F. Chau & Associates, llc

Intellectual Property Law

This is the whole staff of F. Chau & Associates of Long Island & New York City.

Members

Frank Chau

Mr. Chau is the founder of F. Chau & Associates. He regularly advises Fortune Global 100 companies in complex patent litigations, licenses, opinions, product clearances, and patent and trademark prosecution matters. His practice concentrates in software-based technologies, electronics, semiconductors, and telecommunications.

Frank Chau

patent lawyer F. Chau

Member

Email: chau@chauiplaw.com

 

Practice Areas: Litigation strategist; licensing strategist. Focus of technical areas: Computers and Software; Digital Communications; Cellular Communications; Satellite Communications; Medical Technology; Semiconductor Technology.

Admitted: 1988, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1989, New York, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School: Seton Hall University, J.D., 1988

College: City College of the City University of New York, B.E.E.E., magna cum laude, 1979; Polytechnic University of New York, M.S.E.E., 1983

Member: American Intellectual Property Law Association; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Biography: Eta Kappa Nu.

Language: Chinese (Cantonese).

ISLN:908427350

 

Richard D. Ratchford, Jr

Richard D. Ratchford, Jr.

patent lawyer Richard D. Ratchford

Member

Email: rratchford@chauiplaw.com

 

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property.

Admitted: 2002, New York; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School: New York Law School, J.D., 2001

College: State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.E.E.E., 1996

Member: New York State and American Bar Associations; American Intellectual Property Law Association; New York Intellectual Property Law Association.

Born: Staten Island, New York, December 1, 1973

ISLN: 917040670

 

Joseph B. Gross

Mr. Gross is a Member of F. Chau & Associates. He regularly files and prosecutes utility and design patents, and advises clients in matters concerning patent licensing, opinions, and product clearances. His practice concentrates in software-based technologies, electronics, semiconductors, and materials science.

Joseph B. Gross

patent lawyer Joseph Gross

Member

Email: jgross@chauiplaw.com

 

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property; Patent Prosecution; Patent Licensing; Patent Infringement and Invalidity Opinions.

Admitted: 2004, New York and Connecticut, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School: Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2003, cum laude

College: University of Rochester, B.S., Physics, 1998

ISLN: 917504820

 

Associates

David L. Heath, Ph.D.

David L. Heath, Ph.D.

patent lawyer david heath

Associate

Email: heath@chauiplaw.com

 

Practice Areas: Patent Prosecution; Patent Litigation.

Admitted: 2000, New York; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D., 1999

College: Bucknell University, B.S., Mathematics, 1977; New York University (M.S., 1982; Ph.D., Physics, 1985)

Member: New York State and American Bar Associations.

Biography: Phi Alpha Delta. Moot Court Honor Society.

ISLN: 914402891

Robert J. Newman

Robert J. Newman

patent lawyer robert j newman

Associate

Email: newman@chauiplaw.com

 

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property.

Admitted: 2006, New York; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School: St. John's University, J.D., 2005

College: State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.E., Electrical Engineering, 1995; Polytechnic University of New York, M.S., Computer Science, 2001

ISLN: 918827614

 

Eric J. Strianese

Eric J. Strianese is an associate at F. Chau & Associates. Mr. Strianese was previously a summer associate with the firm in 2008. He has patent prosecution experience in the areas of computer hardware, LCD display technology, semiconductor technology, software, computer networks, and vehicle entertainment systems. He also has experience providing opinions on issues of patent infringement, patent validity, and trademark clearance, as well as experience obtaining copyright registrations.

Eric J. Strianese

patent lawyer eric strianese

Associate

Email: strianese@chauiplaw.com

 

Practice Areas: Computer Hardware and Software Design; Embedded Systems; Digital and Analog Circuit Design; Cable Television; Internet; VOIP Systems.

Admitted: 2009, New York; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School: Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2009

College: State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.E., Computer Engineering, 2004

ISLN: 920553464

 

Sean R. Wilsusen

Sean R. Wilsusen is an associate at F. Chau & Associates. Mr. Wilsusen previously worked as a research scientist at Stony Brook University and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at North Shore University Hospital where he focused on pharmaceutical development and translational research. Mr. Wilsusen's basic science research has focused primarily on neuronal regeneration and learning/memory retention in animal models.

Sean R. Wilsusen

patent lawyer sean r wilsusen

Associate

Email: wilsusen@chauiplaw.com

 

Practice Areas: Life sciences, including neuroscience, biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He is also experienced in software related technologies and computer science.

Admitted: 2012, New York; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School: Hofstra Law School, J.D., 2011

College: Quinnipiac University, B.S., Behavioral Neuroscience, 2005; City University of New York, M.S., Biology, 2008

 

Alan Liu

Alan Liu is an associate at F. Chau & Associates. Mr. Liu has prior experience as a software engineer. Additionally, before law school, Mr. Liu worked as a patent examiner at the USPTO.

