Seth A. Voit

Partner


Practice Areas:

Seth’s practice focuses on intellectual property and encompasses patent, trademark, and licensing matters. He prepares and facilitates ongoing prosecution of patent applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the electrical, mechanical, and computer science arts. His areas of expertise include semiconductors, state machines, thin-film transistors, ink jet printers, automotive control systems, bar-code scanners, automotive transmissions, fuel delivery technologies, magnetostrictive wave guides, automotive manufacturing systems, C++, UNIX/Linux programming, and data warehousing. Prior to becoming an attorney, Seth was an electrical engineer with American Electric Power in Columbus, Ohio. At American Electric Power, he was responsible for the development and maintenance of control systems, data acquisition units, and computer systems for power delivery. In addition, Seth was a law clerk with the NCR Corporation in Dayton, Ohio.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • Ohio Northern University

    (B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2001)

  • University of Dayton School of Law

    (J.D., cum laude, 2006)
    CALI Award, Intellectual Property and Patent Prosecution; Moot Court, Intellectual Property

Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Experience

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Advised clients during negotiations with potential licensees in order to minimize incurred risk.
  • Performed patentability studies and clearance studies related to various technologies.
  • Prepared and facilitated ongoing prosecution of international patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.
  • Litigation experience includes patent infringement and computer software copyright infringement.
  • Analyzed DMCA provisions to evaluate whether client’s actions were in violation.

Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • CincyIP (Board Member)