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Can I help you protect your work product with a patent or copyright? Can I help you brand your goods or services with a trademark? I practice law in New York, Florida, and before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. I limit what I do to matters related to intellectual property.


Languages spoken: Dutch, French

Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 50%
    26 years, 100 cases
  2. Trademark Application: 30%
    29 years, 10 cases
  3. Licensing: 5%
    29 years
  4. Patent Infringement: 4%
    26 years
  5. Other: 11%
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Hourly ($300-350/hour)

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216 Bradford Pkwy
Syracuse, New York, 132241767


FLMember in Good Standing198801/11/2016
NYCurrently registered 198803/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselHoffberg & Associates2009 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorSyracuse University1995 - Present
Of CounselMilde & Hoffberg LLP2005 - 2009
AffiliatedHancock & Estabrook, LLP2001 - 2005
Patent AttorneyU. S. Air Force Research Laboratory1996 - 2001
PartnerMorrison Law Firm1991 - 1995
AssociateMelvin & Melvin PLLC1987 - 1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - NewarkN/AJD - Juris Doctor1987
Harvard UniversityHistory of SciencePh.D.1964
University of California - Los AngelesOceanographyMS - Master of Science1957
Harvard CollegeHistory & ScienceA.B.m.c.l.1951
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Course I developed and have taught every Fall SemesterLegal Aspects of Engineering & Computer Science1995