Mr. Chen was a recent guest speaker at a multinational corporation on the topic of trademark licensing and steps a U.S. company should take to protect its goods that are manufactured in a foreign country. He also recently obtained a successful verdict of non-infringement on behalf of a U.S. client who was sued for trademark infringement in the People's Republic of China. Mr. Chen was lead counsel in numerous oppositions and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Charles Miller, Esq. is engaged in all aspects of trademark prosecution and litigation, and manages a portfolio of domestic and international trademarks. Mr. Miller has experience negotiating agreements, handling domain name disputes, licensing, opinion work, and copyright matters. Mr. Miller has also prepared arguments before the Connecticut Superior Court and the Supreme Court of Connecticut.
While in law school, Mr. Miller interned in the legal department of a large regional utility company where he reviewed licenses, researched Connecticut utility laws, and prepared memorandums on employment law issues. Mr. Miller also interned with a legal aid agency where he conducted bill analysis, legislative research, and statutory interpretation.
Mr. Miller received his J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law and his B.A. in English cum laude from the University of Connecticut.
David Chen, Esq. is engaged in the practice of patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, licensing, and counseling. He has many years of experience exclusively in the practice of IP law in both large and small firms.
Mr. Chen received his J.D. cum laude from New York Law School in 1999, and his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and material science from the University of Connecticut in 1993. He obtained U.S. and foreign patent and trademark rights for clients in various technologies, including surgical instruments, electrochemical sensors, computer software, materials, analytical instruments, clothing, and footwear. Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Chen worked as a design engineer in the fields of aircraft engine components, test equipment for aircraft engines, wind tunnels, and heat treatment of materials. Mr. Chen is admitted in Connecticut and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Peter J. Lynch, Esq. has extensive experience as an attorney and is engaged in all aspects of patent prosecution. Mr. Lynch is admitted in the United States Virgin Islands and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Lynch earned a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, and a J.D. from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
Prior to pursuing a career in law, Mr. Lynch served in the U.S. Navy as an engineering duty officer, a naval flight officer, and became a carrier air wing strike lead.
James Alburger has a Ph.D. in the Biochemical Sciences from The Scripps Research Institute where his focus was in computational and pharmaceutical chemistry. His graduate research involved using computational methods to help guide the synthesis of novel targeted chemotherapies. During his time in graduate school, Dr. Alburger became a registered patent agent and has experience in patent preparation and freedom-to-operate analysis, especially in the fields of biology and chemistry. With an extensive background in science communication, Dr. Alburger is skilled in clearly and effectively translating technical information to any audience.
Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Alburger obtained a B.S. in chemistry magna cum laude from Grove City College where he completed a variety of undergraduate research projects in the fields of computational, inorganic, and pharmaceutical chemistry.
Thomas Gulick has worked in the areas of trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation. He also has experience in trade secrets cases, appeals in federal courts (including the Supreme Court), mediation, domain name disputes, contracts, seizures of counterfeit goods and other intellectual property matters.
Mr. Gulick previously worked for an intellectual property boutique firm. Mr. Gulick has been a panelist at CLEs for the Westchester County Bar Association and Pace University Law School and has served on committees for the International Trademark Association.
Mr. Gulick received his J.D. from Wake Forest University and his B.A. degree in Communications from Boston College. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. He is also admitted in the District of New Jersey, Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, and the Fourth and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.