Attorneys

David P. Miranda, a Partner with the firm, is an experienced trial attorney whose intellectual property law practice includes trademark, copyright, trade secret, false advertising, and patent infringement, as well as licensing, and internet related issues. He has litigated cases in federal district courts, state courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board; and has successfully appeared before the Federal Circuit, Second Circuit, Ninth Circuit and New York Court of Appeals.

In 2006 Mr. Miranda obtained a $7.8 million jury verdict in a copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation case in U.S. district court. Since 2007, Mr. Miranda has been selected by his peers as a “Super Lawyer” by Thompson Reuters, in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation.  Mr. Miranda commenced some of the first domain name dispute proceedings before the World Intellectual Property Organization and was counsel in one of the first New York cases determining the enforceability of online agreements.

In June 2016 Mr. Miranda completed his one year term as President of the New York State Bar Association, with 74,000 members, the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. He previously served as President of the Albany County Bar Association, Secretary of the New York State Bar Association and in the House of Delegates for the ABA and NYSBA.  He also served as General Counsel and on the Board of Directors of the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce, and is a recipient of the Capital District Business Review’s “40 Under Forty” award for community service and professional achievement.  In May of 2016 he received the Dean’s Medal from Albany Law School for his contributions to the legal profession and law school community. In 2009, Mr. Miranda was appointed to the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Third Judicial District of the State of New York.  In 2002, Mr. Miranda was appointed by Hon.  Judith Kaye, then Chief Judge of New York’s Court of Appeals, to the statewide “Commission on Public Access to Court Records.”

Mr. Miranda serves as an arbitrator of intellectual property law disputes with the American Arbitration Association, and National Arbitration Forum and has rendered decisions regarding disputes involving such famous trademarks as McDonald’s, Amazon.com, Bausch & Lomb, Target, 3M, US News, Citigroup, and ChevronTexaco. He is listed with the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York as a court approved mediator, arbitrator and early neutral evaluator.

“Ethics in Legal Practice: Review of Ethics Opinions in 2017,” Program Chair, New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (December, 2017).

 

“Intellectual Property Law, Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents,” Albany Law School,
Albany, New York (November, 2017).

 

“Emerging Technology, Ethics and the Delivery of Legal Services,” NYSBA Solo Practitioner Conference, New York City, New York (September 2017).

 

“Pathways to the Profession,” National Conference of Bar Presidents, New York City, New York (August 2017).

 

“Evidentiary Foundations in New York state and federal courts,” Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY, Albany, New York (April 2017).

 

“Growth Strategies: Expanding Your Business Internationally,” TD Bank, Johnstown, New York (November 2016).

 

“Promoting, Selling and Delivering Goods Over the Internet,” New York State Bar Association International Section, Paris Bar Association, Paris France (October 2016).

 

“Forum on the Sale of Online Legal Documents,” New York County Lawyers’ Association, New York City, New York (September 2016).

 

“The Future of the Legal Profession,” Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis, Indiana (September 2016).

 

“Dean’s Medal Address,” Albany Law School 2016 Commencement, Saratoga Springs, New York (May 2016).

 

“Law Day 2016,” Keynote Address, Westchester County Bar Association 120th Anniversary Dinner, Rye Brook, New York (May 2016).

 

“The Changing Landscape of the Legal Profession,” New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (May 2016).

 

“Law Day 2016, 50th Anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona,” New York Court of Appeals, Albany, New York (May 2016).

 

“Business and Human Rights,” Law Society of England & Wales and New York State Bar Association, British Embassy, New York City, New York (April 2016).

 

“Cross-Border Data Privacy,” International Law Section, New York State Bar Association, Krakow, Poland (April 2016).

 

“Access to Legal Services: Creating Solutions,” National Conference of Bar Presidents, San Diego, California (February 2016).

 

“A New York Constitutional Convention,” Presidential Summit, New York State Bar Association, New York City, New York (January 2016).

 

“Social Media and the Legal Profession,” Presidential Summit, New York State Bar Association, New York City, New York (January 2016).

 

“Professionalism and Ethics in Legal Practice,” New York State Bar Association, Annual Meeting, New York City, New York (January 2016).

 

“Patent Law for Non-Patent Lawyers,” 27th Annual North American Law Summit on Intellectual Property Law, Cancun, Mexico (November 2015).

 

“Professionalism and Ethics in Legal Practice,” 27th Annual North American Law Summit on Intellectual Property Law, Cancun, Mexico (November 2015).

 

“New York State as a forum for International Law,” joint meeting of New York State Bar Association and Brazilian Bar Association, Sao Paulo, Brazil (October 2015).

 

“Pathway to the Profession, from Law School to Lawyer,” Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York (September 2015).

 

“Pathway to the Profession, from Law School to Lawyer,” Albany Law School, Albany, New York (August 2015).

 

“Intellectual Property Law,” Program Chair and Presenter, New York State Bar Association, New York City and Albany, New York (November 2012).

 

“Leadership in the NYSBA,” Leadership Committee, New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (November 2012).

