John Gould Marks Fifty Years With Merchant & Gould

Law360, New York (April 22, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- John Gould, one of the best-known practicing patent attorneys in the U.S., has marked his 50th anniversary with the firm that bears his name, Merchant & Gould.

Gould was the first-ever patent law clerk at Honeywell before he joined what would eventually become Merchant & Gould. He was hired by Ralph Merchant in 1954 at a monthly salary of $300 and a billing rate of $15 an hour. He was made a name partner in the firm just a few years later.

“It’s been very satisfying,...
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