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Todd’s technical background enables him to counsel clients on various intellectual property matters, including providing advice on patentability, non-infringement, and designing around others’ intellectual property.

He is well-versed in patent procurement and strategic patent portfolio development in the electrical, mechanical, software, biomedical, and business method technology fields across different jurisdictions. Todd has conducted due diligence in preparation of various intellectual property transactions and rendered invalidity, non-infringement, patentability and freedom to operate opinions. He also has counseled clients with respect to trademark selection and prepared and prosecuted trademark applications.

Todd’s patent experience spans a variety of technologies including:

  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Software Design
  • Wireless Technologies
  • Sensor Systems
  • Computer Hardware
  • Web-Based Innovations
  • Communication Protocols
  • Networking
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Analog and Digital Circuit Design
  • Semiconductors
  • Industrial Automation Systems
  • Electronics
  • Medical Devices
  • Mechanical Devices

He joined Calfee in 2022 from the firm of Medley, Behrens & Lewis LLC.

In addition to his law practice, Todd was previously an adjunct professor of law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he taught in the Intellectual Property Entrepreneur Clinic. He also gained experience working as a patent attorney for Turocy & Watson, LLP, where he handled a variety of patent related matters such as preparation and prosecution of patents, licensing matters, and opinion drafting in a broad range of technologies.

Todd earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2005, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif honor society and served as the Notes Editor for the Case Western Reserve Law Review. He earned his B.S.E., cum laude, in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Duke University in 2000.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Ohio Rising Stars (2010)


J.D., magna cum laude, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Order of the Coif, Notes Editor, Case Western Reserve Law Review, 2005

B.S.E., cum laude, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2000



  • Representing a subsidiary of a publicly traded, Fortune 50 company since 2018, helping to develop the client’s domestic and foreign patent portfolio. We handle the preparation and prosecution of hundreds of the client’s domestic and foreign patent assets covering complex and fast-changing technologies. We have been entrusted to provide patent portfolio development, strategy, and management services for the client as they continue to build their portfolio in a new technology space.
  • Representing a publicly traded, Fortune 50 American multinational technology company for nearly 20 years, we have prepared and prosecuted several hundred patent applications, primarily for its Research division. Several applications prepared or prosecuted by Calfee’s team have been asserted in courts across the world and/or been subject to licensing agreements.

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, Member

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Licensed In

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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