 

“Depositions and Discovery in Federal Court” New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Albany, New York (October 2012).

 

“Strategies for Cleantech Companies under the new America Invents Act,” Moderator, New Energy Symposium, New York City, New York (July 2012).

 

“Intellectual Property for Start-Up Companies,” Start-Up Weekend, Troy, New York (March 2012).

 

“How Intellectual Property Powers a Region’s Economic Growth,” TEDxAlbany, Albany, New York (November 2011).

 

“Issues in Intellectual Property,” Siena College, Business Law, Loudonville, New York (October 2011).

 

“Depositions and Discovery in Federal Court” New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Albany, New York (October 2011).

 

“Making the Transition from Law Student to Lawyer,” Albany County Bar Association, Albany Law School, Albany New York (October 2011).

 

“Intellectual Property Law,” Program Chair and Presenter, New York State Bar Association, New York City and Albany, New York (March 2011).

 

“Solar Energy Patents,” 14th Annual Energy, Utility & Environment Conference, Phoenix, Arizona (February 2011).

 

“Issues in Intellectual Property,” Siena College, Business Law, Loudonville, New York (December 2010).

 

“Depositions and Discovery in Federal Court” New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Albany, New York (October 2010).

 

“Electronic Communications for Attorneys,” New York State Bar Association, Section Leaders Conference, New York, New York (May 2010).

 

“Intellectual Property, Important to our Region’s Economic Growth,” Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce, Troy, New York (May 2010).

 

“Clean Energy Innovation and Patent Trends,” Association of Patent Law Firms, Webinar, (November 2009).

 

“Leadership in the NYSBA,” Panelist, New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (November 2009).

 

“Making the Transition from Law Student to Lawyer,” Albany County Bar Association, Albany Law School, Albany New York (October 2009).

 

“Patent Trends in Clean Energy,” Healthy Building Conference 2009, Syracuse, New York (September 2009).

 

“Trademark Law Update,” Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association, Rochester, New York (November 2008).

 

“Electronic Filing and the Internet,” New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (October 2008).

 

“Trademarks and Branding,” Center for Economic Growth, TechConnex, Albany, New York (October 2008).

 

“Intellectual Property Rights in Marketing,” American Marketing Association, Albany, New York (March 2008).

 

“Preventing Test Fraud and Protecting Intellectual Property,” Test Security Summit, Dallas, Texas (March 2008).

 

“Intellectual Property Law in Assessment Examinations,” Association of Test Professionals, Dallas, Texas (March 2008).

 

“Using the Web to Promote Your Law Practice,” New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (October 2007).

 

“Commercializing Technology,” Center for Economic Growth, TechConnex, Troy, New York (October 2007).

 

“Intellectual Property Law for the General Practitioner,” Albany County Bar Association, Albany, New York (October 2007).

 

“Copyright & Trademark Law and the Internet,” School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (April 2007).

 

“Copyright & Trademark Law and the Internet,” School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (March 2006).

 

“The Importance of Intellectual Property to Your Business,” Capital Area Technology Association, Albany, New York (January 2006).

 

“Intellectual Property in Tech Valley,” Center For Economic Growth, TechConnex, Albany, New York (November 2005).

 

“Intellectual Property Law and the Internet,” Albany Law School, Albany, New York (June 2005).

 

"Copyright and Internet Law," School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (April 2005).

 

“Legal Ethics and the Internet,” Practicing Law Institute, New York, New York (December 2004).

 

“Copyright and Trademark Law,” Center For Economic Growth, TechConnex, Albany, New York (November 2004).

 

“Intellectual Property Law, Albany County Bar Association, Albany, New York (November 2004).

 

“Copyright Law and the Internet,” New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law, Albany, New York (October 2004).

 

“Bar Association use of Technology,” Conference of Bar Leaders, New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (October 2004).

 

“Use of Expert Witnesses at Trial,” Practicing Law Institute, Albany, New York (September 2004).

 

“Intellectual Property Law in Tech Valley,” Albany Rotary Club, Albany, New York (September 2004).

 

“Intellectual Property Law,” Chief Executives Network, Center for Economic Growth, Albany, New York (April 2003).

 

“Fundamentals of Copyright and Trademark Law,” New York State Bar Association, Annual Meeting Program, New York City, New York (January 2003).

 

“Convocation on the face of the Profession,” New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law, New York City, New York (November 2002).

 

“Representing the Technology Company,” Albany County Bar Association, Albany, New York (September 2002).

 

“Protection and Commercialization of Intellectual Property,” Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, (December 2001).

 

“Protection and Commercialization of Intellectual Property for Software and Technology Companies,” Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, (September 2001).

 

“Intellectual Property Law and the Internet,” New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York, (September 2001).

 

“Using the Internet and other Technologies,” New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York, (June 2001).

 

“Intellectual Property for Librarians,” Capital District Librarians Association, Colonie, New York, (May 2001).

 

“Jurisdiction and the Internet,” Government Law Center Albany Law School, The Capitol, Albany, New York, (May 2001).

