Marvin S. Gittes

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  • Georgetown University (JD, 1967)
  • Newark College of Engineering (BSEE, 1963)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Marv was a founding partner of the New York law firm of Cobrin & Gittes and has practiced exclusively in the field of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and unfair competition for more than 35 years.

His experience involves all facets of litigation in patent, trademark, metatag, trade dress, and unfair competition causes, including mediation, arbitration, cancellation, and opposition proceedings. He has extensive experience in licensing, technology acquisition, and contractual liability determinations, including hardware, software, trademark, copyright, and technology license agreements and infringement, validity, and right-to-use analyses and counseling.

His patent experience includes complex hardware and software associated with telephony, computers, medical equipment (including MRI and PET Scanners), control and processing systems, MEM switches, and devices of all types. He is frequently called upon to assist in the implementation of industry-wide licensing programs and has argued numerous appeals, primarily in the federal circuit on behalf of the appellee.

Recognitions & Awards

  • New York Super Lawyers: Intellectual Property Litigation (2009 – 2015)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, New York Bar Association Intellectual Property Section
  • Member, New Jersey Patent Law Association