I am a litigator with over 20 years of experience, who has successfully represented clients in a variety of matters in venues all over the United States at trial and appellate levels. I have a strong focus on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases. My representations often involve technologies including computer software and hardware, light emitting diodes, bio-technology, semiconductor manufacturing and fabrication, optics and medical devices as well as business methods. I have successfully obtained and defended motions for preliminary injunctions and summary judgment motions involving the Patent Act, Copyright Act, Lanham Act, Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. In addition to intellectual property litigation I also have experience in computer law including cybersecurity.
Before becoming a partner with Weisbrod, Matteis & Copley, I was a partner at Shulman Rogers, a partner in the New York office of Sidley Austin and before that I was a federal prosecutor with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (“CCIPs”) of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice where I worked for over five years.
I’ve first-chaired several patent and trademark trials and dozens of Markman, preliminary injunction and summary judgment hearings in federal courts throughout the United States and have successfully litigated matters involving complex legal issues and concerning technologies including computer software and hardware, light emitting diodes, bio-technology, semiconductor manufacturing and fabrication, optics and medical devices as well as business methods.
I’m also the author of Intellectual Property & Computer Crimes (Law Journal Press), which has been updated twice a year since first being published in 2003. It has been described as a “must have desk reference.” I have also published over 50 legal articles and have given over 60 presentations on a wide variety of legal topics. My article “The Intersection of Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy received the 2010 Burton Award for Legal Achievement. The Burton Awards program, held in association with the Library of Congress, is devoted to recognizing and rewarding excellence in the legal profession. The thirty winners for the 2010 awards were chosen from entries submitted by the nation’s 1,000 largest and most prestigious law firms.
I have been recognized in New York Super Lawyers 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010; profiled as an outstanding alumnus of USF Law School.
IP Law and Business featured my trial work in “The Winning Ways of Six IP Trial Teams,” August 2003. More recently, I served as lead counsel for co-defendant Adelphia Communications. Adelphia and other large cable companies were accused of infringing patents for cable modems. After originally seeking damages of over $120 million from Adelphia alone, plaintiff agreed to enter into a consent judgment of noninfringement.
I’ve argued numerous times before the Second, Fifth, Ninth and Federal Circuits involving patent, copyright and trademark law. And I’ve also successfully handled a number of internal investigations involving federal criminal laws on behalf of large corporations and served on Sidley’s committee on electronic discovery.