Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property
We’re a diverse group of attorneys with a strong background in Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Publicity Rights and Trade Secrets law. 

Our proficiency with the full range of issues involved in managing and defending your important assets—prosecution, portfolio management, licensing and opinions—combined with our extensive intellectual property litigation work enables us to provide tactical, business-minded and comprehensive intellectual property support.  Our intellectual property practice is unique in that our primary attorneys handle both IP prosecution and litigation.

Our clients range from multinational companies to entrepreneurial start-ups, and include leaders in the fields of fashion and retail, e-commerce, media and entertainment, consumer products and personal care, financial and information services; software development; consumer electronics; chemicals; pharmaceuticals; telecommunications, nanotechnology software and technology; real estate; and arts, education and nonprofit.

For the second year in a row, our Intellectual Property litigation practice was named an “IP Litigation Powerhouse” and to “Most Feared Law Firms” by BTI Consulting in its Litigation Outlook 2017 and 2018.  Our IP practice also received a National ranking for Intellectual Property Litigation in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers joint ranking of “America’s Best Law Firms” and regional rankings in Chicago for Patent Law and IP Litigation, in New York City for Patent Litigation and in Washington, D.C. for IP Litigation.  Our IP practice is ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers USA for Trademark and Copyright law in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Our trademark and copyright attorneys have the experience and intricate understanding of the law necessary to provide invaluable strategic advice regarding worldwide clearance, brand building, maintenance and enforcement of our clients’ rights.  We take the time to understand and keep apprised of all aspects of our clients’ business activity so that we may anticipate and evaluate their intellectual property needs to find effective and cost-efficient ways to build and protect their rights.  Our global practice and longstanding relationships with IP colleagues abroad are also invaluable to clients in today’s global economy.  The international flavor of our Trademark and Copyright practice has proven advantageous in handling the diverse legal problems arising out of the globalized economy.

Our patent attorneys and agents handle a full range of matters, from patent litigation, including Hatch-Waxman statutes, to preparing opinions on patentability, preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications; reissues, reexaminations and interferences; patent and technology licensing; infringement avoidance; appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; PTAB proceedings, counseling on patent acquisitions, transfer and licensing; and corporate mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, co-marketing and investment due diligence.

Our IP practice focuses on the following areas:

 
 

Overview

We’re a diverse group of attorneys with a strong background in Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Publicity Rights and Trade Secrets law. 

Our proficiency with the full range of issues involved in managing and defending your important assets—prosecution, portfolio management, licensing and opinions—combined with our extensive intellectual property litigation work enables us to provide tactical, business-minded and comprehensive intellectual property support.  Our intellectual property practice is unique in that our primary attorneys handle both IP prosecution and litigation.

Our clients range from multinational companies to entrepreneurial start-ups, and include leaders in the fields of fashion and retail, e-commerce, media and entertainment, consumer products and personal care, financial and information services; software development; consumer electronics; chemicals; pharmaceuticals; telecommunications, nanotechnology software and technology; real estate; and arts, education and nonprofit.

For the second year in a row, our Intellectual Property litigation practice was named an “IP Litigation Powerhouse” and to “Most Feared Law Firms” by BTI Consulting in its Litigation Outlook 2017 and 2018.  Our IP practice also received a National ranking for Intellectual Property Litigation in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers joint ranking of “America’s Best Law Firms” and regional rankings in Chicago for Patent Law and IP Litigation, in New York City for Patent Litigation and in Washington, D.C. for IP Litigation.  Our IP practice is ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers USA for Trademark and Copyright law in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Our trademark and copyright attorneys have the experience and intricate understanding of the law necessary to provide invaluable strategic advice regarding worldwide clearance, brand building, maintenance and enforcement of our clients’ rights.  We take the time to understand and keep apprised of all aspects of our clients’ business activity so that we may anticipate and evaluate their intellectual property needs to find effective and cost-efficient ways to build and protect their rights.  Our global practice and longstanding relationships with IP colleagues abroad are also invaluable to clients in today’s global economy.  The international flavor of our Trademark and Copyright practice has proven advantageous in handling the diverse legal problems arising out of the globalized economy.

Our patent attorneys and agents handle a full range of matters, from patent litigation, including Hatch-Waxman statutes, to preparing opinions on patentability, preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications; reissues, reexaminations and interferences; patent and technology licensing; infringement avoidance; appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; PTAB proceedings, counseling on patent acquisitions, transfer and licensing; and corporate mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, co-marketing and investment due diligence.

Our IP practice focuses on the following areas:

