Rodman & Rodman specializes in the practice of Intellectual Property Law.
We have over 20 years experience in the following areas of Intellectual Property Law:
Rodman & Rodman has earned an "AV" rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
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Our attorneys are licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the federal courts including the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S Supreme Court. Our attorneys are also admitted to the state bars of New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Missouri and the Washington D.C bar.
The preparation and prosecution of patent applications is a core part of the firm's activity. Our technical expertise is in the areas of mechanical engineering, electro-mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, process engineering, industrial engineering, metallurgy, civil engineering and structural engineering. Our skills in these areas have been honed by more than 20 years of patent law experience for each principal attorney. We strive to produce a quality work product for every project we undertake.
We have established a worldwide network of foreign patent attorneys and agents to assist our clients (domestic and foreign) in protecting their inventions in the United States and throughout the world. These relationships enable Rodman & Rodman to provide its clients with local representation in any country.
We can thus obtain and maintain patent rights in any country and provide counsel for domestic and international licensing, and for enforcement
of domestic and foreign Intellectual Property rights. Specific services we provide in the patent area include:
preparation and prosecution of patent applications to obtain U.S. and foreign patents
global patent strategy and analysis
patent infringement and freedom to use opinions
patent validity opinions
intellectual property due diligence
appellate representation in domestic and foreign patent offices
Rodman & Rodman's strong technical background and experience has enabled the firm to obtain patents in many technologies including (in alphabetical order):
• agricultural equipment
• automated blood analysis systems
• automotive equipment
• binders and inks
• chemical separation and purification
• chemical synthesis
• endoscope and trocar devices
• filtering devices
• food technology
• fuels and lubricant systems
• gasifier technology
• industrial automation
• industrial power tools
• intraocular lenses
• materials handling and packaging equipment
• medical and diagnostic equipment
• metal fabrication
• ostomy equipment
• paint and coating technology
• penile and breast implants
• petrochemical technology
• plating technology
• polymer and resin technology
• power generation
• pumping systems
• reverse vending machines
• ski and hockey equipment
• solar energy systems
• stent technology
• temperature control systems
• tire technology
• transmission systems
• wet cleaning processes
Trademark application preparation and prosecution and trademark protection are core aspects of the firm's activity. We also provide guidance, advice, and opinions to clients regarding their selection of trademarks and their right to use a particular trademark.
We maintain trademark registrations for domestic and international clients and use our worldwide network of foreign trademark attorneys and agents to assist our clients in protecting their trademarks in the United States and throughout the world. Our relationships with foreign trademark attorneys and agents enable Rodman & Rodman to provide its clients with local representation in any country.
We can thus obtain, maintain and enforce trademark registrations in any country. Our specific trademark and copyright services include:
• administer, manage and maintain corporate trademark portfolios;
• obtain trademark searches in relation to a selected trademark;
• prepare opinions regarding trademark registrability and right to use;
• preparate and prosecute trademark applications in the United States and in foreign countries throughout the world, including applications based on actual use, intent to use and foreign usage;
• maintain trademark registrations;
• monitor trademarks and registrations for possible third party infringement;
• prepare and record trademark assignments;
• initiate or defend against trademark oppositions;
• prepare and prosecute copyright applications in the United States and in countries throughout the world.
Rodman & Rodman has broad legal experience in helping clients to commercially exploit their intellectual property and safeguard their confidential information. We prepare and negotiate:
• patent, trademark and copyright license agreements
• trade secret licensing agreements
• consulting agreements
• confidentiality agreements
• confidential disclosure agreements
• syndication agreements
One of our noteworthy commercial successes included obtaining a family of patents for a physician client who invented an improved trocar device. We then negotiated a lucrative patent license agreement for the client with a Fortune 100 corporation.
Another noteworthy commercial success was obtaining a patent for an improved electrical connector device developed by an unaffiliated inventor. Based on the patent that we obtained, we negotiated a lucrative patent license agreement for the inventor with a large electrical manufacturing company.
