Attorneys

Wayne is a versatile attorney, practicing in many areas of IP, including: patent, trademark, copyright, licensing, opinion work, patent and trademark appeals before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and pre-litigation enforcement and defense of IP rights.

Wayne's practice currently has a particular emphasis on issues related to Internet-based inventions, software, business methods, semiconductor technologies, design patents, and nanotechnology. Examples include:

  • Semiconductor fabrication
  • Computer-related and online technologies encompassing distributed storage systems and database management
  • Distributed data processing encompassing cluster formation and node ranking
  • Online search technologies, including search term query generating algorithms
  • Memory optimization methods for web-based applications, web-based payment and merchandizing systems
  • Data structures for search optimization
  • Data storage architectures
  • Online data security encompassing firewalls and encryption schemes

Currently, Wayne practices in the firm’s Internet and electrical/computer science practice groups, among others, as well as co-chairing the firm’s information technology infrastructure.

Wayne enjoys science fiction books and movies. He is also a reader of the Harry Potter series.

  • The 2004 Albany Symposium on Global Business Issues in Semiconductors and Nanotechnology.

"Toward rebalancing outcomes of Alice patentable subject matter inquiries," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (May 18, 2018)

"Craft Beer: A Recipe for Intellectual Property," The NYS Brewers Association (April 2018)

"What's in a Game: Intellectual Property Protection for the Gaming Industry," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (April 17, 2018)

"State of computer-related patents under §101 after Alice," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (November 21, 2017)

"Has the Alice pendulum begun to swing in favor of computer-related inventions?" The Daily Record IP Frontiers (March 21, 2017)

"The fate of computer-related inventions Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank: Much ado about nothing," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (August 19, 2014)

"Business Method Patents Alive and Well," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (September 21, 2010)

"Software and business method patents called into question," The Daily Record IP Frontiers (January 20, 2009)

"Patents are revenue drivers, create value for investors and serve as avenues of collaboration," The Business Review (October 21, 2005)

Combating Cyberpiracy (June 1, 2000)

  • Albany Law School, J.D., 1992
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, B.S., electrical engineering, with distinction, 1989
  • Lead article editor of the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology
  • Eastern New York Intellectual Property Law Association (Secretary/Treasurer, 1993-94, Vice President, 1994-95, President, 1995-96)
  • Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York State Bar
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York