Partner
Email (212) 808-7853(212) 808-7853
Andrea Calvaruso chairs the firm’s Trademark and Copyright practice group.  She represents clients from a wide range of industries, including retail, fashion, entertainment and consumer...
Partner
Email (312) 857-2629(312) 857-2629
Douglass Hochstetler serves as lead counsel in patent infringement matters, especially in litigation arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act.  Selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America ©...
Partner
Email (973) 503-5964 (973) 503-5964
Michael Zinna’s practice comprises all aspects of intellectual property, with a focus on patent matters and including complex patent litigation, patent licensing, due diligence, patent clear...
Partner
Email (973) 503-5920(973) 503-5920
Joseph Boyle focuses his practice on class actions and commercial litigation.  His experience includes various areas of consumer class action litigation and litigation involving telecommunicat...
Partner
Email (310) 712-6125(310) 712-6125
Lee Brenner serves as chair of the firm’s nationwide Media and Entertainment practice group.  Lee is dedicated to getting the result his clients want, and focuses on creativity when it ...
Partner
Email (310) 712-6117(310) 712-6117
Sarah Cronin’s practice includes entertainment, intellectual property, insurance recovery and complex business litigation.  Sarah represents and advises media and entertainment companies...
Partner
Email (212) 808-5000(212) 808-5000
John Dellaportas is co-chair of Kelley Drye’s Securities Litigation and Enforcement practice.  John has more than two decades of experience representing clients in high-stakes commercia...
Partner
Email (310) 712-6170(310) 712-6170
David Fink is an experienced and proven litigator at both the trial and appellate court levels.  With more than two decades of experience in multifaceted state and federal litigation and dispu...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7609(212) 808-7609
Cliff Katz represents generic pharmaceutical companies in complex commercial litigation.  He has extensive experience with Hatch-Waxman patent litigation, pharmaceutical pricing, federal and s...
Partner
Email (312) 857-2623(312) 857-2623
Matthew Luzadder focuses his practice on white-collar crime and internal investigations, commercial litigation and labor and employment law matters. Matt’s clients include national and g...
Partner
Email (212) 808-5082(212) 808-5082
Michael Lynch is chair of the firm’s Litigation practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  Michael has extensive trial experience, both from his days as a prosecutor...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7982(212) 808-7982
Deepak Nambiar is a partner in the firm's New York office.  He focuses his practice on a wide range of corporate and general commercial matters, with special emphasis on technology licens...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7586(212) 808-7586
Damon Suden is an experienced and talented litigator and trial attorney.  His practice includes commercial and complex civil litigation and class action defense in both state and federal court...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7530(212) 808-7530
John Ward has more than three decades of experience litigating intellectual property cases, including complex, high-technology patent cases, at both the trial and appellate levels.  He has ov...
Partner
Email (312) 857-7099 (312) 857-7099
Steven Yovits is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property group in Chicago. His practice focuses on patent litigation and counseling. Steven has litigated numerous high stakes patent ca...
Special Counsel
Email (212) 808-7772(212) 808-7772
Melissa Byroade represents sophisticated domestic and international clients in high-stakes disputes.  She focuses her practice on international arbitration and complex business litigation.&nbs...
Special Counsel
Email (212) 808-7542(212) 808-7542
Amy Gaven focuses her practice on all aspects of intellectual property law, including trademark, copyright, trade dress and unfair competition issues.  Amy has counseled distinguished clients ...
Special Counsel
Email (212) 808-7928(212) 808-7928
Joel Hankin’s practice includes complex domestic and foreign commercial litigation and arbitration.  Joel has experience in a number of substantive litigation disciplines, including secu...
Special Counsel
Email (312) 857-2321(312) 857-2321
Constantine (“Dino”) Koutsoubas works with generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in their efforts to bring their products to market.  In this role, he helps clients in every aspect ...
Special Counsel
Email (212) 808-7552(212) 808-7552
Patricia Werner is a member of the firm’s Trademark and Copyright and Litigation practice groups.  Patricia manages worldwide intellectual property portfolios and related protection and...
Senior Associate
Email (212) 808-7958(212) 808-7958
Ana Correa advises on commercial litigation, intellectual property law and international arbitration.  A New York Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Ana is involved in litigation rangi...
Senior Associate
Email (310) 712-6105(310) 712-6105
Sarah Diamond is a trial attorney who focuses her practice on general business litigation, with a particular focus on representing clients in the media and entertainment industry.  Sarah has r...
Senior Associate
Email (212) 808-7812(212) 808-7812
Levi Downing is a senior associate in the firm’s New York office.  He focuses his practice on litigation.
Senior Associate
Email (310) 712-6169(310) 712-6169
Ken Kronstadt is a senior associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Ken is a member of the firm’s insurance recovery group, and represents policyholders in insurance coverage and bad...
Senior Associate
Email (212) 808-7513(212) 808-7513
David Lindenbaum is committed to helping businesses and individuals safeguard their valuable IP assets at all stages of development.  He is dedicated to designing multifaceted IP strategies th...
Associate
Email (212) 808-5021(212) 808-5021
Morgan Arons is a litigation and intellectual property associate.  Her practice focuses on commercial and complex civil litigation in both state and federal courts, including consumer class ac...
Associate
Email (312) 857-2619(312) 857-2619
Brittany McElmury is an associate in the litigation practice, focusing on commercial and complex civil litigation disputes in the telecommunication and financial services industries.  Brittany...
Associate
Email (312) 857-2311(312) 857-2311
Sarita Mutha is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property group in the Chicago office.  Her practice focuses on patent litigation and counseling with a particular focus on patent ...
Associate
Email (212) 808-7755(212) 808-7755
Kelli Ortega is an associate in the firm’s New York office. Her practice focuses on litigation and intellectual property, including trademark, copyright and right of publicity issues. She al...
Associate
Email (212) 808-7556(212) 808-7556
Molly Rao’s practice focuses on IP litigation, including patent and trademark litigation and other complex commercial litigations. Molly has extensive experience representing companies in all...
Associate
Email (312) 857-7096(312) 857-7096
Mark Scott is an associate in the firm’s Chicago office. His practice focuses on litigation, particularly Hatch-Waxman litigation for generic pharmaceutical companies. Previously, Mark ...
Associate
Email
Ryan Steinman is an associate in the firm’s New York office. His practice focuses on litigation. Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Ryan was an associate at an international law firm, where ...