Gregory Ozga’s practice involves the prosecution and litigation of all intellectual property matters, including licensing, joint development and employment agreements, patent validity and infringement opinions, and the preparation and prosecution of patents, trademarks and copyrights.
His chemical arts experience includes chemical and biotechnology inventions including, fuel cells, polymeric compositions, carbon black production and the chemical and mechanical processes of making semiconductor wafers, antiviral peptides and hypoallergenic wash solutions.
His mechanical arts experience includes medical implant devices, medical casting devices, and automotive inventions such as door actuators, engine valves and power supply devices. His patent drafting experiences also include manufacturing and automation inventions including robotic stackers, container folding and filling machines, automation control layouts, paint sludge filtration systems, asphalt plant temperature control systems, metal punch and draw press machine designs, injection, press and insert molding machines, metal deburring machines, metal cutting inserts and tool designs.
In the field of software and electrical inventions, he has experience with methods and products relating to online marketing methods, social media applications, cloud-based medical record software programs, cataloging inventions, diagnostic tools and circuits for automotive diagnostics, control systems and circuitry for automotive valves and power train systems, and electronic control applications implementing control algorithms for many areas including injection molding and secondary air systems. Gregory has also significant experience in the prosecution of complex patent cases involving Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Review proceedings, reissues, reexaminations and appeals.
He has performed numerous investigations and drafted many opinions regarding non-infringement and patent validity. In particular, his approach to the investigation into the validity of patents is to explore all possible avenues for prior art. His “no stone left unturned” strategy when investigating patent infringement has enabled his clients to continue doing business with confidence when they initially thought that their business would be disrupted because of competitor’s patents.
He has litigated matters involving patent infringement actions, copyrighted manuals, building plans and home decorations, Lanham Act claims involving company trademarks and trade dress, and trade secret claims. He has also been retained as an intellectual property expert in civil business litigation matters.
Gregory has represented both the Appellant and the Appellee in cases before the United States District Court for the Sixth Circuit.
Prior to joining the firm, he gained practical experience working in the area of genetics at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He worked with a team of researchers to prepare cDNA libraries derived from human tissues.
Gregory is a member of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA), the American Bar Association, and the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and the Automation Alley Consortium – an organization dedicated to promoting the development of technology companies in Michigan.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Albion College, and his Juris Doctor degree from Michigan State University Detroit College of Law.