April 26 marks World Intellectual Property Day. At Assouline & Berlowe, we have built a team of Intellectual Property (IP) attorneys that handle a wide range of IP issues that impact many aspects of business. Most people (including attorneys) do not realize how often IP crosses into all areas of business, from employment law (trade secrets), business sales (IP due diligence), to bankruptcy (inventory and valuation). IP creates valuable assets for businesses because the IP allows the IP owner to stop others from either using their protected IP without their consent. IP is a powerful tool that could prevent copying, or monetize IP through licensing deals. On the other hand, infringing someone else’s IP can be a significant liability for an unprepared business.
The Assouline & Berlowe IP team, including 3 registered patent attorneys, is well equipped to handle all aspects of IP prosecution and litigation. Our IP team routinely files applications to secure patents, trademarks, and copyrights for clients. Assouline & Berlowe handles IP in a wide range of industries, including alcoholic beverages, mattresses, transportation, cellular technology, security, and celebrities/influencers. The IP team is highlighted below:
Peter Koziol co-chairs the firm’s IP litigation department. Peter handles a wide range of IP, especially related to his background in computer science. In 2017, Peter was lead counsel on approximately 15% of new patent litigation in the Southern District of Florida. A majority of this patent litigation centered upon software based patent(s). Peter is also well versed in drafting licensing agreements and co-existence agreements that relate to IP. Peter is also equipped in handling IP prosecution, with an emphasis in software related IP.
Loren Pearson handles all aspects of domestic and international patent, trademark, and copyright applications. His work includes evaluating new technologies for patentability, portfolio counseling, and intellectual property registration, prosecution, and litigation. Loren has a background in chemical and material science, which aids in his ability to tackle complex inventions. He is also knowledgeable with licensing agreements, opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), infringement opinions, to name a few.
Greg Popowitz handles both IP prosecution and litigation. His background in mechanical engineering and the automotive industry gives a unique perspective on mechanical based products and processes. Greg handles the IP for an established adult beverage company, along with a wide range of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Greg is able to assess the client’s needs and tailor fit a custom plan to properly protect and maintain the client’s IP.
Assouling & Berlowe’s IP team has a wide range of competencies to assist businesses with their IP needs. Whether you need to secure IP protection for your intangible assets, monetize IP you already own, or purchase/license IP, the IP team at Assouline & Berlowe is well equipped to handle your IP needs.
Below is an inventory of the hundreds of patent and trademark applications and registrations handled by the IP Team at Assouline & Berlowe. This does not include the hundreds of other marks and patents that have been addressed by Assouline & Berlowe attorneys, either from the standpoint of enforcement, counseling, and means of protection. Over the years, some applications/registrations are abandoned for various business purposes.
For any Intellectual Property questions, please contact our offices below.
Miami: (305) 567-5576
Fort Lauderdale: (954) 929-1899
Boca Raton: (561) 361-6566