Drew Ellis is a registered patent attorney who works with innovators and entrepreneurs to protect their intellectual property rights, primarily through obtaining and enforcing patents and trademarks. When obtaining patents and trademarks, he also balances associated costs with his client's objectives and the strength of the patent or trademark. Both a former engineer and designer in a patent-heavy industry, Drew has had broad exposure to many different industries enabling him to better understand what his clients are going through. Using this experience, he is able to help bring patentable ideas to fruition, reduce costs, and produce practical, experience-based solutions.
From established companies to individuals and a variety of industries, including mechanical devices, outdoor industries, clothing, and consumer products, clients come to Drew for his depth of understanding when it comes to securing intellectual property rights. Drew approaches client matters holistically, striving towards practical, enforceable, and cost-effective solutions. His patent practice focuses on mechanical devices and systems to control those devices. Big or small, simple or complex, large-company or solo-inventor, local or international; he has experience from the design and manufacturing side as a design engineer to the legal side as an attorney. His trademark practice assists those offering a new brand, product, or service, with planning and preparation to grow and protect their brand strength. Drew also advises clients on how to protect their rights from potential infringers. In addition, he often advises clients on obtaining federal, state, or international trademark registrations with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or the appropriate authority.
Prior to his legal practice, Drew worked as a mechanical engineer in various industries, from power to carpet to outdoor recreation. These experiences provide him with a deeper understanding of his client's businesses and IP needs and allows him to tailor his representation to best fit these needs and practice a "client first" approach.