Our top American Intellectual Property (IP) team works across the United States, European Union, India
and other International markets, specializing in Life Science, Bio-Physics, Medical Imaging, Solid-State
Physics, Alternative Energy Sources and Engineering projects.
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Melvin K. Silverman
Melvin K. Silverman, Esq. is the head Patent Attorney of the Firm, which includes: Nicholas B. Spatola and Jacqueline Tadros. He brings over thirty years of experience to clients of the Firm in the areas of intellectual property, including patent, trademark and copyright, including enforcement. This is domestic and foreign patent prosecution. Presently, Mr. Silverman’s areas of specific technical expertise includes trade secret practice, software and Internet law, as well as patent areas related to bio-physics, medical devices, information theory, solid-state physics and alternative energy sources.
Mr. Silverman is a registered patent attorney with the United States 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 and the International Trade Commission. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Silverman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. Also he 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, and then worked for three years as patent attorney with the Department of Defense.
Then 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.
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).