Our firm is an intellectual property and corporate transactional law boutique with an in depth focus on protecting the technology and innovations of our clients. Our attorneys have represented clients both large and small, from Fortune 100 powerhouses to savvy startups looking to disrupt an industry. 

Innovation is our focus and we focus on protecting and securing our client’s innovations. Contact us to find out more about our firm and how we can help you and your organization.

James Michael Smedley, Esq.
Managing Member
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James Michael Smedley, Esq.

Managing Member

James Smedley is the firm's managing member. He has a wealth of industry experience in the computer software and hardware fields to bolster the legal experience developed over the years. Mr. Smedley has helped hundreds of clients in both corporate transactional and intellectual property matters.

Our firm's primary focus is on intellectual property matters in the technology sector, mainly involving patent prosecution. However, we also handle a whole host of other transactional corporate and intellectual property matters, including licensing and due diligence on IP and M&A transactions.

On a personal level, I am an avid video gamer, wine lover and fitness fanatic. Admittedly, all these things take a back seat to my children, who are central to my life and are at the core of my philosophy as an attorney. Treat all with the respect you desire to be treated with.

Education

Boston University School of Law Juris Doctor

Rutgers University BS Computer Science & English

Admissions

New York

New Jersey

Pennslyvania

US Patent and Trademark Office

Canadian Registered Patent Agent

Alex Korona, Esq.
Senior Attorney / Executive
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Alex Korona, Esq.

Senior Attorney / Executive

Alex Korona is an attorney in the firm's Intellecutal Property and Corporate Transactional Law groups. He has a background in Biology and Chemistry and works with many of the firm's clients in the medical device, chemical, biological and other life science fields. He further represents numerous of the firm's clients in the consumer goods and business methods fields as well. Finally, he is instrumental in the firm's corporate transactional matters, handling licensing matters, contract negotiation and contract review for dozens of the firm's clients.

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law Juris Doctor

University of Pittsburgh BS, Cum Laude, Biology, Chemistry Minor

Admissions

New Jersey

Honeah Mangione, Esq.
Attorney
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Honeah Mangione, Esq.

Attorney

Honeah Mangione is an attorney in the firm's Intellecutal Property and Corporate Transactional Law groups. She has a background in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and works with many of the firm's clients in the technology, medical, biotech and consumer product fields. Prior to becoming an attoreny, she gained significant industry experience while working on research projects at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey related to epigenetic regulation of DNA repair pathways.

Education

Brooklyn Law School Juris Doctor

Rutgers University MS Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Rutgers University BS Biochemistry

Admissions

New Jersey

Steve Keefe, Esq.
Senior Attorney
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Steve Keefe, Esq.

Senior Attorney

Steve is an attorney in the firm's Intellecutal Property law group. Steve has extensive experience in patent prosecution and corporate transactions. Steve's career has given him experience both in the law firm setting as well as time spent as in house counsel. Steve's experience with both national and international IP matters is extensive.

Education

George Washington University Law School (Juris Doctor)

Columbia University MS - Civil Engineering & Mechanics

U.S. Military Academy at West Point BS - Civil Engineering

Admissions

Virginia

District of Columbia

US Patent and Trademark Office

Melissa Thompson, Esq.
Attorney
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Melissa Thompson, Esq.

Attorney

Melissa is an attorney in the firm's Intellecutal Property law group. Melissa has extensive experience in patent prosecution and counseling. Melissa's career has given her experience both in the law firm setting as well as time spent as an examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. With a background that spans from material sciences and fuel cells, to computer related technologies, such as wireless communications devices, electronic payment systema and media and entertainment systems, Melissa truly has a breadth of experience that few others can match.

Education

Widener University School of Law Juris Doctor

Lehigh University BS - Materials Science and Engineering

Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

US Patent and Trademark Office

Karén Tonoyan, Esq.
Associate Attorney
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Karén Tonoyan, Esq.

Associate Attorney

Karén is an attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property group. He has a background in physics and works with the firm’s clients in technology, computer hardware & software, and business method fields. He also deals with consumer goods, and medical devices fields. Karén has had lifelong passion for technology and innovation. A self-styled "techie", he has previously worked in the IT sphere as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office where he focused on computers and electromechanical devices. Karén has helped clients overcome their business hurdles and protect their intellectual property rights in fields ranging from clothing, toys, and musical instruments to computer peripherals and software. Although he specializes in patent law, he is partial to entertainment law and shares an enduring devotion to the performing arts as an accomplished stage performer and musician. During his time at his law school Karén was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Clinic where he assisted start-ups and low-income clients with the crucial initial stages of business organization and the procurement of intellectual property rights. He also served as the President of the Intellectual Property Law Society where spoke at IP panels and arranged symposia on cutting-edge legal issues. Whether you are an inventor, business owner, artist, or entrepreneur, Karén can always find a way to relate to and connect with you in order to defend your interests and achieve your objectives with dedication and zeal.

Education

Rutgers School of Law Juris Doctor

Rutgers University BS Physics

Admissions

New Jersey

US Patent and Trademark Office

Danielle Cohen
Law Clerk
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Danielle Cohen

Law Clerk

Danielle is a Law CLerk in the firm's Intellecutal Property law group. She works with our clients in patent prosecution, trademark matters and corporate transactions.

Education

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University Juris Doctor

Brooklyn College BS - Chemistry

Admissions

New York (Pending)

New Jersey (Pending)

Gabi Klemm, Esq.
Of Counsel
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Gabi Klemm, Esq.

Of Counsel

Gabi Klemm is an attorney in the firm's Intellecutal Property law group. Gabi has extensive experience in patent prosecution and counseling, both in the European Union and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Gabi's career has given her experience both in the law firm setting as well as in house IP counsel. With a background that spans from chemical, pharamaceutical and biotech industries, as well as computer related technologies, Gabi truly has a breadth of experience that few others can match.

Education

Pace University School of Law Juris Doctor

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Masters - Intellectual Property

University of Mainz, Germany Ph.D. Biology

University of Bielefeld M.Sc. Biology (Biotechnology)

Admissions

New York

New Jersey

US Patent and Trademark Office

Daniel Eisenberg, Esq.
Of Counsel
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Daniel Eisenberg, Esq.

Of Counsel

Dan Eisenberg is an attorney in the firm's Intellecutal Property and Corporate Transactional Law groups. He has a background in Computer Science and works with many of the firm's clients in the technology, computer hardware/software, mobile and business method fields. He has a vast experience and knowledge in all matters pertaining to patent prosecution.

Education

Syracuse University College of Law Juris Doctor

Rutgers University BS Computer Science (in progress)

Mercer University BBA Finance

Admissions

New York

District of Columbia

US Patent and Trademark Office

Michael Scaturro, Esq.
Of Counsel
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Michael Scaturro, Esq.

Of Counsel

Michael Scaturro is an attorney in the firm's Intellecutal Property and Corporate Transactional Law groups. He has a background in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and works with many of the firm's clients in the technology, computer hardware/software, mobile and business method fields. He has a vast experience and knowledge in all matters pertaining to patent prosecution.

Education

St. John's University School of Law Juris Doctor

Hofstra University BS Electrical Engineering

Admissions

New York

US Patent and Trademark Office

Herb Lacey
Patent Agent
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Herb Lacey

Patent Agent

Herb Lacey is a patent agent in the firm's Intellecutal Property groups. He has a background in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and works with many of the firm's clients in the technology, software, business methods and consumer product fields.

Education

North Carolina State University Masters of Computer Science

North Carolina State University BS Electrical Engineering

Admissions

USPTO Registered Patent Agent