Accolades

  • Van Buskirk Recognized as "Life Sciences Star" for Third Year in a Row

    For the second year in a row, Tedd Van Buskirk has been recognized as s "Lif Sciences Star." The LMG Life Sciences awards honor attorneys who have made a significant impact in the life sciences industry.View

  • Tedd Van Buskirk Named as Acritas Star for Second Year in a Row

    Tedd Van Buskirk was recognized as a Star Lawyer in the inaugural Acritas Stars Database and Report. Acritas, the leading research firm behind the Law Firm Brand Index, created the Acritas Stars Database and Report based on the results of an 18-month long survey of nearly 4,000 general counsel and other senior leaders at legal departments around the world. View

  • Hwang Named as Finalist for Minority Female US Lawyer of the Year

    Congratulations to our partner, Kelly Y. Hwang, who has been named as one of four national finalists for the 2018 Minority Female Lawyer of the Year Award. Chambers' Women in Law recognizes those pioneers who have furthered the advancement of women within the legal sphere. The Award recognizes achievements, empowers the people behind innovative women's initiatives, and gives greater visibility to gender diversity. View

  • Lerner David Again Named Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year

    Lerner David, with its numerous successes at both the trial and appellate level in 2017, has again earned the title of IP Litigation Department of the Year in 2018. The honor, bestowed by the New Jersey Law Journal, has been received by Lerner David each of the three years in which it entered the competition, with this third recognition solidifying the firm’s 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, as well as appellate and trial level federal and state court proceedings involving patent, trademark, trade dress and licensing matters. The Law Journal lauded the 2018 winners as having gone “beyond providing good counsel to clients—they, in many cases, ferried them through the most significant disputes, [and] handled matters in creative ways.” An awards ceremony will be held later this year in which Lerner David will gratefully accept its award.View

  • Richer Selected for NJBIZ 40 Under 40

    Natalie Richer was named to the 2017 class of NJBIZ 40 Under 40, an award given to selected up-and-coming stars of the NJ business community. Selectees have achieved professional excellence at a young age, representing the future of their industries and the state as a whole.View

  • Van Buskirk Recognized as "Life Sciences Star" for Second Year in a Row

    For the second year in a row, Tedd Van Buskirk has been recognized as s "Lif Sciences Star." The LMG Life Sciences awards honor attorneys who have made a significant impact in the life sciences industry.View

  • Lerner David Ranked Top Tier Intellectual Property Law Firm

    Lerner David is pleased to announce that Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business has again recognized the firm in its annual rankings of the foremost law firms and lawyers in the country. In the publication's 2017 edition, the firm is listed among the top tier law firms in New Jersey for Intelectual Property Law. Additionally, five of our partners are ranked among the top individual attorneys in the state.View

  • World Trademark Review Recognizes 3 Lerner David Partners as Leading Trademark Professionals for 2017

    Thanks to cost-effective rates, cutting-edge infrastructure and boots on the ground in China and Japan, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik has become a potent force on both the New Jersey and national IP landscapes. Especially strong in matters involving complicated scientific or technological strands, it also stands out for its business nous. Having played a key role in IP suits in courtrooms across five continents, Bruce Sales is a go-to for multinationals locked in must-win disputes; he counsels them on worldwide strategic planning too. The versatile Gregg Paradise has won ardent fans in the pharmaceuticals, electronics, cosmetics and food sectors – not least thanks to his extensive anti-counterfeiting experience. Brand management magus Thomas Palisi is the co-author of key treatise Patents and Trademarks: Proceeding with Caution to Maximise Benefits and Minimise Exposure.View

  • Lerner David Named Top IP Litigation Firm in New Jersey

    On April 27, 2017, the New Jersey Law Journal announced that Lerner David had been selected as the top intellectual property litigation practice in New Jersey. The competition was decided based on submissions discussing litigation results during the year 2016. Firms were asked to submit up to seven successful trial and appellate victories, as well as an essay describing what makes the firm stand out in its chosen specialty. View

  • Lerner David Achieves Top 20 Ranking on Juristat’s “Top 100 Patent Firms” List

    In its 2017 ranking, Lerner David catapults to no. 19, ascending from its no. 38 ranking the year prior. According to Juristat, it is the only ranking of U.S. law firms based on objective measurements of firm performance. Its analysis is based on a weighted average of the following four key metrics, including total number of applications filed, allowance rate, average number of office actions before allowance, and average time to allowance. The average number of office actions to allowance considered those applications disposed between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, and the number of applications filed was based on that same time period. View

