Recent News - Intellectual Property


Del Pizzo Argues Mock TRO and PI Motion with Colleagues in Educational Session
May 16, 2018
On Monday, May 14, 2018, Nancy Del Pizzo joined the Hon. Stanley R. Chesler, U.S.D.J., Thomas Meloro, a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP,  and Brandon Fierro, an associate at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, to present on ex parte motions for Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) and Preliminary Injunctions (PI) and PI motions, generally, to members …
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NJ Law Journal Names Rivkin Radler’s IP Group Department of the Year
April 24, 2018 | Intellectual Property
The New Jersey Law Journal announced that Rivkin Radler’s Intellectual Property Practice Group was chosen as the Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year (Midsize). The named law firms were chosen for going above and beyond when providing counsel to clients.  As the New Jersey Law Journal states, “In many cases, they ferried them through …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers
March 19, 2018 | Brian R. Ade | Nancy A. Del Pizzo | Gene Y. Kang | Intellectual Property | Insurance Coverage | Commercial Litigation | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
HACKENSACK, NJ  – – Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that Brian Ade, Nancy A. Del Pizzo and Gene Kang have been named 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers.  Ade was named a Top Rated Products Liability Attorney; Del Pizzo was named a Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney; and Kang was named a Rising …
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Rivkin Radler Makes a Splash at Women in Law Conference in Philadelphia
March 15, 2018
Nancy Del Pizzo was joined by Kori Clanton, Michelle Bholan, Johanna Sanchez and Catalina De La Hoz at the Women in Law & Leadership Summit in Philadelphia on March 14. Nancy spoke on a panel entitled, “Who is My Mentor and Developing a Sponsor,” and ran a roundtable discussion on the topic. The panel talked …
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Del Pizzo to Speak at The Women in Law and Leadership Summit
February 2, 2018 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property
On March 14, Nancy Del Pizzo will speak on a panel entitled, “Who is My Mentor and Developing a Sponsor” at The Women in Law and Leadership Summit in Philadelphia. The Women in Law & Leadership Summit explores the career obstacles, risks and rewards on the path to a fulfilling and productive career for women lawyers. This conference will …
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Rivkin Radler to Host Intellectual Property Presentation
January 9, 2018 | Intellectual Property
On Thursday, January 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Michael Mulè will host the first program in the Business Owners’ Seminar Series (BOSS). Michael Cannata, Frank Misiti and Steve Smirti will give a presentation entitled, “Intellectual Property 101: IP Issues in Marketing and Advertising.” During this session, business owners will learn tactics from partners in …
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Gurdus Presenting CLE for NCBA
January 3, 2018 | Insurance Coverage
Jason Gurdus will be presenting a Dean’s Hour CLE for the Nassau County Bar Association on January 30, 2018 on the topic of “New York Insurance Construction Defects.” The Dean’s Hour, hosted by Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti, co-chairs of the NCBA’s Insurance Law committee, will feature a talk highlighting insurance coverage considerations in connection with construction …
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U.N.-Affiliated Initiative Gets an Assist from Rivkin Radler
December 12, 2017 | Shari Claire Lewis | Marc S. Ullman | Steven Shapiro | Nancy A. Del Pizzo | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services | Intellectual Property
The Island Women Open Network (IWON), created by the Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Initiative in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), signed an agreement engaging Rivkin Radler LLP for legal assistance. IWON’s main objective is to empower women and children at the grassroots level to transform the sustainable-energy sector of Small …
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Del Pizzo Presents at ABA Conference in Los Angeles
October 3, 2017 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property
On September 28, Nancy Del Pizzo presented at the American Bar Association Litigation Section’s workshop, “Maximizing Expert Witnesses: Best Strategies and Practices for Selecting, Using, Challenging and Defending Expert Witnesses.” Approximately 30 people attended the workshop, which was hosted by Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles. Del Pizzo’s panel presented on the topic: …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Kori M. Clanton
September 18, 2017 | Kori M. Clanton | Commercial Litigation | Insurance Fraud | Intellectual Property
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Kori Clanton has joined the firm as an Associate. Kori M. Clanton is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Insurance Fraud and Intellectual Property Practice Groups, resident in the Hackensack, NJ office.  Kori enjoys a diverse practice representing corporate clients in both …
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Del Pizzo Appointed to 2nd Term on State Ethics Committee
August 30, 2017 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property
The New Jersey Supreme Court has appointed Nancy A. Del Pizzo to a second four-year term as a member of one of New Jersey’s District Ethics Committees. For this term, commencing September 1, 2017, she has been appointed to serve on the District Ethics Committee for Bergen County North. She previously was appointed and served …
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Kang Appointed to Ethics Committee
August 30, 2017 | Commercial Litigation | Insurance Fraud | Intellectual Property
Gene Kang has been appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to the District Ethics Committee for Bergen County South. The appointment is for a four-year term that commences September 1, 2017 and ends August 31, 2021. …