Alan Liu

patent lawyer Joseph Gross

Associate

Email: liu@chauiplaw.com

 

Practice Areas: Patent prosecution in the electrical and mechanical arts.

Admitted: 2014, New York; 2014, New Jersey; 2013, Virginia (Associate status); Registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Law School: Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2012.

College: University of Pennsylvania, B.A.S., Individualized Major (focus on Electrical Engineering) & B.S., Economics (concentration in Finance), 2007.

Member: New York State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association; American Bar Association.

Languages: Chinese (Mandarin).

 

William H. Hargett, Jr.

William H. Hargett, Jr. is an associate at F. Chau & Associates. While in law school, Mr. Hargett was the Senior Articles Editor of the New York International Law Review and St. John’s Journal of International & Comparative Law at St. John’s School of Law.

William H. Hargett, Jr.

patent lawyer Joseph Gross

Associate

Email: hargett@chauiplaw.com

 

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property; Patent Prosecution.

Admitted: 2016, New York; Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School: St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 2015

College: Iona College, B.S. Physics, cum laude, 2010

Member: New York State Bar Association; American Bar Association

 

Rachel Lackert

 

Rachel Lackert

patent lawyer Joseph Gross

Associate

Email: lackert@chauiplaw.com

 

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property; Trademark Prosecution; Patent Prosecution in the life sciences, including neuroscience, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and electro-mechanical arts.

Admitted: 2013, New Jersey; 2014, New York; 2014, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; 2014, U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 2015, Registered to Practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School: Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2013

College: Smith College, B.A., Neuroscience; Chemistry, 2010

Member: American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association

 

Stephen Gigante

Stephen Gigante is an associate at F. Chau & Associates. Mr. Gigante previously worked in the Field Engineering Division of IBM where he focused on large-system computers, disk drives, and associated telecommunication devices. Mr. Gigante has experience overseeing prosecution of patent family applications on behalf of U.S. clients filing abroad in Canada, Japan, China, E.U., Taiwan, Australia, Israel, Brazil and the United Kingdom.
 

Stephen Gigante

patent lawyer Joseph Gross

Associate

Email: gigante@chauiplaw.com

 

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property: Computer Hardware, Wireless Technology and Devices, Fiber Optics, Medical Devices, Computer Networks, Video Encoding, Optical Devices, Semiconductors, Telecommunications, and E-Commerce.

Admitted: 1995, New York and Connecticut; 1998, New Jersey; Registered to Practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Law School: Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D., 1995, Law Review Senior Staff Manager

College: New York Institute of Technology, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1992.

 

Of Counsel

 

Glenn Savit

Mr. Savit has been handling intellectual property matters for over 20 years. His practice focuses on patent prosecution, counseling and litigation strategies. He has handled matters in a variety of technical fields and particularly in the electronics, computing, wireless communications and software arts. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Savit worked for over a decade as a microwave electronics / antenna engineer for Unisys Corporation.

patent lawyer Joseph Gross

Of Counsel

Email: savit@chauiplaw.com

 

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks

Sample Technical Fields: Electronics, Wireless technology, Computing, Software, Internet technology, Medical devices, Semiconductors, Displays, Imaging, Smartphones, Mechanical

Admitted:1994, New York, registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Law School: St. John's University School of Law, J.D. 1993

College: SUNY at Buffalo, B.S. Electrical Engineering 1982

 

Sejal Rajan

 

patent lawyer Joseph Gross

Of Counsel

Email: rajan@chauiplaw.com

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property; Trademark; Copyright

Admitted: 2005, New York

Law School: Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2004

College: Hofstra University, B.A., English Literature, 2001

 

Patent Agents

Wo-Song Huang,Ph.D.

Dr. Huang has a background in material sciences, chemistry, semiconductor processes and semiconductor materials. He previously was a senior engineer and scientist leading various advanced research and development projects, and has been a prolific inventor, having more than 100 issued US patents.    

 

Wo-Song Huang, Ph.D.
 

Patent Agent

patent lawyer wo song huang

Email: huang@chauiplaw.com

 

Practice Areas: Patent Prosecution, Patent Analysis. Focus of technical areas: Semiconductor Materials, Semiconductor Processes, Chemistry, Material Sciences.

Admitted:Registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

College: University of Virginia, M.S., Material Science, 1982; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1986.

Languages: Chinese (Mandarin).

 

Taeyun Kim, Ph.D.

Dr. Kim has a background in ceramics, passives, and semiconductor materials and processes   

 

TaeYun Kim, Ph.D.
 

Patent Agent

Email: tykim@chauiplaw.com

 

Practice Areas: Patent Prosecution, Patent Analysis. Focus of technical areas: Semiconductor Materials, Semiconductor Processes, Chemistry, Material Sciences.

Admitted: Registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

College: Yonsei University, Ceramics, BS, 1991;  North Carolina State University, Materials Science, Ph.D., 2003.

Languages: Korean.

 


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Telephone: 516-692-8888
Fax: 516-692-8889
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