  • Tedd Van Buskirk Named as Acritas Star in Inaugural Report

    Tedd Van Buskirk was recognized as a Star Lawyer in the inaugural Acritas Stars Database and Report. Acritas, the leading research firm behind the Law Firm Brand Index, created the Acritas Stars Database and Report based on the results of an 18-month long survey of nearly 4,000 general counsel and other senior leaders at legal departments around the world. View

  • Lerner David Named a Top Patent Firm in TC 1700

    Lerner David has been ranked among top 10 firms with the highest allowance rate in Technology Center 1700 by Juristat. Technology Center 1700 handles chemical and materials engineering related inventions covering diverse technologies such as organic chemistry, metallurgy, coatings, polymers, glass, plastics, catalyst, fuel cells, batteries, solar cells, electrochemistry, petroleum processing, analytical chemistry, food and radiation imagery. Juristat based its research on the firms that have disposed of at least 500 applications in TC 1700 in the 10-year period between 2006 and 2015. Congratulations to our Chemical Practice group!View

  • Lerner David Ranked by IAM Patent 1000 — The World's Leading Patent Professionals

    Lerner, David is pleased to announce that the firm has again been recognized by IAM Patent 1000 as a world leading patent firm. In addition, six of its attorneys were recognized as leaders in their field of patent litigation and patent prosecution: Joseph Littenberg, William Mentlik, Bruce Sales, Roy Wepner, Keith Gilman and Sidney David.View

  • Capati Awarded “Patent Counseling Lawyer of the Year” by Lawyer Monthly Magazine for the 2016 Women in Law Awards

    April M. Capati, of counsel, was recently selected by her peers to receive the “Patent Counseling Lawyer Of The Year” award issued by Lawyer Monthly magazine for the 2016 Women in Law Awards. This award is based on April’s “outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Patent Counselling.”View

  • NJ Women Lawyers Association Member Spotlight: Natalie Richer

    As an Intellectual Property lawyer who works with many electronics and software companies, I am used to being the only woman in the room. Even back in my undergraduate electrical engineering classes, it was the same dynamicView

  • Lerner David Named Winner of Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year

    Published since 1878, the New Jersey Law Journal is New Jersey’s premier legal periodical, and the winners of its Litigation Department of the Year award are selected by its senior editors and reporters. View

  • Natalie Richer recognized as a “New Leader of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal

    This is an award given to a select number of lawyers who have built accomplished careers and established themselves as leaders within their firms, organizations, and the larger legal community before reaching the age of 40. View

  • Chambers USA Ranks Lerner David Top New Jersey IP Firm

    Lerner, David is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized again as a Band 1 top intellectual property law firm in New Jersey by Chambers USA. In addition, not only did Lerner David take the top position, but five of its attorneys were recognized as leaders in their field of intellectual property: Joseph S. Littenberg, William L. Mentlik, Bruce H. Sales, Charles P. Kennedy, and Stephen F. Roth.View

  • Lerner David Receives Top Honors in New Jersey For Intellectual Property Litigation

    In June 2015, Lerner David received an award given by the New Jersey Law Journal as the top intellectual property litigation practice in New Jersey, based on its record of success during the years 2013 and 2014. In a competition in which Lerner David competed against IP litigation departments in full service law firms, the editors of the Journal said, “Lerner David Does One Thing, And Does It Well.” This is a link to the full Law Journal article about our firm’s record of success in IP litigation:View

  • IAM Patent 1000 — The World's Leading Patent Professionals — Ranks Lerner David

    Lerner, David is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by IAM Patent 1000 as a world leading patent firm. In addition, six of its attorneys were recognized as leaders in their field of patent litigation and patent prosecution: Joseph Littenberg, William Mentlik, Bruce Sales, Roy Wepner, Sid David and Shawn Foley.View

  • Lerner David Recognized by World Trademark Review — The World's Leading 1000 Trademark Professionals