 

“Symposium on Copyright Law,” Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology, Albany, New York, (March 2001).

 

“Internet and E-mail Use Policies,” Schools & Technology, Science and Technology Law Center of Albany Law School, Albany, New York (November 2000).

 

“Protecting Intellectual Property Online,” Internet Privacy Law and Information Institute, New York City, New York (June 2000).

 

“Developments in Internet Law,” Central New York Communications Association, Syracuse, New York (May 2000).

 

“Recovery & Protection of Domain Names,” Capital Area Telecommunications Association, Annual Conference, Albany, New York (March 2000).

 

“Developments in Internet Law,” New York State Senate Staff, Science and Technology Law Center of Albany Law School, Albany, New York (February 2000).

 

“Domain Name Litigation and Dispute Resolution,” New York State Assembly Staff, Science and Technology Law Center of Albany Law School, Albany, New York (December 1999).

 

“Developments in Internet Law,” Albany County Bar Association, Albany, New York (November 1999).

 

“E-Commerce on the Internet,” New York Newspaper Publishers Association, Syracuse, New York (October 1999).

 

“Internet for Lawyers,” New York State Bar Association, New York City, Long Island, Albany, New York (September/October 1999).

 

“Business on the Internet,” Chief Executives Network for Manufacturing, Troy, New York (September 1999).

 

“Employment Law Issues Facing High-Tech Companies,” Science and Technology Law Center of Albany Law School, Troy, New York (June 1999).

 

“Year 2000 Legislation: An Update,” Technology Policy for New York, Government Law Center of Albany Law School, Albany, New York (June 1999).

 

“Computer Issues for your Law Firm in the Millennium,” Albany Law School Institute of Legal Studies, Albany, New York (April 1999).

 

“Year 2000 Legal Issues,” Capital Area Telecommunications Association, Annual Conference, Albany, New York (March 1999).

 

“Using Technology for Legal Research,” Technology and the Law, Russell Sage College, Albany, New York (March 1999).

 

“Using the Internet in your Law Practice,” New York State Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Young Lawyers Section, New York City, New York (January 1999).

 

“Developments in Internet and Technology Law,” Capital District Association of Life Insurance Underwriters, Albany, New York (December 1998).

 

“Legal Issues in Educational Technology,” State University of New York Two-Year College Chair Development Project, Bear Mountain, New York (November 1998).

 

“Intellectual Property Rights and Liabilities on the Internet,” Project Management Institute, Albany, New York (September 1998).

 

“Technology Update for Lawyers,” New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Binghamton, New York (April 1998).

 

“Legal Developments on the Internet,” Keynote Address, Association of Collegiate Business Schools, Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, New York (April 1998).

 

“Telecommunications Law Update,” Keynote Address, Capital Area Telecommunications Association Annual Conference, Albany, New York (April 1998).

 

“Legal Issues in Information Technology,” State University of New York Two-Year College Department Chair Conference, Cooperstown, New York (October 1997).

 

“Legal Implications of Internet Hyperlinks,” Communication Design for the World Wide Web, Rensselaer Satellite Video Program, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (October 1997).

 

“E-Mail and Internet Use Policies,” New York Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials, Ellenville, New York (September 1997).

 

“E-Mail and Internet Use Policies,” New York State Bar Association, Municipal Law Section, New York State School Attorneys, Bolton Landing, New York (September 1997).

 

“Intellectual Property Law on the Internet,” Venture Affiliates of RPI, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (August 1997).

 

“Legal Issues in Information Technology,” State University of New York Two-Year College Department Chair Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York (May 1997).

 

“Developments in Internet Law,” Capital Area Telecommunications Association Annual Conference, Albany, New York (April 1997).

 

“Education and the Internet,” Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce, Capital Leadership Program, Troy, New York (March 1997).

 

“Developments in Internet Law,” New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Intellectual Property Law and Corporate Counsel Sections, New York City, New York
(January 1997).

 

“Law on the Internet,” New York State Bar Association, Technology Update Series, Albany, New York (November 1996).

 

“Internet Roundtable,” Government Technology Conference, Albany, New York (September 1996).

 

“Telecommunications Act of 1996,” Capital Area Telecommunications Association Annual Conference, Albany, New York (April 1996).

"Fair Use in 'Oracle v. Google'", New York Law Journal (April 30, 2018)

“The Importance of a Comprehensive Trademark Enforcement Program: The Changing Tides of Trademark Infringement,” INSIDE NYSBA Corporate Counsel Section, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2016)

“Lawyers Must Protect the Public we Serve,” New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message (May 2016)

“Balancing Act: Data Privacy Protection,” New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message (March/April 2016)

“NY must prepare now for Constitutional Convention,” Press & Sun Bulletin, Democrat & Chronicle (February 25, 2016)

“At the Crossroads of Law and Technology”, New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message (February 2016)

“Say No to Non-lawyer Ownership,” New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message
(January 2016)

“Top Tips for First-Year Lawyers,” Huffington Post (December 11, 2015)

“The Law Remains a Noble Profession,” ABA GPSolo Report (November 25, 2015)

“With Liberty and Justice for All,” New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message (November/December 2015)

“Government shutdown would be especially bad for NY business,” Crain’s New York
(October 27, 2015)

“Influencing the Future,” New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message (October 2015).

