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Alan Martin Sack

Patent application Attorney at New York, NY

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Licensed for 38 years

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EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, PATENT, TRADEMARK, COPYRIGHT & ENTERTAINMENT LAW.

Alan Sack is an experienced intellectual property attorney. A graduate of MIT and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Alan helps his clients protect their patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets in disputes before district courts across the United States, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (US PTO), as well as before the United States International Trade Commission (US ITC). He has served as lead and associate counsel in numerous patent, trademark, unfair competition and copyright litigations and has also mediated intellectual property disputes.

 

In the realm of patent law, Alan handles patent and design patent litigation matters before U.S. district courts, and inter partes matters before the US PTO, including patent appeals, reissues, reexaminations and post issue review proceedings. He also counsels clients on patent preparation and infringement matters and has extensive experience in the preparation, prosecution and appeals of patent applications before the US PTO in a broad spectrum of technologies and designs. He is experienced in patent and copyright protection of technologies relating to computer sciences and business methods, as well as, nanotechnology, biotechnology, medical devices, imaging, LED lighting, mechanical devices, energy storage, radiation detection, superconductors, computer sciences, signal processing, iontophoresis and chemical technologies, waste treatment, polymer molding and processing, chemical engineering, petroleum processing, films, fluid handling and business methods. Alan also has successfully overseen opposition proceedings before the European and Japanese Patent Offices, and he also handles licensing negotiations and preparation of license agreements.

 

Alan is experienced in trademark, unfair competition and trade secret litigation in the U.S. district courts and opposition and cancellation proceedings before the US PTO. He routinely counsels clients in adoption and clearance of trademarks and service marks, the protection of trade secrets, as well as U.S. and foreign trademark filing, prosecution, opposition and appeals. His practice also encompasses counseling and negotiation of branding and advertising transactions. He advises clients regarding protection and use of trademarks in advertising and product packaging, advertising claims and the use of appropriate marking of patents and registered trademarks on product packaging and brochures. Alan has extensive Trademark, Copyright, Trade Secret & UC protection, counseling, licensing and litigation experience in the Apparel, Banking, Entertainment, Fabrics, Food, Footwear, Gaming, Music & Restaurant industries.  Alan has been a longtime member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and an active member of the Trade Name Subcommittee of the Trademark Enforcement Committee of INTA. Alan has also handled a variety of copyright and entertainment related litigation, registration and counseling matters, and has litigated software and television copyright infringement actions in U.S. district courts and before the US ITC.

 

In a recent US ITC investigation, Alan and his team prevailed on summary determination in an investigation involving a children’s television show.  The ITC’s Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) found lack of substantial similarity between the accused television show and the copyrights asserted in the investigation.  Alan has also handled matters related to copyright infringement actions in the music industry and has been successful in taking down infringing content for music posted on various Internet websites under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. (DMCA). He has also successfully conducted arbitrations under ICANN’s Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution (UDRP) arbitration procedures.

 

Alan is a member of the Federal Bar Association and is part of a team of three senior patent litigators that has taken on an initiative to provide the district courts designated to participate in the Patent Cases Pilot Program (PCPP) with a series of in-depth and interactive multi-session presentations on the relevant substantive and procedural aspects of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. The sessions look at the how the new patent act affects the conduct of patent litigations before the U.S. district courts and the interplay between district court litigation and the new post registration proceedings before the USPTO. Alan and his colleagues have presented before the judges, magistrate-judges and law clerks of the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York and have contributed to the drafting of the local patent rules that are shared by these courts.

 

 

Before SACK IP

During his career, Alan has been a partner at the law firms of Fox Rothschild, LLP and Hoffmann & Baron, LLP, as well as of counsel at Morgan & Finnegan, LLP and Lock Lord, LLP.

 Alan was an AlexanderFellow at the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 1982.

At MIT Alan conducted research in Life Sciences on the genetics and biochemistry of bacterial cells, using viral vectors to modify the genetic materal of the cell. Thesis: "Strain Construction and Study of Merodiploid EUP Mutant of E. Coli." under the supervision of Dr. Salvador E. Luria, Nobel laureate in Biology.

Additonally, at MIT Alan worked at the “ALCATOR” Nuclear Fusion Project - Fabricating and developing high power relays and switching systems needed to supply electrical power the reactor.

