Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, announced that Timothy W. Menasco has been promoted to senior associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group.
Menasco assists clients through the process of preparing and prosecuting patents in the United States and in countries around the world. He frequently prepares patentability opinions, performs freedom to operate analysis, and negotiates technology transfer and licensing agreements. In addition, Menasco counsels clients through disputes, threatened litigation, and litigation involving patents, trade secrets, inventorship challenges and copyrights. He regularly strategizes with engineers, inventors, and senior executives regarding effective and efficient U.S. and foreign patent portfolio development. His experience encompasses the areas of electrical, mechanical, and software engineering covering a variety of technologies.
Menasco received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Physics, cum laude, from the University at Buffalo before earning his law degree from the University at Buffalo Law School. He was selected for inclusion on the 2017 Upstate New York Rising Stars list.
The Harter Secrest & Emery Intellectual Property practice group provides comprehensive intellectual property legal services to clients throughout the United States and in foreign countries. The group assists clients in building and maintaining Intellectual Property portfolios including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights, and has extensive experience negotiating and drafting licensing agreements, and serving as lead counsel in complex patent and other intellectual property litigation. In addition, the Intellectual Property practice group provides strategic counseling to clients on assessing potential threats and avoiding conflicts with third parties. The group’s clients operate across a wide spectrum of industries and technologies, including manufacturing, retail, consumer goods, office products, and high technology and range from Fortune 500 corporations, major motion picture studios, and investors, to start-up ventures, entrepreneurs, and individual inventors.