About Us — Patent, Trademark and Copyright Attorney | Gearhart Law

About Gearhart Law

The principals at Gearhart Law have been protecting clients for almost three decades. In fact, from individual entrepreneurs to global businesses, we've helped launch more than a thousand companies all over the world.

You can’t fake passion.

We genuinely love helping companies grow, and Intellectual Property is part of the foundation of growth.  Whether it’s patents for protecting ideas, trademarks for protecting your brand, or copyrights for protecting your artistic expressions, your intellectual property sets your company apart from everyone else.

Why should you use a law firm for your patent, trademark and copyright needs?  Make no mistake: patents, trademarks and copyrights are not commodities. Each requires in-depth experience in their respective industries from experts that are accessible throughout the process. Our seasoned attorneys are extremely well-versed in a variety of fields, from software and the internet of things to energy, medical devices, life sciences, patentable plants and consumer products. More importantly, we are passionate about being very hands-on when we work with companies—you will always have access to the lead professional working on your project. We’ve developed a reputation for being true business partners and solving problems in the most complex areas of patent, trademark and copyright law. It’s no wonder many of our clients have used us repeatedly over the years.

At Gearhart Law, LLC, we pride ourselves on offering quality, professional legal services, and we’re proud to serve New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia. We’re leading patent lawyers, trademark lawyers, and copyright lawyers providing expert advice and consultation. Most attorneys work as generalists, so they don’t have the specialized experience and training that’s necessary to handle the intricacies of patent, trademark, and copyright law. For these highly technical and complex areas, it’s always recommended that you seek out legal advice from professionals with focused areas of practice. Whether you need help navigating the details of patent law for your latest invention or you need assistance protecting and safeguarding your intellectual property, we’re always here to help.

The Team

Richard Gearhart, Esq.

Founding Partner

Richard commands a breadth of experience that comes from nearly 30 years of practice in Intellectual Property Law. He has built a firm with an international presence that helps entrepreneurs from around the world with their patent, trademark and copyright needs, and shares his expertise on his radio show and podcast.

David Postolski, Esq.


David is a registered patent attorney and Intellectual property attorney. He specializes in assisting inventors, creators, artists, start-ups, entrepreneurs and early stage companies. He’s recognized as an International IP expert and is invited to speak at events around the world.

James Klobucar, Esq.


James Klobucar is the Chair for the Consumer and Design Patents Group at Gearhart Law. James has helped many inventors get both patent and trademark protection in a wide range of technology areas.

Elizabeth Gearhart, Ph.D. (nee McNamara) – Analytical and Environmental Chemistry

Patent Agent

Elizabeth’s current role at Gearhart Law is that of Chief Marketing Officer; she is also the co-host of a weekly radio show on iHeart for entrepreneurs called “Passage to Profit”, and as a patent agent drafted applications in the fields of chemistry, energy and consumer products.

T. Benjamin “Ben” Schroeder, Ph.D., Esq.

Of Counsel

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY Over 20 years of diverse patent experience, working as an examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office and as an agent and attorney in law firms Patent Application examining, searching, preparation and prosecution: small molecule chemistry, biologics, biochemistry, polymers, molecular biology, semiconductors, medical devices, and mechanical applications Opinions and client counseling: freedom-to-operate, […]

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