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Steven S.

Steven Stark

577 reviews
For over 30 years, Steven Stark has offered counsel to non-profit organizations and private companies. He has a passion for helping small businesses in particular since he himself started several businesses of his own in New York and Florida. He understands the importance of small businesses having a reliable attorney to advise them about legal matters from their inception.
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Scott S.

Scott Stram

385 reviews
As a member of both the New York and New Jersey Bars, Scott Stram is an accomplished lawyer with experience in a range of legal and business areas. This includes corporate law, data security, compliance, real estate, and intellectual property. Before founding Stram Law, Scott was a compliance officer for a company that performed property audits, a director of a security consulting practice, and an operations officer for Viacom and CBS.
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Neil Gandhi

325 reviews
Neil Ghandhi has 12 years of experience as a corporate attorney. He is licensed to practice law in both New York and New Jersey. Neil received his legal degree from the Fordham University School of Law. Neil is experienced in securities and finances, and often assists startup companies overcome legal obstacles. He has been the chief legal officer at since December 2015, as well as the managing attorney at his own legal office since January 2014.
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Mario N.

Mario Naim

225 reviews
Mario's firm focuses on serving growth companies throughout the venture capital life cycle from startups to public companies. The firm provides services related to business law, specifically corporate, securities, business combinations and commercial transactions. He has also helped foreign clients in the acquisitions of businesses in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and South America.
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Joshua S.

Joshua Soloway

205 reviews
He has experience as an entrepreneur, investment banker, strategic adviser and corporate finance attorney. Joshua is currently a Managing Director of Soloway Group, PC Counselors at Law. His focus is on corporate finance, securities, capital raising and general corporate matters. His legal advice extends to private and public companies. He attended Boston University School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctorate.
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Richard G.

Richard Gora

200 reviews
Looking for an attorney with experience? Richard Gora is the exact attorney you want. Having defended over 100 cases both in state and federal courts and working with clients from around the globe, Richard has an array of different experiences. His services are wide-ranging and include business litigation, securities litigations, employment litigation, and business counsel. Prior to founding Gora LLC, he worked for Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP for eight years.
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Umar F.

Umar Farooq

139 reviews
Umar Farooq focuses on corporate legal matters that include commercial contracts, employment matters and business operation management. He has represented Vodafone, RBS, ExonMobil and various other large corporations. Umar graduated cum laude from the University of Buffalo School of Law in 2007. He also received an Adelbert Moot Scholarship while attending the University in 2006. Umar started his own law firm in 2012 and is currently the managing business attorney.
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Jonathan S.

Jonathan Savar

119 reviews
In addition to being a skilled business lawyer, Jonathan Savar is highly experienced in investment banking. He handles strategic transactions, financings, and contracts for individuals, startups, and middle-market companies. Mr. Savar offers every one of his clients individualized attention to provide efficient, cost-effective services.
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Baruch G.

Baruch Gottesman

117 reviews
Baruch Gottesman is a corporate attorney with over a decade of experience. He is licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and New York. Baruch obtained his J.D. degree in law from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. He is skilled in providing legal assistance to startup companies, with exceptional experience in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. Baruch founded his own law firm in January 2010.
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James S.

James Smedley

33 reviews
James is the managing member of the law firm, James M Smedley LLC, an intellectual property law boutique that focuses on intellectual property prosecution and corporate transactional matters. He has worked with clients of all sizes from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Outside of the office, he is a family man, wine lover, video gamer, and fitness fanatic.
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Why Hire an Intellectual Property Lawyer?

