Todd Allen Serbin

Fax:073-7919100

Practice areas

Patents

B.Sc. Eng. (Aerospace), J.D.

Specific Expertise

Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, Electronic Warfare (EW), Firearms, Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Weapons Systems.

Resume

2004- Present Patent Attorney, Ehrlich & Fenster

• Consulted on transactional legal matters, including contracts, licensing, ownership, and technology transfer issues.

• Drafted dozens of patent applications in a wide variety of technical fields.

• Prosecuted patent applications before a number of patent offices including Europe, Japan, Canada, China, Eurasia (Russia and the former Soviet Republics) and the USPTO in PCT and national applications, including patent appeals and oppositions.

• Provided freedom to operate, patentability and invalidity analyses.

• Assumed responsibility for management of numerous client patent portfolios.

• Served as primary client contact at the firm for multiple clients.

• Supervised foreign associates in litigation and patent matters in multiple jurisdictions.

1999-2004 Intellectual Property Attorney

• Filed and prosecuted scores of domestic trademark applications.

• Managed foreign associates and prosecution of Patent Cooperation Treaty and international trademark cases.

• Maintained client domestic and international trademark portfolios and formulated strategies with the clients for maximizing exposure and usage of their trademarks.

• Handled transactional legal matters, including contracts, licensing and ownership issues.

• Drafted and prosecuted patent applications, including telecommunications, biomedical, business method, electrical, and mechanical technologies.

• Performed patentability, infringement and invalidity analyses.

• Litigation experience, including pleadings, motion practice, discovery and settlement negotiations in various intellectual property matters, experienced in Trademark Trial and Appeals Board cases in the USPTO.

1997-1998 Summer Associate

• Assisted with the preparation of patent applications and Office Action responses.

• Filed and prosecuted numerous trademark applications.

• Prepared pleadings and discovery in domestic and international patent infringement cases.

• Worked closely with supervising attorney on multiple trademark infringement litigation matters.

• Responsible for proposing a damages argument that resulted in a seven-figure judgment for the client.

1995  Research Technician, Dept. of Developmental Biology and Anatomy,  University of South Carolina, School of Medicine

• Assisted in preparation of experiments for Space Shuttle flight.

• Conceived, designed and performed laboratory experiments for research Ph.D.s in the field of tissue engineering of the myocardium.

• Produced reports of findings for faculty.

Education

May, 1999 Villanova University School of Law, Juris Doctor

May, 1996 University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Aerospace)

•Concentration (a.k.a. Minor) in International Economics

August, 1995 Universität Wien, Zeugnis for Foreign Study

Admissions

Admitted United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1999; Admitted Florida, 1999; Admitted South Carolina,

2010; Admitted Southern District of Florida, 2000; Admitted Northern District of Florida,

2000; Admitted Middle District of Florida, 2003; Admitted Eastern District of Michigan,

2012; Member, Florida Bar Computer Law Committee, 2000-2005; Member, South Carolina Bar In-house Counsel Committee; Member, Villanova University School of Law Minority Alumni Society,

1999-present; Member, Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida,

1999-2004; Member, Carolina Patent Trademark and Copyright Law Association, 2009-present; Member, Dade County Bar Association, 1999-2004; Member, Richland County Bar Association,

2010-present; Recording Secretary of the Executive Board, Beth Shalom Synagogue,

2011-present; Board of Directors, Beth Shalom Synagogue,

2009-present; Board of Directors, Columbia Jewish Federation,

2009-2011; Board of Directors, South Carolina Contemporary Dance Company,

2012-present; Member, American Jewish Committee, 2002; Volunteer, American Diabetes Association, 2000-2004; Volunteer, Hands on Miami, 2000-2004; Member, The Tuesday Network (a forum for high-tech South Florida businesses), 2000-2001; Steering Committee, University of Michigan Alumni Club of South Florida, 2000-2001.