Verna Law, P.C.

Patent Law Firm serving New York City
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Verna Law, P.C. is a premier boutique law firm with a unique focus on Intellectual Property legal services (Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Advertising, and Media Law). Anthony M. Verna III, Managing Partner of Verna Law, P.C., has served the New York City metropolitan region since 2005 and is licensed in all federal courts in New York City.

OUR LAWYERS KNOW PATENT LAW — AND WE HAVE OVER 60 YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE

Our Lawyers’ Priority is Protecting Your Invention

Congratulations on your groundbreaking invention! Whether it’s a revolutionary discovery, an innovative piece of machinery, or an enhanced business practice, your hard work has added significant value to society. At our patent law firm, we are dedicated to ensuring that your contributions are well-protected because of patent protection.

As a patent law firm, Verna Law, PC, in New York focuses in navigating the complex landscape of intellectual property laws related to new inventions. A patent is essentially a legal document that grants you the exclusive right to your invention. Contrary to common misconceptions, a patent doesn’t grant you the right to manufacture your invention (you can always do that unless restricted by law or existing patents). Instead, it empowers you to prevent others from making, using, selling, or importing your invention into the United States for a specified period, typically 15-20 years.

While patents historically safeguarded tangible scientific inventions like circuit boards, car engines, heating coils, or zippers, they now extend to protecting a broader range of innovations. This includes coding algorithms, software patents, genetically modified organisms, and new plant varieties. Patents play a crucial role in enabling inventors, like yourself, to keep finding solutions to real-world problems.

Navigating the patent application process can be intricate, especially started with patent searching, but our expert patent team at Verna Law is here to simplify it for you.

Patent Law Firm serving New York City

Patent Applications

Navigating the patent application process is a crucial step in safeguarding your invention from unauthorized copying and selling. Wondering how to apply for a patent and what’s involved? Let Verna Law’s experienced patent law team guide you through the entire application journey from patent preparation to patent searching to the applications and beyond.

There are two primary types of patent applications. The first is a provisional application, offering a cost-effective option that lasts for one year. It allows you to claim “patent pending” status while actively building, marketing, and selling your invention. On the other hand, the non-provisional application for a utility patent is a comprehensive submission reviewed by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Although it takes longer to review and is relatively more expensive, if approved, it provides protection for a substantial period—typically 15-20 years. A design patent protects the shape of products.

Our dedicated team will collaborate with you to determine the most suitable type of patent application (utility, design, or plant) based on your invention. We’ll also assist in formulating a strategic approach to the patent process, whether your focus is international or limited to the US market. From filing your application to navigating all the necessary steps in between, we’re committed to simplifying the patent application process for you.

Ready to secure your invention with a patent? Partner with Verna Law for expert guidance.

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Patent Litigation

Facing patent infringement concerns? Verna Law’s seasoned team of patent lawyers is here to guide you through the intricacies of litigation. If you discover that someone is violating your patent—engaging in the unauthorized making, using, selling, or importing of your patented invention within your 15-20 year exclusivity period—we are prepared to take legal action on your behalf.

Determining infringement involves a detailed analysis comparing the language of your patent to the allegedly infringing invention. Our dedicated patent law team, led by Anthony M. Verna III, Managing Partner of Verna Law, bring a wealth of experience to the table. With a background in computer science and a track record in pharmaceutical and computer engineering patent litigation, Anthony and his team are committed to protecting your intellectual property rights.

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Patents

Curious about the distinctions between patent and copyright law? While copyright law protects the expression of ideas, allowing independent creation without infringement, patent law operates differently. In patent law, independent creation may still lead to infringement on a patent claim. The patent landscape can be deep and complex. Let us help you.

If you’re a patent holder seeking to authorize a company or individual to make, use, or sell your invention, a patent license agreement is essential. The knowledgeable patent law team at Verna Law are here to address all your patent-related inquiries.

Our team is well-versed in patent law, and we’re ready to engage in a conversation to provide the answers you need. Let’s talk about your patent concerns and explore the best solutions together.

Our team knows patent law. Let’s talk.

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 practice in New York City. 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 has a strong background in the areas that make your patent and intangible assets work for you. Our team is here to fight for what you create. We represent sole inventors, small businesses, and corporations of all sizes in all aspects of intellectual property.

Anthony M. Verna III

Anthony M. Verna III

Managing Partner

Anthony Verna is an intellectual property attorney who is a member of the bar of the State of New York and of the bar of the State of New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He is a sought-after business speaker and has built Verna Law, P.C. to have a strong focus on 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. Anthony has litigated patent rights in federal court for owners of patented products and drug companies with pharmaceutical products.His Bachelor’s degree is in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University. Learn more here.

Wil Jacques

Wil Jacques

Patent Agent

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 with a wealth of industry experience and a strong reputation in patent application preparation and business development. Wil is registered as a qualified patent agent to practice at the United States Patent and Trademark Office with an advanced degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA. Wil has drafted patent applications for medical devices, business methods, software, information technology, and consumer products. 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.
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Judy Endejan

Judy Endejan

Litigation Consultant

Judy focuses on telecommunications, media, and intellectual property issues. With extensive experience, and 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 has litigated cases regarding copyright protection, trademark registrations, and trade secrets.  Learn more here.

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