June 10 2019
Danielle Cohen is an associate in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Ms. Cohen specializes in patent and trademark prosecution and works with the Firm’s clients who operate in various industries spanning from the life sciences sector to the consumer products and technology sectors.
Ms. Cohen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Brooklyn College, and her Juris Doctor degree from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. She is a fluent Hebrew speaker and is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
June 10 2019
Daniel Eisenberg is an associate in the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Corporate Transactional Law groups. Mr. Eisenberg has a background in Computer Science (AAS Degree), and Finance (BBA Degree) and is pursuing a course of study in medical imaging and technology. He works with many of the firm’s clients in the technology, computer hardware/software, mobile, medical equipment, and business method fields. Mr. Eisenberg has a vast experience and knowledge in all matters pertaining to patent prosecution.
June 10 2019
Stephen L. Keefe is of counsel to the Firm’s Intellectual Property Law Group. Mr. Keefe has extensive experience in patent prosecution and intellectual property counseling. Mr. Keefe’s experience with both U.S. and international IP matters is significant.
Mr. Keefe entered the intellectual property law field as a Patent Examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He then joined a large, leading IP law firm as a patent agent and then as a patent attorney. He has over a decade of combined law firm and in-house IP counsel experience.
Mr. Keefe holds an engineering degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and served as an army officer prior to practicing law. He also holds a Master of Science degree in engineering from Columbia University. He earned his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School, where he received the ABA award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law upon graduation.
Mr. Keefe is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Keefe is also a licensed Professional Engineer.
June 10 2019
Gabi Klemm is Of Counsel to the Firm’s Intellectual Property law group. Ms. Klemm has extensive experience in patent prosecution, opinions and counseling, both in the European Union and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Her career has given her experience both in the law firm setting as well as in house IP counsel. With a background in biotechnology, biochemistry, and molecular biology, and expertise that spans the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech industries as well as computer related technologies, Ms. Klemm truly has a breadth of experience that few others can match.
June 10 2019
Alex Korona is an associate in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on intellectual property protection, including strategic counseling, prosecution, and enforcement of patents and trademarks. With a background in the life sciences, he works with the Firm’s clients in the medical device, chemical, biological, and related fields. He further represents numerous of the firm’s clients in the consumer goods and business methods fields. Additionally, Mr. Korona handles transactional corporate and intellectual property matters, including licensing, intellectual property due diligence, non-disclosure agreements, and the intellectual property provisions of contracts.
Previously, Mr. Korona was an associate at an intellectual property and corporate practice boutique that joined the Firm in 2019.
Mr. Korona is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey and is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He received his Juris Doctor from the Seton Hall University School of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh.
June 10 2019
Herb Lacey is a patent agent in the Firm’s Intellectual Property practice area. Mr. Lacey’s background includes a BS Electrical Engineering, a Master’s in Computer Science, and research and development experience including communications, protocols, networking, image, audio, and video compression and coding, digital signal processing, and embedded systems.
Mr. Lacey is the sole inventor for three US Patents and five published US Patent Applications in the communications and networking fields, and is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and the National Association of Patent Practitioners. When not busy maintaining current BrainBench / PreVisor certifications in embedded systems, digital signal processing, cloud computing, and various programming languages, he breaks down baseball mechanics from an engineering perspective, to increase bat speed and throw velocity.
Herb is the sole inventor for three US Patents and five published US Patent Applications in the communications and networking fields, and is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and the National Association of Patent Practitioners. When not busy maintaining current BrainBench / PreVisor certifications in embedded systems, digital signal processing, cloud computing, and various programming languages, Herb breaks down baseball mechanics from an engineering perspective, to increase bat speed and throw velocity.
June 10 2019
Honeah Sohail Mangione is an associate in the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Corporate Transactional Law groups. Ms. Mangione has a Master’s Degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University and works with many of the firm’s clients in the technology, medical, biotech and consumer product fields. Prior to becoming an attorney, she gained significant experience while working in both the pharmaceutical industry (e.g. Merck & Co) and academia (The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, focusing primarily on epigenetic modifications in breast cancer).