    Lerner, David is pleased to announce that the firm has been recommended by World Trademark Review ('WTR') as a world leading trademark firm. In addition, two of its attorneys were recognized as Top 1000 leaders in their field of trademarks: Bruce Sales and Gregg Paradise.View

  • Super Lawyers Recognizes Lerner David

    Lerner David has several lawyers named 2015 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine.View

  • Lerner David's 2014 Super Lawyers

    Five of Lerner David's partners have been named as Top New Jersey Intellectual Property Attorneys by Super Lawyers in the 2014 issue of Super Lawyers Magazine.View

  • Lerner David's Partners Named By Best Lawyers

    We are proud to announce that two of Lerner David's partners have been named Best Lawyers', "Lawyer of the Year" for 2014, as follows:View

  • Van Buskirk Recognized as "Life Sciences Star" for Third Year in a Row

    For the second year in a row, Tedd Van Buskirk has been recognized as s "Lif Sciences Star." The LMG Life Sciences awards honor attorneys who have made a significant impact in the life sciences industry.View

  • Tedd Van Buskirk Named as Acritas Star for Second Year in a Row

    Tedd Van Buskirk was recognized as a Star Lawyer in the inaugural Acritas Stars Database and Report. Acritas, the leading research firm behind the Law Firm Brand Index, created the Acritas Stars Database and Report based on the results of an 18-month long survey of nearly 4,000 general counsel and other senior leaders at legal departments around the world. View

  • Hwang Named as Finalist for Minority Female US Lawyer of the Year

    Congratulations to our partner, Kelly Y. Hwang, who has been named as one of four national finalists for the 2018 Minority Female Lawyer of the Year Award. Chambers' Women in Law recognizes those pioneers who have furthered the advancement of women within the legal sphere. The Award recognizes achievements, empowers the people behind innovative women's initiatives, and gives greater visibility to gender diversity. View

  • Lerner David Again Named Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year

    Lerner David, with its numerous successes at both the trial and appellate level in 2017, has again earned the title of IP Litigation Department of the Year in 2018. The honor, bestowed by the New Jersey Law Journal, has been received by Lerner David each of the three years in which it entered the competition, with this third recognition solidifying the firm’s 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, as well as appellate and trial level federal and state court proceedings involving patent, trademark, trade dress and licensing matters. The Law Journal lauded the 2018 winners as having gone “beyond providing good counsel to clients—they, in many cases, ferried them through the most significant disputes, [and] handled matters in creative ways.” An awards ceremony will be held later this year in which Lerner David will gratefully accept its award.View

  • Richer Selected for NJBIZ 40 Under 40

    Natalie Richer was named to the 2017 class of NJBIZ 40 Under 40, an award given to selected up-and-coming stars of the NJ business community. Selectees have achieved professional excellence at a young age, representing the future of their industries and the state as a whole.View

  • Van Buskirk Recognized as "Life Sciences Star" for Second Year in a Row

    For the second year in a row, Tedd Van Buskirk has been recognized as s "Lif Sciences Star." The LMG Life Sciences awards honor attorneys who have made a significant impact in the life sciences industry.View

  • Lerner David Ranked Top Tier Intellectual Property Law Firm

    Lerner David is pleased to announce that Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business has again recognized the firm in its annual rankings of the foremost law firms and lawyers in the country. In the publication's 2017 edition, the firm is listed among the top tier law firms in New Jersey for Intelectual Property Law. Additionally, five of our partners are ranked among the top individual attorneys in the state.View

  • World Trademark Review Recognizes 3 Lerner David Partners as Leading Trademark Professionals for 2017

    Thanks to cost-effective rates, cutting-edge infrastructure and boots on the ground in China and Japan, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik has become a potent force on both the New Jersey and national IP landscapes. Especially strong in matters involving complicated scientific or technological strands, it also stands out for its business nous. Having played a key role in IP suits in courtrooms across five continents, Bruce Sales is a go-to for multinationals locked in must-win disputes; he counsels them on worldwide strategic planning too. The versatile Gregg Paradise has won ardent fans in the pharmaceuticals, electronics, cosmetics and food sectors – not least thanks to his extensive anti-counterfeiting experience. Brand management magus Thomas Palisi is the co-author of key treatise Patents and Trademarks: Proceeding with Caution to Maximise Benefits and Minimise Exposure.View

