Howard F. Mandelbaum has counseled, represented, defended and enforced the intellectual property rights of clients in a wide array of disciplines for more than 40 years. He is a registered patent attorney and has successfully prosecuted, to grant, more than 300 patent applications in diverse fields including computer software, electromechanical valves, vehicle alarms, contact lens disinfection systems, writing instruments, optics, and water vessel propulsion systems, to name only a few.
Howard is a member of the bar of the State of New York, and is admitted to practice before the federal district courts in the Southern and Eastern districts of New York, and the Second and Federal Circuit courts of appeals. In addition to the New York federal courts, he has litigated in the Central and Northern districts of California.
Howard has extensive experience in conducting trademark opposition proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to prevent third parties from registering trademarks that conflict with those of his clients and defending against trademark application opposition and trademark registration cancellation proceedings. He has successfully litigated hundreds of such proceedings.
Mindful that the cost of legal services can outweigh the benefit of a successful judgment or worsen the sting of an adverse one, Howard’s experience and creativity have enabled him to measure probability of success and advise clients on a plan of action, whether as plaintiffs or defendants, including, when appropriate, a negotiated settlement.
As he has done in the U.S., Howard has obtained patents and trademark registrations and conducted opposition proceedings abroad. Aided by an extensive network of foreign attorneys, Howard has helped U.S. clients protect their intellectual property in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Israel.
Howard Mandelbaum was graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree and is a recipient of a Master of Industrial Engineering degree from New York University. He worked as an engineer at Norden Division of United Aircraft Corporation on terrain following/avoidance radar for the A-6 Intruder, F-15 Eagle and C-5A Galaxy aircraft before attending St. John’s University School of Law. There Howard was appointed Publications Editor of the Law Review, studied patent law, and received the degree of Juris Doctor. While an associate attorney at the Darby & Darby law firm, Howard enrolled in a graduate law curriculum at New York University, studied trademark and copyright law, and earned the degree of Master of Law in Trade Regulation.
Howard lives with his wife, Susan, in Scarsdale New York near his two children and three grandchildren.