Todd L. Sladek


T:  (336) 496-3915

Cleveland Office

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Todd Sladek

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property

Bar Admissions 

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


  • University of Akron School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • University of Rochester, Ph.D., Microbiology, 1984
  • University of Notre Dame, B.S., Microbiology, 1979

Corporate Experience

  • Novozymes
  • Novartis Animal Health
  • Sanofi Pasteur

Large Law Firm Experience

  • Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP
  • Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP

Todd was a patent lawyer at pharmaceutical, biotechnology and animal health companies for 15 years before joining FisherBroyles. In those industries, he worked with scientists and manager teams to develop strategic intellectual property solutions for pipeline R&D projects, as well as life-cycle management solutions for existing products.

He is especially proficient in working with inventors and project leads to draft patent applications that protect their inventive concepts and provide freedom-to-operate in the marketplace. He prosecutes those applications to efficiently obtain allowances.

Todd has drafted and/or prosecuted patent applications related to enzymes, microbes, biological formulations, microbiology methods, fermentation technologies, human and veterinary vaccines, vaccine adjuvants, viral expression vectors, monoclonal antibodies, and others.

Before attending law school, Todd was a professor in the microbiology department of a medical school, directing a small biomedical research laboratory and teaching medical and graduate students. Todd is trained as a virologist, molecular biologist, and cancer cell biologist, and has laboratory experience in bacteriology, mammalian cell culture, viral vectors, flow cytometry and cell staining, embryonic stem cells and transgenic animal models. He has over 20 scientific publications.