  • Lerner David Named Top IP Litigation Firm in New Jersey

    On April 27, 2017, the New Jersey Law Journal announced that Lerner David had been selected as the top intellectual property litigation practice in New Jersey. The competition was decided based on submissions discussing litigation results during the year 2016. Firms were asked to submit up to seven successful trial and appellate victories, as well as an essay describing what makes the firm stand out in its chosen specialty. View

  • Lerner David Achieves Top 20 Ranking on Juristat’s “Top 100 Patent Firms” List

    In its 2017 ranking, Lerner David catapults to no. 19, ascending from its no. 38 ranking the year prior. According to Juristat, it is the only ranking of U.S. law firms based on objective measurements of firm performance. Its analysis is based on a weighted average of the following four key metrics, including total number of applications filed, allowance rate, average number of office actions before allowance, and average time to allowance. The average number of office actions to allowance considered those applications disposed between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, and the number of applications filed was based on that same time period. View

  • Tedd Van Buskirk Named as Acritas Star in Inaugural Report

    Tedd Van Buskirk was recognized as a Star Lawyer in the inaugural Acritas Stars Database and Report. Acritas, the leading research firm behind the Law Firm Brand Index, created the Acritas Stars Database and Report based on the results of an 18-month long survey of nearly 4,000 general counsel and other senior leaders at legal departments around the world. View

  • Lerner David Named a Top Patent Firm in TC 1700

    Lerner David has been ranked among top 10 firms with the highest allowance rate in Technology Center 1700 by Juristat. Technology Center 1700 handles chemical and materials engineering related inventions covering diverse technologies such as organic chemistry, metallurgy, coatings, polymers, glass, plastics, catalyst, fuel cells, batteries, solar cells, electrochemistry, petroleum processing, analytical chemistry, food and radiation imagery. Juristat based its research on the firms that have disposed of at least 500 applications in TC 1700 in the 10-year period between 2006 and 2015. Congratulations to our Chemical Practice group!View

  • Lerner David Ranked by IAM Patent 1000 — The World's Leading Patent Professionals

    Lerner, David is pleased to announce that the firm has again been recognized by IAM Patent 1000 as a world leading patent firm. In addition, six of its attorneys were recognized as leaders in their field of patent litigation and patent prosecution: Joseph Littenberg, William Mentlik, Bruce Sales, Roy Wepner, Keith Gilman and Sidney David.View

  • Capati Awarded “Patent Counseling Lawyer of the Year” by Lawyer Monthly Magazine for the 2016 Women in Law Awards

    April M. Capati, of counsel, was recently selected by her peers to receive the “Patent Counseling Lawyer Of The Year” award issued by Lawyer Monthly magazine for the 2016 Women in Law Awards. This award is based on April’s “outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Patent Counselling.”View

  • NJ Women Lawyers Association Member Spotlight: Natalie Richer

    As an Intellectual Property lawyer who works with many electronics and software companies, I am used to being the only woman in the room. Even back in my undergraduate electrical engineering classes, it was the same dynamicView

  • Lerner David Named Winner of Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year

    Published since 1878, the New Jersey Law Journal is New Jersey’s premier legal periodical, and the winners of its Litigation Department of the Year award are selected by its senior editors and reporters. View

  • Natalie Richer recognized as a “New Leader of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal

    This is an award given to a select number of lawyers who have built accomplished careers and established themselves as leaders within their firms, organizations, and the larger legal community before reaching the age of 40. View

  • Chambers USA Ranks Lerner David Top New Jersey IP Firm

    Lerner, David is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized again as a Band 1 top intellectual property law firm in New Jersey by Chambers USA. In addition, not only did Lerner David take the top position, but five of its attorneys were recognized as leaders in their field of intellectual property: Joseph S. Littenberg, William L. Mentlik, Bruce H. Sales, Charles P. Kennedy, and Stephen F. Roth.View

  • Lerner David Receives Top Honors in New Jersey For Intellectual Property Litigation

    In June 2015, Lerner David received an award given by the New Jersey Law Journal as the top intellectual property litigation practice in New Jersey, based on its record of success during the years 2013 and 2014. In a competition in which Lerner David competed against IP litigation departments in full service law firms, the editors of the Journal said, “Lerner David Does One Thing, And Does It Well.” This is a link to the full Law Journal article about our firm’s record of success in IP litigation:View

