Howard’s practice involves Intellectual Property law with clients ranging from Fortune 500 to small business and startups. He advises clients on strategies and implementation details for obtaining, maintaining, enforcing, licensing and transferring patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
Howard is from Toledo and was Assistant General Counsel and Intellectual Property Counsel for Owens-Illinois, Inc. for many years. He became associated with the law firm of Fuller & Henry in 2004 and later joined RCO Law in 2006 in the “of counsel” capacity, where he continues the practice of Intellectual Property law.
The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1966
University of Detroit, B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 1961
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Ohio State Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
American Bar Association
Toledo Bar Association
Toledo Patent Law Association, Past President
Howard has managed the full range of Intellectual Property activities including obtaining, maintaining and defending patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, together with the associated detailed implementation work, and related licensing and M&A projects. His recent practice focuses on licensing and other transactional aspects of the transfer of Intellectual Property rights.
I began my professional career as a practicing chemical engineer in the design and operation of chemical manufacturing facilities. My interest was drawn to the practice of patent law and the challenging process of transforming technological innovation into an enforceable legal right. I enjoy family life, especially the successes of my children and grandchildren. There is also room for a wide variety of sports; both as a participant and spectator.