Roger Emerson

“All progress begins with telling the truth.”

- Dan Sullivan

Roger Emerson is a registered US patent attorney. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, from The University of Akron, earned his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from The University of Akron School of Law.

Roger worked as a mechanical engineer for The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, working in the areas of plant construction, machine design, process engineering, and product design.

Roger has worked in a Cleveland intellectual property boutique, as an in-house corporate attorney for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.  Roger helped found Emerson Thomson Bennett in 2008.  The firm has won several business growth awards, including two Weatherhead School of Management “Weatherhead 100” awards and a Founding Firm Award from the Ohio Patent Pro Bono Program. 

Roger has been named a Super Lawyer, an Outstanding Alumni of the University of Akron School of Law, and an Outstanding Alumni by the University of Akron Honors College.

  • Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, registered US patent attorney
  • State of Ohio
  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • JD, Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, 1987
    • University of Akron Law Review
    • Outstanding Alumni Award, University of Akron School of Law
  • University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
    • BSME, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, 1981
    • Honors: Full-Tuition University Honors Scholarship
    • Outstanding Alumni Award, Honors College
  • INTA, International Trademark Association
  • AIPLA, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Cleveland Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, CBMC International Board of Directors
  • Vice Chair, CBMC U.S.A. Board of Directors
  • Member, ValMark Securities, LLC Board of Directors

Emerson Thomson Bennett | IP Law Firm

1914 Akron-Peninsula Road
Akron, OH 44313






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