June 10 2019
Michael Scaturro is an associate in the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Corporate Transactional Law groups. Mr. Scaturro has a background in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and works with many of the firm’s clients in the technology, computer hardware/software, wireless communications, mechanical, and mobile and business method fields. Mr. Scaturro has a vast experience and knowledge in all matters pertaining to patent prosecution. he is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
June 10 2019
John C. Stellabotte is a Member of the Firm in its Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups. Mr. Stellabotte is a registered patent attorney and has extensive experience litigating patent, copyright, trade secret, antitrust, contract, tort, trademark, false advertising, and information technology related matters in federal and state trial and appellate courts, including case preparation and strategy, fact and expert discovery, depositions, motion practice, Markman hearings, preliminary injunction hearings, bench and jury trials, arbitrations, mediations, appeals, and settlement negotiations.
Mr. Stellabotte’s practice also focuses on counseling clients in patent portfolio development. He has significant experience in patent prosecution and has experience in USPTO inter partes review and reexamination proceedings. He also has experience providing patent noninfringement and invalidity opinions.
Mr. Stellabotte has worked on matters involving a broad range of technologies, including computer hardware and software, consumer electronics, telecommunications products and services, smart phones, tablets, and mobile media technologies, data transmission, Internet, digital video compression standards, CDs and DVDs, mobile phones, the ATSC digital television standard, navigation and location-based services, pharmaceutical capsules, biotechnology, including immunoassays, home pregnancy and other diagnostic tests, and medical devices, financial services, e-commerce, pharmaceuticals, and food products and processes.
Mr. Stellabotte handles transactional work, including intellectual property due diligence, intellectual property licensing, information technology agreements, and product distribution agreements. He has advised clients on nondisclosure agreements, intellectual property corporate policies, and intellectual property aspects of employment agreements.
Mr. Stellabotte also has significant experience litigating and advising on general commercial matters involving a wide range of subject matter, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, federal securities, antitrust, contract, tort, product liability, employment, environmental, insurance, bankruptcy, and federal habeas corpus (pro bono).
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Stellabotte was Senior Counsel at Proskauer Rose LLP in the Patent, Intellectual Property, and Litigation Groups, where he practiced for 16 years. He was previously an Associate in the Litigation Group at Sullivan & Cromwell.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he was inducted into Tau Beta Pi (the Engineering National Honor Society). He received his Juris doctor degree from The George Washington University School of Law with High Honors, where he was an Associate Editor of The George Washington Law Review and a Member of the Moot Court Board. Mr. Stellabotte also has been active in bar associations and is a current Member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association Patent Litigation Committee.
He is admitted to practice in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, New York, New Jersey, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
June 10 2019
Jennifer D. Silverman, a member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Group, heads its Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice. She utilizes her extensive knowledge of trademark, copyright, trade dress, rights of publicity, data privacy and cyber security laws to advise clients on a variety of matters.
Ms. Silverman regularly negotiates and drafts complex intellectual property agreements, including license, acquisition, joint development, software-as-a-service (SaaS), application programming interface (API), master services, support services and web development agreements. She also works with clients to build their international trademark portfolios, analyzing the availability of trademarks and formulating protection strategies. Ms. Silverman enforces and defends her clients’ trademark, copyright and other intellectual property rights in the U.S. and around the world. Her representative transactions include blocking a cybersquatter from diverting consumers from a client’s website, enforcing copyrights in fabric patterns in U.S. federal court against an international retailer, and removing counterfeit goods from discount retail stores.
In 2012, Ms. Silverman attained a CIPP/US designation from the International Association for Privacy Professionals, the preeminent credential in the field of privacy. She assists clients with implementing best practices for complying with data privacy and cybersecurity laws, negotiates privacy-related provisions of contracts and advises on data privacy considerations in a variety of transactions.
Ms. Silverman is the Chair of the Privacy and Publicity Rights Committee of the Section of Intellectual Property Law of the American Bar Association and Co-Chair of the Data Privacy and Cyber Security Subcommittee of the High Tech Sector of the Licensing Executives Society. She also serves on the Advisory Board of High Performance Counsel, a media company focusing on innovation in the legal industry which publishes #raisethevolume, Ms. Silverman’s regular column.
