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Ernest D. Buff

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About Ernest D. Buff

Mr. Buff has forty-five years of experience in domestic and foreign intellectual property law.  He has expert knowledge of the formation and administration of patent estates, including patent and trademark prosecution, patent litigation, licensing, and business agreements for the development and exploitation of proprietary properties.  Mr. Buff concentrates his technical practice in the chemical, mechanical, electrical and metallurgical industries, including amorphous and microcrystalline metals, electromagnetic components, Internet and E-Commerce software systems and business methods.

While serving as Assistant General Counsel to AlliedSignal, Inc., Mr. Buff handled numerous patent and trademark litigation cases, including a successful infringement suit against a German chemical company that proceeded to the German Federal Supreme Court.  He also has expertise in patent interferences, agreements, strategic alliances, acquisitions and dispositions.  He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Massachusetts, District of Columbia, and before the Patent Bar, CAFC, the Court of Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Recipient: William Berry Award. Member, President’s Advisory Council for Small Business, 2003—. Member, Canadian Patent Bar, 1975.