Work with companies of all sizes to build, grow, protect, defend, assert, and make money from intellectual property. Guide engineers to identify aspects of their technology that has commercial value (i.e. “WHY is the invention better than the competitor’s technology?”) Advocate with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to procure strong patents. Counsel clients to avoid expensive litigation. Take the time to learn and understand my clients’ business goals to maximize their Return-On-Investment, leverage their intellectual property in order to obtain market dominance, and solve their problems so that they can go back to making money.
-Build patent portfolios of all sizes and complexities
-Design and implement intellectual property strategies
-Understand state of the art electrical, computer and mechanical technologies
-Expert witness for patent malpractice litigation
-Draft written opinions for patentability, invalidity, and non-infringement
-Interact frequently with foreign attorneys to obtain strong intellectual property rights on an international scale.
-Patent Post Grant procedures
-Lecture on intellectual property throughout the United States and Asia.
-Frequent contributor to The Legal Intelligencer and LAW360
Licensed since 1990
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Partner||Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow||2014 - Present|
|Shareholder||Ratner Prestia||1988 - 2014|
|Engineer||RCA Corporation||1985 - 1987|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association||Member||N/A|
|The Legal Intelligencer||The Importance of Determining Whether a Patent Has Value||2014|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of Pennsylvania||Computer Science & Engineering||BSE - Bachelor of Engineering||1984|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet...But Would It Satisfy 35 U.S.C. §112?||2010|