Intellectual Property and Technology

Cohen & Gresser handles a wide range of intellectual property and technology matters. Our litigators have experience in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition litigation and advise clients on internet privacy issues, data security, and technology law. Our transactional lawyers protect our clients’ patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, and trade secrets; manage trademark portfolios; and negotiate and draft a broad range of licensing and technology-related agreements.

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We are pleased to announce that 33 of our New York and Washington D.C.-based C&G attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers this year across a wide range of practice areas. Super Lawyers also selected C&G co-founder Mark S Cohen and partners Jonathan S Abernethy and Daniel H Tabak to its list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partner Karen H Bromberg to its list of the top 50 women lawyers in the New York metropolitan area.
IAM Patent 1000 has recognized Karen H Bromberg as a leading patent professional in its 2019 guide, noting an “excellent track record” and efficiency in “facilitating early wins.”  Published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), the ranking identifies top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe and takes into account an attorney’s depth of knowledge, market presence, level of work, as well as positive peer and client feedback.
We are pleased to announce that thirty of our New York and Washington, D.C.-based C&G attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers this year across a wide range of practice areas. Super Lawyers also selected C&G co-founders Mark S Cohen and Lawrence T Gresser to its list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partners Karen H Bromberg and Alexandra Wald as two of its top 50 women lawyers in New York. Super Lawyers ranks outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Fewer than five percent of all lawyers in the U.S. receive this honor.

C&G welcomes the attorneys who joined the firm in 2017.

"We’re very fortunate to have added these exceptional lawyers in New York and Paris," said Managing Partner, Lawrence T Gresser.  "We look forward to continuing to build our transactional and disputes practices in all of our offices in 2018."

Twenty-eight of our New York and Washington D.C.-based Cohen & Gresser attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers this year across a wide range of practice areas. Super Lawyers also named C&G co-founding partner Mark S Cohen to its list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partners Karen H Bromberg and Alexandra Wald to its top 50 women lawyers in New York list. Super Lawyers ranks outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Fewer than five percent of all lawyers in the U.S. receive this honor.
IAM Patent 1000 has recognized Karen H Bromberg as a leading patent professional in its 2017 guide.  Published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), the IAM Patent 1000 identifies top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe, compiling its data through interviews with numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys, and in-house counsel.
We are pleased to announce that twenty-two of our U.S.-based C&G attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers this year across a wide range of practice areas. Super Lawyers also named C&G co-founding partners Mark S Cohen and Lawrence T Gresser to its list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partner Karen H Bromberg to both its list of top 50 women lawyers and top 100 lawyers in this region. Super Lawyers ranks outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Fewer than five percent of all lawyers in the U.S. receive this honor.
We are pleased to announce that twenty-two of our New York-based C&G attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers this year across a wide range of practice areas. Super Lawyers ranks outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Fewer than five percent of all lawyers in New York receive this honor.
Each year, the IAM Patent 1000 identifies top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. This year, IAM Patent 1000 has recognized Karen Bromberg as a leading patent professional for 2015. Published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), the IAM Patent 1000 compiles its data through interviews with numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel, and identifies the leading players in the field.
On Tuesday May 27, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled a good faith belief that a patent is invalid is not a defense to induced infringement. C&G's Karen H Bromberg speaks to Law360 about why this decision in Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems Inc. is significant.
Cohen & Gresser is pleased to announce that the firm and five of its attorneys are recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, a national ranking guide that recognizes outstanding lawyers and law firms across the United States who are strongly recommended based on in-depth interviews with thousands of lawyers, clients, and industry leaders, with the most weight assigned to client feedback. The final rankings take into account a lawyer's legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, and commitment to the profession, among other qualities most valued by clients.
Recently, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act ("DTSA").  Under the DTSA, an owner of a misappropriated trade secret may bring a federal civil action if the trade secret is "related to a product or service used in, or intended for use in, interstate or foreign commerce." There are many aspects of this new law of which businesses should be aware, but three are worth special attention. Click 'view' to read more. 
Don’t assume your client will receive a stay pending post grant proceeding. Many practitioners assume that an IPR will trigger a stay of litigation.  This article discusses recent cases that suggest careful case planning, to request or resist, is necessary to best achieve a client’s goals.
E-discovery continues to be an arduous part of the patent litigation process, but three district courts in particular—The Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of California, and the District of Delaware have attempted to level the e-discovery playing field. Since different Districts use different approaches to e-discovery, it’s imperative to know the local e-discovery climate.
Some courts are holding defendants to a heightened pleading standard for affirmative defenses and counterclaims. A review of different pleading standards for claims in different jurisdictions suggests that defendants should look carefully at evolving case law in their jurisdiction in which they are sued until the Federal Circuit presumably harmonizes the pleading standards.
The Alice decision held that patent claims directed to certain abstract ideas are invalid under 35 U.S.C. Sec. 101. This represents the fourth time in the past five years that the Supreme Court has tackled the question of whether a patent was directed to patent-eligible subject matter. The decision impacts the future of software patents, other business method patents, and patent troll (NPE) activity. This One-Hour Briefing will address what inside counsel need to know about the Supreme Court’s decision on patent eligibility including:
  • What factors of patent eligibility does the Alice ruling not address
  • Applying Alice from the perspective of the patent defendant
A privacy law presentation at the In-House Counsel Forum of Korea.  This seminar will describe sources of privacy law in the United States and the European Union.  It will also illustrate how these jurisdictions approach privacy law, how it is enforced, and why it is enforced differently.  Lastly, recent privacy litigation in Europe and the United States will be discussed.