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GR&R is Organizing a Seminar on Intellectual Property Issues in the Computer Game Industry
On August 15, Mitchell S. Feller will discuss common IP issues associated with the computer gaming industry, aspects of games that can be subject to intellectual property protection, and types of protection available. Details and registration are available at the link here.

GR&R Attorneys Were Quoted in a Metropolis Article
George Gottlieb and Marc P. Misthal were quoted in a recent Metropolis article, "The Knock-Off Effect: Who You're Really Cheating When You Buy Copies."

GR&R Counsel Organized a Webinar Related to Legal Aspects of the Video Game Industry
On June 20, Diana Muller, Aldo Fabrizio Modica Bareiro (Entertainment Law Committee of ASIPI) and Matias Noetinger (ASIPI's Executive Committee) organized a webinar on "Legal Aspects of the Video Game Industry, its Protection via Intellectual Property Rights, Players and Case Studies." Speakers included Andy Ramos Gill de la Haza; Jose Roberto Herrera and Chris Reid. The webinar, which analyzed all aspects of the intellectual property of video games and related legal issues, had more than 250 attendees.

GR&R Was Named the Best Boutique IP Law Firm in the Greater New York Area and Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2017 in the USA
Acquisition International announced the winners of the 2017 Intellectual Property Awards. Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C. was awarded the "Best Boutique IP Law Firm--Greater New York" and "Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2017--USA"

GR&R Associate Spoke at the Intellectual Property Litigation Seminar
On May 10, Jonathan M. Purow presented on Virtual Reality, Real IP at the Intellectual Property Litigation Seminar in Chicago.

GR&R Partner Was Interviewed by Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal
The Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal interviewed Marc P. Misthal for its podcast. The episode is entitled "Unauthorized Trademark Use in Artistic Mediums" and can be found at the link here.

GR&R Attorney Gave a Speech to Start-Up Chile
On March 14, Barry Lewin gave a presentation discussing Intellectual Property protection of technology-related inventions to Start-Up Chile, the leading accelerator in LATAM, among the TOP 10 globally, and one of the biggest and most diverse startup communities in the world.

GR&R Of Counsel Moderated a Panel at the ASIPI Seminar
On March 19, Diana Muller moderated the panel "The Commandments of Licensing in the World of Entertainment" at the ASIPI seminar in Puerto Rico.

GR&R Partner Spoke to Graphic Artists Guild
On April 19, Mitchell S. Feller spoke at the Graphic Artists Guild. Mr. Feller discussed intellectual property protection for small businesses.

GR&R Partner Was Quoted in the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal
Marc Misthal was quoted in the article "Trademarks Prevent Calamity? A Party Game's Dispute Is Not So Black-and-White."

GR&R Partner Was Quoted in the Inc. Magazine Article
Marc P. Misthal was Quoted in the Inc. Magazine Article "7 Things to Know Before You Start Licensing Intellectual Property."

GR&R Partner Attended an IP Conference in San Francisco
On February 23, Barry Lewin attended Global IP ConfEx in San Francisco.

GR&R Attorneys Gave a CLE presentation to the Monmouth  Bar Association
On February 17, Marc P. Misthal and Jonathan A. Malki gave a CLE presentation to the Monmouth  Bar Association entitled "#Infringement: Trademark and Copyright Concerns on Social Media." The CLE covered issues such as the unauthorized use of images on websites and blogs; hashtags as trademarks; spoilers; and fan works.

GR&R Managing Partner Gave a CLE Presentation to NYBLNG
Jeffrey M. Kaden gave a CLE presentation "Introduction to the U.S. Design Patent Law on Long Island and in New York City to the New York Boutique Lawyers Networking Group (NYBLNG). Presentations took place on February 15 and January 25 respectively.  

GR&R Partner Presented a CLE Course at the Clear Law Institute
On February 27, Barry Lewin presented a CLE course "Can You Still Patent Software?" at the Clear Law Institute. Click here for more details.

GR&R Partner Gave a Speech to Allied Professional Women Network
On January 9, Mitchell Feller gave a speech about intellectual property basics for small businesses at the APW (Allied Professional Women) meeting.   

Jason Wachter Has become a Partner in the Firm
Mr. Wachter has become a Partner, effective January 1st, 2017. Mr. Wachter will continue focusing his practice on all aspects of intellectual property law including patent preparation and prosecution, trademark matters, litigation, licensing matters, and the preparation of opinions relating to patentability, infringement and freedom to operate.

GR&R Associate Spoke at New York City Bar's event
On December 6, 2016, Jonathan Purow gave a presentation at the New York City Bar's event "The Legal Realities of Virtual Reality: Intellectual Property and Other Legal Considerations."