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Del Pizzo to Present at ABA Workshop
August 24, 2017 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property
On September 28, Nancy Del Pizzo will present at the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s workshop, “Maximizing Expert Witnesses: Best Strategies and Practices for Selecting, Using, Challenging, and Defending Expert Witnesses.” Nancy will participate on a panel entitled, “Enter the Experts: Tips and Tools for Identifying Effective Expert Witness.” For information about the workshop, …
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Del Pizzo Publishes Article in New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
August 2, 2017 | Nancy A. Del Pizzo | Intellectual Property
Nancy Del Pizzo has published an article entitled, “‘Open Source’ Goes ‘Open Science,'” in the August 2017 issue of the New Jersey Lawyer. Click here to read the article. …
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IP Watchdog’s Music Licensing Story Quotes Del Pizzo
July 24, 2017 | Intellectual Property
Nancy Del Pizzo discussed the effect of fractional performance licenses in an IP Watchdog story entitled, “In the Era of Spotify and Pandora Where do ASCAP and BMI Fit?” Nancy notes that a May 18 decision in the Southern District of New York, and a corresponding appeal, have created uncertainty in the music licensing industry. …
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Don’t Go It Alone: Insurance For Intellectual Property Claims
July 5, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti will be participating in the upcoming Nassau County Bar Association CLE program entitled, “Don’t Go It Alone: Insurance For Intellectual Property Claims.” The program will be held at the Nassau County Bar Association on July 18, from 5:30-6:30 PM and is accredited for one CLE credit in professional practice or …
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Del Pizzo Reappointed Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Committee
June 13, 2017 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property
Nancy A. Del Pizzo has been reappointed, by incoming Bar President, Robert Hille, as Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Committee for 2017-2018. The New Jersey State Bar Association serves, protects, fosters, and promotes the personal and professional interests of its members. It serves as the voice of New Jersey attorneys …
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Cannata and Misiti to Present at NYIPLA Seminar
June 9, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti will be presenters at the upcoming New York Intellectual Property Law Association CLE seminar entitled, “Hot Topics in Trademark Law.” The event is being held at the Princeton Club in New York City on July 19, 2017. Michael and Frank will presenting, “Don’t Go At It Alone: Insurance for Intellectual …
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Attorneys React To Supreme Court Patent Venue Ruling
June 9, 2017 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata was quoted in a recent Law360 article entitled, “Attorneys React To Supreme Court Patent Venue Ruling.” Michael, and other attorneys, provided commentary on the recent Supreme Court decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Brands Group LLC which tightened restrictions on where patent owners can file infringement lawsuits. To read the article, …
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Del Pizzo Presents at NJSBA’s Annual Conference
May 22, 2017 | Intellectual Property
Nancy A. Del Pizzo moderated and spoke at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA’s) Annual Conference in Atlantic City, N.J.  The presentation, entitled, “Social Media: How to Use It to Network and Market Your Practice without Violating the Law,” drew more than 50 attendees. Del Pizzo, who organized the panel for the event, is …
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Del Pizzo Presenting and Moderating Panel at NJSBA Annual Conference
March 24, 2017 | Intellectual Property
On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Nancy Del Pizzo will moderate and present at this year’s New Jersey State Bar Association (“NJSBA”) Annual Conference at the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  The panel, which she organized as co-chair of the NJSBA Intellectual Property Special Committee, is presenting: “Social Media: How to Use It …
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Ade, Del Pizzo Named as 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers
March 20, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Intellectual Property
Super Lawyers has recognized two Rivkin Radler partners. Brian Ade and Nancy Del Pizzo were named as 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers. Brian was named a Top Rated Products Liability Attorney; Nancy was named a Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney. Brian has been on the Super Lawyers list every year since 2005. Nancy was named …
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Smirti, Cannata & Misiti Secure Dismissal of Trade Dress and Trademark Infringement Lawsuit
March 10, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael C. Cannata, Frank M. Misiti, and Stephen J. Smirti, Jr. successfully secured the dismissal of a hotly contested trade dress and trademark infringement lawsuit against the Firm’s client Sweaty Bands, LLC.  The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by Sparkly Soul, Inc., a direct competitor in …
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Cannata and Misiti Article Published in Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal
March 6, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael C. Cannata’s and Frank M. Misiti’s article entitled, “Starbucks Hits the Bong Designer In the Wallet,” was published in the February 2017 issue of the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal. Click here to read the article. …
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Del Pizzo Quoted in WestLaw
February 27, 2017 | Intellectual Property
Nancy Del Pizzo appeared in a WestLaw article entitled, “Patent Act Liability Needs More Than One U.S.-Made Component,” in which she discusses the implications of Life Technologies Corp. et al. v. Promega Corp. For the full text of the article, click here. …
