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Joseph Gross Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Joseph Gross deals with high-tech companies in their efforts to secure patents and trademarks. Whether you are a small company or a Fortune 500 company, Mr. Gross can provide legal services that meet your needs. He has experience with businesses that deal with software, electronics, mechanical devices, semiconductors, and material sciences. He can also deal with any disputes or issues in court as well.
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Stefan R. Stoyanov Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Intellectual property and technology attorney, Stefan R. Stoyanov has represented numerous clients in high-stakes patent disputes and litigations. He counsels clients in IP issues relating to M&A, franchising, investments, and licensing. Before attending law school, Mr. Stoyanov was an engineer and programmer, an experience he uses to support tech businesses.
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Steven Fairchild Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Sometimes a business just needs the occasional helping hand with various legal issues. Steven Fairchild does freelance legal work in the New York area and brings ten years of legal experience to every request. He can help your business with contract review, intellectual property issues, corporate law, and even litigation if necessary. Mr. Fairchild can help foster your business's growth.
3 reviews

Brent Farese Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Brent Farese is experienced in patent applications, trademark applications, infringement and intellectual property laws. He has been licensed to practice law in New Jersey since 2010 and also applied for a license to practice law in New York two years later. Brent is an associate at Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik LLP. He is also a student at the John Lifland Inn of Court. Brent graduated from the New York Law School in 2010, where he obtained his J.D. in law.
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Sean R. Wilsusen Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Sean R. Wilsusen has been a licensed business attorney in New York for the past five years. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he received after graduating from the Hofstra University School of Law. Sean is also a member of the New York Patent Bar. He has represented numerous corporate clients, including some Fortune 500 companies like IBM and Samsung. Sean has been a patent attorney at F. Chau & Associates since April 2017.
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Tara Gampel Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Tara is a corporate attorney, highly specialized in intellectual property law, with extensive experience working for high technology companies. She runs her boutique law fi... read more
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Vladimir Tsirkin Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Vladimir Tsirkin is an experienced patent attorney who has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. In addition, he is also a member of the New York and New Jersey state bars. Whether you are in need of help with business employment matters, patents, or intellectual property protection, Attorney Tsirkin can help you. Prior to working as an attorney, Mr. Tsirkin worked in the engineering field, which allows him to connect with clients and present them with helpful tips for their technology companies.
2 reviews

Keala Chan Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Your patent needs are completely covered when you use Keala Chan and Chan Hubbard. Ms. Chan can obtain patents, provide expert counseling, review patent portfolio purchases, and litigate patent disputes. Her experience includes representing all types of businesses, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Her firm can also help with business formation and a variety of civil litigation matters.
2 reviews

Seth Goldberg Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Seth Goldberg is a business attorney with more than 11 years’ experience. He is licensed to practice law in New York and has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which he obtained from the Yale Law School. Seth primarily specializes in legal cases related to securities and finances, but has experience in various other corporate legal practice areas. Since November 2015, Seth has been acting as the founder and managing partner at Goldberg LLC.
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Kyle Zeller Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Kyle Zeller is the founder of the Zeller IP Group, PLLC and the Managing Shareholder - ensuring that the intellectual property boutique focuses on all aspects of patent law. Previously, he was an Intellectual Property Associate for King & Spalding. Kyle's focus is specifically on transnational patent law - including portfolio management and the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications. In 2009, he obtained his J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law.
1 review

Peter Brooks Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Peter Brooks has a unique law practice that focuses on the legal needs of those creating and distributing digital/traditional media, films, television, video games, book publishing, fashion, and more. He has in-house legal experience that helps him aid clients just like their in-house attorney would. Mr. Brooks can also address your intellectual property needs.
1 review

Benjamin Thompson Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Ben handles complex commercial disputes and transactions. His practice areas include intellectual property, entertainment, e-commerce, employment, corporate structuring, bankruptcy, and alternative dispute resolution. Ben was recently an adjunct professor of law teaching Negotiation Strategy at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and coaches the school’s mediation and negotiation competition teams.
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Darren Marks Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

As a versatile and effective litigator, Darren Marks is focused on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He is also a small claims court arbitrator. Darren has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Magazine’s “Rising Star” for the New York City area.

Gaston Kroub Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Gaston Kroub is a founding partner of Kroub, Silbersher & Kolmykov PPLC. Based out of New York City, KSK is an intellectual property litigation boutique aiming to give customers high-end legal service, but without the high-end price tag. Gaston was previously recognized in the NY-metro edition of Superlawyers Magazine for intellectual property litigation.

Kinza Hecht Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Kinza Hecht has nine years of experience as a corporate attorney. She is licensed to practice law in New York, and she is a member of the New York Patent Bar. Kinza primarily specializes in patents, and she has experienced in all areas related to patent design, review and tactics. She received a J.D. in law from the Rutgers University School of Law. Kinza founded her own law firm, Hard IP LLC, in May 2016, where she now acts as the managing principal.

