David Aldrich

David Aldrich

Forge IP, PLLC
  • Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property
  • Connecticut, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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Biography

Dave has extensive experience in all areas of patent, trademark, and copyright law, including prosecution, litigation, opinions, licensing, and counseling. His practice has canvassed a wide array of technological areas, such as optics, analytical instruments, and mechanical devices, including an emphasis on the medical field.

Dave has prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in many different technologies and has successfully argued multiple appeals before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB). He also has significant experience with all types of disputed matters, including Inter Partes Reviews at the PTAB. Dave has obtained successful results for both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous litigations, ranging from summary judgment to appellate victories, as well as the negotiation of favorable settlements. He also has significant experience with pharmaceutical patents, including the preparation of Paragraph IV notice letters and the litigation of Hatch-Waxman ANDA cases.

Practice Areas
    Patents
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Intellectual Property
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
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U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
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U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder, Partner
Forge IP, PLLC
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Member
St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens LLC
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Education
Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D. (2001) | Law, Intellectual Property
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Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
B.A. (1998) | Physics; Philosophy
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Connecticut
Member
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LawPact
Member
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Activities: LawPact is a close-knit, international association of independent business law firms serving clients in all business law capacities, including litigation and transactional work, across a variety of industries. As a result, we are able to ensure that clients are provided with access to seamless legal advice for their business across most jurisdictions in the world.
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Forge IP
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73 Questions Answered
Q. Hi, Can an Inventor be added to a patent that is already approved?
A: Yes. Once a patent is issued, a missing inventor can (and should) be added via a certificate of correction. Please note that inventorship is based on the particular claims in that patent (not what is described in the specification), so care should be taken to analyze whether the individual in question really is an “inventor” for that case before doing so.
Q. Should I register my business name before trademark
A: Generally, it is a good idea to form the business before filing for any trademarks. When you apply for a trademark, the "owner" you identify should be the entity that is actually using the mark in commerce (or else you put your registration in jeopardy). This is typically the company, not an individual.
Q. Can I use the phrases..... Let there be light, or Here's your sign...... as a slogan for my company?
A: There are several existing trademarks for each of these. It's possible you could use it, depending on what category of goods/services your company deals in. You should consult a qualified trademark attorney, who can help you determine whether you are able to use these and if you should seek your own trademark registration(s).
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