Verna Law, P.C. is a premier, boutique law firm located in with a unique focus on Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Advertising, and Media Law. Anthony M. Verna III, Managing Partner of Verna Law, P.C., has been admitted to New Jersey since 2004 and practices in all federal courts of New Jersey.
OUR TRUSTED PATENT TEAM HAS OVER 40 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE
Protecting Your Invention is our Priority
Congratulations! You’ve done the research, the brainstorming and all of the hard work, and now you’ve created a new invention. Maybe it’s a scientific discovery, or a never-before-seen improvement on a useful household item. But whether it’s a machine, a coding algorithm, a genetically modified organism, a new kind of plant, an ornamental design, a business practice, or something else that’s novel and useful, it’s important to protect your idea. We can help you or your company do that with a patent.
Think of a patent as a contract between you and the United States. While a patent doesn’t give you the right to make your own invention, it does allow for the government to grants you a 15-20 year monopoly on what’s described in your patent, meaning that you have the right to prevent others from making, using, or selling your idea. A patent also gives you the right to prevent other people from importing your invention into the U.S. By protecting ideas and discoveries, patent law encourages creativity, innovation and progress.
Patent law can be complicated, so our experts are here to ensure that the process runs smoothly and that your intellectual property remains just that—yours.
Patent Law in New Jersey
Based in New Jersey, Verna Law, P.C. is one of the premier boutique law firms focusing on all facets of Intellectual Property Law: Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Advertising, and Media Law.
As Managing Partner, Anthony M. Verna III has been a member of the New Jersey State Bar since 2004 and is licensed to practice in all New Jersey federal courts.
It’s easy to work with us. Our New Jersey office is conveniently located near the Ridgewood, NJ train station, which is on both the New Jersey Transit Main Line and the Bergen Line. And, we’re just a short distance from New York City.
Not sure where to start? We work with you to figure out your best (and most cost-effective) move, whether that’s a provisional or regular application for a patent. We’ll help you through the whole patent application process and explain everything you need to know, from how the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) makes a decision, to who owns the patent if more than one person worked on the invention. We’ll also help you navigate other laws, including antitrust laws and FTC regulations, that could affect how you utilize your invention. Learn more about the patent application process. Learn More
Our mission is to safeguard your ideas. If someone is trying to sell your patented invention, we’ll fight back and enforce your patent, which may include suing in the appropriate Federal court. Anthony M. Verna III, Managing Partner of Verna Law, has experience with all sorts of patent litigation, from pharmaceuticals to computer engineering, and will use his expertise to stop patent infringement, or the unauthorized making, using, selling, or importing of the patented invention within the United States. Anthony is admitted to all federal courts in the District of New Jersey. Learn more about patent litigation.
Having a patent means you have the right to make sure others can’t exploit your invention commercially, unless you authorize someone with a patent license agreement. But what exactly does that mean? What kind of patent should you file for: utility, design, or plant? Do you need a prototype before you submit a patent application? Is your idea even patentable? It makes sense to have questions. We’ll work with you to answer all of them and help you decide how to proceed. Get answers to some of the most common patent questions. Learn More
Our Patent Legal Team
The right legal team can make all the difference in protecting you and your ideas. We pride ourselves on being your trusted patent lawyers in New Jersey. With over 40 years of combined experience, we offer big firm law expertise with the attention and speed you only get from a small firm. Our team is here to fight for what you create.
Anthony M. Verna III
Anthony is a member of both the New York and New Jersey Bars, as well as the U.S. District Court for New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is a sought-after business speaker and has built Verna Law, P.C. to have a strong focus on Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Domain Names, Entertainment, and Advertising law, providing Intellectual Property services for modern businesses who want to promote and protect themselves and stand out in this market.
Learn more about Anthony here.
With over 25 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, sales, strategic marketing, and technology licensing for government, industrial, and private sector organizations and clients, Wil is a patent valuation and licensing expert. His focus is on assisting early-stage companies in attracting capital investments and out-licensing opportunities with larger, more established market players including government, venture capital firms, and medium to large-size corporations.
Learn more about Wil here.
Judy focuses on telecommunications, media, and intellectual property issues. With a unique blend of private practice and in-house experience, Judy spent ten years with GTE Corporation (now Verizon), acquiring substantial experience in public utility regulation and administrative law. She has also served as General Counsel for Fisher Communications, Inc., a major Northwest broadcast corporation.
Judy is licensed in Washington and California.
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