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McCarter & English, LLP

Intellectual Property

3 ranked lawyersBand 1New JerseyUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Accomplished team which excels in litigation and patent prosecution matters. Noteworthy for its strengths in inter partes review proceedings before the USPTO, and also offers expertise handling Hatch-Waxman litigation. Remains a popular choice of counsel for clients in the life science and technology sectors. Demonstrates additional capabilities handling copyright and trademark infringement matters.

Strengths

A client says: "My impression of the IP team at McCarter & English is that they have an excellent scope of knowledge, they achieve results, and they make themselves available to clients."

A client says: "They are fabulous at patent licensing."

Work highlights

Defended Hayward Industries in a patent infringement dispute brought by Pentair Water Pool & Spa in relation to patents on swimming pool pumps and controllers.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Short maintains a broad-based IP practice which includes notable strength in litigation copyright, patent and trademark disputes. He has a significant client following in software and electronics.

Michael Friscia is noted for his wide-ranging capabilities which takes in contentious and noncontentious copyright, patent and trademark matters.
"A fantastic trademark prosecutor with a broad knowledge base." "Michael is an accomplished trademark as well as patent litigation and prosecution lawyer; he is a top attorney."

Scott Christie regularly defends companies against patent lawsuits and handles copyright and trademark enforcement, as well as licensing and trade secrets disputes. He offers notable cross-border experience, which includes matters involving the Middle East, Europe and East Asia.
"Scott knows how to get the job done. I wouldn't like to be on the other side of the 'v' from him."

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New Jersey

Intellectual Property


Jonathan Short
Band 3
Michael R Friscia
Band 3
Scott S Christie
Band 2