Olen York
Registered Patent Attorney
USPTO Reg. No. 53814

Admissions:  State of Ohio; U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)

Education:  Univ. of Akron School of Law - J.D. (2001) // LL.M. (2005); Marshall Univ. - B.S. (Chemistry) (1996)

Affiliations:  Ohio State Bar Association; Lawrence Co. (OH) Bar Association

Olen York is a registered patent attorney with over 16 years of experience in counseling clients on the various aspects of intellectual property acquisition, maintenance, and enforcement, general business counseling and close strategy development with start-ups and entrepreneurs, and is the only patent attorney in the region with an advanced legal degree in intellectual property. 

Since 2002, York has assisted individuals and businesses, of all sizes and from coast-to-coast, in developing strategies for acquiring and utilizing patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and other forms of proprietary information.  York has drafted and prosecuted patent applications, has defended clients against claims of patent and trademark infringement, and has examined and counseled clients on the administrative options available for challenging and/or defending patent claims and trademark registrations before the USPTO. 

Technology Areas
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Polymers and Material Sciences
Life Sciences
Mechanical and Electromechanical
Computer and Business Information

Practice Areas


  • Utility and Design Patent Prosecution

  • PCT Preparation and Filing

  • Patentability, Validity, Infringement Opinions


  • Registration Preparation & Filing

  • Fair Use Analysis

Trademarks & Trade Dress

  • Trademark Search

  • Federal & State Trademark Registration and Prosecution

  • Maintenance & Renewal Services

  • Monitoring Services

Right of Publicity

  • Name/Image/Likeness (NIL) Protection

  • NIL Litigation

  • Trade Dress and Right of Publicity


  • Draft and Review Licensing Agreements

  • Negotiating Favorable Terms

  • Evaluating Strategic Licensing Partnerships

Franchise Law

  • Franchisor or Franchisee Strategies

  • Franchise Disclosure Document Preparation

  • Operation and Royalty Considerations

Civil Ligitation

  • Patent, Trademark, or Copyright Infringement/ Invalidity

  • Trade Secret Misappropriation

  • Unfair Competition

  • False Advertising

  • Anti-Trust

Administrative Litigation

  • USPTO: Reexamination, Reissue, Post-Grant Reviews of Patents

  • USPTO: Cancellation / Opposition of Trademark Registrations

Due Diligence

  • Freedom to Operate

  • Enforceability and Maintenance

  • Evaluation of Assets


  • Offense and Defense Strategies

  • Seizure Orders

  • Temporary Restraining Orders & Injunctions


  • Rights Acquisition

  • Publishing (music and writing)

  • Voice, Name, Image, Likeness Licensing


  • First Amendment

  • Defamation

  • Computer Fraud and Abuse