Ramon A. Klitzke II

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EDUCATION
  • J.D., Marquette University, 1980
  • B.S., magna cum laude in Mechanical Engineering, minor in Metallurgy, University of South Carolina, 1977
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Oregon, 1980
  • Wisconsin, 1980 (inactive)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 30,188)
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • 2008-2018 The Best Lawyers in America©, Portland, OR, Patent Law and Trademark Law
  • 2013 and 2016 The Best Lawyers in America©, Portland, OR, Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year
  • 2012, 2015, and 2017 The Best Lawyers in America©, Portland, OR, Patent Law Lawyer of the Year
  • 2008-2009, 2012-2017 Oregon Super Lawyers®
  • 2014-2015 IP Stars, Managing IP Magazine
  • 2014, 2016-2017 World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
  • 2013-2014 Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™
  • AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell, Intellectual Property, established in 2001
  • 2008-2010 Top Lawyers by Portland Monthly
  • Phi Beta Kappa; St. Thomas More Scholar; Tau Beta Pi
YEAR JOINED FIRM

1980


PRACTICE AREA OVERVIEW

Mr. Klitzke practices all phases of patent, trademark, and copyright law, including preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, design patents, and trademark applications, and has experience in patent and trademark litigation, IP audits, IP due diligence, product clearance, and trade dress protection for product configurations.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Mr. Klitzke has experience in consumer products, biomedical devices, and electro-mechanical devices. Additionally, Mr. Klitzke’s experience includes work with food processing, manufacturing systems, lumber processing systems, and power transmission.

PRIOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Koehring Company, Patent Department

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Board Member, Oregon Patent Law Association
  • Federal Practice and Procedure Committee
  • Marquette Law Review
  • Past Chairman, Oregon State Bar Patent and Trademark Section
  • Past Programming Chair, Joint OPLA/WSPLA CLE
REPRESENTATIVE PATENTS
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
  • May 2014, World Patent & Trademark News, “Many Foreign Filings at Risk in U.S.”
ARTICLES AUTHORED