Arlen L. Olsen

Managing Partner

New York Office
22 Century Hill Drive Suite 302
Latham, NY 12110

Phone: (518) 220-1850
Fax: (518) 220-1857
E-Mail Arlen L. Olsen

Professional Experience

Arlen Olsen has been recognized by Fortune Magazine as a 2013 Top-Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law. In 2013, Mr. Olsen was also featured on American Dreams, a Silicon Valley talk show as a leading expert in Intellectual Property. Mr. Olsen has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, including infringement litigation and appeals, transfer and enforcement, patent and trademark prosecution including oppositions, cancellations, interferences, reexaminations and other post grant proceedings. Mr. Olsen is a founding Partner of Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts LLP and a former United States Patent Examiner. Mr. Olsen has prosecuted numerous patents that have been litigated and received damages in excess of $60 million dollars. Mr. Olsen has licensed patents with valuations in excess of $100,000,000.00. Additional activities include teaching seminars and appearing as a guest lecturer on intellectual property matters for corporations and educational institutions and evaluating and consulting with clients regarding the scope, enforcement and protection of intellectual property rights. Named one of the top attorneys in business services (Intellectual Property) in the July/August 2010 Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers magazine and an AV rated attorney by his peers in Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Olsen has been an adjunct professor of law at Albany Law School since 2005 where he teaches Patent Prosecution and Claim Drafting. Mr. Olsen graduated from George Mason University Law School in 1993 with distinction in Intellectual Property Law.


Represented home builder successfully in a copyright infringement case in Federal District Court. Home builder was wrongfully accused of infringing home designs. ( Zalewski v. T.P. Builders, Inc., — F.Supp.2d —-, 2012 WL 2325825, N.D.N.Y., June 19, 2012 (NO. 1:10-CV-876, 1:11-CV-1156 GLS/RFT) and Zalewski v. T.P. Builders, Inc., Slip Copy, 2012 WL 590051, N.D.N.Y., February 22, 2012 (NO. 1:10-CV-876 GLS/RFT))

Secured for client default judgment in claims under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a), and under state law sounding in trademark infringement, unfair competition, conversion, and defamation. (Western Supreme Buddha Ass’n, Inc. v. Oasis World Peace and Health Foundation, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2011 WL 856378, N.D.N.Y., March 09, 2011 (NO. 08-CV-1374))

Patent prosecution counsel in successful ITC proceeding and Federal Circuit Appeal in which the client was granted a favorable general exclusion order. (John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc. v. International Trade Comm’n, 660 F.3d 1322, 33 ITRD 1401, 100 U.S.P.Q.2d 1462, C.A.Fed., October 04, 2011 (NO. 2010-1536)).

Patent prosecution counsel in patents successfully litigated through trial and found to be valid and wifully infringed resulting in the grant of attorney’s fees. (John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc. v. Arris Intern., Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2003 WL 23282752, 2003 Markman 23282752, W.D.Wis., November 14, 2003 (NO. 03-C-353-C))

Successful trial in cancellation of mark of competitor before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board for well-known Karate mark. (International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan and Shokei Matsui v. Henriot Zephirin, 2008 WL 902841, (Trademark Tr. & App. Bd.), February 27, 2008, OPPOSITION 91166753 AGAINST SERIAL 76566572)

Obtained highly favorable Markman ruling in Design Patent case resulting in settlement and dismissal of case. (Hsin Ten Enterprise USA, Inc. v. Clark Enterprises, 149 F.Supp.2d 60, 2001 Markman 753779, S.D.N.Y., July 05, 2001 (NO. 00 CIV. 5878 (SAS))

Successful summary judgment motion in trademark infringement case where artist was found not to infringe copyrights of the famous Saratoga Race Course. (New York Racing Ass’n, Inc. v. Perlmutter Pub., Inc., 959 F.Supp. 578, 42 U.S.P.Q.2d 1844, N.D.N.Y., April 09, 1997 (NO. 95-CV-994 (FJS)))

Second Circuit oral argument in inter locutory appeal on fair use in copyright infringement. (NXIVM Corp. v. Ross Institute, 364 F.3d 471, 2004 Copr.L.Dec. P 28,800, 70 U.S.P.Q.2d 1538, C.A.2 (N.Y.), April 20, 2004 (NO. 03-7952))

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