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Arthur Schaier, a partner and head of the Intellectual Property Group at Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey, practices in the area of patents, trademarks and copyright.  Arthur’s experience includes providing IP, business and litigation services to clients, and his work in industry and educational background in electrical and computer engineering enables him to quickly understand both a client’s business and IP needs. Arthur handles IP matters for clients that range from start-up businesses to multinational corporations, which include preparing and securing U.S. and foreign patents and trademark registrations, securing copyright registrations, drafting patent and trademark license agreements, software license agreements and IP litigation settlement agreements. On the litigation side, Arthur assists trial attorneys in all aspects of patent, copyright and trademark law, from pretrial discovery and preparation through all post-trial activities.  His IP experience spans a wide variety of technologies, including precision mechanical assemblies such as watches and printers, regenerative braking, advanced thermal spray technologies, surgical devices, fitness related devices, brake systems for automobiles, computer software, lighting, telecommunications, vehicle navigation systems, video encoders, food preparation devices, semiconductor and liquid crystal display technologies, and analog, digital and microprocessor-based systems.


  • Performs all global patent filings and maintenance of the patent portfolio for a worldwide leader of precision timepieces
  • Secures servicemark, trademark and certification mark protection and maintains registrations for a global, not-for-profit organization that develops industry standards for the information security industry
  • Secures trademarks and servicemarks for a publicly traded energy company
  • Secured a patent for a client and subsequently had an infringing product removed from one of the world’s biggest online commerce companies
  • Secures worldwide patent and trademark protection for a global leader in outdoor shelter products
  • Secures trademark protection for a variety of craft beers for a Connecticut brewery
  • Secured patent protection on a 7-year old pending application that was repeatedly rejected by the Patent Office, ultimately securing four patents on differing and important aspects disclosed in the original application, all for a world leader in security management products

Before Carmody

Before joining Carmody & Torrance, Arthur was IP counsel with Phillips Electronics North America Corporation. Before attending law school, Arthur worked as an electrical engineer.


  • Client Choice Award Recipient, 2015
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by MartindaleHubbell® Peer Review Ratings


  • Client Choice Award Recipient, 2015


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  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


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