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Mr. Berchou practices intellectual property law and litigation.  He has served as lead counsel in numerous patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright and unfair competition matters in district courts throughout the country. In addition, Mr. Berchou is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, prosecuting patent applications with a particular emphasis in the electrical and computer arts.


Practice areas


  1. Patent Infringement: 40%
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
  3. Patent Application: 20%
  4. Trademark: 20%

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Phillips Lytle, LLP

One Canalside
125 Main Street.
Buffalo, NY, 14203


NYCurrently registered 199403/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPhillips Lytle LLP1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lawyers for LearningVolunteer2014 - Present
Computers for CildrenDirector2011 - Present
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionN/AN/A
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Bar Association of Erie CountyN/AN/A
Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law AssociationN/AN/A
Leadership BuffaloN/A2007 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Big Vision Private Ltd. v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.Dismissed on Summary Judgment
Safespan Platform Systems, Inc. et al v. EZ Access, Inc. et alPermanent Injunction, Prevailed on Summary Judgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
Buffalo Business FirstLegal side of potential trademark infringements2014
Buffalo Business FirstShould Congress crackdown on ‘patent trolls’?2014
Buffalo Business FirstLegal community weighs in on patent case2009
Phillips Lytle UpdateProtecting Your Trademark From Internet AbuseN/A
Phillips Lytle UpdatePatent and Trademark Office Attempts to Bring Order to Explosion of "Business Method" Patent ApplicationsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawBusiness AdministrationMBA1993
State University of New York at BuffaloElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1988