Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP has a vibrant and extensive practice representing and advising universities and other research institutions that develop and license technology applicable to diverse industries. For many of these institutions, intellectual property is a cornerstone of their fundraising program, requiring expertise and experience to maximize both quality patent filings and effective licensing..
Our university and research institution practice is wide-ranging and runs the gamut from establishing and monitoring cost-effective and robust patent and licensing strategies to, where necessary, representing clients in litigation to enforce their intellectual property rights.
Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP has been involved in precedent-setting actions that have helped to shape the contours of the legal landscape across which university and research institutions must navigate. For example, we represented Yeshiva University in the landmark New York State case that established the principle that scientific researchers at academic institutions have an implied obligation to assign their inventions to their university employers, even absent a written agreement.
We have assisted universities and research institutions to in intellectual property matters worldwide. Our attorneys have worked closely with European counsel to successfully assert patent infringement claims in Europe relating to implantable medical devices and methods for activating viruses in blood products and plasma. We have represented clients in opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office, the German Federal Patent Court as co-counsel, and in infringement and other proceedings throughout Europe, including Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands.
With decades of industry experience, the technical know-how to understand sophisticated technologies, and deep expertise in licensing and portfolio management, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP is a valuable strategic partner to our university and research institution clients.