Our Intellectual Property Law News and Events
Use the links below to learn about our Intellectual Property Law news and events. Please check back often, as this page is updated frequently.
August 1, 2019 We are pleased to announce Gordon Belcher has joined Myers Wolin, LLC as Counsel. We are proud to have Gordon on our team and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with him.
September 17, 2019 Lori P. Hager and Harris A. Wolin will be presenting on “An Introduction to IP Counseling: Protecting the BIG Ideas of Clients and Businesses” at the New York City Bar Association Bridge the Gap program.July, 2019 We are pleased to announce that Daniel J. Gross has been admitted to the New Jersey Bar.June 3 – 13, 2019 Brian S. Myers, Dean J. Tricarico , and Akihiro Matsuya presented an AI Related Technology Patents in the U.S., 101 Topics after the USPTO New Guidance, Litigation Hold, Compact Prosecution, PCT National Phase vs. Bypass Route, and Numerical Limitation to various corporations and law firms in Japan.May 20 – 22, 2019 Harris A. Wolin, and Lori P. Hager attended the 2019 Annual INTA Meeting in Boston.
May 17, 2019 Harris A. Wolin took part in a panel presentation on A World of Issues: How to Represent Foreign Businesses That Are Moving into the United States and the Garden State at the New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting.
April 26, 2019 April 26 was World Intellectual Property Day. Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.
April 23, 2019 Lori P. Hager was a guest lecturer at Raritan Valley Community College regarding the value of networking for legal professionals.April, 2019 Harris A. Wolin presented on the 2019 Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance on 35 U.S.C. 101 to law firms and private companies in Beijing, China.March 20, 2019 We are pleased to announce the promotion of Daniel J. Gross to Partner. We wish Daniel continued success in his new position. See the press release here.March 29, 2019 Lori P. Hager presented Sexual Harassment and the Ethics Rules 2019: What has changed? NOTHING! to the South Jersey Paralegal Association Paralegal Educational Symposium in Mt. Laurel, NJ.Access complete details here.
February 27, 2019 Daniel J. Gross presented an Introduction to Patent Law to the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy Clinic (BLIP) at Brooklyn Law School.January, 2019 Brian S. Myers, Harris A. Wolin, Dean J. Tricarico, and Akihiro Matsuya presented USPTO New Guidance regarding 101/112, Solution Business Method Patents in the United States, Litigation Hold, Compact Prosecution, New CAFC Decision regarding Prior Art Effect of Provisional, and Recovering Lost Profits Outside the United States for Patent Infringement to various corporations, law firms, and the Benrishi Club in Japan.
January 31, 2019 Daniel J. Gross and Fumiaki Doi presented at the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic in Downtown Brooklyn for the first in a series of essential Futureworks Incubator workshops. This free workshop will take you through the ins and outs of forming a company, protecting trademarks and building intellectual property. RSVP Here.
December 18, 2018 Bob Levy has published an article with IP Watchdog entitled “Proceed with Caution When Acquiring a Licensor’s Patents.”
December 6, 2018
Myers Wolin client City Theatrical hosted the mid-Jersey section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and discussed the latest developments in lighting and communications in the entertainment industry.
November 12, 2018
Myers Wolin, LLC was an exhibitor at the annual meeting of The 200 Club of Morris County, an organization dedicated to help provide for the widows and dependents of policemen, firemen and first aid squad members in Morris County and the New Jersey State Police, who lose their lives in the line of duty.
October 15, 2018
We are pleased to introduce the following new members of the Myers Wolin, LLC family:
Fumiaki Doi, Japan Patent Attorney
Fumiaki is a registered Japan Patent Attorney and a native Japanese speaker and has experience in managing and prosecuting patent portfolios. His practice areas include electrical, mechanical, physics, and computer fields. Fumiaki holds a B.Eng. from Keio University and his LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law and Policy from the University of Washington.
Andrzej Malarz, IP Paralegal
Andrzej has over 18 years of experience as an Intellectual Property Paralegal. He assists in the preparation, filing, and prosecution of both patent and trademark applications. Andrzej speaks fluent Polish and German.
We are proud to have Fumiaki and Andrzej on our team and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with them!
October 12, 2018
The Firm enjoyed a luncheon at Roots in Morristown celebrating Christine Kaye’s 10th work anniversary. Congratulations and many thanks to Christine for her dedication and hard work!
