Trademarks and Copyright
2007: M.S., Fairfield University, Major(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering
1993: J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, Law Review
1991: B.E./M.E., Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, Dean’s List
Bar and Court Admissions
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Starting your own firm isn’t something you do on a whim. Ed and I wanted to take each of our experiences – good and maybe not so good, and use them to create a unique IP law firm placing quality and the client experience at the forefront. I think we have done that. For instance, I am proud that drafts are reviewed by a partner before they are presented to inventors or in-house counsel. We want clients to have the confidence of knowing that a second set of eyes is reviewing matters. This is not only a great quality control practice, but it is also a wonderful mentoring tool for our attorneys.
Vice President & Managing Partner
Mr. Gust has extensive legal experience spanning over 20 years. His experience includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications in mechanical, electrical, and software arts from inventor interview through issuance. Mr. Gust has prosecuted patents for a variety of clients from individual inventors to international corporations, including Fortune 100 companies. He has also provided patentability, clearance and validity opinions to various clients. Mr. Gust’s litigation experience includes all aspects of discovery, trial, and appeal.
His industry experience includes: semiconductor devices and processes, communications, spectroscopy, power systems, control systems, software, databases, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, automotive cooling systems and brakes, aerospace, refrigeration and heating systems, gas turbines, turbochargers, consumer products, medical devices, pharmaceutical products and products systems, manufacturing systems, and materials.
Professional Memberships and Activities
Fairfield County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Division, Former CoChairman, 2002-2006
Board Certified in Intellectual Property in the State of Florida