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  • Jan 17, 2019Dan Guadalupe Hosts Facebook Live for INQ MC

    Daniel R. Guadalupe, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of of its Litigation Practice Group, presented a Facebook Live session in Spanish on Tuesday, January 15 to over 700 business owners. He addressed the importance of having outside general counsel to provide counseling on vital legal issues, such as labor and employment, contracts, litigation, and intellectual property.

    The event was hosted by INQ MC, a New York-based capital lender, education, and social media connecting platform for Hispanic businesses generating 7-8-digit annual revenues. The session was the 9th episode in INQ’s Conversations series. To watch the episode, click here.

    Guadalupe represents clients in commercial litigation and provides “outside” general counsel assistance with a specialty in business disputes, medical device companies, construction, professional liability defense, arbitrations, will and trust litigation, and international disputes. He is on the exclusive roster of construction arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association and is an arbitrator for the International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France. He also served on the Supreme Court of New Jersey Disciplinary Oversight Committee and Lawyers Advisory Committee to the Federal Courts and was a member of the Merit Selection Panel for Selection of U.S. Magistrates, the Local Federal Rules Revision Committee, and the District XIII Ethics Committee for the Office of Attorney Ethics.  He was also on the Board of Trustees of CentraState Hospital in Freehold, New Jersey for 4 years.

    Guadalupe started his career as a Government Law Associate at Riker Danzig, working with former Commissioner of Transportation and Republican lobbyist John Sheridan.  Together with Sheridan, he represented former Governor Tom Kean in election law issues and litigation, including a successful New Jersey Supreme Court case regarding election expenditure limits.  As General Counsel for the Hispanic National Bar Association for two different Presidents, he helped lead efforts to lobby for appointment of a Hispanic to the Supreme Court and met with U.S. Senators and White House staff regarding said appointment. Guadalupe was appointed by Governor Christine in 2011 to serve as an advisor to the New Jersey Hispanic Center for Policy & Research until 2013.

    Guadalupe earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. from Columbia College (President Barack Obama’s graduating class).

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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 www.aipla.org, 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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  • Nov 30, 2018Norris McLaughlin Welcomes Associate to New York Office

    The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome James R. Major as an Associate.  He joins the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, concentrating his practice to U.S. and foreign patent applications.

    Major is exceptionally qualified in patent prosecution matters 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.   Major can assist players in the emerging cannabis industry in the evaluation and securing of patents.  He also has patent litigation experience.

    Additionally, Major is experienced in trademark matters, including preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign trademark applications and advising clients on trademark strategies and registration procedures, as well as trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings.  He also has trademark litigation experience.

    Major earned his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2011 from New York Law School, where he was on the Dean’s List, High Honors, and was a candidate for the Trustees’ Prize for the Highest Average in the Evening Division.  He was 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.  His doctorate in immunology and virology as well as over ten years’ legal experience enable 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.

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  • Nov 28, 2018Danielle DeFilippis to Present Trademark and Copyright Seminar at Creative Den

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present a Trademark and Copyright seminar hosted by Creative Den, a Glen Rock business that provides a collaborative work space, retail, workshops and seminars for artists, designers and other emerging brands of handmade creations. The complimentary event will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, December 10, at Creative Den, 216 Rock Road, Glen Rock.

    DeFilippis will present an introduction to trademark and copyright law highlighting ways to protect your brand and artistic expression. For more information and to register, please visit the Creative Den website.

    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 represented clients in 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 the Norris McLaughlin trademark, copyright, and unfair competition blog, More Than Your Mark, www.morethanyourmark.com. 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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  • Apr 09, 2018FUCT This: What Trademarks You Can and Can’t Register

    FUCT, THE SLANTS, REDSKINS.  Marks that were once prohibited from trademark registration for being disparaging or scandalous can now be registered.  Come join trademark attorney Stephanie S. Spangler, an Associate of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., for a presentation on what marks you can and can’t register in light of these recent court decisions.  This presentation will be great for those interested in learning more about the types of marks that can be registered and the intersection between trademarks and free speech. To RSVP, please email .

    When: Thursday, May 10, 2018

    1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    Where: WeWork at City Hall

    222 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10038

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  • Nov 13, 2017Stephanie S. Spangler to Speak at AABANY Intellectual Property Skills Workshop

    Stephanie S. Spangler, an Associate at Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will speak at “IP Prosecution 101,” a skills workshop sponsored by the Intellectual Property Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY).

    Spangler will speak on copyright registration for works of visual arts at the workshop taking place on Wednesday, November 15 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. in Manhattan.  The course is approved for 1 NY CLE credit in the area of skills. To  register, please visit www.aabany.org.

    Spangler represents clients in all phases of litigation.  She also advises clients on matters related to the clearance, prosecution, licensing, and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights.  Spangler appears in state and federal courts and before the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in opposition and cancellation proceedings; and counsels clients in a variety of industries including start ups, technology, beverage, and arts and entertainment.  She has a keen interest in the intersection of technology, free speech, and intellectual property rights.

    Spangler earned her B.A. in International Studies from Emory University in 2005 and her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Communications Law in 2010.  During law school, she was Articles Editor for Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal.  She serves as the Development Chair of Cardozo’s Black, Asian, and Latino Law Students Association Alumni Group.

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