Taft partners Greg Coy and Jonathan Polak have been selected to become “Masters of the Bench” of the new Indianapolis Intellectual Property American Inn of Court. Masters are a select group of the area’s most distinguished intellectual property lawyers, and will play a significant role in the growth of the new Inn.
Coy is a registered patent attorney and has more than 22 years of experience providing intellectual property services to individuals, universities, research institutions and companies of all sizes, ranging from start-up companies and small local concerns to large, established international firms. He represents clients in all aspects of patent and trademark law, including seeking and securing protection for clients’ valuable technical innovations and trademark assets, providing opinions relating to availability of protection and relating to freedom to operate in both patent and trademark arenas, negotiating all types of deals and transactions that involve intellectual property, and enforcing intellectual property rights against third parties.
Polak is chair of Taft’s Intellectual Property practice group and a nationally-recognized trial attorney who handles high stakes cases for both large and small companies around the United States. He has appeared before state and federal courts in 25 of the 50 U.S. states, the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board and private arbitration panels. Polak has appeared on ABC News’ Nightline, Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Show and CNN Headline News’ The Nancy Grace Show. He is also called upon by local, regional and national media to comment on legal topics of the day.