Siddartha Rao Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Siddartha Rao is a founding member of the New York City-based Rao Law Group which focuses on corporate law and cases involving complex litigation. Previously, he worked as legal counsel for a software firm. Siddartha received a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and also holds a B.A. in mathematics from Middlebury College. He is Executive Editor of the Journal of Law & Cyber Warfare.

Nicole Spence Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Nicole Spence is a Corporate and Intellectual Property Attorney with plenty legal experience. She has previously handled matters in many different aspects of Law, including negotiating commercial, technology, licensing, SaaS, non-disclosure, employment and shareholder agreements. She works with startups, mid-sized companies and even in governance. Nicole studied with New York Law School and graduated with her J.D. in the year 2008. She has also obtained her BA in History and Molecular Biology.

David Boag Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

With an undergraduate degree in computer science and experience as a software developer, David Boag offers exceptional insight to his intellectual property clients. Founder of the boutique Boag Law PLLC firm in New York, Boag focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, and technology law at all stages, from transactional work to litigation. Boag is licensed in NY and on the Patent Bar.

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Kristin Grant Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Kristin Grant helps small and mid-sized businesses protect, enforce, and monetize their intellectual property assets. She provides risk assessment, monetization strategies, patent process assistance, licensing, and dispute resolution. Kristin was formerly a patent consultant at AltSchool Inc. where she worked with teams of software engineers. She also has degrees in both science (BS) and business (MBA).

Maxim Price Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Maxim Price is an intellectual property attorney with eight years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in New York and obtained his Juris Doctor degree after graduating from the Fordham University School of Law. Maxim specializes in commercial contracts and often assists startup businesses, as well as entrepreneurs, overcome legal hurdles they face. Maxim served as an associate at Quinn Emanuel between May 2011 and May 2014.

Andrew Fritz Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Andrew Fritz focuses on providing companies with advice and legal services concerning intellectual property cases. He also specializes in business formation, trademark, employment, contracts and patent legal cases. Andrew is registered with the Bar of the State of New York. He also represents the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office as a patent attorney. Andrew graduated from the NYU School of Law in 2012 and started to work as an associate at Tiajoloff & Kelly LLP soon after.

Adam Engel Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Adam Engel is the Founder and Attorney of the A.E. Engel & Associates Law Practice. He has experience working as a Litigation Attorney for companies such as DL Rothberg & Associates, P.C. and Quinn Emanuel. His main practice areas include General Commercial Litigation and Counseling, including Intellectual Property and Entertainment, Defamation of the First Amendment, Employment, as well as Securities Law. Adam graduated cum laude from The University of Michigan Law School in 1999.

Karén Tonoyan Patent Lawyer for New York, NY

Karén is an intellectual property attorney with a passion for technology and innovation. He has worked in the IT field as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office specializing in electronic and mechanical devices in areas including clothing designs, toys, musical instruments, and computer software. Karén has helped clients overcome their business hurdles.
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Hiring a Patent Attorney


For many startups, the value of the business is dependent on the value of their Intellectual Property, and more specifically, the value of their patentable technologies.  In the growth stage, startups are often underdeveloped in a number of areas: they may have few employees (and a non-existent managerial culture), they may lack real property assets and equipment, and they may have a minimal brand presence.  At such an early stage, ownership of a patentable technology or process can come to represent the true value of the business.


If your startup owns what you believe to be a patentable technology or process, it is highly recommended that you seek the services of a qualified patent attorney.



Why Hire a Specialized Patent Attorney?


It is not strictly necessary that you hire a patent attorney in order to submit a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  In fact, both non-attorneys and attorneys not specialized in patent law (e.g. attorneys that have not passed the patent BAR) are entitled to draft and submit patent applications with the USPTO.


Fundamentally, it is a risky proposition to pursue a patent application without the aid of an attorney.  Laypeople are much more likely to make mistakes – both minor and significant – when submitting patent applications.  The regulation surrounding patent applications is surprisingly complex, and without the guidance of a patent attorney, you may have your application rejected for reasons that are incidental to the actual technology or process itself.


To avoid incidental rejection, it is critical that you hire a qualified attorney.  Does a specialized patent attorney make sense, however?


Certainly, a generalist startup attorney with some experience handling patent applications may be “good enough” for your purposes, but if intellectual property is the foundation of your business, it is much more important that you minimize the risk of having your patent application rejected.  When intellectual property forms the core of your value proposition, then you should take additional steps to protect such property – in this case, by hiring an attorney specialized in patent law.



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Submitting a winning patent application requires legal instincts informed by industry experience.  You will have to include details about your invention (technology or process), charts, drawings, photographs, and more.  The best patent attorneys in NYC will advise on how best to formulate the application to maximize the possibility of success.


