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GARY S. HARTMAN
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Tri-State University
Juris Doctor, Wayne State University Law School

For 25 years, Gary Hartman has worked to protect the intellectual property rights of inventors, entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies and universities — both in the United States and abroad. A cofounder of Hartman Global IP Law, he has advised and represented clients on a variety of intellectual property matters, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and Internet domain name rights. His engineering background includes a mechanical engineering degree with an emphasis on materials, followed by employment as an engineer in the aerospace and automotive industries, where his experience included design, development, and testing in the mechanical, chemical, and materials-related technologies.

A seasoned prosecutor at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Gary’s experience includes appellate and post-issuance proceedings at the USPTO, representing clients' international interests in foreign patent offices, as well as representing clients in US and foreign trademark and copyright proceedings. Gary is a skilled negotiator, drafting agreements and advising clients in matters relating to various aspects of intellectual property, including joint development, secrecy, employment and consulting agreements and the licensing of patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights.

Gary is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Porter County Bar Association. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as in Indiana.

DOMENICA N.S. HARTMAN
Bachelor of Science, Materials Science Engineering, Purdue University
Juris Doctor, University of Michigan School of Law

Domenica Hartman is passionate about protecting intellectual property. For more than 25 years, she has applied her expertise in international trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secret law to safeguard client interests worldwide.

Early in her career, Domenica served as a patent attorney for General Motors Corporation and worked as a materials engineer in the Advanced Materials Development Laboratory at Bendix Corporation. In 1990, she co-founded Hartman Global Intellectual Property Law. Today the firm’s work spans 130 countries. Her experience as an engineer benefits clients as they move ideas from development to commercialization.

A tireless advocate, Domenica advises clients on trademark selection, use, and registration, including filing with foreign offices, evaluating infringements, and managing filing fees. She also negotiates global licensing agreements and prosecutes patent, trademark, and copyright infringements before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Copyright Office, and foreign offices.

Domenica is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Porter County Bar Association, and the Michigan Intellectual Property Office. She is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as in Indiana and Michigan.


MICHAEL D. WINTER
Bachelor of Science, Materials Science Engineering, Purdue University
Juris Doctor, Valparaiso University School of Law

Michael Winter understands that ideas have value and need protection. As an attorney at Hartman Global Intellectual Property Law, Michael leverages his legal training and materials science engineering expertise to defend the intellectual property rights of clients. Prior to pursuing his law degree, Michael worked with civil, mechanical and electrical engineers at Orbital Engineering, which facilitates his understanding of inventions and improves communication with inventors.

Specializing in patent prosecution at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Michael works closely with inventors, communicates with the patent examiners, and drafts documents such as office action responses and appeal briefs. His engineering background guides him as he drafts patent applications for mechanical and materials-related technologies, evaluates patentability, and prepares inventorship opinions.

A member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Porter County Bar Association, and the Porter County American Inn of Court, Michael is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as in Indiana and Illinois.


GAYLE PIETRO

Gayle Pietro, a certified professional secretary, joined Hartman Global in 2007. She manages the office, facilitates information requests, and handles docket administration and processing of all intellectual property-related documentation. She began her career at First National Bank of Chicago and later served as executive secretary in the office of the Dean of Career Education at South Suburban College, at Argonne National Laboratory, and at Right Management Consultants.

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