Capitol Hill inaction burdens courts; Failure to agree on a federal budget will lead wheels of justice to grind to a halt, Newsday Opinion, September 18, 2015

Advocating for Our Clients, Our Members and Our Profession, New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message, July/August 2015

The True Administration of Justice is the Firmest Pillar of Good Government, New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message, June 2015

“New York Intellectual Property Law Review,” The Anthony V. Cardona Annual Issue of New York Appeals, Albany Law Review, Vol.75, No.2 (2011/2012)

“Protecting Trademarks in the Global Marketplace,” New York State Bar Journal Association, Vol. 81, No. 5 (June 2009)

“IP in the Obama Administration,” IP Frontiers, Daily Record (February 17, 2009)

“Doctrine of Conversion Applies to Electronic Property,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 80, No. 2 (February 2008)

“Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Youtube,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 79, No. 6 (July/August 2007)

GEICO v. Google and the Use of Trademarks by Search Engines,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vo. 78, No. 7 (September 2006)

“Supreme Court Permits Internet Wine Sales,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 78, No. 2 (February 2006)

“Enabling Copyright Infringement,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 77, No. 8 (October 2005)

“Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property Litigation,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 77, No. 6 (July/August 2005)

Internet Guide for New York Lawyers, Second Edition, Editor-in-Chief, Contributing Author, New York State Bar Association (June 2005)

“Legal Ethics and the Internet,” Staying out of Trouble, What every Attorney Must know about Ethics, Practicing Law Institute, December 2004

“E-mail confidentiality questioned by federal court of appeals,” State Bar News, Technology Issue, October 2004

“Recording industry can find ways to profit from online music sharing”, The Business Review, August 6, 2004

“Intellectual property powers economy”, The Business Review, July 2, 2004

“Reviewing Michael Crichton’s ‘Prey’”, The Business Review, January 10, 2003

“Failure to know Copyright issues may be costly,” The Business Review, October 7, 2002

“Second Circuit Clarifies Insurance Coverage for Infringement Claims,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 20, No.4 (Summer, 2002)

“Federal Courts Review Domain Name Arbitration Decisions,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 20, No.3 (Spring, 2002)

“eBay Protected by Safe Harbor Provisions of DMCA,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Winter, 2002)

“Judicial Review of Domain Name Arbitration Decisions,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 20, No.1 (Fall, 2001)

“Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Stands Against Web Site Host, ”Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 19, No.4 (Summer, 2001); republished State Bar News, New York State Bar Association, Technology Issue (December 2001)

“ISPs need policies that consider new online infringement laws,” Capital District Business Review, August 13, 2001

“Napster Defenses,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 19, No.3 (Spring, 2001)

“New Exemptions to DMCA,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 19, No.2 (Winter, 2001)

“Court kicks Sand on Trademark Infringement Claim,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 19, No.1 (Fall, 2000)

“Internet Arrives at State’s High Court,” Court of Appeals the Year in Review, New York Law Journal, October 2, 2000

 

  • Albany Law School, Juris Doctorate, 1988
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Bachelor’s Degree, 1985
  • New York Super Lawyers 2007-2018
  • Dean’s Medal, Albany Law School (2016)
  • Albany Business Review’s 40 Under 40 Award (2001)

  • New York State Bar Association, President (2015-2016); Member Intellectual Property Law Section, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
  • Albany County Bar Association, President (2009-2010)
  • American Bar Association, NYSBA Representative to ABA House of Delegates 1998-2000, 2014 - present; Chair of Intellectual Property Law Section’s Subcommittee on Trademarks and Metatags on the Internet 1997-2002. Columnist, “Intellectual Property Law Newsletter”, 1996-2002; Member since 1989
  • Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Executive Committee and General Counsel, 2010 – 2014
  • New York State Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for Third Judicial District, 2009. NYSBA representative to NYS Commission reviewing qualifications and rating candidates running for judicial office in NYS
  • New York State Commission on Public Access to Court Records. Appointed by Hon. Judith Kaye, 2002-2004. Served on statewide commission examining issues of privacy and open access relating to information in court case files. The findings and recommendations of the Commission intended to help shape the NYS Judiciary’s policies regarding the availability of court records on the Internet
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents. 2014 – 2017
  • Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association. 2015 – present
  • NDNY Federal Bar Association. 2010 – present
  • IP and Innovation Inn of Court for the Northern District of New York. 2010 – 2017
  • New York State Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal, Second and Ninth Circuits
  • United States District Court for Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western Districts of NY and Massachusetts

 

 

  • Overview

    David P. Miranda, a Partner with the firm, is an experienced trial attorney whose intellectual property law practice includes trademark, copyright, trade secret, false advertising, and patent infringement, as well as licensing, and internet related issues. He has litigated cases in federal district courts, state courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board; and has successfully appeared before the Federal Circuit, Second Circuit, Ninth Circuit and New York Court of Appeals.

