Anthony J. DiMarino

Attorney


Mr. DiMarino, a registered patent attorney, focuses his practice on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition issues. He represents companies of all sizes in various fields and industries, and routinely counsels clients on a range of intellectual property and related issues. When litigation is necessary, he serves as lead trial counsel. While most of his cases are located in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, he has been admitted on a pro hac vice basis in courts across the country.

 

For more than two decades, Mr. DiMarino has gained experience in a variety of settings, spending several years as an attorney at the largest law firm in New Jersey and then at a Philadelphia-based firm with a national intellectual property litigation practice. This background, which includes the defense of hundreds of personal injury cases and a significant number of commercial litigation matters, provides him with a unique perspective on intellectual property disputes. He founded A.J. DiMarino, P.C. in 2006.

 

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. in Biology, Concentration in Genetics, 1988
  • The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D. 1992

 

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

 

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • The Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey, Board of Trustees, 2013- present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Gloucester County Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2007- present

 

 

Emmett S. Collazo

Attorney


Mr. Collazo has counseled international corporations, software companies, start-ups, non-profit foundations, marketing firms, lawyers, artists, and inventors on protecting their innovations, products, messages, and other investments.

 

His expertise includes patent and trademark litigation and prosecution, international intellectual property enforcement against counterfeiters and infringers, copyright, trademark, and patent licensing, and providing due diligence and clearance opinions. Mr. Collazo’s analysis of litigation positions and innovators’ goals, as well as the costs and benefits of outcomes, is informed by years of litigation for Fortune 500 companies.

 

He is also extensively trained in chemistry, aviation, classified electronic warfare systems (including telecommunications jamming, satellite technologies, and GSM/CDMA communications technologies), and software issues (including file-sharing, virus and open source matters).

 

Before entering private practice, Mr. Collazo was a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he defended individuals facing federal criminal charges. As a judge advocate, he served as sole or lead counsel in jury trials. Prior to earning his J.D. and LL.M. at George Mason University, Mr. Collazo was as a U.S. Marine Corps aviator, commanding telecommunications missions across the globe, including in combat zones.

 

As a Marine Corps Reservist, he now defends individuals accused of federal crimes before military appeals courts, including the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

 

He is registered as a patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is licensed to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and numerous federal courts. He also founded and runs the IP Law Update blog, located at iplawupdate.blogspot.com.

 

 

Education

 

  • United States Naval Academy, B.S. in Chemistry, 1998
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., LL.M. (Law & Economics) 2007

 

Bar Admissions

 

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

 

Recent Articles / Speaking Events

 

  • “Open Source Software Licenses,” IEEE, New York, NY (Webinar), July 25, 2012
  • “Protecting Intellectual Property with Copyrights,” Business Development Academy (Webinar), Feb. 2, 2012
  • “Protecting Brand Reputation with Software Copyrights,” IEEE-USA Today’s Engineer, Jan. 12, 2012
  • “The Slow Adoption of eBay into Copyright Law,” DRI, Dec. 2, 2011 (examining injunction tactics)
  • “Patent System Reform 2011,” IEEE-USA Today’s Engineer, Oct. 11, 2011
  • “Supreme Court Rejects the Cardinal’s Rule,” DRI, July 8, 2011 (analyzing patent licensing failures)

 

 

Kristine L. Butler

Attorney


Ms. Butler focuses her practice on counseling emerging and established companies as well as individuals and entrepreneurs regarding their intellectual property matters.

 

She has litigated patent, trademark and copyright infringement matters as well as false advertising and unfair competition cases. Further, she has extensive experience as local counsel in the District Court of New Jersey in trademark and patent infringement matters, including Hatch-Waxman / ANDA litigations, as well as multidistrict litigations.

 

Ms. Butler’s practice also includes working with her clients to develop their brands and protect their U.S. and international trademark portfolios, which includes assisting them with trademark selection and clearance. She also guides them in the trademark registration process and assists with the maintenance of their trademarks. In addition, she has experience litigating trademark matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

 

Prior to joining A.J. DiMarino, P.C., Ms. Butler served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lois H. Goodman of the United States District Court of the District of New Jersey as well as a temporary law clerk to the Honorable Tonianne J. Bongiovanni, also of the U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey. She also has practiced in intellectual property boutique firms in New Jersey as well as in the intellectual property department of two national firms based in New Jersey.

 

 

Education

 

  • Widener University, B.S. in Biology, 1995
  • Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D. 1998

 

Bar Admissions

 

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

 

Professional Associations

 

  • John C. Lifland Inn of Court (focuses on federal litigation in New Jersey), Program Chair (2017 – Present), Executive Committee Member (2012 – Present), Master (2011 – Present)
  • New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association, Chair of the Jefferson Medal Committee (2010 – Present), President (2008), Board Member (2004 – 2007)
  • The Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey

 

Recent Articles/Speaking Events

 

  • Presented “Global Dossier Primer” at the 35th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar, 2019
  • Moderated a Panel on “The Foundations of Appeals: What Not to Do on Your Way to Appellate Court,” John C. Lifland Inn of Court, February 5, 2018
  • Moderated a Panel on “Rule 16 Conference: A Judicial Perspective from Each Vicinage,” John C. Lifland Inn of Court, December 11, 2017
  • Guest lectured on “Intellectual Property Litigation” for Fundamentals of Intellectual Property course in Rutgers University’s Master of Business and Science program, 2012 – 2014
  • Guest lectured on “Intellectual Property and Market Exclusivity” for Fundamentals of Regulatory Affairs course in Rutgers University’s Master of Business and Science program, 2012 – 2014
  • Presented “Three Dimensional Trademarks: Strategies for Overcoming the Functionality and Configuration Refusals,” Table Topic at the INTA Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas, 2013
  • Published “Are Entire Portions of the Color Palette Trademark-Eligible” with co-author Anthony S. Volpe in the Legal Intelligencer, 2013
  • Presented “Trademarks and Unfair Competition,” at the NJICLE Business Law Symposium, 2013
  • Published “Right ‘Pop’ of Color Can be a Legally Protected Trademark” with co-author Anthony S. Volpe in the Legal Intelligencer, 2012
  • Moderated a Panel on “How to Navigate Your Way Through Conflicts of Interest” at the AUTM National Conference in Texas, 2013, and at the AUTM Eastern Regional Meeting, 2012
  • Presented “Choice of Patent Venue After the America Invents Act: Restrictions on multidefendant infringement actions and the diminished significance of state of incorporation under In Re Link_A_Media Devices (Fed Cir. 2011)” at the 28th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar, 2012
  • Published “Jailbreaking the iPhone Among New Exemptions to the DMCA,” in the Legal Intelligencer, 2010
  • Panel speaker on Legal Issues in Advertising for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 4, 2008, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008
  • Published “False Advertising Under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act” for Legal Issues in Advertising, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 2008-5455, 2008

 

 

Sandi Doner

Legal Assistant


Sandi Doner was raised and currently resides in the Cherry Hill, NJ area. She attended Cherry Hill East High School and later attended Peirce College, where she obtained her Associates Degree. Ms. Doner went on to complete her college education at Widener University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

 

Prior to transitioning to the intellectual property arena, Ms. Doner was a litigation paralegal assisting plaintiffs involved in personal injury and medical malpractice claims. She joined A.J. DiMarino, P.C. in 2009 and assists in all phases of client representation.

 

Sandi has been the regional vice-president of a global 501(c)(3) educational organization, and served on the advisory board for the Peirce College paralegal curriculum committee.