Garrick T. Lankford, Partner



Valparaiso University – B.S. Electrical Engineering (1994)

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School – J.D. (2009)

Garrick T. Lankford concentrates his practice on intellectual property matters.  A significant portion of his practice involves preparation of U.S. and international patent applications.  He has prosecuted patents before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) receiving offices around the world, as well as various Patent Offices in Europe.

He also has extensive experience in trademark filings, both in the U.S. and internationally.  He conducts opposition proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

His practice is enhanced by having twenty years of engineering experience in electrical and mechanical engineering positions related to automotive engineering, control systems, magnetics, and sensors.

In addition to prosecuting patents and trademarks, he also has significant patent and trademark litigation experience in venues such as the Northern District of Indiana, ITC, Northern District of Illinois, and Southern District of New York.  Patent licensing agreements are an excellent vehicle for patent owners to obtain value from their patents or settle disputes, and Garrick has drafted numerous licensing agreements to help his clients maximize the value of their intellectual property.

Garrick’s patent practice includes the following areas:

  • Consumer electronics
  • Household products
  • Electrical devices
  • Mechanical devices
  • Medical devices
  • Vehicle components – including Marine and Trucking
  • RV sealing systems

Garrick works with his clients to protect trade secrets through non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements, has experience with litigation surrounding trade secrets and has assisted his clients in managing their intellectual property portfolios through mergers and joint ventures, as well as forming intellectual property holding companies.

Bar Admissions:
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions:
Northern District of Indiana
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Representative Patents:

8844091 – Spill Cleanup System

8863440 – Force-Resistant Panel

8870151 – Pocket Bun Pan

9057588 – Portable Remote Controlled Target

9089240 – Pocket Bun Pan

9120112 – Metered Liquid Dispensing Bottle

9127477 – Latch

9151008 – Wave Break Device

9211830 – Low Center of Gravity Feeding Transport Trailer

9352678 – Vehicle Lowering System

9381396 – Portable Progressive Resistance Exercise Device

9393475 – Progressive Resistance System for an Exercise Device

9410362 – Thermal Break System

9440803 – Dust Bin Indicator System

9486687 – Self-Compensating Tire Compression Trainer

9505281 – Adjustable Torsion Hitch Receiver

9506264 – Ramped Garage Drainage System

9511271 – Two Stage Progressive Resistance Trainer

9534393 – Retractable Cover

9549627 – Beverage Stand

9643630 – Large Diameter Hose Draining Device

9649967 – Vehicle Lowering System

9662533 – Self-Compensating Tire Compression Trainer

9808951 – Scrap Winder


1003 N. Hickory Rd.  South Bend, IN 46615