Richard S. MacMillan, Managing Partner of MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd LLC, has been recently announced as President of Toledo Bar Association for the 2017-2018 service year. The Toledo Bar Association, founded in 1878, is a professional organization for attorneys, judges, paralegals and law students. Its mission is to provide outstanding service to our members and to assist them in serving our profession and the community.
“The mission of the Toledo Bar Association is to advance the professional and personal lives of its members through outstanding services, unmatched collaborative opportunities, and professional development. During my tenure as President during the upcoming year, I hope to further this mission by making our association indispensable to the bench and bar and to preserve and promote Toledo as a unique place to practice law in a culture of camaraderie, collegiality, competence, and mutual trust.”
– Richard S. MacMillan
As a founding member and managing partner of regional intellectual property firm, MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC, MacMillan is integral part of the legal field in the Toledo Region. The firm has offices in Toledo, Ohio, Livonia, Michigan, and Ft. Collins, Colorado and currently employs twenty-two attorneys and patent agents. MacMillan is very involved in the community and is a member of the Toledo Bar Association and sits on the Lott Industries Board of Directors. He is the past president of the Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association, treasurer of Committee For Sylvania's Future (a political action committee supporting school levies and bond issues) and Sylvania Citizens For Fire Service (a political action committee supporting Sylvania Township Fire Department levy).
MacMillan’s principal experience is in domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution (including appeals within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office), infringement evaluation and analyses, and the licensing of technology. He has extensive experience in counseling clients in strategic management in the creation and maintenance of intellectual property portfolios, with experience in copyright, trade secret, and intellectual property litigation of matters for both plaintiffs and defendants.
The Toledo Bar Association consists of 1400 members and is governed by an elected Board of Trustees. Headquartered in its own 3-story building in downtown Toledo, the Toledo Bar Association is supported by a professional staff of 10 and sponsors more than 40 active committees in such fields as law reform, court administration, professional ethics and continuing legal education.
The Toledo Bar Association is committed to providing free legal services to those who cannot afford it through its Pro Bono panel attorneys.