 

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Licensed for 38 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 11/04/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1984
Updated 11/23/2022

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SACK IP Law pc
445 Park Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY, 10022
Sack IP Law P.C
6800 Jericho Tpke
Ste 120 W
Syosset, NY, 11791-4445
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Posted by David Davoli | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Patent Attorney
Alan is a top notch patent attorney. He is efficient, through and has terrific interpersonal skills in relating with the client. I highly recommend him.
Response from Alan Sack December 20, 2019
Thank you David! It was wonderful working with an excellent attorney as you. I hope that we have a chance to work together again soon.
Posted by Bill | November 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mr. Sack was very helpful in providing me with the results of a comprehensive trademark search.
Response from Alan Sack November 8, 2021
Thank you Bill. I enjoyed counseling you on this matter.
Posted by Ian | May 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Alan is very personable and has in depth knowledge.
I spoke with Alan via phone for a quick and free consultation(15 minutes or so). Alan was pleasant and personable. I did not feel rushed off the phone. I had questions about naming a business. Alan explained the process and thoroughly answered questions that I had. I will use Alan if I need his services in the future. Two thumbs up!
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Posted by Andrew | August 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Patent Lawyer
I was very fortunate to have found Alan M. Sack to help me with my invention idea. Alan gave me exceptional guidance and advice throughout the Patent Application process. It's nice to know that he has my back and I have his support. Alan is extremely knowledgeable and very meticulous in his field. I highly recommend Alan to anyone who is looking to hire great Patent/Trademark Attorney.
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Response from Alan Sack August 26, 2020
Andrew, it has been my pleasure working with you on your invention, patent application and trademark. I appreciate the care and enthusiasm that you have for your innovation. Thank you for your kind review. I look forward to your success in bringing your product to market, and your Intellectual Property protection validated and approved by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Contract
Alan helped me with negotiations on my first contract. He was willing to help me on short notice and right before a holiday. I would definitely recommend him and plan on seeking his counsel in the future with future projects.
Response from Alan Sack December 20, 2019
Thank you! Always happy to help kind and talented artists, like you. I hope to work with you on your next film.
Posted by Norma | October 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Norma
Very helpful! Discouraging! But, kept me from jumping into a situation that I would later regret!! LOL!
Response from Alan Sack December 20, 2019
Norma. I am pleased to help. Sometimes the best moves are the ones we pass on making.
Posted by Hal | April 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Guidance
Mr. Sack and his staff handled my patent related issues professionally and with great clarity as to how we would process. Appreciated his great guidance and honesty. There were no surprises.
Response from Alan Sack December 20, 2019
Thank you Hal! I'm pleased to help. Looking forward to your next project.
Posted by Jeaninne | January 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A consultation with Mr. Sack
Mr Sack was very helpful in answering all of my questions and responding to my emails. I found him very warm and friendly as a lawyer during our consultation and email discussions, and although I was not able to hire him for his services at this time, I highly recommend him if you are looking for an attorney. Thanks for the referral to Mr. Sack.!
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Response from Alan Sack December 20, 2019
Jeaninne, always happy to help! Thank you for your kind review. Hope to speak with you again soon.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Attorney for Inventors who had their product stolen by the bigger Corporations
Alan Sack is one of a kind. Very helpful and goes the extra mile to help you find a great lawyer outside the US if your question involves another country. He's a sweetheart! Very educated in his field and gave me the best advice without any talk of money or fees. Very good attorney! 5 Stars from me!
Response from Alan Sack December 20, 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review! I am always happy to help. Hope to speak with you again soon.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 550-550 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-50%
  • Retainer Always
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder, President
  • SACK IP Law p.c.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Equity Partner
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Of Counsel
  • Locke Lord, LLP
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Of Counsel
  • Morgan & Finnegan n, LLP
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
  • 1987 - 2008
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Education

  • Benjamin N Cardozo
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • SB
  • 1979

