Igor D. Ozeruga

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Offices Akron
Phone 330.208.1012
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Igor is an associate in the Vorys Akron office and is a member of the technology and intellectual property (IP) group.  Igor has experience in intellectual property issues in diverse cutting-edge fields relating to electronic, computer and biomedical technologies.  Igor has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the U.S. and internationally for Fortune 100 companies, universities, start-ups and individuals. 

From a technical perspective, Igor’s practice encompasses complex analog and digital circuitry, computer software design and hardware-software integration, embedded systems, wireless communications, optical communications, networks, microprocessor architecture, application specific circuits, motor controls, machine learning, cloud computing, telecommunications, software algorithms, quantum computing, electronic design automation (EDA), medical imaging, polar encoders, solar and wind technologies, image processing, medical equipment as well as semiconductor fabrication and semiconductor devices.

Igor has extensive experience with patent-eligibility issues (particularly 35 U.S.C. §101 rejections) related to software.  Igor has conducted numerous Examiner Interviews to advance prosecution of patent applications.  Moreover, he has extensive experience with appeal practice before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board.

Igor also has significant experience in client counseling, which frequently includes rendering opinions regarding freedom-to-operate, non-infringement, invalidity and patentability.  His patent prosecution experience involves extensive international patent prosecution, including both the international and national phases of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

Igor worked as an electrical engineer before entering law school, giving him extensive knowledge of technology, which helps him represent technology-driven clients.  He received his J.D. from The University of Akron School of Law.

Igor is affiliated with the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association.

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