She is also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA). Previously, she served on INTA’s Legislation and Regulation Committee, US Subcommittee (2012-2014), the Trademark Office Practices Committee, US Patent and Trademark Office Subcommittee (2010-2012) and the Pacific/Canada TMO Relations Subcommittee (2007-2009). She is past chair of a task force of UJA Federation New York.
Ms. Silverman is admitted to the bars of New York and New Jersey and to practice before the courts of the Southern & Eastern Districts of New York. She is a graduate of Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where she served as Managing Editor and Associate Editor of the Touro Law Review. She received a B.A. in Political Science from The George Washington University. Ms. Silverman has an AV® Peer Review Rating in the legal directory Martindale Hubbell, indicating that she attained the highest peer recognition rating for ethical standards and legal ability. Ms. Silverman writes articles and speaks on intellectual property topics. In 2018, Ms. Silverman was interviewed for the #BakersDozen series by High Performance Counsel, a publication focused on innovation and change in the legal industry. See #BakersDozen interview. She was also featured in High Performance Counsel’s #TopOfMind issue in which thought leaders discuss what they see as the most pressing issues in the legal industry right now. Click here to read the article.
June 10 2019
Atul R. Singh, of counsel to the firm, is an intellectual property attorney whose practice focuses primarily on litigation, counseling, and prosecution in connection with trademarks and copyrights and related legal fields. Mr. Singh has represented a broad range of clients in intellectual property and related matters, including in the telecommunications, Internet, e-commerce, media, luxury goods, publishing, apparel, retail, consumer products, software, and technology industries.
His litigation experience includes substantive areas such as false advertising, trade dress infringement, domain names (UDRP), anti-counterfeiting, anti-cybersquatting, rights of publicity, and unfair competition. Mr. Singh has also been involved with patent litigation. In addition to having experience in all phases of civil proceedings such as evidentiary hearings, motion practice, pre-trial preparation, and trials, Mr. Singh has on several occasions represented clients in successfully obtaining or defending against preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders, including successfully defending such results on appeal.
Mr. Singh has also performed all aspects of United States trademark prosecution and handled proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the United States Patent & Trademark Office. In addition, Mr. Singh has handled drafting and responding to take down notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Mr. Singh successfully completed the requirements for CIPP/US designation in privacy law from the International Association for Privacy Professionals, a not-for-profit association.
Mr. Singh is a 2000 graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and served as a member of the Cardozo Law Review. He received a double major in finance and international business in 1995 from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Singh is admitted to the bar of New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
June 10 2019
James M. Smedley, a member of the Firm, serves as head of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology law group. Mr. Smedley’s practice has focused on strategic counseling of companies with respect to protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights, both domestically and internationally. He has a wealth of industry experience in the computer software and hardware fields, particularly in the areas of artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies. Mr. Smedley’s practice also covers the biotechnology and life sciences fields, where he advises clients on matters such as identifying, protecting and licensing novel drug therapies.
Mr. Smedley has prosecuted hundreds of patents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and its foreign counterparts in over 70 countries worldwide. Mr. Smedley has provided intellectual property counsel to organizations of all sizes, from startups, to small-to-medium sized enterprises to Fortune 100 companies as well as private and public universities. From securing the rights in inventions and brands, to developing substantial and lucrative patent portfolios, to handling complex intellectual property litigation and licensing matters, Mr. Smedley’s practice covers the management of the entire intellectual property lifecycle.
Mr. Smedley is also an avid video gamer, and as part of the gaming community, represents eSports players, organizations and teams with respect to all their management, contracts and branding needs. As a gamer, and an attorney, Mr. Smedley is one of the few in the industry that understands the needs of the talent, teams and agencies from both the legal and real-world perspectives.
Prior to joining the Firm in 2019, Mr. Smedley was the managing member of the Sigma Law Group, an intellectual property law boutique he founded in 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Smedley worked in the technology group at Lowenstein Sandler PC.
Mr. Smedley holds a dual degree in Computer Science and English from Rutgers University, and his JD from Boston University School of Law.
Mr. Smedley is admitted to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey, as well as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court of New Jersey. Mr. Smedley is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and is a registered Canadian Patent Agent.