Evelyn M. Sommer | Of Counsel
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...Evelyn M. Sommer joined the Stamford office of Cummings & Lockwood in 2001 as of counsel in the Firm's Intellectual Property Group.Prior to joining C&L, Evelyn worked as "of counsel" with the New York law firms of Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, LLP, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP practicing intellectual property law.
also spent 20 years as chief patent and trademark counsel to Champion International Corporation
, a Fortune 100 company
based in Stamford, Connecticut.Evelyn's practice focuses on various aspects of intellectual property law, including patent and trademark prosecution; patent, trademark, licensing and technology exchange agreements; interference practice; ex parte and inter partes patent and trademark proceedings; preparation of patent validity, infringement and enforceability opinions; and the intellectual property aspects of corporate transactions.
40-plus years as an attorney, Evelyn
has contributed to over 800 patents, argued appellate cases before various District Courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals.She
has participated in transactions involving trademarks, technology, and know-how, including license and franchise agreements, security interests, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and the like, involving intellectual property transfers, joint ventures, and research and development alliances. Ms. Sommer has served on several pharmaceutical firm boards, including Allendale Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and was Patent Editor for Integrative Psychiatry.She
is presently an editor and frequent contributor to The Licensing Journal
and The Litigator.She
is a special master for the United States District Court, District of Connecticut, an intellectual property adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law
and a Director of the National Inventors Hall of Fame
has also lectured on patent and other intellectual property topics at seminars conducted by the Practising Law Institute, the American Management Association, the Bureau of National Affairs, Licensing Executive Society, ALI-ABA, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Connecticut Bar Association, Connecticut Patent Law Association, Westchester Fairfield Corporate Bar Association, Association of University Technology Managers, National Association of Purchasing Managers, Franklin Pierce Law School and other organizations
.Evelyn has also written or contributed to numerous articles and books on both legal and scientific topics, and is a director of, or adviser to, various civic, business and legal organizations.Evelyn attended New York University's Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, receiving her B.A. in Chemistry from Hunter College and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.