Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that Michael N. Vranjes has joined the firm as counsel in the Intellectual Property practice group.
Vranjes concentrates his practice on patent prosecution and counseling in various technical disciplines, with an emphasis on mechanical, biomedical, optical, software, and electrical inventions. Prior to joining HSE, Vranjes practiced with Simpson & Simpson, PLLC, and began his legal career as a patent attorney at IBM. Prior to his legal career, Vranjes practiced as a mechanical engineer primarily in the fields of industrial manufacturing equipment inspection and non-destructive testing.
Vranjes earned his J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law, and a dual B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, from the University at Buffalo.
Harter Secrest & Emery’s Intellectual Property practice group provide comprehensive intellectual property legal services to clients throughout the United States and in foreign countries. They assist clients in building and maintaining intellectual property portfolios, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights, and have extensive experience negotiating and drafting licensing agreements, and serving as lead counsel in complex patent and other intellectual property litigation. In addition, the 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.