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AP&S Expands Intellectual Property Practice

Adler Pollock & Sheehan is proud to announce the addition of an experienced Patent, Trademark and Copyright Services Group to its team of business law practitioners.

The group, which will specialize in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution, will expand the offerings of the firm’s existing Intellectual Property services, such as IP litigation and IP transactional services.  Adler Pollock & Sheehan is now the only full-service law firm in Rhode Island with a patent prosecution group. As noted in the Providence Business News’ list of Intellectual Property Law Firms, Adler Pollock & Sheehan was ranked number one by its number of intellectual property lawyers.

“We are thrilled to bring such a talented and seasoned team of IP prosecution professionals into the firm, and the opportunity this presents to expand our intellectual property services to include all of the important intellectual property issues facing companies of all sizes and industries today,” said AP&S Managing Partner Robert Brooks. “Our ability to integrate this prosecution IP group into our business practice will provide our clients with a valuable resource they need to compete and thrive in this marketplace.”

The IP group will consist of the following attorneys, now joining the firm:

Daniel J. Holmander joins Adler Pollock & Sheehan as Counsel and Chairman of the Patent Services and Trademark & Copyright Services Group, bringing with him more than 15 years of experience with clients ranging from growing startups to Fortune 500 companies.  Dan most recently practiced patent and trademark law at Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd. in Providence, where he specialized in supporting research universities, companies and technology companies.

George N. Chaclas joins Adler Pollock & Sheehan as Counsel.  George brings more than 17 years of experience in IP law, providing counsel to a wide range of companies, academic institutions, startups and entrepreneurs. George is a registered patent attorney at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  He most recently practiced law at Locke Lorde LLP in Providence.

Cheryl A. Clarkin joins Adler Pollock & Sheehan as Counsel. Cheryl focuses on trademark, branding and copyright procurement and enforcement issues, supporting clients in all industries.  Clarkin has nearly 20 years of experience in IP law.  She recently practiced law at Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd. in Providence and prior to that she was with Wolf, Greenfield in Boston.

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