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Representative Experience

Patent, Trademark and Copyright

  • Patent and trademark searches
  • Preparation and prosecution of U.S. patent, copyright and trademark applications
  • International patent and trademark prosecution
  • Patent validity studies
  • Patent infringement studies
  • Maintenance of issued patents and registered trademarks

Corporate Counseling

  • License agreements, assignments, security interest agreements and confidentiality agreements
  • Merger and acquisition due diligence
  • Employee and consulting agreements
  • University technology transfer
  • Patent, trademark and copyright infringement

Litigation

  • Patent, trademark and copyright infringement
  • Trademark oppositions and cancellations
  • Patent interferences
  • Trade secret violations
  • Unfair competition violations
  • Technology contracts and licensing
  • International Trade Commission proceedings
  • U.S. Customs conflicts

Representative Projects

  • Represented a manufacturer and developer of optical analyzers in obtaining worldwide patent protection.
  • Negotiated an international joint venture agreement between Swedish and German corporations concerning joint development of a high technology gas system.
  • Counseled start-up biotechnology entity in planning concerning U.S. and international patent portfolio.
  • Represented a national consumer products company in connection with obtaining and maintaining U.S. and international trademark registrations, including licensing and protection.
  • Represented a national consumer appliance manufacturer in connection with trademark licensing of the company trademarks to a joint venture entity created to provide commercial services.
  • Represented a major publicly held corporation in a patent interference matter involving a personal computer and printer product.
  • Represented a manufacturer in defending a claim of false advertising in connection with comparative consumer products advertising.
  • Represented a major corporation in connection with defense of a multi-million dollar patent infringement litigation.
  • Represented a major manufacturer of automotive accessories in connection with obtaining patent protection for the vehicle safety technology currently manufactured and sold to U.S. and Japanese automotive manufacturers.
  • Counseled software development corporations in connection with ownership and sale of computer programs to distributors and end users.
  • Counseled clients in connection with proper marking of U.S. and foreign-made goods for U.S. and foreign sales concerning manufacturing claims such as “made in the U.S.A.”
  • Represented client in connection with U.S. Customs’ seizure of goods alleged to infringe U.S. trademarks and copyrights.
  • Defended and enforced breach of contract claims involving trade secret materials.
  • Represented a major corporation in connection with enforcement of warranty claims related to design and performance of a high technology manufacturing operation.