Experienced IP attorney Robert Cosmo Baraona returns to McDonald Hopkins


CLEVELAND (August 3, 2015) – Robert Cosmo Baraona has joined as senior counsel in the Intellectual Property department at McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm where he worked for two years earlier in his career. Based in McDonald Hopkins’ Cleveland office, Baraona joins a national team of more than 25 intellectual property attorneys and professionals.

Baraona served the past 10 years as patent counsel for Energizer Holdings, Inc., a global consumer products manufacturer. In his role, he developed comprehensive intellectual property strategies and best practices for the company’s battery and lighting products. He also managed patent prosecution and litigation, negotiated numerous supply, consulting, license and purchase agreements, and counseled the company’s global manufacturing and R&D operations on intellectual property matters. Baraona began his legal career with BWX Technologies, Inc., a global energy equipment and services supplier, where he spent four years as patent attorney for McDermott Technology, Inc. and as patent counsel with their Government Services Group.

Baraona earned a J.D. from The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University with a concentration in intellectual property and patents. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, cum laude, from Ohio University, where he served as president of the Honors College Advisory Council. He has practical experience in chemistry and electrochemistry, with particular emphasis on batteries and fuel cells.

Robert Cosmo Baraona
 can be reached at 216.348.5413 or via email at rbaraona@mcdonaldhopkins.com.

The intellectual property department at McDonald Hopkins has a deep bench of attorneys focused on delivering a comprehensive range of innovative solutions and insightful industry expertise across a diverse group of technical disciplines.

About McDonald Hopkins
Founded in 1930, McDonald Hopkins’ mission is to provide insightful legal solutions and business counseling that help our clients strategically plan for an increasingly competitive future. McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with locations in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. Our subsidiary, McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, is based in Washington, D.C. and led by former Congressman Steven LaTourette. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is not a law firm and does not provide legal services. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit mcdonaldhopkins.com.


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