Rita concentrates her practice in intellectual property including patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and trade secret counseling, prosecution, licensing and litigation. Ms. Chipperson’s patent practice includes business method, electrical, mechanical, Internet, and software patents. She has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications, assessing business potential for existing patents and patent portfolios, preparing infringement, patentability, and validity analyses, licensing, and litigating for clients involving a wide variety of industries and technologies including artificial spinal disks; automation systems; biological and chemical contaminant detection systems; broadband devices; call logging systems; call processing systems; coaxial integrated test sockets; communication systems; data compression; electronic textbooks; KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switching; information technology systems; integrated audiotext internet advertisement services; multi-party telephone control systems; portable multi-function (facsimile, print, copy, and scan) machines; powder coating generation via electron beam charging; power supply modulation based upon instantaneous microprocessor demand; REMICs (Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits); shrinkable high voltage termination systems; telephone data organization systems; telephonic-interface statistical analysis; tranching mortgage-backed securities; variable inductors; virtual private networks; voice-data telephonic interface; wireless recording systems; and XML (extensible markup language).Ms. Chipperson also has experience counseling clients regarding selection of names, domain names, logos, and slogans with an aim of achieving state, U.S., and/or international trademark registration and/or avoiding trademark infringement including performance and analysis of trademark searches and preparation and prosecution of trademark applications. She also has experience negotiating trademark settlement agreements and representing clients accused of trademark infringement. Additionally, she has experience in trademark cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).Before entering the practice of law, Ms. Chipperson held consulting and design engineer positions with Johnson Controls, Inc. and Cosentini Associates, where she was responsible for energy and construction consulting including contract negotiations, energy analysis and automation system design. An entrepreneur, Ms. Chipperson founded and was president of ProActive Systems, Inc., an energy and construction consulting firm based in New Jersey that provided domestic and international contract negotiations, energy analysis and automation system design.Prior to starting her own practice, Ms. Chipperson practiced intellectual property law with Ward & Olivo (in both NY and NJ). Ms. Chipperson also served as Of Counsel to Flaster Greenberg.
Ms. Chipperson is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association; the John J. Gibbons American Inn of Court for Intellectual Property Law, the Morris County Bar Association, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, and the Venture Association of New Jersey.
Business Method Patents Gain Momentum, NJ Law Journal, January 2006.
Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) Decisions:
Morristown Dental Associates, L.L.P. v Jay Schuster, DDS, September 9, 2009.National Arbitration Forum (NAF) Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decision automatically transferred morristowndental.com domain name from competing dental office to our client.
Archon Vitamin LLC v. Registration Private, Domains By Proxy LLC / Ekaterina Sergeeva March 20, 2018. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decision automatically transferred plantfusion.com from cyber-squatter to our client.
The Credit Pros International Corporation v. Jonathan Grind, FA1704001727122. National Arbitration Forum (NAF), Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decision automatically transferred the-credit-pros.com domain name from non-user third party to our client
USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Decisions:
Destination Athlete LLC v The Complete Athlete LLC Negotiated withdrawal and dismissal of Petition of Cancellation with prejudice for Trademark Application Serial No. 88/376,155 in favor of our Client
The Chop Shop LLC v The Motorcycle Association of New York State, Inc. TTAB decision cancelled Trademark Registration No. 2,373,990 in favor of our client.
Donna Thompkins v Barry Will Negotiated withdrawal and dismissal of Petition of Cancellation with prejudice for Trademark Application Serial No. 77/576,525 in favor of our client.