Position: Patent Attorney
Todd T. Taylor was born in South Bend, Indiana. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tri-State University (ninth percentile) and thereafter worked for the U.S. Department of Defense as an engineer for approximately two years. While employed as an engineer, his responsibilities included the development and design of weapon systems for U.S. Special Forces, the design of electronic packaging assemblies and systems for onboard U.S. naval ship computers, and chairman of an I.E.E.E. working group on the next generation computer standards. Todd obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University at Indianapolis, Indiana (twenty-first percentile).
Areas of Practice:
Todd has a BS in mechanical engineering and specializes in patent matters relating to mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies. He grew up on a farm, and he still has a very strong background in agricultural technologies. With his previous work designing weapons for US Special Forces, he also has a very strong background in weapons design technologies. His elective classes at the undergraduate level were focused on internal combustion (IC) engines, and he has always provided IP legal services in the area of IC engines. He also advises clients on matters relating to trademarks and copyrights.
Patent law including searches, opinions (patentability, [in]validity and [non]infringement), applications, prosecution, design-around consultation, licensing and development agreements. Trademark and copyright law including searches, opinions, applications, prosecution and licensing. Trade secret law. Patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation. Employment and confidentiality agreements.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 36,945)
Supreme Court of Indiana (Reg. No. 16531-02)
U.S. Circuit Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (former Midwest Regional Officer)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Indiana State Bar Association
Allen County Bar Association
Noble County Bar Association
Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Fraternity)
Pi Tau Sigma (National Mechanical Engineering Honor Fraternity)
U.S. Patent No. 6,019,066 ” ANIMAL CONFINEMENT/TRAINING SYSTEM”
U.S. Patent No. 6,478,602 “RETAINER CLIP FOR AN ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION ASSEMBLY”
U.S Patent No. 6,652,308 “RETAINER CLIP FOR AN ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION ASSEMBLY”