Verna Law, P.C.

Patent Law Firm serving Bergen County
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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 in New Jersey since 2004.  Verna Law’s New Jersey office is conveniently located in Ridgewood, Bergen County.

Our Team has over 60 years Combined Experience

Your Invention Is Our Priority

What is the solution to the problem that you created?

Patent law is the branch of intellectual property law that deals with new inventions. Traditional patents protect tangible scientific inventions, such as circuit boards, car engines, heating coils, or zippers. However, over time patents have been used to protect a broader variety of inventions such as coding algorithms, business practices, or genetically modified organisms.  Patents show the solutions to problems.

The Verna Law New Jersey office is conveniently located close to the train station in Ridgewood, NJ, which is served by the NJT Main Line and the Bergen Line.

Patent Law Firm serving Bergen County

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 utility patents 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. Learn More

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 use of your patented invention within your 15-20 year exclusivity period—we are prepared to take an active role in legal action on your behalf. Anthony M. Verna III, Managing Partner of Verna Law, has worked on patent litigation from pharmaceuticals to computer engineering and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Case Western Reserve University in computer science. Anthony is admitted to all federal courts in the District of New Jersey.

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 in a patent infringement assessment. 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.

Ready to discuss your patent litigation needs? Connect with our accomplished patent team to ask. Learn More

Patents

Do you have questions about patents? Curious about the distinctions between patent and other intellectual property law? What are business methods patents? How do we create and research patentability opinion letters? 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 Team

Our intellectual property law firm has three team members: two intellectual property attorneys and a patent agent to provide you the full range of legal services in intellectual property. Verna Law, P.C. is IP counsel for a range of entities from individual inventors to small businesses, foreign businesses, new businesses, and global companies in their robust intellectual property portfolios.

Anthony M. Verna III

Anthony M. Verna III

Managing Partner

Anthony is an intellectual property lawyer who is a member of the bar in the states of New Jersey and New York, as well as United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. 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 legal support for modern businesses in all areas of intellectual property law who want to promote and protect themselves and stand out in this market. Anthony is an intellectual property attorney who has worked on patent protection, trademark registration, design patents, trade secrets, unfair competition, patent law litigation, trademark law litigation, domain name disputes, and copyright infringement litigation. Anthony has over 20 years of legal experience after graduating from Rutgers School of Law and has worked on various types of patents for various industries, including toys, medical devices, consumer products, and pharmaceutics, and international patents. Outside of law, Anthony likes drinking a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (his family is from the region), his first concert was Tori Amos, and he plays tuba and guitar. Learn more about Anthony here.

Wil Jacques

Wil Jacques

Patent Agent

With over 25 years of extensive experience and an engineering background along with product development, manufacturing, sales, strategic marketing, and technology licensing for government, industrial, and private sector organizations and clients, Wil is a patent valuation and licensing expert. He is registered at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a patent agent and drafts better patent applications of various subject matter throughout the patent process including office actions. Wil is the lead in protecting patent rights at Verna Law, P.C., including patent application preparation, drafting any utility patent, any composition of matter patent, and any process patent. 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. Wil is an avid golfer. Learn more about Wil here.

Judy Endejan

Judy Endejan

Litigation Consultant

Judy is an experienced attorney in legal issues who focuses on telecommunications, media, and intellectual property litigation. 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 has represented Sir Mix-a-Lot in copyright infringement cases involving his musical works and other recording industry matters. Judy’s decades of experience helps our team be comprehensive intellectual property counsel. Judy is a business lawyer licensed in Washington and California and has over 40 years of experience. She went to law school at the University of Wisconsin. Outside of law, Judy likes a good champagne, her first concert was The Beatles, she has two corgis named Sadie and Cosmo, and her first job after college was as a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal. Learn more about Judy here.

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