Based in Princeton, New Jersey, we are former AT&T Bell Labs intellectual property attorneys with decades of experience in protecting and licensing inventions, works of authorship (including software) and trademarks.
As attorneys with both an engineering and practical business background, we are able to understand YOUR technology and YOUR business. Our specialty is on helping entrepreneurs position themselves for success even before they open their doors and start doing business.
Preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications and representing our clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the foundation of our practice. Our Practice Director, Brian Dinicola, began his career as a patent examiner at the USTO. However, our role in protecting a company's intellectual property often gives us a unique visibility into the needs of the business in other areas.
Our legal services include:
New Business Formation
We help you choose the right business entity structure under which you will operate. We can attend to the preparation and filing of your the formation documents -- but only after checking to make sure the business name you have chosen is available at the state and, optionally, the federal level. If you have any existing intellectual property assets, we can advise you on the tax implications of any transfers into the new entity.
Contract Templates and Negotiations (vendors and customers)
Your company may already have contract templates which match up with the standards for your industry, but you may find that your largest (and most critical) suppliers and customers will demand that you accept their own contract forms as the basis for negotiations. In either case, there are certain
Mr. Dinicola began his career in the intellectual property field as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In 1992, he left the PTO to join Pennie & Edmonds --
Bar Number: 8411994
New Jersey , 1994
University of Maryland School of Law
New Jersey Institute of Technology
B.S. Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
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