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We are a boutique law firm providing strategic lawyering services to cultivate our clients’ innovation.  Our attorneys provide trusted advice and experienced representation in intellectual property matters (patent, trademark, licensing, trade secret protection, and more).  We also enable clients to address the opportunities and challenges of conducting business on the Internet, including privacy and cybersecurity. We offer the educated guidance that enhances our clients’ likelihood of developing their innovations from concept stage through profitable realization in the marketplace.

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On The Importance of Patents

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


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.

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.•

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

Our motto: STRATEGIC LAWYERING. CULTIVATING INNOVATION.®

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.

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 Zoom or Amazon Chime.

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.