October 1, 2018
Myers Wolin, LLC is proud to have sponsored the 8th Annual Children’s Cup hosted by Marriott’s Fairway Villas at the Seaview Golf Resort in Galloway, New Jersey.
This event, which Myers Wolin, LLC has been sponsoring since its inception, helps local children and their families receive the medical and support care that they need
through the Children’s Miracle Network and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Brian S. Myers, Philippe Laguerre, and Akihiro Matsuya presented a New CAFC Decision regarding Prior Art Effect of Provisional, Recent CAFC Decisions regarding Subject Matter Eligibility, Compact Prosecution, Recent CAFC Decision regarding Means-Plus-Function Claim, and Tips to obtain IoT/AI patents in the U.S. by using 101 rejection overcome tips to various corporations and law firms in Japan.
September 15, 2018
We are pleased to announce that Christine Kaye is celebrating 10 years of Paralegal service to Myers Wolin, LLC! Christine is an invaluable asset to our firm. In addition to her IP paralegal services, Christine oversees Fujitsu Patent administration.
July 28, 2018
We would like to congratulate Meagan Duffy on her marriage to Anthony Somma on July 28, 2018. Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness. May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy!
NJfamily.com names Harris A. Wolin one of New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families.
We are pleased to introduce the following new members of the Myers Wolin, LLC family:
Lori P. Hager, Counsel
Lori has extensive law firm experience and concentrates her practice in litigation, intellectual property and corporate counseling. She practices before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO concerning trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings. Lori received her B.S. from the University of Maryland and her J.D. from Seton Hall School of Law. Lori is admitted to New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Court of New Jersey and the District of Columbia.
Tracy López, Intellectual Property Administrator
Tracy received her JD from Public University of Navarra, her LLM
in Intellectual Property Law from Autonomous University of Madrid and her Paralegal Studies Certification from Bergen Community College.
Tracy joins us from Spain by way of Italy, and is fluent in Spanish and Italian.
We are proud to have Lori and Tracy on our team and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with them!
Brian S. Myers, Akihiro Matsuya, and Dean J. Tricarico presented New CAFC Decision regarding Prior Art Effect of Provisional, Export Control/Foreign Filing License, Perspective of WesternGeco v. ION Geophysical Supreme Court Review, After Final Practice, US Patent Drafting and Prosecution Strategies From a European and Japanese Perspective, and Tips to obtain IoT/AI patents in the U.S. by using 101 rejection overcome tips to various corporations and law firms in Japan.
May 11, 2018
Brian S. Myers presented Perspective of WesternGeco v. ION Geophysical Supreme Court Review and Akihiro Matsuya presented Tips to Obtain IoT/AI Patents in the U.S. by Using 101 Rejection Overcome Tips to the 34th JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) IP Group Seminar in New York, NY.
Brian S. Myers, Akihiro Matsuya, and Dean J. Tricarico presented Tips to Obtain IoT & AI Patents in the U.S. by Overcoming §101 and CAFC Case Regarding Practical Prior Art Effect to various law firms, agents, & corporations in Tokyo, Japan.
Trademark Prosecution Strategies in the USPTO in Tokyo, Japan, on February 22, 2018.
Claim Construction and Why it Matters for Prosecution to the Benrishi Club of the JPAA in Tokyo, Japan on February 21, 2018.
Claim Construction and Why it Matters for Prosecution in Tokyo, Japan, on February 21, 2018.
Indirect Infringement in Tokyo, Japan, on February 20, 2018.
Overcoming Obviousness Rejections in Yokohama, Japan, on February 19, 2018.
February 12, 2018
The Firm enjoyed a luncheon at Roots in Morristown celebrating Carol Stanley’s and Hay Yeung Cheung’s 10th work anniversary. Congratulations and many thanks to Carol and Hay Yeung!
Congratulations to Hay Yeung Cheung who is celebrating ten years of service to Myers Wolin, LLC as Senior Associate!
Hay Yeung’s concentrations are in telecommunications, networking, mathematics, science, finance and business.
Cheers to Hay Yeung!
We are pleased to announce that Carol Stanley is celebrating 10 years of Paralegal service to Myer Wolin, LLC! Carol is a tremendous asset to our firm. In addition to her IP paralegal services, Carol manages our docketing system. Congratulations, Carol!
January 10, 2018
Firm Holiday Luncheon…
We are pleased to announce that Akihiro Matsuya has been registered as a U.S. Patent Agent. Akihiro is also a Japan Patent Attorney.