    In 2006 Mr. Miranda obtained a $7.8 million jury verdict in a copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation case in U.S. district court. Since 2007, Mr. Miranda has been selected by his peers as a “Super Lawyer” by Thompson Reuters, in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation.  Mr. Miranda commenced some of the first domain name dispute proceedings before the World Intellectual Property Organization and was counsel in one of the first New York cases determining the enforceability of online agreements.

    In June 2016 Mr. Miranda completed his one year term as President of the New York State Bar Association, with 74,000 members, the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. He previously served as President of the Albany County Bar Association, Secretary of the New York State Bar Association and in the House of Delegates for the ABA and NYSBA.  He also served as General Counsel and on the Board of Directors of the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce, and is a recipient of the Capital District Business Review’s “40 Under Forty” award for community service and professional achievement.  In May of 2016 he received the Dean’s Medal from Albany Law School for his contributions to the legal profession and law school community. In 2009, Mr. Miranda was appointed to the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Third Judicial District of the State of New York.  In 2002, Mr. Miranda was appointed by Hon.  Judith Kaye, then Chief Judge of New York’s Court of Appeals, to the statewide “Commission on Public Access to Court Records.”

    Mr. Miranda serves as an arbitrator of intellectual property law disputes with the American Arbitration Association, and National Arbitration Forum and has rendered decisions regarding disputes involving such famous trademarks as McDonald’s, Amazon.com, Bausch & Lomb, Target, 3M, US News, Citigroup, and ChevronTexaco. He is listed with the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York as a court approved mediator, arbitrator and early neutral evaluator.

  • Speaking Engagements

    “Ethics in Legal Practice: Review of Ethics Opinions in 2017,” Program Chair, New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (December, 2017).

     

    “Intellectual Property Law, Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents,” Albany Law School,
    Albany, New York (November, 2017).

     

    “Emerging Technology, Ethics and the Delivery of Legal Services,” NYSBA Solo Practitioner Conference, New York City, New York (September 2017).

     

    “Pathways to the Profession,” National Conference of Bar Presidents, New York City, New York (August 2017).

     

    “Evidentiary Foundations in New York state and federal courts,” Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY, Albany, New York (April 2017).

     

    “Growth Strategies: Expanding Your Business Internationally,” TD Bank, Johnstown, New York (November 2016).

     

    “Promoting, Selling and Delivering Goods Over the Internet,” New York State Bar Association International Section, Paris Bar Association, Paris France (October 2016).

     

    “Forum on the Sale of Online Legal Documents,” New York County Lawyers’ Association, New York City, New York (September 2016).

     

    “The Future of the Legal Profession,” Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis, Indiana (September 2016).

     

    “Dean’s Medal Address,” Albany Law School 2016 Commencement, Saratoga Springs, New York (May 2016).

     

    “Law Day 2016,” Keynote Address, Westchester County Bar Association 120th Anniversary Dinner, Rye Brook, New York (May 2016).

     

    “The Changing Landscape of the Legal Profession,” New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (May 2016).

     

    “Law Day 2016, 50th Anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona,” New York Court of Appeals, Albany, New York (May 2016).

     

    “Business and Human Rights,” Law Society of England & Wales and New York State Bar Association, British Embassy, New York City, New York (April 2016).

     

    “Cross-Border Data Privacy,” International Law Section, New York State Bar Association, Krakow, Poland (April 2016).

     

    “Access to Legal Services: Creating Solutions,” National Conference of Bar Presidents, San Diego, California (February 2016).

     

    “A New York Constitutional Convention,” Presidential Summit, New York State Bar Association, New York City, New York (January 2016).

     

    “Social Media and the Legal Profession,” Presidential Summit, New York State Bar Association, New York City, New York (January 2016).

     

    “Professionalism and Ethics in Legal Practice,” New York State Bar Association, Annual Meeting, New York City, New York (January 2016).

     

    “Patent Law for Non-Patent Lawyers,” 27th Annual North American Law Summit on Intellectual Property Law, Cancun, Mexico (November 2015).

     

    “Professionalism and Ethics in Legal Practice,” 27th Annual North American Law Summit on Intellectual Property Law, Cancun, Mexico (November 2015).

     

    “New York State as a forum for International Law,” joint meeting of New York State Bar Association and Brazilian Bar Association, Sao Paulo, Brazil (October 2015).

     

    “Pathway to the Profession, from Law School to Lawyer,” Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York (September 2015).

     

    “Pathway to the Profession, from Law School to Lawyer,” Albany Law School, Albany, New York (August 2015).

     

    “Intellectual Property Law,” Program Chair and Presenter, New York State Bar Association, New York City and Albany, New York (November 2012).

     

    “Leadership in the NYSBA,” Leadership Committee, New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (November 2012).

     

    “Depositions and Discovery in Federal Court” New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Albany, New York (October 2012).

     

    “Strategies for Cleantech Companies under the new America Invents Act,” Moderator, New Energy Symposium, New York City, New York (July 2012).

