Gene Sunday received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering, and his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law. Gene is a registered patent attorney and is licensed to practice law in Ohio and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Gene has experience in the preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications. His areas of expertise include the electrical arts; specifically, telecommunication devices, semiconductors, semiconductor fabrication, integrated circuits, electronic control systems, Bluetooth technologies, power distribution and control systems, wind power, and solar power. Gene’s areas of expertise also include the chemical arts and material sciences; specifically, material science, small molecules, polymers, shape memory polymers, organic chemistry, photo-voltaic cells, water filtration systems, and inorganic chemistry.
Gene also has extensive experience in helping small and medium-sized businesses develop and protect their intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and trade secrets. Additionally, he has experience with all aspects of business law and export and import laws, as well as Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contracts, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)/Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFAR) clauses related to them.
Before going to law school, Gene gained over six years of hands-on engineering experience from the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power Program and private engineering firms. He held security clearances during his time in the U.S. Navy.
While in law school, Gene was active in the Intellectual Property Law Society and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He has published articles on patents and trademarks, was a member of Law Review, and was the Senior Research Editor his third year of college. Gene also worked as an intern for companies to better understand what the businesses needed to grow.
Gene enjoys spending time with his wife and two children while he is away from work. His family enjoys playing outdoors, visiting museums, and traveling.