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Ross M. Kowalski

Patent Agent
Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.2840 | F 216.592.5009

Ross Kowalski is a patent agent registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

Ross uses his wide-ranging technology background in handling all aspects of patent application preparation and prosecution, from drafting provisional and non-provisional patent applications to preparing responses to achieve patent allowances. He often works with patent examiners throughout the prosecution process to prepare responses that overcome objections and/or rejections of an application.

Ross is also skilled in technology researching and art searching, which are used to evaluate a company’s portfolio or to gauge the amount of IP and credibility of IP in a particular technology landscape. Technology researching and art searching are useful tools to prepare a legal strategy for IP protection or defense. Ross also assists in trademark searching, analysis, and prosecution for various trademark applications for design marks or word marks (for both intend-to-use applications and actual use application) in an array of goods and/or services. He also has experience in evaluating, preparing, and filing copyright registrations for software and other original works of art.

Before becoming a patent agent, Ross worked for several years at an engineering firm where he specialized in designing, programming, and directing the installation of industrial control systems and data acquisition networks. Based on this engineering experience, he recognizes the importance of innovation to all industries and the growing need to protect intellectual property.

education & admissions


  • The University of Akron School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2019); CALI Award for Civil Procedure, Patent Law, and International IP
  • Ohio Northern University (B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2010)

federal admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
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