GR&R Attorney Quoted in AvvoStories's Article
Marc P. Misthal was quoted in the AvvoStories's article "Do you legally own that tattoo you just got?" To read the article, click here.

GR&R Attorney Will Speak at the Intellectual Property Seminars in Europe
Barry Lewin was invited to speak at the series of seminars organized by Pons IP in Madrid, Valencia, and Barcelona, Spain on October 24-26, 2016. Barry will discuss recent developments in patent law related to information technology and biotech.

GR&R Attorney Will Teach at Cardozo Law School
Barry Lewin was invited to teach a class on patent protection in fashion law at Cardozo Law School on October 14, 2016. 

GR&R Will be Participating in a Startup Expo
GR&R will be participating in the AlleyBoost Startup Expo (#ABSX) on November 3, 2016 at Brooklyn Commons. Stop by our booth and learn how IP law affects your business! To get a complimentary ticket, click here.

GR&R Attorney's Commentary Was Published by Thomson Reuters
Michael Nesheiwat discussed Brexit and its implications on data practices in the article for Thomson Reuters's Westlaw Journal Computer & Internet. To read the article, click here.

GR&R Attorney Quoted by Law360
Marc P. Misthal was quoted in a recent Law360 article "Daily Fantasy Wide Open For Student--Athlete Publicity Suit"

GR&R Attorney was Interviewed for Lawyer Monthly Magazine
In an interview with Lawyer Monthly, Barry Lewin discussed unique challenges that inventors encounter on the way of obtaining patent protection for software-based inventions. To read the full interview, click here.

GR&R Attorney Quoted in Entrepreneur Magazine
Marc P. Misthal was quoted in an Entrepreneur article "6 Tips for Registering a Trademark Overseas." To read the article, click here.

GR&R Announced a Sponsorship of AlleyBoost
On July 1, 2016, GR&R announced a one-year sponsorship with AlleyBoost, a New York-based startup community that works with high-impact entrepreneurs and investors to improve and grow their businesses. The sponsorship is part of GR&R's ongoing commitment to entrepreneurial companies.

GR&R Attorney Re-appointed to the Education Committee of the Monmouth Bar
Barry Lewin was re-appointed to the Education Committee of the Monmouth (NJ) Bar

GR&R Attorney Quoted in "The Walking Dead" Fan Blog
Marc P. Misthal recently discussed AMC's right to require removal of leaked spoilers for the Season 6 finale of The Walking Dead from various news publications. Mr. Misthal stated that "audio, video, or script leaks, similar to the one leaked prior to the Season 6 premiere, are subject to copyright infringement. Even posting a clip without authorization, before or after it has aired, can be considered copyright infringement. In order to win a copyright claim, the claimant must prove two things: they own a copyright and the infringing work in question is similar. AMC would not be required to show that any spoilers resulted in financial harm, which is an argument that many spoiler websites use when they suggest leaked details only "help" the show." To read the full article, click here.  

GR&R Attorney Gave a Presentation at the IoT Central Seminar
On June 23, Mitchell S. Feller discussed patent issues for developers in the Internet of Things at the IoT Central Seminar. To view the recording, click here.

GR&R Attorneys Attended INTA 2016 Annual Conference
Diana Muller, Donna Mirman, Marc Misthal, and Maria Savio attended the INTA Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida from May 21 to May 25, 2016.

GR&R Attorney was Invited to Speak at the "Intellectual Property & Holistic Health" seminar
On May 25, Jonathan Purow spoke at the "Intellectual Property & Holistic Health" seminar. Jonathan discussed ways that intellectual property law can protect cannabis and its related products.

GR&R Was Named the Best Copyright Law Firm 2016 in New York by Acquisition International Magazine
On May 20, Acquisition International announced the winners of the 2016 Intellectual Property Awards. Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C. was awarded the "Best Copyright Law Firm 2016--New York"

GR&R organized a workshop that addressed both legal & business issues in protecting and monetizing Intellectual Property
On June 2, GR&R and The Startup Station organized a workshop "How to Value and Protect IP: Patentability, Licensing vs. Selling." Workshop covered different types of Intellectual Property and how to protect each one, how IP is accounted for on the balance sheet, as well as IP valuation approaches.

Latin America Advisor Published GR&R Attorneys' Commentary
Latin America Advisor published a commentary by Diana Muller and Michael Nesheiwat on GlaxoSmithKline's decision to not file patents in some of the world's poorest countries in order to make it easier for manufacturers in those locations to copy its pharmaceuticals. 

