Marc A. Scharich, Founder and Principal
Kettering University, B.S.M.E., Cum Laude
Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society
Pi Tau Sigma, International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Marc A. Scharich, Founder and Principal at Inventech Patent Services (IPS), focuses primarily on U.S. patent prosecution and is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) - U.S. Patent Bar Registration No. 75,698. His top priority is to successfully assist clients in obtaining high-quality patents to protect their innovation. In addition to IPS, Mr. Scharich worked in-house within a top 25 global automotive supplier having over 130,000 employees in 41 countries. In this role, Mr. Scharich was involved in various patent-related matters concerning such technologies as vehicle vision systems, advanced surface technologies, sensors, interior and exterior trim components and wireless in-vehicle power.
Before he founded IPS, Mr. Scharich worked as a Patent Examiner at the USPTO (land vehicles technology) for over a decade and examined hundreds of patent applications submitted by inventors from all over the world. During his 10.5 years of patent examining, Mr. Scharich witnessed all imaginable levels of competence and quality concerning patent application preparation and patent prosecution in general. His extensive knowledge of the patent examining process within the USPTO, as well as knowing the intricate details of what it takes for patent examiners to issue patents to applicants, has provided him with a solid foundation to represent his clients and offer high-quality patent services which include strategically, well-prepared patent applications and the most efficient, streamlined patent prosecution possible. Additionally, Mr. Scharich is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).
Before joining the USPTO, Mr. Scharich attended Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. Throughout his college years, Mr. Scharich gained work experience at one of the world's largest automotive steering component suppliers, where he completed a mandatory cooperative education program and senior thesis project (Internally Lubricated Polymeric Bushings for steering columns). Additionally, Mr. Scharich's corporate work experience included assignments in product engineering, manufacturing operations and manufacturing engineering, where he was involved in various problem-solving tasks at North American and European facilities.
In his time away from the office, Mr. Scharich enjoys boating, fishing, playing golf, traveling and watching his favorite Detroit sports teams in action.