Brian S. Myers, and Akihiro Matsuya presented A Comparison of Patent Applications Related to the Internet of Things in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Japan Patent Office to several fortune 500 companies in Tokyo, Japan.
October 11, 18, & 25, 2017
We are pleased to make available to the public three CLE Courses delivered by Dr. Christoph Bartels, a
German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney in the Hamburg Office of RGTH Patent Attorneys
Access complete details here
October 19, 2017
Daniel J. Gross and Philippe Laguerre will be presenting to startups at the Futureworks Incubator workshop series focusing on IP. The presentation will focus on helping startups answer fundamental questions regarding how and when to protect their ideas, marks, and designs. If you would like to attend, please contact us.
DATE AND TIME
Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
205 State St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
October 11, 2017
Akihiro Matsuya contributed to a TV program, “NHK FAMILY HISTORY.” The TV program is scheduled to be broadcast in Japan on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 between 10:25pm and 11:15pm Japan Standard Time (Broadcast date/time is subject to change).
July 16, 2017
Myers Wolin, LLC was pleased to host the firm’s 10th anniversary celebration party for our family, friends and colleagues.
Thank you to all those who helped us celebrate this enjoyable occasion and achieve this wonderful milestone.
May 25, 2017 – Habitat for Humanity
Myers Wolin, LLC employee volunteers, along with Entrepreneur Organization members, participated in a Habitat for Humanity of Morris County build day to help in the construction of four houses in Dover, New Jersey. The MW volunteer team helped landscape and paint the interior of the homes. The homes are scheduled to be completed by the end of July.
April 20, 2017
Harris A. Wolin presented US Patent Drafting and Prosecution Strategies from a European and Japanese Perspective to the Benrishi Club in Tokyo, Japan.
March 30, 2017 Harris A. Wolin presented on Careers in Intellectual Property and How to Deal with Everyday Intellectual Property
Issues at The College of New Jersey.
February 2017 Harris A. Wolin was featured in an article entitled Licensed to Sell: Know the Law about Patents and Trademarks (shared with permission) from the February 2017 edition of Promotional Products Business.
January 24, 2017 We are pleased to introduce the following new members of the Myers Wolin, LLC family:
Charity Carter, Intellectual Property Administrator/Technical Advisor
Charity’s background is in Electrical Engineering. She received her B.E., Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and her M.E., Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. She has also received Certificates of Paralegal Studies and Intellectual Property Law from Fairleigh Dickinson University and New York University, respectively.
Meagan Duffy, Intellectual Property Administrator
Meagan has held many increasingly responsible positions in the corporate and criminal justice arena. She received her B.Sc. in Criminology from the University of Tampa and her Paralegal Studies Certification from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Philippe Laguerre, Associate
Philippe’s experience is in patent, trademark, and copyright matters. He received his B.Sc. from Andrews University, LL.M. from the University of Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne, and his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Philippe speaks five languages.
We are proud to have Charity, Meagan, and Philippe on our team and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with them!
October 22-26, 2016 Harris A. Wolin presented on U.S. Design Patent protection and enforcement at the 18th China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) held in Guzhen town of Zhongshan, China, which is the capital of lighting products manufactured in China, and which was held by the Guangdong Intellectual Property Office, Intellectual Property Office of Zhongshan, Guzhen Township Government and Guangzhou Arbitration Commission.
October 25, 2016 Harris A. Wolin presented at a seminar in Kexinke Learning Center of Shenzhen, which was held by the Intellectual Property Office of Shenzhen.
October 21, 2016 Harris A. Wolin presented at a seminar in Bio Island of Guangzhou, China, which was held by the Administration Committee of Guangzhou International Bio Island (Sino-Israeli Cooperation Center).
September 20, 2016 Harris A. Wolin presented on “It’s Not Just About Products… You Need to be Prepared to Protect Your Intellectual Property as Well” at the PPAI (Promotional Products Association International) Product Responsibility Summit in National Harbor, MD.
June 22, 2016 We are so thrilled to announce that today marks the ten year anniversary of Myers Wolin, LLC. We started the firm with a belief that we would succeed if we aligned our core values with the interests of our clients. We focused on being responsive and timely in all of our communications and delivering business-actionable advice, thereby providing an impactful, reliable and easy to understand work product. Over these ten years, we have gradually expanded our team of professionals, and our reach, with entrepreneurial advocates that are interested in growing the firm as well as themselves. Our team is uniquely equipped to position our clients for growth and success.
