Patent, Trademark, Copyright, & Related Litigation

Our Professionals

Joe Sebolt Patent Attorney

Joseph A Sebolt

Joe is the principal at Sand and Sebolt. Joe’s experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, licensing, protection of trade secrets and other business contracts all lend to the success of Sand & Sebolt. He specializes in the thorough investigation of his client’s industry to aid in determining the best course of action for each business venture.

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Mike Sand

As the founder of Sand & Sebolt, Mike has practiced intellectual property law for more than 40 years. Mike is experienced in all areas of patent and trademark application preparation and prosecution, licensing and protection of trade secrets.

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James McCarthy III

Jim joined the Sand & Sebolt team in 2000 specializing in litigation. He has represented numerous professional businesses in all forms of commercial litigation, including trademark, copyright, intellectual property, eminent domain, tax valuation and dissolution of partnership.

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Laura Beoglos

Laura joined Sand & Sebolt in 1998. Laura concentrates in trademark and copyright law including disputes and litigation.

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Howard Wernow

Howard is a patent attorney at Sand & Sebolt and his practice is limited to intellectual property law. Particularly, he focuses on patent, trademark, and copyright law and related litigation, as well as intellectual property licensing. Howard counsels clients ranging from a Fortune 500 company to individual entrepreneurs, however most of his clients are middle-market companies and research institutions.

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Kelly Schaffert

Kelly is a Certified Paralegal joining the Sand & Sebolt firm in 2001.  She is experienced in world-wide patent and trademark filing and prosecution.

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Fiona Ferguson

Fiona is a patent agent who specializes in drafting patent applications, patent amendments and responses to office actions generated by the Patent and Trademark Office.

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Jaewook (“JK”) Ryu

JK joined Sand & Sebolt as a patent agent in 2015. JK’s practice focuses primarily on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications relating to mechanical and electro-mechanical designs.

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Nicholas Mihalic

Nick joined Sand & Sebolt as a patent attorney in 2016.  Nick’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property matters including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the software, business method, mechanical and electro-mechanical design arts, trademark law, copyright law and related litigation.  Nick also focuses on rendering patentability, infringement and validity opinions in a wide range of technologies.

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