  • IAM Patent 1000 — The World's Leading Patent Professionals — Ranks Lerner David

    Lerner, David is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by IAM Patent 1000 as a world leading patent firm. In addition, six of its attorneys were recognized as leaders in their field of patent litigation and patent prosecution: Joseph Littenberg, William Mentlik, Bruce Sales, Roy Wepner, Sid David and Shawn Foley.View

  • Lerner David Recognized by World Trademark Review — The World's Leading 1000 Trademark Professionals

    Lerner, David is pleased to announce that the firm has been recommended by World Trademark Review ('WTR') as a world leading trademark firm. In addition, two of its attorneys were recognized as Top 1000 leaders in their field of trademarks: Bruce Sales and Gregg Paradise.View

  • Super Lawyers Recognizes Lerner David

    Lerner David has several lawyers named 2015 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine.View

  • Lerner David's 2014 Super Lawyers

    Five of Lerner David's partners have been named as Top New Jersey Intellectual Property Attorneys by Super Lawyers in the 2014 issue of Super Lawyers Magazine.View

  • Lerner David's Partners Named By Best Lawyers

    We are proud to announce that two of Lerner David's partners have been named Best Lawyers', "Lawyer of the Year" for 2014, as follows:View

  • Littenberg, Mentlik and David hit Best Lawyers Milestone

    Three of Lerner David’s partners have been selected by their peers to be included in the Best Lawyers in America®, 2013 for their outstanding work in the field of intellectual property:View

  • Lerner David's Roth Voted 'Lawyer of the Year' by Best Lawyers

    Stephen F. Roth was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 as "Lawyer of the Year" in the field of Litigation-Patent in the Newark metropolitan area.View

  • Lerner David Hits Top 40 Patent Law Firm

    Lerner David, New Jersey's largest and most prominent intellectual property law firm, is proud to announce that it was ranked 40 out of 272 of the top patent law firms in Intellectual Property Today's survey of patents issued in 2011. Lerner David's ranking is up from 102 in 2005.View

  • Mentlik and Kennedy named 'Lawyers of the Year' by Best Lawyers

    Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named two of the firm's partners as "Lawyer of the Year" in New Jersey for 2012:View

  • Chambers USA Ranks Lerner David Top New Jersey IP Firm 2011

    Lerner, David is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized again as the top intellectual property law firm in New Jersey by Chambers USA. In addition, not only did Lerner David take the top position, but six of its attorneys were recognized as leaders in their field of intellectual property: Joseph S. Littenberg, William L. Mentlik, Bruce H. Sales, Charles P. Kennedy, Stephen F. Roth, and Shawn P. Foley.View

  • Lerner David and William Mentlik Recognized Internationally by IAM Patent Litigation 250 Publication

    Lerner David has been recognized internationally as a leading patent litigation boutique, and specifically, William Mentlik as a leading patent litigator in the world by IAM Patent Litigation 250 publication, a new guide to the world’s leading patent litigators from Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine.View

  • Lerner David Builds National Reputation on NJ Base

    Larry Lerner, Sid David and Joe Littenberg set two goals when they came together to form a law firm in 1969. They wanted to create a comprehensive intellectual property law firm in New Jersey so they could be close to their homes and families. And they did not want to sacrifice the quality or sophistication typically associated with big-city firms.View

  • LDLK&M Ranked as the Only 'Top Band' IP Law Firm in New Jersey

    Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP ranked by Chambers USA as the only “Top Band” intellectual property law firm in New Jersey and “undoubtedly the preeminent IP firm in the state.” In addition, not only did LDLK&M take the top position, but two of its partners, Joseph S. Littenberg and William L. Mentlik, were the only attorneys in New Jersey ranked individually in the top band. Chambers USA, a London-based guide to the leading firms and lawyers in the world, rankings are based on feedback received from clients and peers who rated the firm's legal abilities and client service. Chambers USA article provides a unique background of the firm, including quotations from clients regarding the high quality of legal services the firm provides.View

  • Human Resources Director, Doreen Marino, Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the NJALA

    For over a decade, our Human Resources Director, Doreen Marino, has been a member of the New Jersey Association of Legal Administrators (NJALA). View

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