Meet Our Team

Registered Patent Attorney

Melvin K. Silverman email: mks@mkspc.com Melvin K. Silverman, Esq. is the head Patent Attorney of the Firm, which includes Dev Kumar. He brings over thirty (30) years of experience to clients of the Firm in the areas of intellectual property, including patent, trademark and copyright enforcement, domestic and foreign patent prosecution, and all aspects of copyright, trademark and patent solicitation. Presently, Mr. Silverman’s areas of specific technical expertise include trade secret practice, software and Internet law, protection of business methods, as well as patent areas related to bio-physics, medical imaging, information theory, solid-state physics and alternative energy sources.

Mr. Silverman is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. District Court for New Jersey, the U.S. Federal Circuit, the U.S. Tax Court, and the International Trade Commission.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Silverman earned a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University. He then worked with NASA on the Saturn/Apollo Project in developing inertial guidance components for the lunar missions of the 1970′s. After his successful experience at NASA, Mr. Silverman obtained a law degree from Seton Hall Law School.

As a patent attorney, Mr. Silverman became a partner in an international patent practice firm in New York City. He was an original member of the legal team of Johnnie Cochran and Willie E. Gary in the 2000 landmark case of All Pro Sports Camps, Inc. v. Walt Disney Company. Moreover, he has been lead counsel in other major intellectual property litigations, including Corwin v. Walt Disney World (a contest over the creative origin of EPCOT) and matters against NIKE and Mercedes-Benz USA.

In addition, Mr. Silverman is currently involved in several trade associations. He is vice-president of LifeScience Concepts, LLC. (“LSC”), an entity concerned with the collection of data and the validation of theories of alternative medicine, certain off-label uses of FDA approved drugs and prospective “orphan” drugs. In this capacity, and as a practicing patent attorney, Mr. Silverman has worked with various medical schools.

Mr. Silverman is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Association, International Trademark Association, New Jersey Patent Law Association, and Association of the Bar of the Federal Circuit. He is a liaison to prototype makers and researchers used to assist inventors in the reduction-to-practice and testing of their inventions. He has also taught “Patent Law for Engineers” at Stevens Institute in Hoboken, New Jersey. Finally, he is actively involved in Columbia University’s alumni affairs.

Mr. Silverman holds U.S. Patent No. 5,221,892 directed to a solid state transformer. (For a list of patents obtained by the Firm’s Patent Department, please visit our “Patents Obtained” page.)

Mr. Silverman was a supporter of Florida Governor Charles Crist during his campaign and was invited to his inauguration on January 2, 2007.

Of Counsel

Jacqueline C. Tadros email: jt@mkspc.com Jacqueline C. Tadros is a graduate of the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. She has a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry and a Juris Doctor Degree in Law from the University of the Pacific in California. Ms. Tadros concentrates her practice in the area of intellectual property law. She has counseled clients in a wide variety of matters relating to patents, trademarks and copyrights and has assisted individual and corporate clients in securing domestic and international intellectual property rights. 

Associate

Rahul Dev Kumar email: rdk@mkspc.com Mr. Kumar (“Dev”) holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics from Delhi University, a Master of Science in Biotechnology from the University of Rajasthan, an MBA Degree in Biotechnology Management from the National Institute of Management, and Certificates in Information Technology and Bio- Informatics. Dev is a member of Delhi Bar Council, and is admitted to practice before Indian Courts, Tribunals and other appellate authorities. He is also a Registered Patent & Trademark Attorney with the Indian Patent & Trademark Office.

His areas of technical expertise include software, cellular phone communications, mechanics, medical diagnostic equipment, and immunology. As an associate of the Firm, Dev does patent searching, prepares U.S. patent applications under the supervision of Mr. Silverman, assists in India Patent and Trademark practice including industrial designs there, and PCT/WIPO matters involving the U.S. and India.

Dev also performs patent infringement, validity, patentability, and freedom-to- operate searches and analyses.