     

    “Intellectual Property for Start-Up Companies,” Start-Up Weekend, Troy, New York (March 2012).

     

    “How Intellectual Property Powers a Region’s Economic Growth,” TEDxAlbany, Albany, New York (November 2011).

     

    “Issues in Intellectual Property,” Siena College, Business Law, Loudonville, New York (October 2011).

     

    “Depositions and Discovery in Federal Court” New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Albany, New York (October 2011).

     

    “Making the Transition from Law Student to Lawyer,” Albany County Bar Association, Albany Law School, Albany New York (October 2011).

     

    “Intellectual Property Law,” Program Chair and Presenter, New York State Bar Association, New York City and Albany, New York (March 2011).

     

    “Solar Energy Patents,” 14th Annual Energy, Utility & Environment Conference, Phoenix, Arizona (February 2011).

     

    “Issues in Intellectual Property,” Siena College, Business Law, Loudonville, New York (December 2010).

     

    “Depositions and Discovery in Federal Court” New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Albany, New York (October 2010).

     

    “Electronic Communications for Attorneys,” New York State Bar Association, Section Leaders Conference, New York, New York (May 2010).

     

    “Intellectual Property, Important to our Region’s Economic Growth,” Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce, Troy, New York (May 2010).

     

    “Clean Energy Innovation and Patent Trends,” Association of Patent Law Firms, Webinar, (November 2009).

     

    “Leadership in the NYSBA,” Panelist, New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (November 2009).

     

    “Making the Transition from Law Student to Lawyer,” Albany County Bar Association, Albany Law School, Albany New York (October 2009).

     

    “Patent Trends in Clean Energy,” Healthy Building Conference 2009, Syracuse, New York (September 2009).

     

    “Trademark Law Update,” Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association, Rochester, New York (November 2008).

     

    “Electronic Filing and the Internet,” New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (October 2008).

     

    “Trademarks and Branding,” Center for Economic Growth, TechConnex, Albany, New York (October 2008).

     

    “Intellectual Property Rights in Marketing,” American Marketing Association, Albany, New York (March 2008).

     

    “Preventing Test Fraud and Protecting Intellectual Property,” Test Security Summit, Dallas, Texas (March 2008).

     

    “Intellectual Property Law in Assessment Examinations,” Association of Test Professionals, Dallas, Texas (March 2008).

     

    “Using the Web to Promote Your Law Practice,” New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (October 2007).

     

    “Commercializing Technology,” Center for Economic Growth, TechConnex, Troy, New York (October 2007).

     

    “Intellectual Property Law for the General Practitioner,” Albany County Bar Association, Albany, New York (October 2007).

     

    “Copyright & Trademark Law and the Internet,” School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (April 2007).

     

    “Copyright & Trademark Law and the Internet,” School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (March 2006).

     

    “The Importance of Intellectual Property to Your Business,” Capital Area Technology Association, Albany, New York (January 2006).

     

    “Intellectual Property in Tech Valley,” Center For Economic Growth, TechConnex, Albany, New York (November 2005).

     

    “Intellectual Property Law and the Internet,” Albany Law School, Albany, New York (June 2005).

     

    "Copyright and Internet Law," School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (April 2005).

     

    “Legal Ethics and the Internet,” Practicing Law Institute, New York, New York (December 2004).

     

    “Copyright and Trademark Law,” Center For Economic Growth, TechConnex, Albany, New York (November 2004).

     

    “Intellectual Property Law, Albany County Bar Association, Albany, New York (November 2004).

     

    “Copyright Law and the Internet,” New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law, Albany, New York (October 2004).

     

    “Bar Association use of Technology,” Conference of Bar Leaders, New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York (October 2004).

     

    “Use of Expert Witnesses at Trial,” Practicing Law Institute, Albany, New York (September 2004).

     

    “Intellectual Property Law in Tech Valley,” Albany Rotary Club, Albany, New York (September 2004).

     

    “Intellectual Property Law,” Chief Executives Network, Center for Economic Growth, Albany, New York (April 2003).

     

    “Fundamentals of Copyright and Trademark Law,” New York State Bar Association, Annual Meeting Program, New York City, New York (January 2003).

     

    “Convocation on the face of the Profession,” New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law, New York City, New York (November 2002).

     

    “Representing the Technology Company,” Albany County Bar Association, Albany, New York (September 2002).

     

    “Protection and Commercialization of Intellectual Property,” Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, (December 2001).

     

    “Protection and Commercialization of Intellectual Property for Software and Technology Companies,” Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, (September 2001).

     

    “Intellectual Property Law and the Internet,” New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York, (September 2001).

     

    “Using the Internet and other Technologies,” New York State Bar Association, Albany, New York, (June 2001).

     

    “Intellectual Property for Librarians,” Capital District Librarians Association, Colonie, New York, (May 2001).

     

    “Jurisdiction and the Internet,” Government Law Center Albany Law School, The Capitol, Albany, New York, (May 2001).

     

    “Symposium on Copyright Law,” Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology, Albany, New York, (March 2001).