"Let me congratulate you on winning what appeared to be an impossible case. The goals Don Quixote laid before him were much more attainable. Thanks indeed."
"Thank you for your letter in connection with the case identified above. I would like to thank you for providing such clear arguments. I now feel a little embarrassed that I was not able to formulate such arguments myself."
"I would like to express my appreciation for the courteous and professional way you have handled our intellectual property matters over the last 6 years for me. The strength of our present patent portfolio is due in significant part to the advice and assistance you have provided."
"I just received Notice of Acceptance of our second patent application.
I would like to take this opportunity to express to you my appreciation and gratitude for the outstanding work you have done. As you know, this has not been an easy task. We have not been able to work with you in person and much of our effort had to be conducted through third parties and on the telephone. Despite this, you have demonstrated an outstanding grasp of the issues and have formalized what must have come to you in a somewhat distorted way. At present, we sit on two patents, thanks to your efforts. I am gratefully appreciative of them and want to let you know it."
"We believe it is needless to say that our client is extremely pleased with your helpful services in this matter. We are also sincerely impressed with the professional way that you handled this matter, especially through the telephone interview with the examiner."
"I am highly satisfied that our last Response to the EPO on the basis of Rodman & Rodman's excellent comments has convinced the Examiner to allow the case."
Charles is a registered patent attorney with special expertise in chemical and pharmaceutical technology and has more than 20 years experience in obtaining U,S. and foreign patents, trademarks and copyrights.
Charles began his career in the intellectual property field as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He then became a.corporate patent attorney for a specialty chemical manufacturer where he obtained patents for fuets and lubricants; hydraulic fluid systems; antioxidant systems; phosphate esters; coating technology; flame retardant materials; food additives and wet process phosphoric acid.
Following his corporate experience Charles joined an intellectual property law firm where he was the primary attorney for obtaining patents relating to chemical and pharmaceutical technology, bio-medical technology, coating and binder technology, veterinary medicine, process engineering, metallurgy, and food technology.
His technical experience prior to entering the patent field includes positions as a process engineer in the aerospace industry, a chemical production engineer for an agricultural chemical manufacturer, and a marine
engineer for the U.S. Naval Shipyard.
Charles is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School, the City College of New York (CCNY) with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, and American University Law School with a Juris Doctor.
Charles is a member of the New York, District of Columbia, and Maryland Bars and is a registered patent attorney before the U.S Patent and Trademark Office.
Charles is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, U.S. District Courts in New York and the U.S. Supreme Court
Charles is a member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Westchester County Bar Association and co-authored the article "A Practical Approach to Patents" published in the Westchester Bar Journal. Charles was also a college wrestler and was captain of the CCNY wrestling team.
Philip is a registered patent attorney with special expertise in mechanical and electromechanical technology and has more than 20 years experience in obtaining U.S. and foreign patents, trademarks and copyrights.
Philip began his career in the intellectual property field as a corporate patent attorney with a household appliance manufacturer. He then worked as a patent attorney in a law firm before reentering corporate
practice as a patent attorney with a consumer products manufacturer. Philip then became a partner in a large
New York law firm where he participated in patent trademark and copyright litigation and obtained patents relating to such subjects as tire technology, packaging technology, optical implants, traction machinery and trailer equipment.
Philip's engineering experience prior to entering the patent field included positions as a project engineer in the aerospace industry, and a design engineer for an aircraft manufacturer.
Philip is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School and the City College of New York (Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering). Philip also has a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and is a member of the New York, Connecticut and Missouri bars.
Philip is a registered patent attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuitt and U.S. District Courts in New York and Missouri.
Philip is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and co-authored the article "A Practical Approach to Patents" published in the Westchester Bar Journal. Philip was also a coUege wrestler and is in the CCNY Athletic Hall of Fame.