Practicing at Taylor English gives me the opportunity to work closely with creative product designers and developers and deliver a high-quality work product responsive to their needs.
Bradford R. Czerwonky channels his extensive product development experience and knowledge of patent law as both an inventor and an attorney into helping inventors and manufacturers capture broad patent rights for their most innovative product ideas. Mr. Czerwonky understands the context in which new designs are created and enjoys tapping into and “translating” the inventor’s underlying design rationale. He especially enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures and is conversational in Japanese.
In drafting and prosecuting patent applications for both solo inventors and business clients across multiple industries, Mr. Czerwonky draws on his fifteen years of experience developing new products for a multi-national manufacturer of commercial appliances, including in Japan. He has also prepared airframe repair instructions at one of the world’s largest airlines and has been a “closet” woodworker, artist, and designer since grade school.
Mr. Czerwonky received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BME) from the Georgia Institute of Technology, graduating with Highest Honors under the Cooperative Plan, and recently received his JD, cum laude, from the Georgia State University College of Law together with an Intellectual Property Law Certificate. At the College of Law, Mr. Czerwonky won first place in the International Patent Drafting Competition as part of the College’s inaugural team of three students sent to the Competition, was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Society, served pro bono institutional clients in the Transactional Assistance and Practice Program (TAPP), was recognized under the Pro Bono & Public Service Recognition Program, and also served in student organization leadership.
Mr. Czerwonky previously served as a local chapter president and national convention co-chair in Pi Tau Sigma (the national mechanical engineering honor society) and as an officer in the local student chapter of ASME, ran as a walk-on member of the Georgia Tech cross-country team, and is an Eagle Scout.
In his spare time, Mr. Czerwonky enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering, woodworking, enjoying the outdoors, and learning just about anything.
Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG), 2017-present
Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Georgia (JCCG), 2014-present
Georgia PATENTS Pro-Bono Inventor Assistance Program of the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Volunteer
The Midtown Bridge Church, Volunteer
Prepared and prosecuted domestic and international utility patent applications and trademark applications for a new line of furniture designed for the sound recording industry.
Prepared and prosecuted U.S. utility patent applications for equipment designed to automatically process lumber in a factory for use in manufactured homes and for equipment designed to efficiently and safely deliver timber products to market.
Prepared and prosecuted U.S. utility and design patent applications for a variety of inventions developed by inventors in Asia and Europe involving specialized power tools and accessories for working with wood as well as consumer products, industrial systems, and more.
Prepared and filed a utility patent application for a new fastening technology and a machine and process for implementing the technology in an automobile industry application. The client, a multinational manufacturer of fastener products, developed the technology.
Prepared a utility patent application and two design patent applications for a new consumer product. The product was developed by a local Atlanta resident who developed the product as a side business with the help of local business partners.
Drafted and prosecuted multiple patent applications for new technologies in the packaging industry and industrial valve industry.
Drafted and prosecuted multiple patent applications for new engine technologies for implementation on small passenger aircraft.
- "Intellectual Property 101 for the Woodworking Professional: Protecting Your IP,"International Woodworking Fair 2020October 26, 2020
- August 24, 2018
- August 23, 2018
- “U.S. Patent Prosecution for Japanese Patent Agents and Attorneys (弁理士・弁護士のためのアメリカ特許法),” Taylor English Duma LLP, Atlanta, GAJune 23, 2017
- “Intellectual Property Overview,” Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Industrial Design, Graduate Studio Class, Atlanta, GAFebruary 22, 2017
- "Intellectual Property 101 for the Woodworking Professional/Artist/Inventor: Protecting Your Inventions and Other Creative Works," International Woodworking Fair 2016 Education ConferenceAugust 25, 2016
- “Best Practices: Patents, Copyrights, Trade Dress,” Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Industrial Design, Graduate Studio Class, Atlanta, GAMarch 2, 2016
- “Transitioning into the Patent Law Practice,” Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair, Georgia State University, College of Law, Atlanta, GAJuly 29, 2014