THE FIRM Lerner David is widely held as New Jersey's preeminent IP practice and maintains its position as a leader for work on a regional as well as national level. The top-drawer team focuses exclusively on IP and provides the full range of counseling and litigation services, particularly in the areas of patent protection and IP asset management. Its client roster features companies from a range of industries including manufacturing, retail, electronics and life sciences.
Sources say: "We feel like we are working with team players. Ideas, communications and strategies are exchanged freely."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Described as "one of the deans of IP in New Jersey," Joseph Littenberg helps his clients plan, protect and strengthen their patent portfolios by providing a range of advice from licensing to litigation.
Managing Partner William Mentlik is a "good, strategic, objective planner" who handles patent litigation across a broad range of technical disciplines, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical patent litigation.
Bruce Sales is described as a "standout guy" who "understands the law and provides strong guidance for clients." He is well respected for his knowledge of IP issues within a transactional context.
Shawn Foley continues to be regarded as a leading attorney in the state and represents Fortune 500 businesses, Universities, and startups in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
Charles Kennedy's expertise spans the gamut of intellectual property advice. He is highly regarded as a leading IP litigator and is well liked by peers.
Stephen Roth specializes in IP litigation, frequently acting as lead counsel on clients' contentious matters. Roth is widely lauded among his peers, who are particularly impressed with his IP litigation workload.