Gabriel T. Applegate


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Gabe Applegate focuses his practice on patent preparation, prosecution and litigation, with a particular focus on patents related to electrical and mechanical technologies. Gabe has practiced IP law for over seven years, leveraging his more than 10 years of design engineering experience in aviation controls, manufacturing and consumer electronics. Drawing from his educational background in electrical engineering and professional, hands-on engineering experience, he is able to knowledgeably advise clients on industry best practices and provide them with a business-oriented perspective of their initiatives.

Additionally, he works closely with clients to develop and manage their patent portfolios and implement strategies to protect their intellectual property. The combination of Gabe’s professional and legal understanding of patents and related industries enables him to efficiently aide clients in achieving their goals.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association


  • Manifest Art Gallery: Board Member
  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation: Safety Instructor

Prior Positions

  • Belcan Corporation
    • Lead Controls Engineer (2009 to 2014)
    • Controls Program Manager (2007 to 2009)
    • Control Systems Engineer (2004 to 2007)
  • GE Consumer & Industrial: Project Engineer Co-Op (2002 to 2003)
  • Technicolor SA: Communication Systems Engineer Co-Op (2001 to 2002)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 74,207
  • Indiana
  • Ohio


  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2013
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Louisville, 2003, magna cum laude


In The Blogs

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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Identifying Novelty in Patent Harvesting Meetings
By Gabriel T. Applegate
November 1, 2021
I recently received a call from a friend who expressed that his company is struggling with helping inventors identify a point of novelty for their ideas in their invention disclosure forms (IDFs), and as a result, it has been difficult to...