Associations

  • International Trademark Association
  • Committee member-Trade Names Subcommittee
  • 2000 - 2015
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Committee member - Patent Law Committee
  • 1987 - 2016
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyers - Intellectual Property - NY Metro
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyers - Intellectual Property - NY Metro
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyers - Intellectual Property - NY Metro
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers - Intellectual Property - NY Metro
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Alexander Fellowship
  • B.N. Cardozo School of Law
  • 1982
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • The Rapidly Changing Patent Law Landscape: What Entrepreneurs, Investors, Inventors, Lawyers and Judges Need to Know, Troy, NY
  • Discussion on Local Patent Rules, Discrete AIA Litigation Issues, Interplay of Different Fora in which to Litigate Patent Disputes
  • 2015
  • MIT Club of Long Island Dinner Meeting (October 15, 2015)
  • How the America Invents Act and the Patent Cases Pilot Program Changed Everything! What Today’s Inventors, Investors, and Entrepreneurs Need to Know about the New Patent Acts
  • 2015
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • AIA and PCPP Legislation and Impact on District Court Patent Litigation
  • 2014
  • Lectures Before the US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • AIA and PCPP Legislation and Impact on District Court Patent Litigation
  • 2013
  • Lectures Before the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • AIA and PCPP Legislation and Impact on District Court Patent Litigation
  • 2013
  • The Essentials of Advertising & Marketing Law, Chicago, IL
  • Internet Advertising Law Green Deceptive Advertising Law
  • 2010
  • 2010 Advertising and Marketing Law, New York, NY
  • Emerging and Hot Topics
  • 2010
  • AIPLA Annual Meeting, Washington DC
  • Quick and Dirty Patent Applications, Advantages and Pitfalls
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
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Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked and was trained by Attorney Sack years ago at a top law firm. Alan has the rare combination of being an expert in all areas of IP law (patent, trademark & copyright), as well as being able to distill difficult legal concepts into understandable concepts allowing clients to take well-informed action. He is extremely ethical and I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends and colleagues at any moment."
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alana is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services."
Patent application Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Sack. I have viewed his responses and advice that he has offered on a wide range of topics and have found it on point and insightful."
Trademark infringement Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow IP attorney, I have had the pleasure of observing Attorney Sack demonstrate his immense knowledge in all avenues of Intellectual Property law on a routine basis, showcasing his mastery over myriad complex issues of law on these Avvo forums. Accordingly, I endorse Mr. Sack for his wisdom and honed craft."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers to questions posed are very informative and well thought out."
Trademark infringement Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked closely with Attorney Sack over several years on multiple matters covering patent, trademark and copyright. I wholeheartedly endorse him for any litigation in those areas - he places the client's interest above all else, but is not a "Yes man" -- he is not afraid to tell his client that what they want to do/are doing is foolish and to provide practical alternatives."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Attorney Sack through his participation on Avvo. He has provided quality advices and opinions by promptly answer the questions."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Attorney Sack through his participation on Avvo. As a fellow practitioner in Intellectual Property, I always find his responses to be concise, cogent and on-point. He gives practical advice that cuts to the heart of the issue and is helpful to the questioner. I endorse this attorney."
Patent application Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Sack advocates for his clients and their interests in a strong intelligent manner. His contributions to the legal community, especially the community of inventors, entertainers, and copyright holders, are valuable and provide keen insight to all who come into contact with him. I wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Alan Sack."
Copyright infringement Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top of the line attorney, highly recommended."
Patent infringement Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Sack. He has over 30 years of experience and does excellent work. I appreciate all the time he spends answering questions in the Q & A Forum. I highly recommend this attorney."
Trademark infringement Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Mr. Sack from his frequent contributions on Avvo. In my experience, his answers have been thoughtful, accurate, and insightful. In short, Mr. Sack seems to be well versed in all aspects of intellectual property law."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Sack takes a lot of time to answer questions on the Avvo forum and always provides great information. He is very knowledgeable."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Attorney Sack for his abilities in Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law. He and I practice in some of the same areas, and I have seen his well-reasoned and knowledgeable answers on AVVO, as well as consulted with him concerning possible IP litigation."
Entertainment Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The number of superlative answers of Mr. Sack is beyond counting. His answers are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lawyers who donate time on sites like this have a passion for the law and a compassion for the people they serve. Kudos."
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've read a hundred or so of Attorney Sack's responses to intellectual property law questions posed to Avvo. Nearly without exception his responses are legally sound, insightful, wise and -- most important -- business savvy. Without hesitation I endorse him and would recommend him to anyone seeking intellectual property advice."
Copyright infringement Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sack provides insightful analysis and is well informed on legal issues. I endorse this lawyer."
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New York Patent application Lawyer Alan Martin Sack
Alan Martin Sack
Patent application Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 38 years
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