Biography

Joseph M. Manak, Esq. is a Patent and Intellectual Property attorney, litigator, and trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in patent prosecution, litigation, opinion work, licensing and other IP transactions, as well as cyber and privacy law, including GDPR, copyright, trade secret, trademark, trade dress, anti-counterfeiting, antitrust, employment law, non-compete agreement law, and unfair competition law. 

He practices in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, numerous U.S. Federal Courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and has instructed foreign counsel on patent matters before courts and patent offices throughout Europe and Asia.  Mr. Manak also specializes in Hatch-Waxman cases, appeals practice before the USPTO., and has significant expertise in patent-antitrust law and Digital Millennium Copyright takedowns.

Mr. Manak’s patent and IP practice spans a very broad range of technologies and industries, such as software and algorithms, computer-implemented and Internet technologies, cyber and privacy law, including GDPR, pharmaceuticals and small molecules, genomics and proteomics, biometrics, drug metabolism, medical devices, medical testing, enzyme targets, financial products, electronic and mechanical devices, fibers, drug delivery systems, aerospace and defense, fashion and consumer products.  He also handles anti-counterfeiting and domain name disputes in the U.S. and Asia.  He has been registered to practice in the U.S.P.T.O. since 1988.

Mr. Manak also has an information technology, software, and biotechnology transactional practice, and negotiates and drafts licenses, distribution and service agreements, joint research and collaboration agreements, software development agreements, and other agreements relating to software and the biochemical sciences.  Joe also advises clients with respect to open-source issues, and handles IP due diligence and other matters arising in mergers, acquisitions and financing.

Additionally, Mr. Manak supervises, prepares and prosecutes a wide variety of patent applications in such fields as biotechnology, software, chemistry, immunology, pharmaceuticals, new chemical entities, drug delivery and formulation systems, medical and analytical devices, and mechanical devices. He has been registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 1988.

Mr. Manak has a five-star AV Martindale Hubble rating and was recognized as a NY-Metro Super-Lawyer™ in 2014-2016.  He has published and lectured extensively on intellectual property and antitrust issues.

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