Intellectual Property / Media and Entertainment

Intellectual Property and Technology

Our team provides comprehensive business and intellectual property and technology solutions to emerging companies, private equity and hedge funds, large multinational corporations and individual inventors in industries as diverse as electronics, computer software, consumer products, entertainment, life style brands, life sciences and financial services.

Ranked in several IP disciplines by Chambers USA, we advise on all aspects of U.S. and international IP law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets laws. Drawing upon our in-depth legal expertise and diverse experience, we provide business-minded counsel to give clients an edge in developing, protecting, maintaining, licensing and monetizing their IP assets. In addition to our commercial-focused advisory work, we have a high-profile and active litigation practice, which includes defending against infringement claims, enforcing our clients’ rights and resolving disputes before U.S. and foreign patent offices. The fact that we are regularly engaged in jury trials and complex, multijurisdictional matters is a testament to the strength and reputation of our group.

We also regularly represent clients, whether it is a technology innovator or a traditional business with little to no proprietary technology, in a wide range of technology transactions. Our work includes preparing and negotiating outsourcing and cloud services agreements, software licenses, professional services and consulting agreements and advising on mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. With our prominence in the financial industry, our team provides innovative counsel on FinTech, cryptocurrency and blockchain matters.

 

Media and Entertainment

The media and entertainment industry has undergone a dramatic change over the last decade, bringing about new legal challenges for individuals, media companies and financiers. We provide clients in art, fashion, sports, music and film comprehensive, seamless representation to address these new challenges.

We leverage the broad resources of a national firm to advise on M&A transactions, film and television financing, complex joint venture arrangements, single and multi-property distribution agreements, cross-border/tax-driven media transactions and a variety of industry specific matters. We counsel on privacy and publicity rights, trademarks and copyrights, defamation, commercial disputes, California’s anti-SLAPP statute, and other litigation matters. We’re a full-service team that also advises clients on, tax, employee benefits and executive compensation, financial restructuring and antitrust issues. We are regularly recognized by leading entertainment publications as one of the most influential litigation teams in the country.

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    James Sammataro Named to Variety 2018 “Legal Impact Report”

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    Ian DiBernardo Recognized as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property

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Lawyers In This Group


NAME TITLE OFFICE
Katerina I. Barquet Associate Miami

Katerina I. Barquet
Associate
Miami

Saunak K. Desai Associate New York

Saunak K. Desai
Associate
New York

Ian G. DiBernardo Partner New York

Ian G. DiBernardo
Partner
New York

Laura Goldbard George Partner New York

Laura Goldbard George
Partner
New York

Hans H. Hertell Special Counsel Miami

Hans H. Hertell
Special Counsel
Miami

Christina M. Himmel Associate Miami

Christina M. Himmel
Associate
Miami

Crystal Y. Jonelis Associate Los Angeles

Crystal Y. Jonelis
Associate
Los Angeles

Jeffrey M. Mann Special Counsel New York

Jeffrey M. Mann
Special Counsel
New York

Julie E. Nevins Special Counsel Miami

Julie E. Nevins
Special Counsel
Miami

Steven B. Pokotilow Of Counsel New York

Steven B. Pokotilow
Of Counsel
New York

Jessica P. Rogers, Ph.D. Science and Technology Advisor New York

Jessica P. Rogers, Ph.D.
Science and Technology Advisor
New York

James G. Sammataro Partner Miami
Los Angeles

James G. Sammataro
Partner
Miami
Los Angeles

Binni N. Shah Associate New York

Binni N. Shah
Associate
New York

Jason M. Sobel Partner New York

Jason M. Sobel
Partner
New York

Kenneth L. Stein Of Counsel New York

Kenneth L. Stein
Of Counsel
New York

Stephen E. Underwood Associate New York

Stephen E. Underwood
Associate
New York

John C. Van Horn Associate New York

John C. Van Horn
Associate
New York