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Louis F. Wagner

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Partner
Akron, OH, USA


Louis F. Wagner has 13 years of experience both in the oil/polymer industry and in the intellectual property field, both as in-house and outside patent counsel, and specializes in the fields of chemistry and polymer science. He also specializes in intellectual property-related internet issues, including conflicting rights between traditional brick-and-mortar intellectual property rights and those of internet start-ups.
 
Lou's representative cases include the following:
 
Northern District of Ohio Federal Litigation Matters:
•1:01-cv-02074 Nestle USA, Inc. v. Sara Lee Bakery Group
•1:02-cv-02348 Ludo, LLC v. Broshi et al.
•1:06-cv-01153 Disney Enterprises, Inc. v. Pasquarelli
•1:06-cv-01154 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. v. Robertson
•4:05-cv-01918 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. v. Armstrong
•4:05-cv-01919 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. v. Duffy
•4:06-cv-00694 Paramount Pictures Corp. et al., v. Barr
•4:07-cv-03456 PCE Screen Gems, Inc. v. Williams
•4:07-cv-03458 Disney Enterprises, Inc. et al. v. Mason
•4:07-cv-03459 PCE Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. et al. v. Glover
•5:92-cv-02346 University of Akron v. Shell Oil Co.
•5:93-cv-02106 Borden Borders, Inc. v. Decorel, Inc.
•5:01-cv-01014 Krieger v. Four Paws Products, Ltd.
•5:01-cv-02308 Yoder Brothers, Inc. v. Gro Link Plant Company, Inc.
•5:02-cv-00461 Lexi Comp, Inc. et al. v. Merck & CO., Inc.
•5:02-cv-02228 GoJo Industries, Inc. et al. v. D-A Specialty Co., Inc. et al.
•5:03-cv-00188 Plastic Safety Systems, Inc. v. Kenmore Construction Co., Inc.
•5:05-cv-01920 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. v. Butler
•5:05-cv-01921 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. v. McCombs
•5:06-cv-00693 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. v. Chordell Sales
•5:06-cv-00695 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. v. Roberson
•5:07-cv-00785 Lifelink Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. NDA Consulting, Inc. et al.

Southern District of Ohio Federal Litigation Matters:
•2:10-cv-00768 John F. Novak et al. v. John O. Farneman et al.

Other Federal Jurisdictions:
•In re Morgan, 92-1278 (Fed. Cir. 1993)
•Edward Rodriguez & Co., v. Ohio Wholesale, Inc., 8:00 CV 912 T 30 E (M.D. FL 2000)
•JRB Co., v. Pemberton, Inc., 91 F. Supp. 2d 1112 (6th Cir. 2000)
•Aspex et al., v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 01 CV 4050 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)
•Aspex et al., v. BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., 01 CV 4062 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)
•Aspex et al., v. Global Optical Resources, Inc., 02 CV 4082 (S.D.N.Y. 2002)
•Marchon et al., v. Global Optical Resources, Inc., 02 CV 532 (E.D.N.Y. 2002)
•Breckenridge Pharmaceutical Inc., v. First Horizon Pharmaceutical Corporation, 04-60514 (S.D. FL 2004)
•Metabolite Laboratories, Inc., v. AmerisourceBergen Corporation et al., 04-CV-2501 (D. Colo. 2004)
•Breckenridge Pharmaceutical Inc., v. Metabolite Laboratories, Inc., 05-CV-1083 (D. Colo. 2005)
•Corghi S.P.A. v. Golden Chest Americas, LLC et al., 06-CV-01395 (D. Nevada 2006)
Lou has served as an adjunct professor in Intellectual Property at Kent State University (2002-2005) as well as in Electronic Business & Legal Issues at the University of Akron (2002-2005). He serves as coordinator of the firm's volunteer service with Akron's Community Legal Aid, which recognized Hahn Loeser as its "Law Firm of the Year" in 2009.

Lou is listed in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the category of Intellectual Property Law, and in the 2004-07 editions of Ohio Super Lawyers. He is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest available rating for legal ability and professional ethics.
 
He is admitted to practice in Ohio, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for: the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the District of Colorado, the Middle District of Florida, the Southern District of Florida, and the District of Nevada.

Education
The University of Akron School of Law
  J.D.  1984 
The University of Pittsburgh
  M.S., Inorganic Chemistry,  1977 
Washington and Jefferson College
  B.A., Chemistry, magna cum laude, 1974 

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