With sadness and respect, we pass along the news that our great friend Ronald J. St. Onge died last Tuesday in Florida. Ron was a sought out US IP attorney and ran a successful practice right up until he retired. He had a wealth of knowledge about many subjects and a unique sense of humor. He will be dearly missed.
Ron put himself through Michigan State University and graduated in 1953 with a chemistry degree and then joined the Air Force, serving as a lieutenant at the end of the Korean War. He was a radar officer on the Japanese island of Sadoshima for over a year. With help from the G.I. bill, Ron entered the University of Michigan Law School. After graduating in 1959, he joined the law firm of Blair, Spencer & Buckles in Stamford, Connecticut, which specialized in patents, trademarks, copyrights and unfair competition. Ron practiced with the firm for over 40 years, focusing on intellectual property litigation. He became senior partner in 1966. When he retired, the firm was known as St. Onge, Steward, Johnston & Reens. He was active in the Connecticut Bar Association and served as president of both the Connecticut Patent Law Association and the Stamford Bar Association. Ron was also involved in Stamford affairs, heading the city’s park commission, where his efforts led to the city acquiring Mianus River Park and building Terry Conners Ice Rink. Ron was a member of various civic organizations, including the Stamford Rotary Club and the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board.
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