Saxton & Stump adds Andrew Mead to growing intellectual property team and announces new chair Andrew Oltmans

LANCASTER, Pa., March 1, 2022 — Saxton & Stump’s intellectual property team has welcomed attorney Andrew Mead and appointed attorney Andrew Oltmans as the new chair. Mead, who will join the firm as senior counsel, was the proprietor at Patent Law Associates, an IP firm serving local, national and multinational clients. Oltmans, who is a former patent examiner with nearly 20 years of IP law experience, will lead the group that has seen significant growth in resources recently. With Mead, the team now has three registered U.S. patent attorneys and three additional intellectual property attorneys Tom Kent, Amanda Dempsey and Jarina Duffy. Earlier this year, Saxton & Stump also announced the launch of Palq IP, a strategic IP consulting firm.

“We are excited to offer clients such a truly exceptional team with valuable experience helping clients protect and monetize their IP,” said Saxton & Stump CEO James Saxton. “Andrew Mead brings real world, engineering know-how and business acumen that will add to our proven team and help clients navigate IP matters.”

An experienced engineer and patent attorney

Mead represents businesses and individuals in IP matters, focusing on patent strategy, patent applications and prosecution, patent appeals and post-issuance procedures, primarily in the electro-mechanical fields. His 18 years of experience in patent and IP law includes patent applications related to consumer products, building designs and materials, tools, agricultural equipment, aviation components, and industrial manufacturing equipment and processes. Before earning his J.D. in Intellectual Property at Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law, he spent 20 years working in the engineering and construction industries and was a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania. Specifically, Mead served as a project engineer for a number of firms in electric power industry before entering private practice. His time spent as an engineer allows him to understand the technology behind innovations and determine the best to approach to protect them. Mead earned BSME in Solid Mechanics from University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

An IP team designed to help businesses succeed

By moving his practice to Saxton & Stump, Mead joins a fast-growing team equally focused on helping clients achieve their business goals. Chaired by attorney Andrew Oltmans, Saxton & Stump’s Intellectual Property Law team includes eight attorneys with a wide range of experience in patents, copyright law, trademarks and licensing to help clients define, protect and monetized their IP. Recently, the firm welcomed attorneys Tom Kent, Amanda Dempsey, and Jarina Duffy, who bring their knowledge of intellectual property matters that are at the core of franchising, licensing and distribution agreements. Kent, Dempsey and Duffy have years of experience specifically assisting client with domestic and international trademark matters from registration to negotiating and enforcing licensing agreements.

The IP team is backed by Saxton & Stump’s collaborative approach to meeting their clients’ legal needs. The firm has an Intellectual Property Litigation team that is able to help clients handle IP disputes by leveraging the firm’s extensive litigation resources, if necessary. Clients will also have access to the attorneys and consultants on the firm’s business-focused practice groups such as the Mergers and Acquisitions, Business and Corporate and Labor and Employment Law teams. Saxton & Stump has also established a number of strategic partner companies that offer complimentary services to businesses, such as Writ, a brand strategy group, Granite HR Consulting, a company offering strategic HR services, and Palq IP, an IP strategy and business consulting company that serves entrepreneurs, creators and small to mid-sized businesses.

Saxton & Stump’s strategic growth outlook

The firm was named the fastest growing law firm in Pennsylvania by The Legal Intelligencer, having added 53 professionals in 2021, including 22 attorneys. Overall, Saxton & Stump has grown to a team of more than 150 professionals, including 78 attorneys. The firm has added new services and established groups dedicated to white collar defense and environmental, workplace safety and utilities. In addition to bolstering their infrastructure, they have also grown key existing practice areas such as healthcare, senior care, real estate, government affairs and trusts and estates.

The firm continues to grow based on their strategic plan for 2022 and will continue to expand its current team of lawyers and professionals, focusing on bringing additional resources to support client needs.

Saxton & Stump provides solutions for complex legal issues and partners with clients to create a roadmap for their success. The firm is committed to empowering clients by delivering five-star service and results-focused advice.

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