     

    “Internet and E-mail Use Policies,” Schools & Technology, Science and Technology Law Center of Albany Law School, Albany, New York (November 2000).

     

    “Protecting Intellectual Property Online,” Internet Privacy Law and Information Institute, New York City, New York (June 2000).

     

    “Developments in Internet Law,” Central New York Communications Association, Syracuse, New York (May 2000).

     

    “Recovery & Protection of Domain Names,” Capital Area Telecommunications Association, Annual Conference, Albany, New York (March 2000).

     

    “Developments in Internet Law,” New York State Senate Staff, Science and Technology Law Center of Albany Law School, Albany, New York (February 2000).

     

    “Domain Name Litigation and Dispute Resolution,” New York State Assembly Staff, Science and Technology Law Center of Albany Law School, Albany, New York (December 1999).

     

    “Developments in Internet Law,” Albany County Bar Association, Albany, New York (November 1999).

     

    “E-Commerce on the Internet,” New York Newspaper Publishers Association, Syracuse, New York (October 1999).

     

    “Internet for Lawyers,” New York State Bar Association, New York City, Long Island, Albany, New York (September/October 1999).

     

    “Business on the Internet,” Chief Executives Network for Manufacturing, Troy, New York (September 1999).

     

    “Employment Law Issues Facing High-Tech Companies,” Science and Technology Law Center of Albany Law School, Troy, New York (June 1999).

     

    “Year 2000 Legislation: An Update,” Technology Policy for New York, Government Law Center of Albany Law School, Albany, New York (June 1999).

     

    “Computer Issues for your Law Firm in the Millennium,” Albany Law School Institute of Legal Studies, Albany, New York (April 1999).

     

    “Year 2000 Legal Issues,” Capital Area Telecommunications Association, Annual Conference, Albany, New York (March 1999).

     

    “Using Technology for Legal Research,” Technology and the Law, Russell Sage College, Albany, New York (March 1999).

     

    “Using the Internet in your Law Practice,” New York State Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Young Lawyers Section, New York City, New York (January 1999).

     

    “Developments in Internet and Technology Law,” Capital District Association of Life Insurance Underwriters, Albany, New York (December 1998).

     

    “Legal Issues in Educational Technology,” State University of New York Two-Year College Chair Development Project, Bear Mountain, New York (November 1998).

     

    “Intellectual Property Rights and Liabilities on the Internet,” Project Management Institute, Albany, New York (September 1998).

     

    “Technology Update for Lawyers,” New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Binghamton, New York (April 1998).

     

    “Legal Developments on the Internet,” Keynote Address, Association of Collegiate Business Schools, Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, New York (April 1998).

     

    “Telecommunications Law Update,” Keynote Address, Capital Area Telecommunications Association Annual Conference, Albany, New York (April 1998).

     

    “Legal Issues in Information Technology,” State University of New York Two-Year College Department Chair Conference, Cooperstown, New York (October 1997).

     

    “Legal Implications of Internet Hyperlinks,” Communication Design for the World Wide Web, Rensselaer Satellite Video Program, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (October 1997).

     

    “E-Mail and Internet Use Policies,” New York Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials, Ellenville, New York (September 1997).

     

    “E-Mail and Internet Use Policies,” New York State Bar Association, Municipal Law Section, New York State School Attorneys, Bolton Landing, New York (September 1997).

     

    “Intellectual Property Law on the Internet,” Venture Affiliates of RPI, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (August 1997).

     

    “Legal Issues in Information Technology,” State University of New York Two-Year College Department Chair Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York (May 1997).

     

    “Developments in Internet Law,” Capital Area Telecommunications Association Annual Conference, Albany, New York (April 1997).

     

    “Education and the Internet,” Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce, Capital Leadership Program, Troy, New York (March 1997).

     

    “Developments in Internet Law,” New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Intellectual Property Law and Corporate Counsel Sections, New York City, New York
    (January 1997).

     

    “Law on the Internet,” New York State Bar Association, Technology Update Series, Albany, New York (November 1996).

     

    “Internet Roundtable,” Government Technology Conference, Albany, New York (September 1996).

     

    “Telecommunications Act of 1996,” Capital Area Telecommunications Association Annual Conference, Albany, New York (April 1996).

  • Publications

    "Fair Use in 'Oracle v. Google'", New York Law Journal (April 30, 2018)

    “The Importance of a Comprehensive Trademark Enforcement Program: The Changing Tides of Trademark Infringement,” INSIDE NYSBA Corporate Counsel Section, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2016)

    “Lawyers Must Protect the Public we Serve,” New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message (May 2016)

    “Balancing Act: Data Privacy Protection,” New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message (March/April 2016)

    “NY must prepare now for Constitutional Convention,” Press & Sun Bulletin, Democrat & Chronicle (February 25, 2016)

    “At the Crossroads of Law and Technology”, New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message (February 2016)

    “Say No to Non-lawyer Ownership,” New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message
    (January 2016)

    “Top Tips for First-Year Lawyers,” Huffington Post (December 11, 2015)

    “The Law Remains a Noble Profession,” ABA GPSolo Report (November 25, 2015)

    “With Liberty and Justice for All,” New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message (November/December 2015)

    “Government shutdown would be especially bad for NY business,” Crain’s New York
    (October 27, 2015)

    “Influencing the Future,” New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message (October 2015).

