Legal Team

Alan J. Ross Principal

Alan is a Principal of the Firm. He practices in the Intellectual Property area, primarily as a counselor and litigator in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes. Alan has forty-four years of experience in complex business litigation and thirty-three years of experience in Intellectual Property acquisition, licensing, counseling, and litigation. He is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, as well as in the courts of the State of Ohio, the Federal District Courts in Ohio, the Sixth Circuit and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He was formerly a trial lawyer with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Department and an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, where he was Chief Counsel of the Civil Division.

Prior to joining the firm, Alan was a partner at Benesch Friedlander and Arter & Hadden, where he was Chair of the Intellectual Property practice groups for both firms. Alan has authored numerous articles and spoken at seminars on Antitrust, Intellectual Property, and electronic discovery, and authored Chapters in the “Handbook on Grand Jury Investigations” and “Antitrust Issues in Intellectual Property Law,” both published by the American Bar Association.

Experience & Education

J.D. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1975.
B.C.E. Civil Engineering, Fenn College of Engineering, 1970.

Member, Ohio State Bar Association, IP and Litigation Sections.
Member Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Assoc., Litigation Section.

Practice Area Specialties