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Rivkin Radler Elects 6 New Partners
January 1, 2017 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Professional Liability | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Directors & Officers Liability | General Liability | Insurance Coverage | Insurance Fraud | Intellectual Property
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Avigael Fyman, Ryan Goldberg, Matthew Lampert, Robert Maloney, Sean McAloon and Frank Misiti have been elected Partners. “These attorneys are exceptionally talented, and we are proud to call them our partners.  In addition to their impressive legal accomplishments, they are active …
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Smirti, Cannata & Misiti Prepare Amicus Brief for the United States Supreme Court
November 28, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Steve Smirti, Mike Cannata, and Frank Misiti, members of the Firm’s intellectual property practice group, participated in the drafting of an amicus brief submitted on behalf of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association in the matter of In re Tam pending before the United States Supreme Court.  The case is of critical importance as …
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Rivkin Radler Hosts NYIPLA Program on Lanham Act Damages
November 14, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
On November 10, 2016, the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s Trademark Law and Practice Committee hosted a panel discussion at Rivkin Radler LLP’s Long Island office entitled “Show Me The Money! A Primer on Lanham Act Damages.” The panel members included Dana Trexler Smith, a partner in the Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services Group …
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Del Pizzo elevated to Lead Barrister of John C. Lifland Inn of Court
October 26, 2016 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property
Nancy A. Del Pizzo has been elevated to Lead Barrister of the John C. Lifland Inn of Court and will help spearhead student learning sessions at the Inn.  The John C. Lifland Inn of Court focuses on federal practice and intellectual property litigation in particular.  Leaders in IP in the State of New Jersey and …
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Cannata and Misiti publish article in New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s “The Report”
October 24, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti have written an article entitled, “Infringement of Adult Images Ex(xx)ed Out of Coverage,” which was published in the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s August/September 2016 issue of “The Report.” Click here to read the article. …
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Cannata Quoted in Newsday Article
October 20, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata was quoted in a recent Newsday article entitled, “Trademarking Hashtags: Companies’ Next Branding Frontier.” In the article, by Jamie Herzlich, Michael discusses how Intellectual Property law pertaining to hashtags is still developing. “A mark comprising or including the hash symbol (#) or the term “hashtag” is registrable as a trademark or service mark …
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Cannata Quoted in Article for Web Hosting Secret Revealed
September 6, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata was quoted in a recent WebHostingSecretRevealed.net article entitled, “Top Reasons Why You Should Trademark Your Business Name.” Cannata advises that “Securing a federal trademark registration is one of the most practical and cost-effective ways that business owners can protect their brand.” To read the complete article, Click Here. …
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Gregory Miller Quoted in Inc.com Article
August 9, 2016 | Professional Liability | Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property
Gregory D. Miller was quoted in a recent Inc.com article entitled, “This App Can Get You Anything (Legal) From Anywhere.” A new shopping app called Grabr, which lets an individual who wants something he or she can’t find locally to post a plea for someone to bring it to them, presents copyright and trademark infringement …
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Miller, Del Pizzo and Kang Obtain Dismissal For Lack of Personal Jurisdiction
August 9, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Gregory D. Miller, Nancy A. Del Pizzo and Gene Y. Kang, along with co-counsel Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw and Pittman LLP, obtained dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction in a District of New Jersey  trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition action involving two diagnostic services and genetic testing companies.  The dispute involved information allegedly taken by …
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Del Pizzo quoted in the New Jersey Law Journal
August 2, 2016 | Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property
Nancy Del Pizzo was quoted in the July 29, 2016 issue of the New Jersey Law Journal in an article promoting the August 2016 issue of New Jersey Lawyer, the State Bar Association’s bimonthly magazine.  Del Pizzo served as co-Special Editor for the August issue, which focuses on Appellate Practice in New Jersey.  She and …
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Wilck and Adler Featured in LIBN Article
July 22, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Health Services | Intellectual Property
David Wilck and Francine Adler were featured in a recent Long Island Business News article entitled, “Learned Before They Were Lawyers.” The article focuses on how lawyers use experience from previous careers to help them in their law practice. David Wilck was featured for his time spent as in-house professional liability claims counsel for an …
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Del Pizzo Appointed Co-chair of New Jersey Bar Association Committee
July 14, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Nancy A. Del Pizzo has been appointed Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Committee for 2016 – 2017. The Intelletual Property Committee provides information and education on developments in patent, trademark, copyright law and unfair competition. …
