About Hartman Global IP

Since 1990, our highly skilled team of attorneys has protected the intellectual property of clients around the globe. Trusted by Fortune 500 companies, manufacturers, universities, researchers, government agencies, and individual inventors and entrepreneurs, Hartman Global has earned a reputation for expertly navigating clients through the complex process of protecting their inventions, works, and branding. Our expertise includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, joint development, consultant agreements, and litigation support.

In addition to having a law degree, every attorney at Hartman Global holds a Bachelor of Science in either materials science or mechanical engineering. Every attorney at Hartman Global has also worked in industry as an engineer, providing us with valuable insight and a unique appreciation of our clients. Our experience and expertise span a wide spectrum of engineering technologies and industries:

Materials Sciences and Processes

  • Ceramic, metallic, & polymeric coatings
  • Metal alloy compositions and processes
  • Ceramic compositions and processes
  • Ceramic and metal matrix composites
  • Micromachining materials and processes
  • Welding, brazing, and soldering
  • Integrated circuit materials and processes
  • Thick-film and thin-film processes
  • Powder metallurgy materials and processes
  • Biotechnologies
  • Nanotechnologies

Mechanical Engineering

  • Gas turbine engines and components
  • Power turbines and components
  • Automotive systems and components
  • Surgical/medical instruments and implants
  • Micro-machined devices
  • Orbital and space-flight systems
  • Integrated circuit packages
  • Heat exchanger systems
  • Coating equipment
  • Manufacturing equipment

Computer Technologies

  • Data storage
  • Displays
  • Software

Hartman Global has extensive experience in patent prosecution at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and with foreign offices. We provide opinions regarding patentability, patent validity, patent infringement, and inventorship. In addition, our attorneys file and prosecute trademark applications around the world. We also negotiate copyright and Internet domain name disputes.

Hartman Global is registered or affiliated with the following organizations:

  • S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Porter County Bar Association
  • Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce

Get to Know Our Legal Experts

Gary S. Hartman

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.

Intellectual Property Attorney; Registered US Patent Attorney

Education:
1992 Juris Doctor, Wayne State University Law School
1981 BS Mechanical Engineering, Tri State University

Experience:
Intellectual Property Law Attorney, Hartman & Hartman, P.C., 1992 – Present
Law Clerk, Harness Dickey & Pierce, 1990
Law Clerk, Remy VanOphem PC, 1989 – 1992
Senior Engineer, Lucas Industries, 1985 – 1989
Development Engineer, Bendix Corporation, Energy Controls, 1981 – 1985

Law Practice:

  • Patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law.
  • Mechanical, chemical and materials-related technologies.
  • Patent prosecution in US Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices.
  • Appellate, reexamination and reissue proceedings in US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Trademark prosecution in US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Copyright prosecution in US Copyright Office.
  • Patentability, patent validity, patent infringement and inventorship opinions.
  • Registrability and trademark infringement opinions.
  • Registrability and copyright infringement opinions.
  • Negotiating and licensing of patents, trademarks and copyrights.
  • Negotiating Internet domain name rights and disputes.
  • Clients include both US and international clients, including Fortune 500 companies and universities.

Presentations:
Agricultural & Biological Engineering Seminar, Purdue University (Annual Speaker, 2013-Present)
Intellectual Property, Porter County Bar Association (Feb., 2015)
Intellectual Property Webinar, The Corporate Counsel Summit (Sept., 2015)
Intellectual Property, American Inns of Court (Nov., 2015)

Memberships:
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Indiana State Bar Association
American Inns of Court
Porter County Bar Association

Admissions:
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1989
Indiana, 1992

Domenica N.S. Hartman

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.

Intellectual Property Attorney; Registered US Patent Attorney

Education:
1987 Juris Doctor, University of Michigan School of Law
1981 BS Materials Science Engineering, Purdue University

Experience:
Patent Attorney, Hartman Global IP Law (formerly Hartman & Hartman, P.C.), 9/1990 – Present
Patent Attorney, General Motors Corporation, 5/1987 – 8/1990
Patent Law Intern, General Motors Corporation, 11/1985 – 5/1987
Materials Engineer, Bendix Corporation, Advanced Materials Development Laboratory, 1982 -1984

Law Practice:

  • Patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law.
  • Chemical and materials-related technologies.
  • Patent prosecution in US Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices.
  • Appellate, reexamination and reissue proceedings in US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Trademark prosecution in US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Copyright prosecution in US Copyright Office.
  • Patentability, patent validity, patent infringement and inventorship opinions.
  • Registrability and trademark infringement opinions.
  • Registrability and copyright infringement opinions.
  • Negotiating and licensing of patents, trademarks and copyrights.
  • Negotiating I
  • Internet domain name rights and disputes.
  • Clients include both US and international clients, including Fortune 500 companies and universities.

Presentations:
1989 – Present: Annual Speaker at Purdue University – Women in Engineering Seminar

Memberships:
Indiana State Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Porter County Bar Association
Michigan Intellectual Property Office

Admissions:
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1987
Michigan, 1987
Indiana, 1992