Chad Wells is a partner with Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch. His intellectual property practice focuses on domestic and foreign patent prosecution, including drafting and filing new applications, preparing amendments, conducting interviews with Examiners, filing appeal briefs, and attending oral hearings. Mr. Wells also has experience in the preparation of infringement and validity opinions as well as providing litigation support in the Court of Federal Claims, district court and the International Trade Commission.

Mr. Wells specializes in the areas of mechanical and electro-mechanical fields. His areas of expertise include various technologies such as light emitting diodes, telecommunications, imaging systems, household appliances including compressors and pumps, secondary batteries, and medical devices.

Mr. Wells is a former Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has practiced in the intellectual property field since 1998. He is a frequent lecturer for various firm seminar series and also conducts specific workshops at the request of clients.


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    Previous Speaking Engagements

  • Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) F8 Course


    October 24 2016


  • November 22, 2020

    Printed publications: an evolving doctrine

    by Eugene T. Perez | Printed publications: an evolving doctrine

    While the PTAB’s decision in Hulu provides some guidance for post-grant proceedings, there is still no bright-line rule as to what constitutes a “printed publication”. Eugene Perez of Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch examines current case rulings.

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  • July 24, 2020

    Washington, D.C. NFL Team Loses Race to the Trademark Office: Does it Matter?

    by Michael. T Smith | IPWatchDog

    In surveys throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area, three possible replacement names have emerged as favorites among the fans: Warriors, Red Wolves, and Redtails. Armed with the knowledge of the name change and the relative popularity of the possible replacement names, two enterprising individuals have applied to obtain a federal trademark registration for the marks WARRIORS, WASHINGTON RED WOLVES, and WASHINGTON REDTAILS, respectively. Neither applicant appears to be connected to the owners of the Washington D.C. professional football team.

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