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Maurice N Ross

Intellectual property Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   11 reviews
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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 18 years
    New York - NY 42 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1981
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Maurice

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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.


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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
He was direct to the point and very engaging in all the question i asked, due to time difference he used to respond quickly to my question and solved many question i had send to him.
Posted by Ed | February 6, 2014
Got an IP attorney?
Maurice Ross is very knowledgeable and professional. He took the time to help my company and make sure nothing was overlooked such as risk of competitors, trademark infringement risk and many other things related with a start-up that our company was not aware of. If your looking for an IP attorney I highly recommended Mr. Ross and his professional partners as they are an excellent team to work with.
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Posted by Andrew | March 25, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful consultation
I was impressed by how quickly Mr. Ross got to the point of my question. He proposed an optimal solution which should save a lot. Many thanks. Will recommend him and use his consultations/services again.
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you Maurice!
Maurice understood perfectly my concerns regarding a specific product I was planning to launch. He responded quickly, clearly and in the most professional way I could think of. I greatly appreciate is effort and kindness!
Posted by Khadi | June 26, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Learning Experience
Reading Att. Ross's answer to my question was for me a learning experience. This is my first year that I actually set out to start the business idea that I've had for many years. His answer was chock-full of information that and raised questions that I needed to think about. I'm very grateful for Mr. Ross for taking the time to really address my question.
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Posted by Glenn | August 20, 2013
Trustworthy and honest person , expert lawyer, fine musician
Maurice was a pleasure to work with and I found him to be a very caring, knowledgeable, trustworthy, honest and helpful copyright attorney. His communication skills were excellent and he accomplished what he said he would do for me. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an excellent attorney. Maurice Ross is the man!
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2013
Detail-oriented, straightforward, and thorough
I had a very tricky question regarding copyright law and Mr. Ross paid attention to every detail of my question. I've asked this same question of other attorneys, and typically have had to repeat myself twice, but Mr. Ross is a stickler for detail, and he caught it the first time around. He also answered my question in depth and gave me more information than what I even could have hoped for. It's clear that Maurice Ross is a good person to have on your side, and presents an honest and thorough legal perspective. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2013
Showed me a right path to move on legal issues.
Firstly i am not a client to Mr.Ross, just an member of avoo. I had a concern about IP & copyright for my upcoming business. He responded with my concern, showing a good way to proceed over. He gave me simple clues which helped me to get my work done, which would cost you pretty much outside. He over delivered what i need, very funny & informative too. BTW he is really a champ & i understood he know's what he does ;) Highly recommend for any IP or Copyright issues.
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Posted by Joe | March 24, 2013
Mr. Maurice Ross helped me.
Mr Ross responded to a question I posted on AVVO. He did this without me contacting him. He helped me pro bono by listening to my issue and giving me expert advice. He then asked me to call him personally and we discussed the issue over the phone. He really cared and had genuine concern. He gave me great advice and even made a call on my behalf. It was great talking law with him.
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Posted by Kazuiko | September 19, 2011
CEO of Gomination
I been working with Maurice almost 1 year. Great thing about him is he knows music,. He plays piano, check king recent radio hit, love to go to night club etc... That's a big difference than other lawyer. I strongly recommend about him.
Posted by James | September 10, 2011
Maurice Ross is an IP genius
Mr Ross took time from his very busy practice to advise me about a threat to sue me for trademark violation. I had published a full page ad in a Washington newspaper that included a photo of a still shot of video of me on tv, which included the TV station's trademarked logo in that still shot. A nasty-gram from the TV's lawyers followed causing me to reach out for Mr. Ross' expertise. His advice was thoughtful, sound, and went beyond discussing my legal jeopardy by suggesting future ways to avoid the problem and still achieve my advertising goals. I cannot recommend this guy enough. Give him a call.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Barton Barton & Plotkin
  • 2009 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Budd Larner, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Senior Associate
  • Clifford Chance US LLP (Previously Rogers and Wells)
  • 1996 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Shea & Gould
  • 1987 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Kaye Scholer Fierman Hays & Handler
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Associate
  • Shereff Friedman
  • 1982 - 1985
  • Associate
  • Sullivan & Cromwell
  • 1980 - 1982
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  • New York University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Brown University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977

Legal Cases

  • In re Desloratadine Patent Litigation
  • Settlement
  • Eisai v. Dr. Reddy's et al
  • Patent Held Valid, Enforceable and Infringed
  • Glaxo v. Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
  • Highly Favorable Settlement
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  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • The Thurgood Marshall Award
  • New York City Bar Association
  • 1998


  • 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 Media
  • Adapting To The "Brave New World: Of Social Networking Issues and Litigation
  • 2012
  • Litigation Strategies for Intellectual Property Cases (Aspatore)
  • Facing New Realities In Ip Litigation and Managing Client Expectations (Book Chapter)
  • 2011
  • IP Litigator
  • Expanding the Role of Extrinsic Evidence in Markman Hearings or Eliminating Markman Hearings Altogether
  • 2003
  • International Legal Strategy--Legal Risk Management
  • Standard-Setting and Disclosure of Intellectual Property Rights--The Federal Circuit's Decision in Rambus v. Infineon Technologies AG
  • 2003
  • International Legal Strategy
  • Attorney-Client Privilege and Intellectual Property, Misconception and Reality
  • 2002
  • IP Worldwide
  • Dangerous Liaison--The French Patent Agent-Client Privilege May No Longer Be Honored and Enforced In United States
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Columbia University Classroom Forum
  • Developments in Intellectual Property Law
  • 2012
  • INSIDE COUNSEL--Intellectual Property
  • Speed Court--Patent Litigation In the International Trade Commission
  • 2011
  • Controlling The Costs of Conducting Intellectual Property Litigation
  • The Role of Intellectual Property Cost Control Counsel In Controlling Costs of Conducting IP Litigation
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A top-notch litigation attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Other
"An excellent attorney in an extremely difficult field, who is an excellent advocate for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ross's advice is consistently accurate and tailored to the asker's specific needs on Avvo. His insight is deeply valued as a member of the Avvo community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by reading the answers in the AVVO community that this lawyer is a top notch attorney who is highly respected in the legal community."
Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse this top notch lawyer. Maurice is an expert at intellectual property law based on years of litigation and counseling. His answers here on Avvo are uniformly among the very best -- very practical and very reliable. When your company is on the line you want a lawyer like Maurice on your side."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his service and contributions, with his legal analysis in IP law."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Ross. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without hesitation, I endorse Maurice N Ross. I've followed Mr. Ross' posts on Avvo and find them to consistently be accurate, insightful and chock full of value. Based upon his experience and demonstrated ability, any client retaining Maurice Ross has a superb attorney on their side."
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I find his advice to be clear, concise, and direct on all issues."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ross gives excellent, excellent responses on Avvo and clearly knows how to best resolve IP issues for his clients. As a business and trial lawyer, I'm always looking for good IP lawyers and Mr. Ross is certainly a lawyer to whom I'd refer my clients."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. With years of experience and nearly two thousand published answers to questions on, each of them both accurate and insightful, and a great web site too, it is easy to see that attorney Ross knows Intellectual Property Law (and that isn't easy to master), and cares about making sure that his clients understand their rights too. If that is your problem and you need help, he is your answer. I recommend him to you."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. He is an asset to the legal community."
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Ross are consistently helpful, thorough and analytic. His latest response, raising issues not perceived by others requires me to endorse him. Any client obtaining his analysis and legal services should consider themselves fortunate."
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New York Intellectual property Lawyer Maurice N Ross
Maurice N Ross
Intellectual property Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 42 years
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