    Capitol Hill inaction burdens courts; Failure to agree on a federal budget will lead wheels of justice to grind to a halt, Newsday Opinion, September 18, 2015

    Advocating for Our Clients, Our Members and Our Profession, New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message, July/August 2015

    The True Administration of Justice is the Firmest Pillar of Good Government, New York State Bar Journal, President’s Message, June 2015

    “New York Intellectual Property Law Review,” The Anthony V. Cardona Annual Issue of New York Appeals, Albany Law Review, Vol.75, No.2 (2011/2012)

    “Protecting Trademarks in the Global Marketplace,” New York State Bar Journal Association, Vol. 81, No. 5 (June 2009)

    “IP in the Obama Administration,” IP Frontiers, Daily Record (February 17, 2009)

    “Doctrine of Conversion Applies to Electronic Property,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 80, No. 2 (February 2008)

    “Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Youtube,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 79, No. 6 (July/August 2007)

    GEICO v. Google and the Use of Trademarks by Search Engines,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vo. 78, No. 7 (September 2006)

    “Supreme Court Permits Internet Wine Sales,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 78, No. 2 (February 2006)

    “Enabling Copyright Infringement,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 77, No. 8 (October 2005)

    “Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property Litigation,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 77, No. 6 (July/August 2005)

    Internet Guide for New York Lawyers, Second Edition, Editor-in-Chief, Contributing Author, New York State Bar Association (June 2005)

    “Legal Ethics and the Internet,” Staying out of Trouble, What every Attorney Must know about Ethics, Practicing Law Institute, December 2004

    “E-mail confidentiality questioned by federal court of appeals,” State Bar News, Technology Issue, October 2004

    “Recording industry can find ways to profit from online music sharing”, The Business Review, August 6, 2004

    “Intellectual property powers economy”, The Business Review, July 2, 2004

    “Reviewing Michael Crichton’s ‘Prey’”, The Business Review, January 10, 2003

    “Failure to know Copyright issues may be costly,” The Business Review, October 7, 2002

    “Second Circuit Clarifies Insurance Coverage for Infringement Claims,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 20, No.4 (Summer, 2002)

    “Federal Courts Review Domain Name Arbitration Decisions,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 20, No.3 (Spring, 2002)

    “eBay Protected by Safe Harbor Provisions of DMCA,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Winter, 2002)

    “Judicial Review of Domain Name Arbitration Decisions,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 20, No.1 (Fall, 2001)

    “Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Stands Against Web Site Host, ”Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 19, No.4 (Summer, 2001); republished State Bar News, New York State Bar Association, Technology Issue (December 2001)

    “ISPs need policies that consider new online infringement laws,” Capital District Business Review, August 13, 2001

    “Napster Defenses,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 19, No.3 (Spring, 2001)

    “New Exemptions to DMCA,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 19, No.2 (Winter, 2001)

    “Court kicks Sand on Trademark Infringement Claim,” Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Vol. 19, No.1 (Fall, 2000)

    “Internet Arrives at State’s High Court,” Court of Appeals the Year in Review, New York Law Journal, October 2, 2000

     

  • News
  • Education
    • Albany Law School, Juris Doctorate, 1988
    • State University of New York at Buffalo, Bachelor’s Degree, 1985
  • Recognitions
    • New York Super Lawyers 2007-2018
    • Dean’s Medal, Albany Law School (2016)
    • Albany Business Review’s 40 Under 40 Award (2001)

  • Memberships
    • New York State Bar Association, President (2015-2016); Member Intellectual Property Law Section, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
    • Albany County Bar Association, President (2009-2010)
    • American Bar Association, NYSBA Representative to ABA House of Delegates 1998-2000, 2014 - present; Chair of Intellectual Property Law Section’s Subcommittee on Trademarks and Metatags on the Internet 1997-2002. Columnist, “Intellectual Property Law Newsletter”, 1996-2002; Member since 1989
    • Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Executive Committee and General Counsel, 2010 – 2014
    • New York State Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for Third Judicial District, 2009. NYSBA representative to NYS Commission reviewing qualifications and rating candidates running for judicial office in NYS
    • New York State Commission on Public Access to Court Records. Appointed by Hon. Judith Kaye, 2002-2004. Served on statewide commission examining issues of privacy and open access relating to information in court case files. The findings and recommendations of the Commission intended to help shape the NYS Judiciary’s policies regarding the availability of court records on the Internet
    • National Conference of Bar Presidents. 2014 – 2017
    • Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association. 2015 – present
    • NDNY Federal Bar Association. 2010 – present
    • IP and Innovation Inn of Court for the Northern District of New York. 2010 – 2017
  • Admissions
    • New York State Bar
    • United States Supreme Court
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal, Second and Ninth Circuits
    • United States District Court for Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western Districts of NY and Massachusetts