GR&R Attorney Gave a Speech at the New York State Society of Professional Engineers' Annual Meeting
On June 2, Mitchell Feller spoke at the NYSSPE's annual meeting in Wading River, New York. Mr. Feller provided an overview of patent issues for developers in the IoT space and gave practical advice on topics including the pros and cons of seeking patent protection, requirements for getting a patent and the patenting process, types of things in IoT design chain which can be patented, issues related to patentability of software and methods for data collection and use, and common pitfalls to avoid.

GRR Attorneys Spoke at the University of Chile’s Seminar Related to International Patent Protection
On March 23, Barry Lewin and Silvia Salvadori presented at the seminar on International Patenting at the University of Chile, the largest university in Chile. They delivered presentations on software patenting; considerations for inventors in preparing global patent applications; considerations for biotechnology, including chemistry and medical devices; and global patent portfolio management. Read more here.

GRR Hosted an Art Reception
On March 2, Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C. hosted an art reception in honor of world-renowned artists Nathan Slate Joseph and Zigi Ben-Haim, celebrating their contributions to the art world.

GRR is Organizing a Seminar "Intellectual Property Enforcement and Defense for Startups"
On March 29 Jonathan Purow will discuss what are the best steps to avoid a protracted and costly litigation, and what is involved in enforcing your intellectual property. Details and registration at the link here.

GRR Held a Workshop for Startups and Entrepreneurs in the Area of Internet of Things
On February 25 Mitchell Feller gave an overview of patent and related IP issues for developers and companies entering the IoT space. 

GRR Attorney Spoke at the "Voice of Manhattan Business" Podcast
Marc P. Misthal discussed things every business should do to protect their Intellectual Property at the "Voice of Manhattan Business" podcast on January 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM (ET). Click here to listen to the podcast.

GRR Managing Partner Spoke at the Knowledge Group's Webcast
Jeffrey Kaden spoke at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "Developments in U.S. and E.U. Design Patent Protection: What You Need to Know." The event took place on January 21, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET). 

GRR Attorney was Appointed as the President of ASIPI Entertainment Law Committee
Diana Muller was appointed as the president of the Entertainment Law Committee of Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI).

GRR Attorney Spoke at the Continuing Education Event for Lawyers
Barry Lewin spoke at the Monmouth County Bar Association's day-long Continuing Education event for lawyers. Barry provided an overview of Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents, with emphasis on pitfalls for website providers and current status of patents for business methods.

GRR Managing Partner Was Interviewed for a Radio Show
Jeffrey Kaden was interviewed for the "Price of Business" radio show regarding intellectual property law, the issues that are confronted today, and what clients need to know. The interview can be found here.

GRR Attorney Contributed to the Book Related to Intellectual Property Issues in Sports Industry
Diana Muller, as a member of the Sports Committee at Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI), contributed with two articles to the book related to Intellectual Property issues in sports industry. Articles are entitled "Sports brands, protection and enforcement; are manufacturers and distributors playing by the rules?" and "Social media in sports: a whole new ball game for athletes and celebrities," and can be found at the link here. (p. 203 and p. 218).

GRR Attorneys Were Recognized as Top Intellectual Property Lawyers in the New York Metro Area
Marc Misthal and Allen Rubenstein were selected to the 2015 list of top intellectual property lawyers in the metro edition of Super Lawyers magazine. Jon Malki, Jon Purow, and Jason Watcher are listed among the rising stars in IP law.

GRR Attorney Participated in a Panel Discussion at the Global IP Conference in San Francisco
Barry Lewin was part of a panel discussion on developing successful IP strategies with respect to software-related patents and worldwide filing at the Global Intellectual Property Conference held in San Francisco on November 17.

GRR is a 2016 Top Ranked Law Firm
GR&R was selected as a 2016 Top Ranked Law Firm, receiving a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® peer review rating for the second year in a row.

GRR Attorneys Gave Presentations at the New York State Society of Professional Engineers 2015 Annual Conference
Mitchell Feller and Barry Lewin gave presentations at the 2015 Fall Professional Development Conference, organized by the New York State Society of Professional Engineers. The conference took place on November 13 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Mr. Feller and Mr. Lewin outlined relevant aspects of intellectual property and explained recent changes in patent law affecting technology-oriented companies, including changes in software patent protection.

GRR Attorney Quoted on State and Local Government Technology Portal
Maria Savio was quoted by State Scoop regarding the State of Georgia's copyright suit against over the organization’s online publication of the State's laws and annotations. The article is entitled: “Open gov advocates face obstacles when publishing state codes.”

GRR Attorney Recognized for Achievement and Success amongst Women in the Legal Profession
Diana Muller received the Women in Law Award 2015 in the area of Intellectual Property in the USA from the British publication: Lawyer Monthly

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