Fay Sharpe

Service Partner


Founded in 1884, Fay Sharpe has a distinguished reputation for defining, defending and upholding intellectual property (IP) rights. The firm provides national and international IP expertise to clients through its registered patent attorneys and its well-established network of IP agents and firms.

Fay Sharpe offers a complete range of legal services and capabilities to protect and aid in securing IP rights. We provide counseling in all aspects of IP; obtain and enforce domestic and foreign patents, trademarks and copyrights; provide IP litigation services; and assist in the commercial exploitation of IP.

Our services include conducting patent searches and studies; rendering patentability, patent validity and patent non-infringement opinions; and preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications, including utility and design "Fay Sharpe offers a complete range of legal services and capabilities to protect and aid in securing IP rights." applications, before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in foreign jurisdictions. We also provide a full range of trademark services, and representation and consultation in IP licensing.

Fay Sharpe's practice is devoted exclusively to IP law. The firm has over 45 patent attorneys, patent agents and advanced degree technical writers. Fay Sharpe is the leading law firm in Ohio with regard to the filing of patent and trademark applications, has six designated "Ohio IP Super Lawyers" and is one of only three Level 1 designated IP firms in Ohio (Chambers USA).

Fay Sharpe's patent practitioners are all registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and have an undergraduate or an advanced degree in such technical fields as:

  • Biotechnology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Bio-Medical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Biology
  • Electronics
  • Material Sciences


Fay Sharpe has a strong commitment to our community. The firm has donated, both financially and through volunteerism, to many civic, business and charitable organizations. A representative list includes the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, United Way Services, City Year Cleveland and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.