Roger F. Rozanski

Associate

Overview

Roger F. Rozanski is an associate and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice, and has significant experience in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution and patent risk management.

Roger has drafted and prosecuted patents that span a broad range of mechanical, electromechanical, and computer-based technologies, including consumer products, user interfaces, smartphone technologies, wireless communications, financial technologies, automotive systems, medical devices, artificial intelligence, controls, software, business methods, and a wide variety of design patents.

In addition to U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, including PCT, utility, design, and utility model, Roger assists clients with:

  • Freedom to operate & patentability analysis
  • Developing IP strategies that focus on business objectives
  • Intellectual property due diligence and prepare portfolios for monetization
  • Infringement and validity analyses
  • Identifying and protecting their intellectual property rights and mitigating intellectual property risks
  • Managing IP portfolios
  • Providing patent analysis and state-of-the-law analysis for litigation cases

Roger has conducted a number of ideation and invention sessions directly with inventors and has a focus in identifying and overcoming 101 rejections. While in law school, he gained experience working on the FSU Student Supreme Court as chief justice and associate justice. In this role, he heard arguments and wrote opinions on alleged violations of the student body constitution and statues.

While in law school, he gained experience working on the FSU Student Supreme Court as chief justice and associate justice. In this role, he heard arguments and wrote opinions on alleged violations of the student body constitution and statues.

Education

Roger received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Florida State University (J.D., 2015), where he was actively involved in a number of FSU organizations, including vice chair of the Moot Court Team, chair and treasurer for the Law School Council and a student ambassador with the Law School Student Ambassador program. As a finalist in one moot court competition, he argued in front of three federal appellate judges and Supreme Court Justice Alito. He also had the opportunity to argue in front on the Florida Supreme Court in another competition.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama (B.S., 2012).

Admissions

Roger is admitted to practice in Illinois.