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Roland J. Tong

Roland J. tong

Roland Tong focuses his practice in all areas of intellectual property. He has prepared, filed, and prosecuted numerous utility, continuation, and design patent applications as well as federal trademark applications. He regularly conducts telephonic interviews with USPTO Examiners, prepares claim amendments and office action responses, renders invalidity or infringement opinions, and performs patentability and infringement studies. Mr. Tong has substantial experience in litigating unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, and patent, trademark, copyright, and trade dress infringement cases.

He has served as General Counsel and In-house IP Counsel for industry leading companies. In these capacities, Mr. Tong built their IP portfolios, conducted brainstorming sessions with their inventors, designed and implemented IP review systems for their products so that IP infringement risks are minimized, and prepared various types of IP agreements. Mr. Tong’s clients come from a broad range of industries, including gaming device, medical device, printer cartridge remanufacturing, video games, and golf equipment design and manufacturing.

Areas of Practice:

  • Intellectual Property

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

Education:

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    J.D.
  • Honors: First Honor Award for achieving the highest grade in Patent Law Prosecution Law Review: Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review, Staffwriter
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California B.S.
    Major: Biochemistry

Published Works:

  • Patent Exhaustion and Permissible Repair, New Matter,Official Publication of the Intellectual Property Law Sec. of the State Bar of California, Vol. 34, No. 4, 2009
  • Contributing Writer on Intellectual Property Topics for Recharger Magazine and The Signal Newspaper of Santa Clarita
  • Articles Editor for New Matter, Official Publication of the Intellectual Property Law Sec. of the State Bar of California

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Speaker, “Patent Defenses for the Aftermarket”, Recharger World Expo 2009, September 2009, Las Vegas, NV
  • Speaker, “Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Patent Decisions for 2009″, Dunes CLE, October 2009, Las Vegas, NV
  • Speaker, “Review of 2009 Patent Decisions by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals”, Orange County Patent Law Association, November 2009, Irvine, CA
  • Professional Associations and Memberships:

    • California Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
    • Nevada Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
    • Member and Secretary, Executive Board
      California Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
    • Nevada Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
    • Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association
      Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
    • Los Angeles Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association, 2002 – 2004

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