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Intellectual Property Group Presents Seminar
July 11, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Gregory D. Miller, Stephen J. Smirti, Jr., Nancy A. Del Pizzo, and Michael C. Cannata, partners in the Firm’s Intellectual Property practice group, presented a seminar entitled “Intellectual Property: What is it and why is it important?” to members of the design team of one of the most well-recognized, and respected, New York based fashion …
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Wilck quoted in Long Island Business News Article
July 8, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Intellectual Property
David Wilck*, a partner in the firm’s Director’s & Officers, Intellectual Property and Professional Liability practice groups, was quoted in the July 8-14 issue of the Long Island Business News’ article entitled, “Learned before they were lawyers.”  David said, “I was able to observe different lawyers and how they represented insurers and communicated to insurance …
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Cannata & Misiti Published in FC&S Legal
June 14, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata’s and Frank Misiti’s article entitled, “No Coverage for the Sale of Counterfeit Goods,” was published in FC&S Legal: The Insurance Information Center publication. To read the full article, Click Here. …
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Del Pizzo Elected Legislative Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Section
May 23, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Nancy A. Del Pizzo was elected Legislative Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Section.  The Legislative Chair reviews pending bills and makes recommendations for comment on behalf of the LGBT Rights Section to the State Bar Association. For more information on the New Jersey State Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Section, Click …
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Lewis Quoted in Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Article
May 11, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Intellectual Property
Shari Claire Lewis was quoted in an article for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance entitled, “For the insurance industry, where will technology have its biggest impact in the next five years?” To read her answer and the answers of three other industry leaders, Click Here. …
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Cannata Published in The Suffolk Lawyer
April 28, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata’s article, “You Should Trademark That!” was published in the April edition of The Suffolk Lawyer. The Suffolk Lawyer – April 2016 …
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Wilck a Moderator at the ABA’s National Legal Malpractice Conference
April 27, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Intellectual Property
David Wilck will be a moderator at the American Bar Association’s National Legal Malpractice Conference in April 27-29, 2016, in New Orleans, LA. The session is entitled, “Effective Impeachment and Rehabilitation in the High-Stakes Legal Malpractice Case.” Session descriptive: Legal malpractice cases typically raise issues of ethics, morality, and “right and wrong” that are susceptible …
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Miller profiled in Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who
March 11, 2016 | Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property
Gregory Miller was profiled in the March 3, 2016 issue of the Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Intellectual Property. Click here to read the column. …
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Rivkin Radler Elects Five New Partners
December 22, 2015 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Appeals | Health Services | Intellectual Property
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Michael Cannata, Nancy Del Pizzo, Jeremy Honig, Michael McIsaac and Amy Wiedmann have been elected Partners. “These attorneys are exceptionally talented and we are proud to call them our partners.  In addition to their impressive legal accomplishments, they are active members …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Attorneys
November 10, 2015 | Appeals | Intellectual Property
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Gene Kang and James Scozzari have joined the firm as Associates. “We are excited to have Gene and Jim on board.  Their experience and commitment to professional excellence will make them an asset to the firm and its clients and we look forward …
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Cannata Published in the NYIPLA Bulletin
October 31, 2015 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata’s article entitled, “Notable Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions” was published in the November issue of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association Bulletin. The full article can be found here. …
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Wilck a speaker at NYSBA Risk Management Seminar
October 16, 2015 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Intellectual Property
David Wilck, a partner in the Firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group, will be a speaker at the New York State Bar Association’s program entitled, “Risk Management for Lawyers.”  This program will provide practical tips to help improve your practice and lessen the possibility of a malpractice claim or grievance.  The program includes an overview of the New …
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Wilck presents CLE webinar
August 11, 2015 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Intellectual Property
David Wilck, a partner in the Firm’s Professional Liability practice group, presents a 1 hour webinar entitled, “Referring Lawyer Liability.” Description: Lawyers often refer clients, or particular client matters, to other lawyers. There are a host of reasons one lawyer will make a referral to another, from seeking to rely on the other attorney’s experience …
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