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Garrick T. Lankford, Associate


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

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