As great patent applications are girded by genuine technical expertise, it is helpful to hire a patent attorney with industry knowledge and a technical background related to the intellectual property at-issue.  For example, if you are attempting to patent an automotive technology, look for a patent attorney who has worked with the automotive industry in the past, or who has a related technical degree.



Protecting Against Infringement


Once your patent has been granted, your patent-related legal work has just begun.  Patent infringement is a civil action, which – in the intellectual property litigation context – means that no one is looking out for your patent rights except for you and your team.  If another startup infringes on your patent, the government will not pursue legal action on your behalf.  The responsibility of identifying the infringing party and pursuing legal action against said party rests entirely on the shoulders of you and your team.



Litigation Experience is Important


To successfully protect your startup from current and potential infringement, you’ll want to work with a patent attorney who has experience on the litigation-side.  As you browse UpCounsel listings for a patent lawyer in NYC, you’ll likely find a lot of patent lawyers with experience drafting and submitting patent applications with the USPTO.  This type of “transactional” experience is useful, of course, but is not enough when it comes to protecting against infringement.


Infringement comes under the litigation umbrella.  Your attorney should therefore be experienced in patent litigation and every phase of the litigation process.  He or she should be proficient in: a) working with the potentially infringing party to come to an out-of-court compromise that is satisfactory to you and your team; b) filing a lawsuit in the event that negotiations break down; and c) pursuing the lawsuit to its natural end against the infringing party.



Contractual Protection of IP Rights


Patent protection can be eroded over the course of time if you do not include IP-protective provisions in your contracts – including but not limited to employee and independent contractor agreements, sale of goods contracts, service contracts, and other agreements.


It is important that you work closely with your attorney to draft contracts that are protective of your patent rights.  For example, you’ll likely want to include a provision in your employment and contractor agreements that assigns ownership of the work-product created by employees and independent contractors to the company.  Without this provision, there could be issues with “pieces” of your intellectual property being infringed later on, after the employees/contractors have left the company.


Most companies also include some form of a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement to ensure that trade secrets, future research and development, and other related intellectual property concerns are not revealed to competitors (and the public at-large).  There is no right or entitlement associated with this type of information.  If such information were to be leaked without a confidentiality agreement in place, the information leak could hurt your startup and you would have no legal reprieve.



Keeping Costs Down


One of the most common problems encountered by startups is that they overspend on legal fees, especially with regard to submitting patent applications.  It’s really no surprise that some startups patent applications can lead to excessive legal fees: intellectual property can be extremely valuable, so startups are usually willing to spend quite a bit to ensure that everything goes smoothly, and the patent application process is complex and often quite difficult for outsiders to understand.  Further, USPTO denial of an application may seem arbitrary.


Startups need not waste so much money early on, however.  Your patent law goals can be accomplished at a lower cost, so long as you take into account certain obvious cost-cutting measures.



Submit All Your Strongest Claims


When submitting your USPTO patent application, make sure to include all your strongest patent claims.  You can make up to 20 patent claims with a single filing, so don’t waste the opportunity.  If you fail to make all the necessary claims, you will have to spend additional funds on another filing (and your original filing may fail).



Avoid Patenting Everything


Though you may feel that your startup has multiple patentable technologies/processes, try to resist the urge to patent everything if your budget is limited.  Work with your patent lawyer to submit patent applications for those technologies and processes that are most valuable to your startup’s value proposition.  Attempting to patent minor technologies and processes can quickly escalate legal costs to excessive levels.



Be Careful About Filing Patents in Foreign Countries


Submitting patent applications in foreign countries can further escalate costs if you’re not careful.  The process may require specialized knowledge of a foreign patent regulation scheme, and may therefore require that you hire additional attorneys with experience handling patent applications in those particular countries.


Even if you are granted a patent in a foreign country, the fees may be prohibitive and enforcement may be rather lax.  Filing for patents in foreign countries is a strategy that’s generally discouraged until your startup has become truly global.

Alternatively, filing for a patent in a particular country may be sensible early on if you are specifically targeting that foreign market.


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Our patent attorneys are of the most highly trained in the industry, requiring a scientific background, and passing a second level of testing known as the Patent Bar Examination. Thousands of patents are submitted to the patent office every day and a patent committee reviews each patent for its validity. The process requires that correctly drafted documentation present a clear case for the novelty of the invention, which is best made by a patent attorney with a higher education background in your industry.

Our New York patent attorneys & lawyers can help you file a provisional patent, which lasts for 1-year and allows you to immediately begin using/manufacturing your invention with the confidence that your idea is protected. These types of patents are great if you think your idea will change a lot over the next year before you file a (non-provisional) patent. These patents are easier to obtain and are less expensive but you should have a patent lawyer review your provisional patent application to insure that you are meeting your objectives when you file your patent.

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