Rachel Leah Pearlman

Rachel Leah Pearlman


Office: Albany | 518-452-5600 linkedin | vCard

Rachel has experience in many different areas of IP law, including patent prosecution, copyright and trademark litigation, and licensing. She focuses her practice on information technology law and is especially active in computer systems, computer science, Internet, and fashion. Before joining the firm, she worked in the IP practice at Dickstein Shapiro LLP in New York City. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of New York and the District of New Jersey, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Before becoming an attorney, Rachel worked in the information technology field for almost a decade. During this time, she was employed as both a programmer and a project manager. She also served as vice president of a small consulting company, where she managed the design, development and implementation of core systems for major financial institutions, leading non-profits and Fortune 500 companies.

Rachel enjoys performing in local theatre productions along with seeing Broadway shows. Her favorite book would be "Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man" by Fannie Flagg.

"The Uncertainty of Obviousness: Some Strategies Moving Forward," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (July 19, 2023)

"Tiger Lily Ventures Ltd v. Barclays Capital Inc.: TM Holders Don't Skimp on the Merchandizing Budget," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (June 13, 2022)

"Welcome to Wonderland, Electronics Practitioners: The Expansion of Alice by Yu v. Apple" The Daily Record IP Frontiers (June 14, 2021)

"Disparaging Trademarks: A Potentially New Marketing Avenue," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (March 18, 2016)

"Maybe Don’t Make a Federal Case Out of It," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (March 18, 2015)

"POM Wonderful — the Lanham Act vs. the FDA," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (March 21, 2014)

"From Planes to Dolls: Copyright Challenges in the Toy Industry," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (September 17, 2012)

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.S., 2000
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1997
  • Recognized for work counseling pro se litigants in connection with the New York Family Court Project, 2008
  • Pro Bono Service Award, 2008
  • New York State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office