Patent Law

Patent prosecution of utility and design patent applications including prior art search, patentability and infringement opinion. Invalidity challenges including post grant review, inter partes review and ex part challenges. Patent infringement litigation and invalidity challenges to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Advice and counsel regarding Patent and Patent Application licensing agreements and litigation surrounding these agreements. Particular concentration in mechanical systems utility patents including machine components, manufacturing methods and mechanisms as well as computer/web based integration of mechanical systems, method patent generally and design patents including jewelry, clothing and consumer items.

  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent infringement litigation
  • Infringement analysis
  • Invalidity analysis
  • Post Grant Validity Challenges

Commercial Litigation

Business disputes of all kind and matter in state and federal courts. Civil rights litigation, employment litigation, New Jersey law against discrimination litigation, conscientious employee protection act litigation, Fair Labor Standards Act claims, personal injury ligation, insurance coverage disputes, professional malpractice, construction defect and construction delay claims. Concentration on public and private construction disputes in New Jersey and New York including public bond act, local public finance law, construction lien law, mechanics’ lien law. Corporate litigation, real estate litigation and land use litigation. Patent infringement and licensing ligation, application for emergent relief and restraining order. State and Federal Court appeals.

  • Construction litigation
  • New York Mechanics Lien Law;
  • New Jersey Construction Lien Law;
  • Design Professional Malpractice;
  • Construction Project Delay Claims;
  • Surety Bond Claims;
  • Real Estate Litigation;
  • Commercial Disputes and Contract Claims.

Municipal Law and Land Use

Counsel for local municipal and county public bodies, election law ligation, and land use applications before public board and bodies. Actions in lieu of prerogative trial and appeals. Objections to land use approvals and municipal, county and state actions. Applications to obtain continued certificate of occupancy and pre-existing non-conforming uses.

  • Actions in Lieu of Prerogative Writ;
  • Election Law Challenges;
  • Representation of Public Bodies and Boards;
  • Land Use Applications and Challenges.

Employment and Civil Rights Litigation and Personal Injury

  • Civil Rights Litigation in Federal and State Courts;
  • New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Claims;
  • New Jersey Concenious Employment Protection Act Claims;
  • Wage and Hour Claims in Federal and State Court;
  • Retaliation Claims;
  • Fair Labor Standards Act Claim
  • Personal Injury Claims.

Real Estate and Commercial Transactions

Commercial real estate closings, due diligence and land use counsel and advice. Liquor license transfers. Formation and transfer of limited liability companies, asset purchases, commercial loan agreements and membership/stock transfer agreements.

  • Real Estate Contracts and Closings;
  • Entity Formation;
  • Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements;
  • Corporate Shareholder Agreements;
  • Sale of Business
  • Commercial Loan Agreements.