Bradley Beck - Waters Law Office

During his 23 year career as a registered patent attorney, Brad has served as an Intellectual Property Counsel for law firms and a corporation in the healthcare industry, and has counseled individual and corporate clients on a variety of patent law issues. Prior to his legal career, Brad worked as an engineer in the jet engine segment of the aerospace industry for over 16 years, for two leading manufacturers of jet engines. During this time, he worked as a mechanical design engineer, a systems engineer, and a test operations engineer. His extensive engineering background complements his practice of law, which focuses on patentability analyses and opinions, and patent acquisition resulting from the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, in a wide variety of mechanical and aerospace technologies.

Representative Experience

  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications for a corporate client regarding a wide variety of jet engine components.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications for a corporate client regarding motorized vehicles, e.g., automobiles, all terrain vehicles, utility vehicles, motorcycles and personal watercraft.
  • Conducted freedom-to-operate analyses and prepared patent applications for a corporate client regarding spinal implants and associated tools.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications for a corporate client regarding ceiling fans and other home appliances.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications for a number of other corporate clients. Technologies included:
    • vehicles used in underground mines; blast protection devices; medical fluid dispensing components and systems; devices associated with the human circulatory system; hot melt adhesives; fuel cells; commercial painting systems; structures and tools used in home construction industry; and others.

Managed freedom-to-operate programs regarding a variety of healthcare products during tenure as in-house IP counsel for a leading manufacturer and provider of medical technologies for the healthcare industry, e.g., hospital beds. Provided legal advice concerning various patent law issues to executive management, engineering, marketing and sales personnel.

Education

Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, Juris Doctor, 1987
University of Central Florida, Master of Science in Engineering, 1979
University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, 1970

Venues

Admitted to practice in the State of Ohio
Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Memberships

Cincinnati Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association

 

Louisville Office

  • 12802 Townepark Way, Ste 200
  • Louisville KY  40243
  • Phone: (502)425-2424
  • Fax: (502)425-9724

Huntington Office

  • 633 7th St
  • Huntington WV  25701
  • Phone: (304)522-6658
  • Fax: (304)522-7722