Areas of Practice
Inter Partes Reviews
Inter Partes Reviews of issued patents are my specialty. As I tell my clients, these administrative procedures before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office resolve one of the core issues faced in most patent litigations - validity - without the attendant exorbitant litigation cost
The line between a descriptive or suggestive mark and one that can be protected is often a fine one. Helping you choose a mark for your product or service is an important aspect of the advice I can provide to you.
I have 25+ years experience litigating patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets in Federal and State courts. Depending on the size and complexity of the case, I have the ability to pair with several firms to successfully staff your case.
If you have a significant investment in your technology that you would like to monetize, or you don’t have the time or money to reinvent the wheel, licensing can be your answer.
My teacher and mentor at IBM, one of the giants in the patent world, Maury Klitzman, instilled in me a respect and understanding of patent law that is second to none. How a patent application should be properly drafted, and more importantly how claims need to be crafted to to protect your investment are second nature to me.
These days, the intellectual property of a company can be and often is its most valuable asset. Having been the IP guy at BigLaw general practice firms, I have supported M&A activities for more than 25 years.