Patent attorney Aaron R. Ettelman has joined Flaster Greenberg as a shareholder in its Intellectual Property Department and a member of the firm’s Patent Practice Group. Ettelman will be headquartered in the firm's West Conshohocken office, focusing his practice on intellectual property rights, including patent prosecution, counseling and opinions, due diligence, post-issuance proceedings, litigation and licensing. Ettelman was a partner at Ice Miller in Philadelphia prior to joining Flaster Greenberg. Earlier in his career, Ettelman served as chief intellectual property counsel and assistant secretary for the U.S. subsidiary of a global specialty chemicals company where he was responsible for all North American IP matters.
Ettelman is the latest in a series of additions to the firm. Flaster Greenberg has added 19 attorneys over the past 14 months, nine of which are members of the firm’s patent practice. In January of 2020, the firm’s Intellectual Property Department grew substantially with the addition of eight patent attorneys and three paralegals. Last month, the firm announced the addition of patent attorney Mark R. Luderer to the firm’s IP Department.
While Aaron's scientific background is rooted in chemistry, his practice has spanned the technological spectrum and has included work in areas ranging from liquid crystal display technology to pharmaceuticals, vitamins and dietary supplements to cosmetics to semiconductors and nonvolatile memory to mining and mineral extraction, and more.
“Our IP practice has grown rapidly, and Aaron’s national reputation for excellence coupled with his technical experience and solid record of handling complex IP matters make him a superb fit for our firm,” said Jordan A. LaVine, Co-Managing Shareholder and Chair of the firm’s Lateral Recruiting Committee. “I believe that Aaron joining our team will not only accelerate growth, but it will also meaningfully enhance both the scope and depth of IP services that Flaster Greenberg provides to its diverse base of clients. We are delighted to welcome Aaron to our firm.”
“Flaster Greenberg’s growing patent practice is among the most respected in the area,” said Ettelman. “They are a business firm with an entrepreneurial spirit and have a dynamic and talented group of lawyers whose practices really complement mine. I’m really looking forward to joining the team.”
Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Ettelman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, with honors, from Lehigh University and his Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law.