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Ronald J. Richter, M.D., Esq.

Dr. Richter is an associate at the firm and holds a B.S. in Molecular Biology from Vanderbilt University, an M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and a J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law. Ron worked for 5 years as an anesthesiologist and 3 years as a patent attorney before joining the firm in 2004.

Email: rjr@cincypatents.com
                       Call: 513-229-0383, ext. 105

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Donald E. Hasse, Esq.

Mr. Hasse is a member of the firm, and holds a B.S. degree, with honors, in Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science from the University of Notre Dame, and a J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, Don worked 23 years in the Patent Department of The Procter & Gamble Company, reaching the level of Associate General Counsel - Patents.

Email: deh@hn-iplaw.com
Call: 513-229-0383, ext. 103

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Daniel F. Nesbitt, Esq.

Mr. Nesbitt is a member of the firm, and holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a J.D. degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University. He worked 10 years in Research and Development and 14 years in the Patent Department of The Procter & Gamble Company, reaching the level of Senior Counsel-Patents, before joining the firm in 2001.

Email: dfn@hn-iplaw.com
Call: 513-229-0383, ext. 104

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Bobby D. Scearce, Esq.

Mr. Scearce is an associate at the firm, and holds a B.S. degree in Physics from the Case Institute of Technology of Case Western Reserve University, an M.S. degree in Physics from Miami University in Oxford, OH, and a J.D. from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. He worked for 24 years as a Patent Attorney and Chief of the Physics Section in the Intellectual Property Directorate of the Air Force Material Command Law Office, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, before joining the firm in 2005.

Email: bds@hn-iplaw.com
Call: 513-229-0383, ext. 109

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RONALD J. RICHTER, M.D., Esq.
Attorney

Dr. Richter is an associate in the firm and is involved in all aspects of the firm's practice, with concentration in biotechnology and medical devices. Admitted to the Ohio bar in 2001 and registered to practice before the USPTO in 2002, Ron joined Hasse & Nesbitt in March of 2004. Ron graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in Molecular Biology in 1985, received an M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1989, and then completed an anesthesia residency in 1993, serving as Chief Resident of Anesthesia at Meridia Huron Hospital in. He has also completed fellowships in both cardiothoracic anesthesia and pain management.

Ron received his Juris Doctor degree from The University of Dayton School of Law in 2001. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Association and the Cincinnati Bar Association, as well as the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association.

Ron was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and went to Elder High School. He currently resides in Loveland, Ohio with his wife Tracee, their dog Paige and three cats, Spencer, Simon and Maddie.

Practice Fields:

Patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters; technology and product protection strategies; formation of corporate ventures; litigation

Practice Areas:

  • Preparation and prosecution of patent applications for medical devices, biotechnology, and mechanical arts
  • Drafting of legal opinions, including patentability, infringement and validity opinions
  • Licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including patent infringement, patent validity matters, patent and trade secret litigation; various business agreements including consulting and confidentiality agreements, research agreements, joint development agreements, and patent and technology licenses

Technical Areas:

  • Endotracheal tubes; Closed blood sampling systems
  • Genetics; Viruses; DNA microarrays
  • Laboratory instruments; Neurosurgical instruments; Implantable heart pumps

Education:

  • J.D., University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
  • M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • B.S. (with honors), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Memberships:

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Division – American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association

Licenses and registrations:

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

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DONALD E. HASSE, Esq.
Attorney

Mr. Hasse has over twenty-five years of experience in intellectual property law.

Practice fields:

Patent, trademark, and trade secret matters; technology and product protection strategies; formation of corporate ventures; litigation

Practice areas:

Preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications; auditing, licensing, and enforcement of intellectual property rights; freedom to market, patent infringement, and patent validity opinions; patent and trade secret litigation; various business agreements including consulting and confidentiality agreements, research agreements, joint development agreements, and patent licenses; and international patent matters, particularly in Canada, Latin America and Asia.

Technical areas:

Chemical and mechanical fields, including cleaning products, surfactants, enzymes, polymers, lubricants, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, foods, paper products, and aircraft engines

Prior to joining private law practice:

Associate General Counsel – Patents, The Procter & Gamble Company

Education:

  • B.S., with honors, in Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science,
    University of Notre Dame
  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law

Memberships:

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • ASM International
  • Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, CEO Roundtable
  • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)

Licenses and registrations:

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • State of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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DANIEL F. NESBITT, Esq.
Attorney

Mr. Nesbitt has over twenty-five years of corporate and private legal, engineering and product development experience, including seventeen years in intellectual property law practice.

Practice fields:

Patent, trademark, and trade secret matters; technology and product protection strategies; formation of corporate ventures; litigation; international IP matters

Practice areas:

Acquisition, auditing, licensing, and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including patentability, preparation and prosecution of patent and design rights, freedom to market, nullity and opposition matters, patent infringement, and patent validity matters, patent and trade secret litigation; various business agreements including consulting and confidentiality agreements, research agreements, joint development agreements, and patent and technology licenses; and substantial experience in international patent matters, particularly in Japan, Latin America, and other Asian countries

Technical areas:

A wide variety of technology and product areas, including soaps and detergents, foods and beverages, packaging and mechanical processes, disposable absorbent products, polymers, chemical processes, electrical devices, and health and beauty care products

Prior to joining private law practice:

  • Senior Counsel—Patents, The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati
  • Senior Counsel—Patents and Patent Manager – Procter & Gamble Far East, Kobe, Japan
  • Engineering, Research, and Product Development—ten years of corporate experience with The Procter & Gamble Company, in the chemicals, detergent, and paper product areas

Education:

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University

Memberships:

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, including active participation in the Japan Practice and Latin America Practice Committees
  • U.S. Bar/JPO Liaison Council, serving as Secretary
  • Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • FICPI
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)

Licenses and registrations:

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • State of Ohio

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BOBBY D. SCEARCE
        Attorney

Mr. Scearce recently retired from a successful 24-year career as a Patent Attorney and Chief of the Physics Section in the Intellectual Property Directorate of the Air Force Material Command Law Office, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, where he had primary responsibility for preparation and prosecution of patent applications on Air Force owned inventions, and for the negotiation and preparation of Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), Cooperative Agreements, and other transaction instruments in the promotion of technology transfer activities in the Air Force, including the negotiation of terms with prospective licensees and preparation of patent, copyright, software and technology transfer licenses affecting Air Force owned technology. Bob also counseled Air Force command personnel and employees in all phases of intellectual property law, including inventions, patents, copyrights, software, rights in data, and licensing, and regularly presented training seminars to Air Force employees on patents, copyrights, licensing, technology transfer and CRADAs.

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