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Maurice N Ross

About me

I am a  trial lawyer and client counselor focusing on intellectual property, patent litigation, commercial litigation, entertainment law, civil liberties law, constitutional law and criminal defense. I believe in maintaining a varied law practice, representing both individual and corporate clients. Further, I believe it is important to engage in pro bono representation of clients on matters that serve the public interest, and I have devoted a considerable amount of effort on pro bono matters, including representation of death row inmates seeking post-conviction relief. I also try to make room in my practice for developing relationships with individuals in the entertainment business and small businesses who are at the beginning of their careers and need kind  and realistic advice and assistance from a lawyer who truly cares. I pick up my own phone when you call me and I will always return your e-mails, phone calls and text messages.  More recently I have come to realize the enormously positive impact that the internet and other new technologies can have on the legal profession--resulting in more productive, efficient and successful attorney-client relationships.


Languages spoken: French

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Intellectual Property: 50%



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Contact info

Barton Barton & Plotkin LLP

420 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY, 10014


NYCurrently registered 198103/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Thurgood Marshall AwardNew York City Bar Association1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBarton Barton & Plotkin2009 - Present
ShareholderBudd Larner, P.C.2004 - 2009
Senior AssociateClifford Chance US LLP (Previously Rogers and Wells)1996 - 2004
AssociateShea & Gould1987 - 1996
AssociateKaye Scholer Fierman Hays & Handler1985 - 1987
AssociateShereff Friedman1982 - 1985
AssociateSullivan & Cromwell1980 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionMemberN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
New York Intellectual Property Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
New York City Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Genentech v. Biotechnology GeneralObtained Preliminary Injunction Affirmed On Appeal
In re Recombinant DNA Patent LitigationFavorable Settlement of Complex MDL Litigation
Genentech, Inc. v. Novo NordiskPreliminary Injunction (overturned on appeal)
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Publication nameTitleDate
Aspatore Book publication)The Challenge of Correcting Inequalities in the US PI Law System (Book Chapter)2012
Aspatore Special report--Navigating the Legal Issues Surrounding Social MediaAdapting To The "Brave New World: Of Social Networking Issues and Litigation2012
Litigation Strategies for Intellectual Property Cases (Aspatore)Facing New Realities In Ip Litigation and Managing Client Expectations (Book Chapter)2011
BNA Journal of Patent, Trademark and Copyright LawLeveling The Playing Field--The Role of Venture Capital In Hatch Waxman Act Patent Litigation2010
BNA JOURNAL OF PATENT, TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT LAWIntellectual Property Cost Control Counsel--Controlling the Core Structural Components of Skyrocketing Litigation Costs2010
IP LitigatorExpanding the Role of Extrinsic Evidence in Markman Hearings or Eliminating Markman Hearings Altogether2003
International Legal Strategy--Legal Risk ManagementStandard-Setting and Disclosure of Intellectual Property Rights--The Federal Circuit's Decision in Rambus v. Infineon Technologies AG2003
International Legal StrategyAttorney-Client Privilege and Intellectual Property, Misconception and Reality2002
IP WorldwideDangerous Liaison--The French Patent Agent-Client Privilege May No Longer Be Honored and Enforced In United States1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Brown UniversitySociologyBS - Bachelor of Science1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Columbia University Classroom ForumDevelopments in Intellectual Property Law2012
INSIDE COUNSEL--Intellectual PropertySpeed Court--Patent Litigation In the International Trade Commission2011
Controlling The Costs of Conducting Intellectual Property LitigationThe Role of Intellectual Property Cost Control Counsel In Controlling Costs of Conducting IP Litigation2011
Nasdaq Legal MindsTVIntellecutal Property Valuation and Current Issues2010