Intellectual property is a trademark, patent, copyright, or trade secret that's the result of creativity by an individual, company, or corporation. However, rivals or competitors may try to steal this information or claim it as their own. In these situations, an intellectual property lawyer is the only thing standing in their way. Reasons for hiring an intellectual property attorney include:

  • Filing a Patent
    • The best way to protect your intellectual property is by filing a patent. A patent proves that you were the first to conceive a particular idea. Filing one isn't always as easy. By hiring an attorney, they can file the patent on your behalf, leaving no doubt as to the origin of a particular invention or idea.
  • Protecting Your Trademark
    • If you have an easily identifiable trademark for your business, it allows customers to recognize you and buy your products. However, rival companies often come up with similar packaging or logos to convince consumers they have the same quality products. Intellectual property lawyers are often trained in cease and desist letters, as well as pending litigation to ensure that no one fraudulently takes your trademark.
  • Knowing the Law
    • Like many other types of business assets, the laws regarding intellectual property are always changing. Many cases go to the Supreme Court, either upholding the current law or changing the status quo. This means that you need someone who has the knowledge to avoid any potentially messy situations. They'll also have the ability to inform you on subjects like "first to file" or others.
  • Dealing with Issues Early
    • The earlier you consult an intellectual property attorney, the better chance that you won't hit any snags in the future. If there are any issues, intellectual property lawyers can help to circumnavigate any pitfalls. They can also tell you what is and isn't intellectual property so you don't waste any time filing for a patent, trademark, or scrapping an idea.
  • Time and Experience
    • Even if you enjoy studying and learning the ins and outs of intellectual property law, nothing makes up for experience. When you have an attorney who's dealt with this law for years, they can handle the process quickly from start to finish. This frees up time for you to carry on with your project.

How to Find the Best Intellectual Property Lawyer

The information age has made hiring an intellectual property lawyer a necessity. Before this time, litigation and other issues were rare. Today, more and more schools require aspiring lawyers to take intellectual property classes. However, that doesn't always translate to locating the best one. To find the best intellectual property attorney, look for:

  • Experience
    • More than anything else, experience is the best attribute to find in an intellectual property lawyer. They've dealt with trademark infringement, patents, and litigation that could help you through tough times.
  • Use resources to narrow your search
    • Narrowing your search is one of the most difficult aspects. You need someone with experience, knowledge, and proximity to your location. In New York, one of the most vital resources is the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. This group of 1,500 lawyers has some of the most experienced and well-versed lawyers in the New York metro area. It's a great place to start if you aren't sure who to hire.
  • Gather some referrals
    • Another way to find the perfect intellectual property lawyer is by gathering some referrals from others in your line of work. If they've had patents or trademarks, chances are they know a few people who are good at what they do. You could also ask a lawyer that works in another field who they might know in the intellectual property realm.
  • Look for credentials
    • Even if an intellectual property lawyer has experience in the field, that doesn't mean they're the best for the job. To ensure you're hiring the best quality, take a look at their credentials. Attorneys who know intellectual property the best may have advanced degrees and board certifications that show they are who they say they are.
  • Check their background
    • Checking an attorney's background will provide peace of mind before you decide to hire. If they have any disciplinary action from the New York Bar Association, they may not be the best choice for your intellectual property concerns.

Questions for an Intellectual Property Lawyer

Once you've found the ideal candidate, your work isn't done. During your initial consultation or meeting make sure to ask them a few of these questions.

  • Are you registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)?
    • If you have to file a patent or you're involved in litigation, you want an attorney that's registered with the USPTO. Most of the time, this requires them to have a bachelor's degree or experience in science or technology, giving them the knowledge necessary to represent you.
  • Will you be handling my case?
    • In larger firms, many attorneys pass off smaller cases to junior attorneys and paralegal staff. Ask this question to make sure that they're taking care of your business.

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Our New York intellectual property attorneys & lawyers can help you secure and protect your company’s intellectual property. Whether you are an entrepreneur, artist, author, engineer, manager, or individual – the IP attorneys on UpCounsel have you covered.

There are four common areas of intellectual property, which all protect different things such as: copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets. Additionally, licensing is a popular enough specialization of IP that warrants mentioning.

Our New York IP attorneys that specialize in licensing can help you draft contracts that grant permission to another party to do something with an otherwise protected work or product. A license can grant the right to reproduce the work by: distributed copy of the work to others by rental, sale, or lease, or preparing derivative works using protected expression from the original work, and/or displaying the work.

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