Intellectual Property

With attorneys who complement their legal acumen with technical knowledge and legal insights that span a broad spectrum of industries and technologies, Carella Byrne provides comprehensive intellectual property representation designed to protect and maximize the value of these assets. Our focus is on developing and protecting our clients’ intellectual property assets while crafting documentation and agreements that maximize their value.

The Carella Byrne intellectual property team has attorneys who have backgrounds and degrees in a variety of technical disciplines.


Our meticulous eye for detail allows us to prepare patent applications that can withstand the deepest scrutiny. And we have the strategic vision and advocacy skills required to defeat even the most aggressive challenges to an invention’s patentability. Similarly, we do the spadework and due diligence necessary to protect our clients from infringement allegations or clear a path for them by attacking the validity of an existing patent that stands in their way.

Our full suite of patent representation has facilitated the efforts and innovations of individuals and corporations and includes:

  • Patent Counseling
  • Patentability and Prior Art Searches and Opinions
  • Infringement, Non-Infringement, and Validity Opinions
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Post-Grant Proceedings
Trademarks and Copyrights

We prepare trademark applications designed to avoid unnecessary roadblocks to registration and conduct meticulous due diligence and clearance work that helps our clients steer clear of potential infringement issues. Carella Byrne’s intellectual property practice group are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and have extensive experience with all proceedings, including:

  • Responses to Office Actions/Communications
  • Requests for Reconsideration of Final Refusals
  • Appeals to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
  • Oppositions in the TTAB
  • Cancellations in the TTAB

Similarly, we help clients protect creative works of all kinds through copyright registration.

Intellectual Property Enforcement and Litigation

Carella Byrne’s litigators are equipped to aggressively pursue claims against those who threaten or infringe on our clients’ intellectual property rights and vigorously defend against such claims when brought against our clients. Our seasoned litigators have successfully represented clients in proceedings across the United States, including in the Federal Circuit and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

  • Patent Infringement
  • Patent Antitrust
  • Trademark infringement
  • Trade Dress
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • False Advertising
IP Licensing

We help clients manage and monetize their intellectual property portfolios by developing comprehensive strategies and profitable licensing transactions.

We welcome the opportunity to help you protect and maximize the value of your intellectual property assets.

Area of FOCUS

False Advertising
IP Licensing
Trade Secrets
Trademarks and Copyrights

Intellectual Property Attorneys

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Wills & Estates

Our attorneys understands how critical it is that business owners prepare for retirement or unforeseen circumstances in a way that provides for their financial well-being and the continuity of their companies.


When disputes arise, our seasoned litigators provide exceptional advocacy grounded in holistic strategies designed to achieve each client’s overall business, financial, and personal goals.

Labor Law

Whether before a hearing board, in the courtroom, or at the negotiating table, our labor lawyers leverage their considerable advocacy and negotiating skills to advance and protect our clients’ interests.

About us

Student Mental Health and Social Media

Partner Michael Innes wrote an article titled “Why New Jersey school districts are filing lawsuits against social media companies, which is featured in the New Jersey School Board Association Reader Forum: Student Mental Health and Social Media.

Chrysler Owners Win Cert. Of 6M Class In Takata Airbag MDL

A judge has certified a class of roughly 6 million Fiat Chrysler vehicle owners who assert fraud claims against FCA US in sprawling multidistrict litigation accusing automakers of hiding the risks associated with allegedly explosive Takata airbags.
The 74

Carella Byrne’s Michael Innes Featured in Recent The 74 Article

Innes was featured in recent article titled Teen Mental Health Crisis Pushes More School Districts to Sue Social Media Giants. “The harms caused by social media companies have impacted the districts’ ability to carry out their core mission of providing education.”

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