By continuing the same attention to our core values, we have also expanded our core footprint in two critical fields. First, with the addition of a resident Japanese Patent Attorney in our office, we now have a Japan Practice Group that is dedicated to addressing the intellectual property and business needs of our clients from Japan and our domestic clients desiring to serve the Japanese market. Second, we have expanded our practice beyond intellectual property, and we now handle complex domestic and international commercial transactions that have allowed us to assist our clients with their corporate and business needs. Both of these developments have occurred as a natural expansion of our own continued growth and strong relationship with our clients.
We owe all of the above to our clients, colleagues and friends that continue to confide in us and trust us to protect them, advocate on their behalf and function as a partner in their continued growth and success. We will continue to challenge ourselves and grow to meet the needs of our clients and colleagues around the world, as we look forward to the next ten years and beyond!
Brian Myers and Harris Wolin
Myers Wolin, LLC
May 10, 2016 Hay Yeung Cheung visited a gifted class at the West Orange School District. He explained to the students what a patent attorney does, and why getting a patent is so important in the invention process. He discussed with the students the patenting process that inventors must go through in order to be successful. He also discussed career opportunities and the requirements to become a patent attorney or agent.
April 28, 2016 Akihiro Matsuya (松谷朗宏)’s article was posted on The Hokkaido Shimbun Press on April 28, 2016. A daily copy of The Hokkaido Shimbun Press has a circulation of over one million as of March 2016 according to the Press. Hokkaido is one of the prefectures of Japan and a translation of the article’s title is “Hokkaido at New Jersey.” His educational backgrounds, work experiences and the like are written in the article.
March 19, 2016 Hay Yeung Cheung gave a talk titled: “Intellectual Property (IP) Basics for Entrepreneurs” at the 41st Trenton Computer Festival held in Ewing, New Jersey. The talk started with a brief discussion of various types of intellectual property (IP), including patent, trademark, copyrights and trade secret. Discussions also included how entrepreneurs can monetize their IP, and what IP strategies might work against major players.
January 29, 2016 Myers Wolin, LLC is pleased to announce that Akihiro Matsuya has joined the firm. Before joining Myers Wolin, Akihiro worked for one of the biggest patent law firms in Japan, and most recently worked in the U.S. as a Japan Patent Specialist, managing and prosecuting patent portfolios on behalf of clients in the U.S., Japan and around the world. He is a registered Japan Patent Attorney and a native Japanese speaker. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Metallurgy) from the University of Tokyo in 1996 and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming in 2007. He also has engineering experience related to metal refining and to heat treatment of automotive parts.
October 20, 2015 IPWatchdog.com again ranks Myers Wolin among the top patent law firms that lose the fewest independent claims in prosecution.
August 10, 2015 IPWatchdog.com ranks Myers Wolin #5 among the most successful law firms in Technology Center 2400.
December 9, 2014 Jennifer J. Jedra and Roosevelt V. Segarra presented on IP Licensing and IP Enforcement to The National Society of Inventors.
November 11, 2014 Roosevelt V. Segarra presented “Tips for drafting software and business method claims in the wake of Alice v. CLS Bank International” on November 11, 2014 at the IIPS in New York , NY
October 23 – 25, 2014 Jennifer J. Jedra and Roosevelt V. Segarra attended the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) 2014 Annual Meeting.
October 22, 2014 Hay Yeung Cheung gave a guest lecture on provisional and PCT patent applications to graduate students in the Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management program at the New School in New York City.
October 14, 2014 Hay Yeung Cheung gave a guest lecture on provisional and PCT patent applications to graduate students in the Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management program at the New School in New York City.
September 16, 2014 Hay Yeung Cheung gave a guest lecture on patent strategies to graduate students in the Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management program at the New School in New York City.
September 10, 2014: Myers Wolin announces Patent Counsel Residency program to Fuel Partnerships with Tech Incubators and Accelerators and Assist Top Startups.
February 6, 2014: Harris A. Wolin presents “Creating and Protecting Your Assets” to the Executives’ Association of New Jersey (EANJ).
December 11, 2013: Harris A. Wolin presents “Current IP Trends in the US IT Industry & Impact on Japan” to the Japan Patent Attorneys Association in Tokyo.
