent

Wai-si is a registered US Patent Agent fluent in English and Chinese (native) with very extensive R&D experience in chemistry, biomedical imaging, medical devices, consumer products and pharmaceuticals.

Amy J. Benjamin

Of Counsel

Ms. Amy Benjamin’s practice focuses on all areas of intellectual property law including trademark, copyright and unfair competition, advertising and First Amendment litigation, counseling and procurement. Ms. Benjamin was named as a New York Super Lawyer in intellectual property in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2015 and is a member of Who’s Who.

Gearhart Blog

Apple Security Software Half Billion Dollar Verdict

“Patent Palooza” on the Passage to Profit – The Inventors’ Show. Passage to Profit is an iHeart Radio and WOR 710 – The Voice of New York radio show and podcast sponsored by Gearhart Law, LLC. Tune in Sundays at 11 pm ET on the iHeart/WOR710 website or via the iHeart App. All episodes can […]

On-Demand Printing Leads to Copyright Violations

ON-DEMAND PRINTING LEADS TO COPYRIGHT VIOLATIONS “Copyright Conundrum” News on the Passage to Profit – The Inventors’ Show. Passage to Profit is an iHeart Radio and WOR 710 – The Voice of New York radio show and podcast sponsored by Gearhart Law, LLC. Tune in Sundays at 11 pm ET on the iHeart/WOR710 website or […]

Your Software Code is Subject to Copying After Google LLC v. Oracle Am., Inc.

By Ashley E. Sperbeck, M.S., M.S., Esq., Associate at Gearhart Law, LLC On April 5, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the most important copyright decision in a generation in reversing a 2018 Federal Circuit ruling in favor of Oracle in finding Google’s use of Oracle’s Java application programming interface (“API”) packages a fair use as […]

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