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We are a boutique law firm providing strategic lawyering services to cultivate our clients’ innovation.  Click here for a short summary of what we do.

Watch our client Gene Dolgoff’s talk on The Importance of Patents.

Our Upcoming Webinar

Join us Tuesday, December 18 at 3 PM (Eastern) for a “Campfire” discussion with the Data Protection Advisory Council. It’ll be a free webinar, featuring our presentation on Trade Secrets: an Essential Element of Your Intellectual Property StrategyClick here to register.

Companies generally have records of their intellectual property (“IP”) in the categories of patent, trademark, and copyright. But most overlook the value of their data that would qualify for protection as trade secrets. Because trade secrets don’t get registered with a government agency, they’re the red-headed stepchild in the IP family. Yet when your company assesses and documents its trade secrets, you enhance their protection against misappropriation. Gerry Elman and Josh Waterston of Elman Technology Law, PC, will show you a roadmap for making this a part of your comprehensive data protection strategy. They’ll tell you how to get the benefit of trade secret protection not only under longstanding local state law, but also under a comparatively new federal statute – the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.

Recent Events

October 25, 2018

At the National CIO Government Technology Conference at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia. Gerry Elman and Austin Morris of Morris Risk Management  co-presented the lunch keynote on “Cyber Security and Cyber Risk Management“.   Josh Waterston also was an active participant in the event.

The CIO Government Technology Conference brought together leading CIOs, CISOs, and government IT executives from across the U.S. to confront and overcome current industry issues, cybersecurity, and cloud computing.  The goal of the CIO Government Technology Conference was to create an environment where public and private sector executives could explore IT challenges and identify strategies to address short, medium, and long term goals.  And as a last-minute addition to the agenda, Betty Duroseau introduced an international panel which discussed sustainable development in Haiti, including implementation of the Internet of Things.

Click here to download Gerry Elman’s slideshow on Mitigating Legal Risk From Cyber and Privacy Infractions.

June 8, 2018 

Gerry Elman and Josh Waterston attended Infragard’s full-day training session in Collegeville, PAInfragard is a partnership between the FBI and private businesses to identify and respond to security threats, including cybersecurity.

May 22, 2018

Josh Waterston and Gerry Elman participated in a Cybersecurity Panel Discussion co-sponsored by the Technology Professionals Networking Group (TPNG) and the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group (PAGCG)  at WeWork, 1900 Market Street, Philadelphia.

April 3, 2018

Gerry Elman gave a guest lecture on Patents and the Internet of Things (IoT) at Temple University Law School.  If you’re developing a Smart Technology, helping a company navigate the Internet of Things, or just curious about the subject, click here to access his presentation.

Gerry Elman being interviewed on Money Matters in February 2018

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February 14, 2018

Gerry Elman was interviewed on Money Matters TV, and discussed recent developments in the law of the Internet of Things, including smart fabrics, cybersecurity, and how businesses can protect their intellectual property rights in this growing field.

November 29, 2017

Avoid IoT legal pitfalls – click for a full-size image

Gerry Elman presented a webinar on “Federal Guidelines for Security on the Internet of Things (IoT)” as part of a panel discussing the topic of “DHS Framework and Principles for IoT Devices: What It Means to Your Company.”  Click here for more info.

September 26-29, 2017  Gerry Elman was a presenter at IFAI Expo, the gala trade show of the Industrial Fabrics Association International in New Orleans.  Gerry spoke at three sessions, on intellectual property and cybersecurity issues regarding Smart Fabrics. Read this article from Advanced Textiles Source that quotes him.

The Risk is Real.  Is Your Business CyberSecure?

Elman Technology Law - Cybersecurity Legal Audit - The Risk is Real

Get a Cybersecurity Legal Audit from Elman Technology Law – Is Your Business CyberSecure? Click here for full-size image.

Many of our clients have been asking whether they should be seriously concerned about cybersecurity, or if maybe it’s just a bunch of media hype. Unfortunately, this is one area where what you don’t know can hurt you.  Companies large and small continue to be victims of cyber-incursions. C-Suite executives of these companies are being held responsible for the safety and protection of their information assets.