December 10, 2013: Harris A. Wolin presents “Current IP Trends in the US IT Industry & Impact on Japan” to the Kansai Information System Industry Association in cooperation with the Osaka Prefectural Government.
October 7, 2013: Myers Wolin, LLC once again sponsors the Children’s Miracle Network Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Visit the website at www.fairwayvillascmngolftournament.com.
May 2, 2013: Daniel J. Gross presents “Leveraging Intellectual Property in Developing your Business” at the Zahn Center.
March 16, 2013: Hay Yeung Cheung presents “Preparing a Provisional Patent Application” at the Trenton Computer Festival.
March 14, 2013: Daniel J. Gross presents an Overview of Intellectual Property at City College of New York.
February 6, 2013: William S. Hilton presents “Is It Capable, Or Is It Configured? Identifying Best Practices for Computer-Based Claims” at the International Intellectual Property Society in New York City.
December 3, 2012: Daniel J. Gross presents “The Impact of the Acquisition and use of Patents on the Smartphone Industry” at the Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy, WIPO Workshop.
October 22, 2012: Harris A. Wolin is elected Treasurer of the Mid-Jersey Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
September 20, 2012: Harris A. Wolin and William S. Hilton present “Intellectual Property: Careers, Concepts and in your Business” to the Greater Trenton Senior Section and The College of New Jersey Student Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
June 6, 2012: Harris A. Wolin presents “Intellectual Property Considerations When Conducting Business in the US” to the Osaka Prefectural Government – Osaka Foundation for Trade & Industry in Osaka, Japan.
February 16, 2012: Hay Yeung Chung presents “USPTO Response Deadlines.”
December 13, 2011: Harris A. Wolin presents “US Patent Reform and Cloud Computing” to the Japan Patent Attorneys Association in Tokyo, Japan.
June 1, 2011: Harris A. Wolin presents on Inventor Notebooks at a multinational corporation in Germany.
May 26, 2011: Brian S. Myers presents “Grant Provisions in License Agreements” at a multinational corporation in Tokyo, Japan.
May 17, 2011: Michael J. Ryan presents “Patent Reform Legislation – The First To File Wins” at the LRIG Mid Atlantic’s 17th Annual Technology Exhibition in New Brunswick, NJ.
February 8, 2011: Michael Ben-Shimon presents “Protecting your Cloud IP” at the International Intellectual Property Society in New York, NY.
January 13, 2011: Harris A. Wolin is quoted in Mobile Marketer’s article “Apple, Microsoft go to battle over App Store trademark.”
November 11, 2010: Michael Ben-Shimon presents “Protecting your Cloud IP” at a multinational corporation and various law firms in Tokyo, Japan.
November 10, 2010: Hay Yeung Cheung presents on Bilski v. Kappos to the Japan Patent Attorneys Association in Tokyo, Japan.
November 10, 2010: Harris A. Wolin presents on the Patent Prosecution Highway and PCT-PPH to the Japan Patent Attorneys Association in Tokyo, Japan.
October 5, 2010: Harris A. Wolin is quoted in Mobile Marketer’s article “Microsoft’s lawsuit against Motorola unlikely to kill Droid devices: attorney.”
September 1, 2010: Myers Wolin, LLC welcomes Michael J. Ryan, Esq., to the firm as Of Counsel.
August 23, 2010: The firm website is re-launched.
June 30, 2010: Brian S. Myers presents “Drafting Applications and Preparing Office Action Responses” at a multinational corporation in New Jersey.
May 11, 2010: Harris A. Wolin and Michael Ben-Shimon present “The Use of Intellectual Property as a Tool to Leverage your Business” at the LRIG Mid Atlantic’s 16th Annual Technology Exhibition in New Brunswick, NJ.
May 8, 2010: Hay Yeung Cheung presents “How Entrepreneurs can Monetize their IP” at the IEEE Southern Area Entrepreneur’s Day at Monmouth University of West Long Branch, NJ.
March 24, 2010: Harris A. Wolin presents “Intellectual Property Considerations When Launching a Business in the US” to several sub-sections of the NJ chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
January 15, 2010: Harris A. Wolin is quoted in Mobile Marketer’s article “Kodak sues Apple, RIM for alleged patent infringement.”
December 9, 2009: Brian S. Myers and Stan Tso present “IEEE Career Alternative: Intellectual Property and Patent Law” at the IEEE NJ Section PACE, GOLD, WIE meeting in New Jersey.