For the third year in a row, Lerner David has been named IP Litigation Department of the Year by the New Jersey Law Journal. With this fourth recognition in five years, Lerner David solidifies its stature as best in the state. As the premier IP boutique in New Jersey, with its entire practice dedicated to various aspects of IP, all of the litigation handled by Lerner David is IP litigation. Its efforts, for which it was recognized as top IP litigation department, include successful Inter Partes Review proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as appellate and trial level federal and state court proceedings involving patent, trademark, trade dress, and licensing matters.
Unsung Heroes Award
Roy Wepner won this award based on a letter written by his partner, William Mentlik. In nominating Roy for the award, Bill said what makes Roy’s heroics “unsung” is how often Roy stepped into cases where he had no prior involvement to assist his colleagues, who had been working on the case for months or years, in writing a brief. Bill lauded Roy’s uncanny ability to extract, understand, and explain the essential facts, and present them in the most compelling way. And Bill noted that Roy would routinely request that his name not appear on these briefs, because he wanted clients, adversaries, and judges to know that the brief was the product of our firm as a whole.
The firm looks forward to gratefully accepting this award at a ceremony in June.