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Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

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Firm Overview:
An intellectual property boutique for 50 years, Lerner David has truly stood the test of time. While others folded their boutiques into large law firms, Lerner David stayed true to its passion — teaming with clients to focus solely on building and protecting patent, copyright and trademark assets. Grounded in exceptionally high standards of professionalism, integrity and character, the firm’s attorneys and paralegals are highly sophisticated and committed to this mission.

Having a reputation for effecting positive results for its clients — in patent and trademark offices, in court and at the bargaining table — it is the firm’s role as ‘counselors’ that remains paramount. It is the firm’s sound, practical advice that helps clients make informed decisions. Coupling a business oriented approach with a broad international reach, Lerner David has succeeded in fostering long-term relationships with its clients.

Main Areas of Practice:

Post Grant Proceedings (IPRs, PGRs, Reexamination):

Whether correcting a patent before trial, removing possible inequitable conduct defenses, establishing prior inventorship, or as an alternative or adjunct to district court litigation, Lerner David has the tools and experience to guide you through these proceedings.
Contacts: Gregory S Gewirtz
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Michael H Teschner
Email: [email protected] lernerdavid.com

Patent Procurement:
The attorneys work closely with clients to parlay critical inventive features into solid IP assets. The firm’s keen understanding of technology and Patent Office proceedings enables it to craft strategies in securing portfolios with real-world value. Against the firm’s highly-talented pool of attorneys, efficiency comes easy given its prosecutionfocused infrastructure that is second to none.
Contact: Charles H Humkey
Tel: 908-518-6322
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Natalie S Richer
Tel: 908 518 6381
Email: [email protected]

Patent, Copyright, Trademark Litigation:
'When we need someone to really dig in and fight a good fight, we typically turn to Lerner David.'
This Fortune 100 client recognized that the firm has fight. This fight is complemented by the reality that its experience in technology and IP procurement enables it to distill complex information for the benefit of the arbiter who can then embrace winning positions.
Contact: Greg S Gewirtz
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Scott R Samay
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Christian E Samay
Email: [email protected]
Contact: William L Mentlik
Email: [email protected]

ITC Litigation Practice:
Lerner David’s extensive litigation experience enables it to swiftly navigate the complexities at the U.S. International Trade Commission (‘ITC’). Bolstered by proven technical acumen, Lerner David supports complainants and respondents alike. Acting directly or as shadow counsel, Lerner David extracts value in ITC investigations and proceedings, working cooperatively with staff attorneys, ALJs and attorney advisors in order to bring about favorable conclusions, and at times, the extraordinary General Exclusion Order (GEO).
Contact: Christian E Samay
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Charles P Kennedy
Email: [email protected]

Hatch-Waxman Litigation & Counseling:
Lerner David’s practice under the Hatch Waxman Act (‘ANDAs’ and ‘paper’ NDAs) combines its attributes as courtroom advocates and IP strategists. The attorneys have extensive backgrounds and advanced degrees that assist in weaving effective approaches. It plans for every challenging stage — e.g. Orange Book strategy, notice letters, litigation and appeal.
Contact: William L Mentlik
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Tedd W Van Buskirk
Email: [email protected] lernerdavid.com
Contact: Russell W Faegenburg
Email: [email protected] 

Diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions:
Its attorneys possess the skills and experience to assess and manage the risks attendant in acquiring products, companies, and technology. Advice to its clients on IP quality and possible future obstacles, it is their in-depth analysis that often allows clients to close a deal on better terms than contemplated. And, clients benefit from the synergy of having those running IP diligence also negotiate IP reps in assisting deal counsel.
Contact: Keith E Gilman
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Kevin M Kocun
Email: [email protected] com

Copyrights:
Lerner David commands a wide breadth of experience in copyright litigation. The firm recognizes the critical relationship of copyrights to other types of IP and develops strategies to maximize copyright revenue.
Contact: Gregg A Paradise
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Stephen F Roth
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Charles P Kennedy
Email: [email protected]

IP Asset Management:
Securing IP protection is the first step to maximizing IP portfolios. The firm also helps clients manage portfolios adroitly so that the assets meaningfully enhance the business of its clients.
Contacts: William A DiBianca
Tel: 908 518 6340
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Brian R Tomkins
Tel: 908 518 6380
Email: [email protected] lernerdavid.com

IP Transactions:
Lerner David crafts license, development, consulting, and other agreements to effect real-world commercial impact. The firm’s extensive full service IP practice fosters the knowledge and application of substantive laws to support strategic approaches in its transactional practice, from the seemingly simple NDA to the more complex license deals.
Contact: Bruce H Sales
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Keith E Gilman
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Kevin M Kocun
Email: [email protected] com

Clearance Opinions:
IP roadblocks can undermine the development of a product. The firm’s clearance studies provide an understanding of the IP landscape and how to navigate IP minefields. By tracking the proper pathway, and at times assisting clients in ‘designing around’ its clients often avoid costly litigation. Written opinions that address fully crystallized positions provide business guidance for clients for years to come.
Contact: Keith E Gilman
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Kevin M Kocun
Email: [email protected]

Trademark & Trade Dress Procurement:
Lerner David expertise in selecting and registering trademarks world-wide has its foundation in being integrated synergistically with marketing. By understanding different legal systems, and being sensitive to cultural implications in different countries and regions, the firm assists clients in protecting brands on a global landscape.
Contact: Gregg A Paradise
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Bruce H Sales
Emails: [email protected]
Contact: Thomas M Palisi
Email: [email protected],com