Neal L. Slifkin

Neal L. Slifkin


Harris Beach PLLC

Recognized since 2013

Pittsford, New York

Practice Areas

Copyright Law

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

Patent Law

Trademark Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Patent
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“Understanding complex technology and explaining it in terms easily comprehended by the intended audience, including judges and juries, is critical to achieve the best results for clients.”

Neal litigates all types of intellectual property actions including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade dress infringement actions. He serves as local counsel in numerous intellectual property actions pending in the United States District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of New York.

In addition to representing clients in litigation, Neal advises clients in the financial services industry and represents technology companies in negotiating and documenting intellectual property transactions, including product development projects and intellectual property purchases, sales and licensing.

Neal also prepares and prosecutes patent applications in a wide variety of technologies including medical devices, complex mechanical systems, optical technologies, sporting goods, electrical components, lighting components, and others. He has also prosecuted patent appeals before the Patent Board of Appeals and Interferences.

Neal maintains an active trademark practice, prosecuting trademark applications and handling interparty proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He maintains the international trademark portfolios of numerous clients engaged in global commerce.

Location

  • 99 Garnsey Road
    Pittsford, NY 14534

Bar Admissions

  • New York, New York State Bar
  • Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State Bar

Affiliations

  • Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster - board member
  • Young Entrepreneurs Academy - mentor

Harris Beach PLLC
Headquarters: Pittsford, New York

63 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

11 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Patent

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property, Rochester, NY (2021)
  • Litigation - Patent, Rochester, NY (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

Awards:

  • New York Super Lawyers

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Greatbatch Ltd. v. AVX Corp. et al. (U.S. District Court, D. Del. 2016) Trial counsel in patent infringement action over key components for pacemakers and implantable defibrillators. Jury verdict awarded $37.5 million in lost profits and price erosion damages.
  • Izzo Golf, Inc. v. King Par Golf, Inc. (WDNY 2010): Plaintiff's counsel in a patent infringement action resulting in a jury verdict and finding of willful infringement ultimately totalling approximately $12,000,000.00.
  • Jaccard Corp. v. Keystone Mfg. (U.S. District Court, WDNY; 2008): Counsel for plaintiff in jury trial resulting in successful prosecution of trade dress infringement claim.
  • Eastman Kodak vs. Sun Microsystems (U.S. District Court): Co-counsel for Kodak in patent infringement claim involving Java Run Time and Java Virtual Machine.
  • Eastman Kodak vs. Sony Corp. (U.S. District Court): Co-counsel for Kodak in patent infringement claim involving digital imaging.
  • Amesbury Products v. Caldwell Manufacturing: Defense counsel in a patent infringement suit involving patents for window balances.
  • Frink America vs. Champion Road Machinery Ltd. (U.S. District Court): Plaintiff’s jury verdict for $5.3 million in an action for misappropriation of intellectual property.
  • Redcom Laboratories vs. Cisco Systems (U.S. District Court): Plaintiff’s counsel in multimillion dollar settlement of patent infringement claim involving telephone switching equipment.
  • Laser Diode Array, Inc. vs. Paradigm Lasers (U.S. District Court): Representation of Paradigm through a successful Markman hearing resulting in voluntary dismissal of action.
  • Bevin Barber vs. Terry Precision (U.S. District Court): Counsel for Terry Precision in trademark infringement action.
  • Ltg. Ltd. vs. MaxLite-S.K. America (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board): Representation of MaxLite in trademark opposition action.
  • Faster Form vs. Portney (U.S. District Court): Representation of Faster Form in trade dress infringement action.
  • Broadcast Music Inc. vs. Millennium Billiards (U.S. District Court): Representation of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) in copyright infringement action.

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