A security breach of a small company is all too often leveraged as the soft spot from which to drill into its customers’ information systems as well. For example, Target was breached through its HVAC vendor. Increasingly, large companies are declining to do business with vendors that can’t show they have a mature cybersecurity program.

We can help. Contact us today to schedule a cybersecurity legal audit. For a modest investment of time and money, you’ll learn your legal and technical risks, and we’ll provide tools to reduce and maybe even eliminate many of those risks. Call 610-892-9942 or send a message by the Contact Us form on this page.

Here at Elman Technology Law, P.C.

Science Fiction Meets Legal Vision®

Technological progress is sparked by vision — such as the creative imagination shown by legendary authors of science fiction. But innovation doesn’t find its way into the real world unless fueled by a variety of resources. With the tools of legal protection, visionaries gain the leverage to deploy such resources. At Elman Technology Law, P.C., we endeavor to energize the fulcrum point at which science fiction meets legal vision.

And more specifically …

Elman Technology Law, P.C. provides trusted advice and representation in intellectual property and Internet-related business matters. With extensive experience in patent, trademark and other aspects of the law related to technology and business, we offer the educated guidance that enhances our clients’ likelihood of developing their innovations from concept stage through profitable realization in the marketplace. As a pioneer in cyberlaw, we aid clients conducting all sorts of business via the Internet.

Our services include the following:

  • Protecting intellectual property
    • Patents
    • Trademarks
    • Copyrights
    • Trade secrets
    • Unfair competition
    • Emerging forms of protection, including Internet domain names
    • Ownership of technology by employees and independent contractors
  • Assisting companies implementing computer and Internet-related technologies
    • Legal issues in the deployment of electronic commerce technologies, including cybersecurity
    • Patenting software and computer-driven methods of doing business
    • Negotiating and consummating technology-related business transactions
    • Licenses, assignments and joint research projects
    • Licensing of multimedia and online publication rights
  • Performing intellectual property audits for management, investors and buyers
  • Facilitating resolution of technology and business disputes, through litigation and mediation
  • Counseling and litigation on antitrust and regulatory issues

Those We Serve

Our clients include developers and providers of computer and information technology, including content and applications for the Internet, companies involved in electronic commerce and in bioinformatics, companies developing new products in the biotechnology and chemical industries, and other domestic and foreign businesses and individuals that we assist in intellectual property protection, contract negotiation and dispute resolution. Often we collaborate with a client’s general counsel, whether in-house or in a law firm, to add to the team our unique expertise and experienced judgment. In other instances we work with patent counsel of a foreign company to provide representation before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


We think of strategic lawyering as a collaboration with clients in which we strive to use the tools of the law strategically to fulfill their overall goals, more than just reactively or episodically. Cultivating innovation reminds us of the organic nature of change and that our function is to help nurture invention and its implementation in the real world. As the legal environment for innovation is transformed, we remain vigilant and continually seek to help clients develop an overall strategy for deploying intellectual property to maximize long-term business value.

Gerry Elman recommends that our clients study Bill Aulet’s book Disciplined Entrepreneurship

Personal Attention

A fundamental value at Elman Technology Law, P.C. is the importance of frequent and direct communication between the client and our firm. Our attorneys play an integral role in the development of our clients’ projects, providing ongoing legal support and counsel. To facilitate the timely preparation of documents and correspondence, we were one of the first law firms to use computers and to communicate with clients by electronic mail. To enhance communication worldwide regardless of distance, we are available for videoconferencing via Skype (ID: gerry.elman) and via GoToMeeting.

A Few of Our Credentials

Our firm is proudly listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. We were a charter member of the Eastern Technology Council, which in 2010 merged into PACT, the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies. Among his many activities, Gerry Elman participated for six years in a Vistage Trusted Advisors roundtable and has served on the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association.

Dispute Resolution

We subscribe to the law firm policy statement of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). This means that we have pledged that our lawyers are knowledgeable about alternative dispute resolution procedures and will discuss them with clients. The aim is to provide an informed choice concerning the most cost-effective techniques for resolution of a dispute.

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2018 Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent® Gerry Elman has received a 2018 Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent®
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