Eight Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Eight members of Cozen O'Connor’s Intellectual Property Department, Frank Abramonte, Noelle Engle-Hardy, Thomas Fisher, James Gale, Gregory Gulia, Shane Hardy, Hugh Marbury, and Camille Miller, were named IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property. Abramonte, Fisher, Gale, and Marbury were named Patent Stars. Hardy and Miller were named Trademark Stars. Gulia was named a Copyright and Trademark Star. Engle-Hardy was named a Rising Star.

IP Stars is the leading resource for companies or individuals looking for experienced legal practitioners for contentious and non-contentious IP advice. Managing IP has been covering IP law and practice since 1990.

Abramonte is co-chair of the firm’s Patent Prosecution Practice and focuses on patent procurement and patent portfolio strategizing in electrical, software, electromechanical engineering, and medical device-related technologies. In addition, Frank provides services in licensing, diligence exercises, and validity and infringement studies and opinions, as well as related litigation counseling. He counsels a range of businesses, from established public companies through early and late-stage startup businesses.

Engle-Hardy focuses on intellectual property disputes and litigation in a variety of industries, including consumer packaged goods, sporting goods, videogames, alcohol, food and beverage products, luxury goods, professional sports, pharmaceuticals, furniture and lighting, clothing and cosmetics, cannabis, casino and real estate development, franchise, and fine art. Noelle has experience at all stages of litigation, from obtaining Anton Piller Orders and interlocutory injunctive relief to successfully arguing multiple appeals before the Federal Court of Appeal.

Fisher focuses his practice on complex electrical, mechanical, and computer software patent litigation. He is an experienced first-chair attorney with extensive experience in the federal district courts, in § 337 proceedings before the International Trade Commission (ITC), in post-grant review proceedings, including AIA proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Tom has argued numerous times before the Federal Circuit on appeals from district court, the ITC, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. His litigation experience includes matters directed to electrical and mechanical technologies such as software, encryption, GPS systems, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology, mechanical devices, medical devices, and aseptic packaging systems.

Gale is co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice and focuses his practice in the area of intellectual property litigation and counseling. He is a registered patent attorney with 40 years of experience and is Board Certified in Intellectual Property by the Florida Bar, an AAA Arbitrator, and the former inaugural chair of the IP Board Certification Committee. Jim has handled hundreds of cases involving patents, theft of trade secrets, restrictive covenants, trademarks, unfair competition, and internet disputes. He has appeared in over 400 federal cases in more than 48 federal district and circuit courts, as well as handled hundreds of injunctions in over 35 different states around the nation.

Gulia has counseled clients concerning a broad range of intellectual property issues, negotiated trademark licenses, purchases, and consent agreements, and litigated numerous trademark, copyright, anti-counterfeiting, domain name, unfair competition, trade secrets, rights of publicity and privacy, and First Amendment cases for various major media corporations, entertainers, luxury-goods makers, fashion companies, international store chains, and consumer products companies.

Hardy is chair of the firm’s Canadian Intellectual Property Practice and a strategic business adviser who has assisted in the acquisition, licensing, and marketing of some of the world’s most famous trademarks and IP assets. Shane is one of a select few Canadian practitioners recognized for his experience in commercial transactions regarding intellectual property assets and is frequently called upon by brand owners around the world to assist with their international acquisition and licensing plans. Shane has assisted clients with cross-border acquisitions where target entities have an intellectual property focus and is a leader of the firm's luxury law protection team.

Marbury is co-chair of the firm’s Copyright Practice and focuses his practice on intellectual property and business litigation. His intellectual property litigation practice includes patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation in diverse technological areas across many industries. Hugh has more than two decades of experience utilizing his considerable knowledge to counsel clients on critical challenges facing their businesses. With a broad range of experience in complex issues, he offers his clients a nuanced perspective on the convergence of technology, business, and law. He dispenses C-suite level guidance to large corporations confronting complicated and difficult challenges, including bet-the-company matters. He has represented a variety of clients, from corporations and professional sports franchises to investor groups and high net worth individuals, in disputes valued at more than $4 billion. He has tried cases in federal court and has extensive arbitration and mediation experience.

Miller is co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department and has deep experience in many aspects of intellectual property, including trademark, trade dress, copyright, unfair competition, cybersecurity and data breaches, right of privacy, right of publicity, domain names, counterfeiting, licensing, and intellectual property litigation. She is frequently engaged to consult and advise in each of these areas. Her day-to-day practice focuses on trademark and trade dress, fields in which Camille is a recognized national and international leader. She is ongoing global trademark counsel to Fortune 500 companies and manages massive client trademark portfolios, oversees IP strategy and new registrations, monitors usage 24/7, and leads enforcement efforts to shut down any improper use or infringement.

About Cozen O'Connor Intellectual Property Department

Cozen O’Connor’s renowned Intellectual Property Department stands out from its competitors in part by providing comprehensive IP service coupled with the reach and resources of a national law firm. While many peer firms have quietly narrowed offerings, Cozen O’Connor’s 50-lawyer IP group advises on all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, and unfair competition, from clearance and procurement to litigation. The firm maintains a soup-to-nuts model because, quite simply, that’s what’s best for clients.

About Cozen O'Connor

Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has over 850 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including but not limited to, litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle-market companies, Cozen O’Connor serves its clients’ needs through 33 offices across two continents. 

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