Earned AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® due to the recommendations of clients and peers for his outstanding service and expertise.
Prosecuted thousands of patent applications in a broad range of state-of-the-art technologies in the fields of chemistry, mechanics, biotechnology, and computer systems.
Protected the intellectual property rights of clients by successfully negotiating and litigating settlements to patent and trademark infringement cases.
Expertly conformed foreign and PCT applications to United States Patent and Trademark Office standards.
Coordinated with numerous clients to prosecute U.S. priority applications internationally.
Specialized in patent and trademark prosecution for over thirty years, dedicating himself to provide his clients with the broadest possible protection of their intellectual property assets.
Worked for two prominent New York City intellectual property law firms, where he represented a number of multi-national clients.
Contributed to the litigation team that successfully defended a multi-national chemical company against an action brought by the U.S. Department of Justice to cancel an extremely valuable agricultural chemical patent.
Participated in the trial of the Fonar v. General Electric case involving magnetic resonance imaging.
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Federal Circuit Bar Association
New York Bar Association
New York Patent, Trademark Law Association
Nassau County Bar Association (Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Committee, 2001–2003)
Suffolk County Bar Association
Great Neck Lawyers’ Bar Association
Director, International Intellectual Property Society, 2005–present
President, International Intellectual Property Society, 2008–2010
Chair of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association Committee on Patent Law and Practice, 1998–1999
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
Publications and Presentations
Author of the Licensing Law Section of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association “Annual,” 1998–2003
Noted speaker on patent litigation issues for various bar associations Articles published in the “Attorney of Nassau” and the “Suffolk County Bar Journal”
New York, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals – 2nd and Federal Circuits
U.S. District Courts – Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York and Eastern District of Wisconsin, District of Connecticut, and District of Colorado
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1978
American National Can Co. v. Continental PET Technologies Inc. 37 U.S .P. Q. 2d 1793 (D. Conn.1995)
Max Planck Gesellschaft Zur Foederung Der Wissenschaften E.V. v. General Electric Co., 858 F. Supp. 380, 32 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1152 (S.D.N.Y.1994)
United States of America v. FMC Corporation, 210 U.S.P.Q. 486 (E.D.Pa 1981)
Markman v. Westview Instruments, No. 95-26 (U.S. Supreme Court) on the amicus curiae brief
Hilton Davis Chemical Co v. Warner-Jenkinson Co., No. 93-1088 (U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit) on the amicus brief for the American Bar Association
J.D., cum laude, St. John’s University School of Law, 1979 Editor of the St. John’s Law Review Survey of New York Practice
S.B., Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), 1976