Mr. Rolnicki practices Intellectual Property law in the firm's Business Services group. He is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a former Patent Office Primary Examiner. He has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications in the United States and in many foreign countries.
Mr. Rolnicki's patent preparation and prosecution experience encompasses technologies including aircraft components, conveyor systems, footwear, gear transmissions, HVAC components, manually operated liquid dispensers, modular building components, motor lubrication systems, product packaging, sheet metal conditioning apparatus, specialty tools, surgical instruments and devices, valve assemblies, vehicle suspension systems and many others. He is also experienced in the preparation of confidentiality, license, assignment, trade secret and other agreements, and in preparing patentability, validity and infringement/freedom-of-use opinions.
His years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications has resulted in the issuing of hundreds of U.S. Patents in various different technical fields. His past experience as a Patent Office Examiner gives him a special insight into the procedures practiced at the Patent Office in the handling of patent applications, from their filing to their issuance as patents.
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Virginia State Bar
American Intellectual Property Law Association
"What Do Patent Attorneys Do?"
"Outline Of The U.S. Patent Office Patent Examination Process"
"U.S. Patent Office Provides a Second Bite at the Apple After
a Final Rejection"
"Initial Patentability Research At No Cost"
"Questions On The Patenting Process"
"What Do I Need to Protect My Invention, a Copyright, a
Trademark or a Patent?"
Mr. Rolnicki is a board member of LoveU2Pieces, a non-profit organization that provides support to families living with autism. He is a baseball, football, and hockey fan and enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.
George Mason University School of Law - J.D. (1988)
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale - B.S. Mechanical Engineering (1982)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1987)