About Charles Thoeming

Charles Thoeming

Gonzaga University School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence

University of South Alabama
Master of Business Administration, Accounting and Finance

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering

Practice with Passion

Defending works of the mind is a challenging task left to only the most passionate of lawyers. Intellectual property lawyers must respect the contributions and innovations of individuals and businesses, possess a deep understanding of the law and have the willingness to do everything it takes to fight for intellectual property rights.

Principal of Ascendant IP®, Charles L. Thoeming, is an intellectual property lawyer with decades of experience in law, business and chemical engineering. Offering counseling and advice predicated on responsibility, perseverance, commitment to excellence, courage, creativity and high ethical and moral standards, Charles Thoeming practices with passion and the will to do what ought to be done to further a client’s intellectual property rights.

Each case is undertaken with a distinct knowledge of client goals and expected outcomes. Working successfully on all aspects of IP law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, clients have come to trust Charles Thoeming’s understanding of the complex aspects of intellectual property representation. Additionally, he specializes in patent prosecution, patent litigation, patent reexaminations and business method patent trials, trademark prosecution, trademark litigation, trademark cancellations, trademark oppositions, and IP audits.

With Ascendant IP®, you can spend more time focusing on creating and less on navigating the complexities of intellectual property law. If you’d like to schedule an appointment for a consultation, contact Ascendant IP® today.

Bar Admission

California; Texas; All United States District Courts, California and Texas; United States Court of Appeal, Fifth, Ninth, and Federal Circuit; United States Court of Claims; United States Supreme Court

Registered Patent Attorney – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U. S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board; and U. S. Trademark Office Trial and Appeal Board.

Cases

Trademark

DeltaTRAK. Inc. v. Environmental Friendly Products, Inc., Case No. CV-98-0075 LKK GGH, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division.

Trademark infringement.

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Dentsply International, Inc. v. Zap Lasers, LLC, Opposition No. 91184615, Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, U. S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Trademark Opposition.

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Robert Mondavi Winery v. Animo, L.P. Opposition No. 91185778, Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, U. S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Trademark Opposition.

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Woodmark Group v. Magers, et al., Civil Case No. C-07-03063; U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division.

Trademark Infringement.

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Herman Goelitz Candy Co., Inc. vs. ABCO Laboratories, Inc.; Opposition No. 120,012; Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, U. S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Trademark Opposition.

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Bell Brothers Heating and Air, Inc. vs. J. D. Greenberg Enterprises, Inc., et al., Case No. 2:12-CV-01525-KJM-EFB; U. S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division.

Trademark Infringement.

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Audubon Cellars, Inc. vs. American-Nordic Trading Company, Case No. 677077; Harris County Court at Law, Houston, Texas.

Trademark Licensing/Satisfaction of Judgment

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GVR Public Relations Agency, Inc. v. Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists, Inc. and Martin Martinez; C.A. NO. H-01-4057; U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.

Trademark Infringement.

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Pods Enterprises v. Keith Kenneally; Opposition No. 91195586; Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, U. S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Trademark Opposition.

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SmithKline Beecham Corporation v. ABCO Laboratories, Inc.; Opposition No. 91/158,970; Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, U. S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Trademark Opposition.

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Trimark Communities v. Pegasus Development I, et al., and William Costanzo, et al.; Case No. CIV. S-04-1213 LKK/KJM; U. S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento

Division.

Trademark Infringement.

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Swiss Brands v. Brian A. Dempsey; Opposition Proceeding No. 91175614; Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, U. S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Trademark Opposition.

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Cedric A. Martin v. Con Funk Shun, J.V.; Opposition Proceeding No. 91176478; Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, U. S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Trademark Opposition.

Trade Secret

Micro Dental Laboratories v. Richard Chiu, Individually and d/b/a Microdent Ceramics, Case No. 97-21032 RMW; United States District Court, Northern District of California – San Jose Division.

Trade Secret Misappropriation, Trademark Infringement.

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Improved Piping Products Inc. v. Steve Yang, Catco LLC, et al.; Contra Costa County Superior Court.

Trade Secret Misappropriation.

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Katrina Rozelle Pastries and Deserts v. Karen Del Bonta; Contra Costa County Superior Court.

Copyright/Trade Secrets

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CopyPro, Inc. and WordTech Systems, Inc. v. Tiberiu Czente, et al.; Case No. C-96-03321; Contra Costa County, California Superior Court.

Trade Secret Misappropriation

Licensing

Transworld Services, Inc. v. BioGenex Laboratories, Inc., Case No. CIVMSC00-04699, Superior Court for the State of California, Contra Costa County.

Defense/Counterclaim for trade debt issues relating to intellectual property licensing.

Patent

William M. Drake v. William Bruce Smith, Case No. 2:05-CV-01503 MCE PAN, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division.

Patent – Correction of Inventorship.

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BioGenex Laboratories, Inc. v. Cell Marque Corporation, Case No. CV-99-3001 CW, U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division.

Patent Infringement.

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Intermotive, Inc. vs. InPower, LLC, Case No. 2:05-CV-00844-FCD-GG;, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division.

Patent Infringement.

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CNI Manufacturing, Inc. vs Phil-Tite Enterprises and Phillip Smith; Case No. CV-01-4099 EDL ADR, U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division.

Patent Infringement.

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MIZUHO Orthopedic Systems, Inc. vs. Steris Corporation; Civil Action No. 3:13 – CV – 01077 JSW; U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division.

Patent Infringement.

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MIZUHO Orthopedic Systems, Inc. vs. Maquet Cardiovascular, LLC, et al.; Civil Action No. 3:13 – CV – 01587 MMC; U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division.

Patent Infringement.

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National Upholstery Company v. Pat Kuleto Restaurant Development & Management Company, Patrick Kuleto, and International Upholstery Company; Case No. CV-02-4408 JL ADR; U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division.

Patent Infringement.

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Carver v. Velodyne Acoustics, Inc., Case Nos. C-00-1477L and C-00-1194L; U. S. District Court, Western District of Washington – Seattle Division.

Patent Infringement

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Beta-Calco, Inc. vs. Scott Architectural Lighting and Scott Lamp Company, Inc.; Civil Action No. 5:13 – cv – 01543, JRA, Magistrate Judge Limbert; U. S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio – Eastern Division/Cleveland.

Patent Infringement

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The Redd Group, LLC et al. vs. The Glass Guru Franchise Systems, Inc. and Daniel Frey; Civil Action No. 3:12 – CV – 04070 EJD; United States District Court, Northern District of California – San Jose Division.

Patent Infringement

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Brass Smith, LLC vs. Advanced Design Manufacturing, LLC; Case No. CV10-04945 PSG (FFMX); United States District Court, Central District of California – Western Los Angeles Division.

Patent Infringement

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In re U.S. Letters Patent of Steven Yatchak, Patent No. 6,588,863, Ex-parte Reexamination Application No.: 90/012,412, Patent Board of Appeals and Interferences, U. S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Ex-parte Reexamination.

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In re U.S. Letters Patent of Gregory E. Schafer, et al., Patent No. 6,594,565, Inter-partes Reexamination Application No.: 95/000,171, Patent Board of Appeals and Interferences, U. S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Inter-partes Reexamination.

Copyright

Katrina Rozelle Pastries and Deserts v. Karen Del Bonta; Contra Costa County Superior Court.

Copyright/Trade Secrets

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