Hilary J. Sumner

Registered Patent Attorney


Intellectual property and compliance issues have been central to my career both as an engineer and an attorney.

I began my career in 1994, working as an engineer within the Labware Division of Becton, Dickinson & Co. During my service I was responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and overseeing quality assurance within the department. In 1999, I started a consulting business where I worked with a number of manufacturing companies. This experience provided me with a diverse background in electrical and mechanical devices, medical devices, vision inspection systems, software, and business methods.

An interest in patents prompted me to pursue a law degree at the University of Connecticut. While there I centered my studies on business and intellectual property law. Over the years, I have enjoyed counseling clients on a variety of matters and have worked diligently to build a reputation for professional excellence.

I love working with inventors, artists and start-up companies. As a small business owner I understand the challenges you face and I look forward to helping you create assets from your innovations.

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  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering
  • B.S., Materials Engineering
  • J.D., University of Connecticut

Bar Admissions & Accreditations

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Lebanon County Bar Association
  • Science Research Institute, Board Member
  • Wills for Heroes, Volunteer


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