Founding member of The Meola Firm, PLLC practicing intellectual property law including managing intellectual property portfolios (2006-2016);
Special Counsel for Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP, litigating patent and trademark infringement cases; preparing legal opinions; conducting IP due diligence; drafting technology transfer agreements and open source agreements; and prosecuting patent applications in various fields including mechanical, electro-mechanical, software and methods of conducting business. (2004-2006).
Senior Associate at Howrey, LLP, managing intellectual property portfolio for Dictaphone Corporation and other large technology companies, litigating patent infringement cases related to speech recognition, call recording solutions, telephone structure systems, mechanical systems and electro-mechanical systems; prepared legal opinions and conducted IP due diligence. (2002-2004).
Associate at Shearman & Sterling, practiced intellectual property law, including U.S. and foreign patent and trademark prosecution, preparing technology license agreements, conducting due diligence, litigating cases for patent and trademark infringement and trade secret misappropriation. (2000- 2002).
Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH
Masters Degree, Intellectual Property, cum laude, Summer 1998
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, NY
Juris Doctor, June 1997
Top 15%, Dean’s List, Touro Excellence Award in Professional Responsibility
Editorial Board, Touro Law Review, Student Bar Association Representative
State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, May 1993
U.S. Southern District of New York
U.S. Eastern District of New York
New York Bar
District of Columbia Ba,
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Riverside Acquisition Group, LLC d/b/a Com-Pak Services vs. Vertis, Inc. et al. (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Delaware – 2013) Litigating trade secret theft and employee breach of contract case.
Digital Signal Innovations, LLC, v. SpeechPro Inc., (U.S. District Court, Delaware – 2013) Successfully settled patent infringement lawsuit on behalf of Defendant.
Union/OSG LLC v. B-Train Films, LLC et. al., (CDCA, 2010) – Represented Defendant filmmaker and production company in obtaining a verdict defeating lawsuit for breach of contract, promissory fraud, accounting and declaratory relief in which the Plaintiff sought to recover in excess of $1,000,000.
KW54, Inc. v. Patrick Waltinger, (N.Y. Sup. Ct., NY County 2010) – Successfully settled in a derivative shareholder dispute on behalf of shareholder Defendant.
Anderson v. E.H. Yost & Co., LLC, et. al., (SDNY, 2008) – Represented Plaintiff in patent infringement action regarding portable battery technology resulting in settlement agreement where Defendant agreed to discontinue selling infringement products.
Jim Romano and Secure Access Corporations v. U.S., (Federal Court of Claims, 2007) – Provided counsel to Plaintiffs in patent infringement action regarding electronic card reader and access systems resulting in monetary settlement for Plaintiff.
Nemoto & Co. Ltd. & United Mineral & Chemical Corporation v. Way2Go, LLC, et al., (SDNY, 2006) – Represented Defendant Way2Glo, LLC in a patent infringement action regarding photo-luminescent safety and exit signage.
Dictaphone Corporation v. Dictamax, LLC, (2003) – Represented trademark registrant in trademark enforcement proceeding resulting in Defendant ceasing to use Plaintiff’s trademark.
Swift v. Dictaphone Corporation, et. al., (Southern District of Texas, 2003) – Represented Defendant in patent infringement action regarding logging recorder and de-trunking technology resulting in settlement for nominal license fee.
Katz Technology Licensing v. Ford Motor Company, (Eastern District of Texas, 2002) – Represented Defendant in patent litigation action regarding telephone call routing systems.
Boostworks, LLC, v. Circadence Corporation, (California Superior Court, 2001) – Represented Plaintiff in action for breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, unjust enrichment, and declaratory judgment that Plaintiff was not in breach of contract resulting in a favorable settlement.
Dictaphone Corporation v. Nice Systems, Inc., (SDNY, 2001) – Provided counsel to Plaintiff in patent infringement action regarding speech recognition devices and software resulting in monetary settlement and license agreement.