Andrew N. Parfomak


Andrew N. Parfomak focuses his practice on intellectual property matters, including planning, procuring, and protecting strategic intellectual property assets –- patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets — for both domestic and international clients.

Andrew’s prosecution experience includes managing all aspects of patent procurement for clients, from inventor interviewing, patent drafting, and prosecution to product clearances and patentability opinions, as well as providing “turnkey” services for clients and protection of designs. His trademark experience includes trademark applications and prosecution, and his litigation experience includes representation of patentees in infringement actions in the specialty chemicals area. Due to both in-house and private practice, he has extensive experience in counseling and providing global strategic intellectual property planning and protection for a range of clients.

Andrew has technical expertise in the chemical arts, as well as in mechanical and computer-controlled processes such as business method patents. His chemical experience is in specialty chemicals, including dyestuffs, fire retardants, polymer additive compositions, as well as engineered materials, including polymers, polymer films, metallurgical compositions and methods for production, and articles produced therefrom, particularly amorphous metal alloys. He is also experienced in compositions and formulations of consumer products, especially cleaning, disinfectant, and pharmaceutical compositions, their manufacture, and administration. His experience in mechanical arts includes manufacturing methods for a wide range of articles. His knowledge of computer-controlled processes includes advanced adaptive survey techniques and systems for data collection and administration, methods for improved data input and output in data storage networks, improved anti-pilferage security systems, and processes for improved resource sharing and handling.

Andrew works out of the firm’s New York City office.

  • Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent
    • Copyright and Unfair Competition Law (Research Fellow), 1988
  • Franklin Pierce Law Center
    • J.D., 1987
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
    • M.S., Management Engineering, 1987
    • B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1983
Professional Affiliations
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Somerset County Bar Association


  • Polish
  • German
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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