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David  Postolski, Esq.

David Postolski, a partner at Gearhart Law, is a registered patent attorney and Intellectual Property attorney. With over 17 years’ experience, David specializes in assisting inventors, creators, artists, start-ups, entrepreneurs, early stage companies and emerging companies with their U.S and International intellectual property strategy, protection, enforcement and monetization. David is a frequent speaker and author on intellectual property issues surrounding emerging technologies (cannabis, crypto currency, 3d printing, gig economy), raising capital, business formation, licensing, and reward and equity-based crowd funding. David is also a Professor at Temple University and Parsons School of Design where he teaches master level students about IP, ethics and other regulatory considerations in starting business ventures and products around design. David is the current Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Officer of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law. He is the founder of their International Action Group and editor of their monthly newsletter. David remains very involved in the creation of New York State’s first federally approved patent pro bono program in conjunction with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Experience:

David’s practice includes prosecuting patent and trademark applications both domestically and internationally. His patent practice encompasses various technological and scientific areas, including software and app development, financial transactions, gaming, life sciences and medical, mechanical and electrical devices, and business methods, as well as patents related to chemistry. He has experience managing patent and trademark portfolios and advising clients on prosecution strategies, as well as drafting replies to office actions and appeals briefs, and conducting interviews with examiners. In addition, David prepares instructions to foreign associates regarding prosecution in various countries and evaluates IP portfolios for potential licensing value, technical merit and patentability/validity. David also has experience in copyright, trade secret protection and corporate transactional matters including the drafting and negotiating of end user licenses, master service and terms of services agreements, security agreements, coexistence agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.

David’s life sciences industry experience includes counseling, drafting and prosecuting U.S. and Foreign patent applications in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, physics and chemical engineering. He has prosecuted applications with subject matter including but not limited to thermodynamics, thermometry, paramagnetism, hyperpolarization, carbon dioxide emissions and effects, medical devices, a variety of healthcare products and pharmaceuticals. His experience also extends to the corresponding branding, trademark, business and corporate side of intellectual property, including drafting and negotiating licenses, product development, manufacturing and launch, FDA processes, ANDA procedures and consumer product safety commission process.

Programs by David  Postolski, Esq..

Cannabis- The intellectual property protection of cannabis and cannabis derivative products is currently exiting out of its Wild Wild West status and finally stabilizing in the US and around the world. Obtaining patent and trademark protection for th...

Program Number
29136
Program Date
2019-10-16
Category
Administrative Law & RegulationsBiotechnology & Life SciencesBusiness LawCannabis LawComplex LitigationConstitutional LawCorporate and Commercial LawCriminal Law & ProcedureEmployment & Labor LawFederal CourtsHealth Care LawIn-House CounselIntellectual Property LawLitigation & Litigation SkillsState, Local and Municipal LawTrial Skills
State
CaliforniaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

Very often individuals and companies believe that securing the domain name means they secured the trademark registration. In reality that is not the case. A registered trademark may be the exact ticket you need to secure the matching domain name and ...

Program Number
29151
Program Date
2019-12-12
Category
Business LawBusiness Organizations & ContractsComplex LitigationComputer, Internet & E-Commerce LawCopyright LawFederal CourtsInformation TechnologyIntellectual Property LawLitigation and AppealsPrivacy and Data SecurityTechnology LawTrademark Law
State
CaliforniaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

Theres no denying it. We are going through a Food revolution. The food and beverage industry is seeing more food startups than beer in history. Whether its CBD food and drink, cannabis edibles, plant-based products, vegan, health-based foods, or impr...

Program Number
3044
Program Date
2020-03-12
Category
Constitutional LawCorporate and Commercial LawEnvironmental LawFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleIntellectual Property LawRegulatory and Administrative Law
State
CaliforniaFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

We are living in unprecedented times. The world appears to have come to a standstill but thats not exactly what is happening. History has proven that Innovation is not just the child of necessity but also the out birth of how our world has risen from...

Program Number
30123
Program Date
2020-05-13
Category
Business Organizations & ContractsComplex LitigationConstitutional LawContractsCopyright LawCorporate and Commercial LawCovid-19Federal CourtsFlorida EligibleIntellectual Property LawInternational LawPatent Law
State
CaliforniaFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study