IP LAW

Our firm was established in 1995 and focuses on patents, trademarks, and copyrights. We help individuals and, businesses protect their intellectual property as well as help overseas law firms prosecute patents in the United States. Our principal, John de la Rosa, is a former Bell Labs research & development scientist who has practical experience in telecommunications, photonics, optics, and software development. We especially specialize in representing entrepreneurs.

Welcome

In the rapidly changing legal landscape of the new economy, successful businesses recognize the need to protect and to maximize the value of their tangible and intangible assets and to avoid the pitfalls of today's complex and technology driven business environment. Our legal services are distinguished by the extraordinary level of involvement we undertake in understanding our clients' business and legal needs. In most instances, we function as your off-premise in-house counsel or as an extension of your in-house legal staff.

Profile

John de la Rosa is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, New York Bar, U.S. district courts, eastern and southern districts of New York, District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

He is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association. Prior to establishing the firm, he was associated with Pennie & Edmonds -one of the then nation’s largest intellectual property law firms. There, he was involved with numerous litigations in the electronics industry, including a suit having a billion dollar verdict.

He obtained his Law degree from Rutgers University School of Law; a Bachelor of Science in EE from Stevens Institute of Technology; a Master of Science in Optics from the University of Rochester, and a Master of Science in EE from Columbia University.

Previously, he was a research scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, working in the field of photonics and optical communications. Later, as a member of the legal & patent staff, he was responsible for serving the needs of internationally recognized scientists in the field of lasers, semiconductors, and optical computing.

Our areas of practice include:

  • Technology Based Business Negotiations
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Patents Copyrights & Trademarks Prosecution/Assertion
  • E-Commerce & Internet
  • Litigation
  • Trademark Search/ Registration
  • Patent Validity/Invalidity Studies
  • Technology Transfer
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition

Patent

The right conferred by the patent grant is, in the language of the statute and of the grant itself, “the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling” the invention in the United States or “importing” the invention into the United States.

Trademark

A trademark is a brand name. A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used or intended to be used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one seller or provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods/services.

Copyright

A form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.

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