Intellectual Property Law

  • Apr 30, 2019Danielle DeFilippis Named Co-Chair of Norris McLaughlin IP Practice Group

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. She will serve with Bruce S. Londa, who has chaired the group for the past five years.

    “I am very grateful to have Danielle co-chair our Intellectual Property Group and extremely confident in her ability in moving the group forward to help us accomplish our goals. Having worked with Danielle for nearly ten years, I can attest that she has proved to be a great leader to our group. I am certain that her exceptional talents will be a great benefit to both the firm and our clients,” said Londa.

    “At Norris McLaughlin, I have been fortunate to benefit from the mentorship and guidance of consummate professionals that provide top tier legal services to our clients. I am honored to help impart that knowledge on the next generation of attorneys at Norris McLaughlin,” said DeFilippis.

    The Intellectual Property Practice Group at Norris McLaughlin provides sophisticated intellectual property counsel to domestic and international clients on patent, trademark and copyright matters. Several members of the group have a background in a broad range of engineering and sciences, including chemical, biochemical, biotechnology, electrical, mechanical, and computer software and hardware. They serve clients in manufacturing, marketing, and service industries, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electronics, telecommunications, consumer foods, computer hardware and software, Internet, medical devices, health care, and banking. Many members of the group are registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

    DeFilippis focuses her practice on intellectual property matters and litigation. She represents individual and corporate clients in all phases of litigation, from commencement through trial, and regularly serves as lead counsel in cases before federal and state courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and alternative resolution forums. DeFilippis has handled cases involving trademark and copyright infringement, false advertising, commercial disparagement, business torts, deceptive trade practices, Lanham Act claims, state and federal unfair competition laws, and other business disputes. She is an author for Norris McLaughlin’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition blog, More Than Your Mark. DeFilippis received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University.

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  • Feb 07, 2019Jeanne Hamburg Ranked in World Trademark Review 1000

    Jeanne M. Hamburg, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been ranked in the 2019 World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000). Among a group of fewer than 90 trademark professionals in New York, Hamburg was named a top trademark attorney in the areas of enforcement and litigation.

    For the past nine years, the WTR 1000 has ranked the top firms and individuals in 70 key jurisdictions globally. To be ranked, the firms and individuals must be “deemed outstanding in a critical area of practice.” Over a four-month period, the WTR 1000 conducts interviews and exchanges correspondence with hundreds of attorneys and their clients, as well as gathering submissions from firms detailing activity in the field.

    “Highly active within INTA and busy in her practice on both transactional and litigation fronts, Jeanne Hamburg of Norris McLaughlin is at the cutting edge of trademark and copyright law as it relates to the Internet,” the WTR 1000 wrote about Hamburg. To find out more about the WTR 1000 and Hamburg’s impressive achievement, please click here.

    A resident of New York, Hamburg is expert in all aspects of copyright and trademark law, both in litigation and in the transactional area, assisting clients in a broad range of industries with their IP needs.

    Hamburg has litigated in federal courts across the country, acting as national counsel to bring and defend infringement claims for clients both foreign and domestic.  Hamburg has recovered domain names for clients in many Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Proceedings, and prosecuted and defended numerous opposition and cancellation proceedings and ex parte appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

    Hamburg is experienced in trademark and copyright licensing, traditional print and online publishing, software development, web site development, content licenses, and electronic subscriptions.  She is expert in copyright and trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement, and issues arising from the Internet. She is Chair of the firm’s Internet Law Group.

    Hamburg frequently speaks and writes about intellectual property topics and is active in many trade groups in industries whose clients she serves.  She is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), currently serving on its Government Officials Training Committee.  Formerly, she was Chair of INTA’s Law Firm Committee, served on its Copyright Committee, and was a speaker for its Trademark Basics “Maintaining the Perfect Partnership” seminar held in New York for in-house and outside counsel.

    Hamburg attended Wellesley College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received her B.A., magna cum laude, in English and Psychology, with Honors in English, in 1987.  In 1990, she received her J.D. at Columbia University School of Law, where she was editor of the Columbia Law Review.

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  • Jan 16, 2019James Major to Present Webinar for American Intellectual Property Law Association

    James R. Major, D.Phil., an Associate of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present the webinar, “Patents and Tribal Sovereign Immunity.” Hosted by the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the presentation will discuss the ongoing legal battle involving Allergan’s patents covering the blockbuster dry-eye medication RESTASIS®. In 2017, the patents were purportedly—and controversially—assigned to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of Native Americans who asserted tribal sovereign immunity in a challenge to the patents in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Discussion topics will include the history of sovereign immunity, how it applies to Native American tribes and the associated legal issues, and how the Supreme Court may view the issues going forward.

    The webinar is to be held 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, on, and will cost $95 for AIPLA members and $195 for non-members. To learn more about membership, e-mail AIPLA Member Services at For more information and to register, click here.

    Major received his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2011 from New York Law School, where he was on the Dean’s List, and was a candidate for the Trustees’ Prize for the Highest Average in the Evening Division. He was also Staff Editor of the New York Law School Law Review, a John Marshall Harlan Scholar, and a member of the Institute for Information Law and Policy. He received a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Oxford in 2003 and his B.A. in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 1996.

    Major dedicates his practice to U.S. and foreign patent and trademark matters. His doctorate in immunology and virology, as well as over ten years’ legal experience, enables him to understand the patentability of new technologies, as well as the science and data required to secure and expand patent protection in light of new statutory subject matter requirements. He has significant patent prosecution experience relating to small molecules, nucleic acids, proteins, antibodies, chemical processes, formulations, industrial processes, and methods of treatment.  He is highly experienced in rendering patentability, landscape, freedom-to-operate, and invalidity opinions particularly in the field of biologics.  James can assist players in the emerging cannabis industry in the evaluation and securing of patents.  He also has patent and trademark litigation experience.

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