Intellectual Property

Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello, P.C. is recognized both nationally and internationally in the fields of patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, trade secret, and antitrust law.  Carella Byrne's unique combination of technical expertise, legal experience, and business savvy enables its Intellectual Property (IP) Department to establish and implement IP strategies designed to maximize protection and optimize the overall worth of its clients' businesses.

Numerous partners and associates with Carella Byrne are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  These attorneys have also litigated IP cases throughout the United States, appearing in U.S. District Courts nationwide, as well as Circuit Courts of Appeals in California, Illinois, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, New Jersey, and the Federal Circuit, where all patent infringement appeals are heard.  Carella Byrne also maintains close ties with associate counsel overseas, including in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Canada, Italy, France, Austria, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, China, Malaysia, and Singapore.  The Carella Byrne IP team has broad technical expertise supported by a variety of degrees, including:

  • Chemical, mechanical, and electrical engineering
  • Physics
  • Organic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Commercial and industrial building construction
  • Road and bridge construction
  • Sewage and waste management (toxic and hazardous waste; radwaste; environmental control)

With years of experience in securing, licensing, and protecting IP rights, Carella Byrne regularly handles licensing matters and the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, along with the registration of copyrights.  As a result of rapidly advancing technology and changes in the law affecting the ability to protect such technology, the Carella Byrne IP team implements unique strategies tailored to the business needs of each client.  This expertise has led to the filing and obtaining of breakthrough patents for Carella Byrne clients.

Carella Byrne has comprehensive expertise regarding business and legal issues involved in corporate collaborations, assisting clients with the development, protection, licensing, and marketing of products based on new technology.  The firm also provides assistance to technology-driven, start-up, and small firms in setting and implementing long term IP strategies.  These strategies are geared towards utilizing IP as a basis for meeting capital requirements through interim financing, corporate collaborations, and public offerings.

Carella Byrne also regularly handles sophisticated litigation to effectively protect clients' property, including:

  • Patent infringement
  • Patent antitrust and international law
  • Trademark infringement
  • Trade dress
  • Parallel imports