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Ms. Evelyn M. Sommer

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Board Member

Phone: (201) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  United States
New York Intellectual Property Law Association
2125 Center Avenue Suite 406
Fort Lee , New Jersey 07024
United States

Company Description: The NYIPLA currently serves as a vehicle to promote the development and administration of intellectual property interests. The NYIPLA strives to educate the public...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • New York University's Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • B.A. , Chemistry
    Hunter College
  • J.D.
    Brooklyn Law School
9 Total References
Web References
Board of Directors - NYIPLA, 3 Feb 2016 [cached]
Evelyn M. Sommer
Attorneys | Cummings & Lockwood, 26 Aug 2003 [cached]
Evelyn M. Sommer | Of Counsel
Evelyn M. Sommer
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.Previously, she 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.
In her 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.Evelyn 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.
Allendale Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [corporation : directors], 7 May 2001 [cached]
Evelyn M. Sommer Joseph Augeri Charles P. Goodell Michelle Harrison , MD
Evelyn M. SommerIntellectual Property AttorneyAttorney at Law300 Park Avenue25th FloorNew York , NY 10022-7402
Prior to joining Skadden , Arps she spent 20 years as chief patent and trademark counsel to Champion International.Ms. Sommer's practice focuses on various aspects of intellectual property law , particularly patent and trademark prosecution , patent and trademark licensing , interference practice and preparation for patents and trademark validity , infringement and enforceability opinions , licensing agreements and joint ventures.In her 30-plus years of experience as an attorney , Ms. Sommer has argued appellate cases before various District Courts and Court of Appeals on the Federal Circuit.She has lectured regularly on intellectual property topics to various local and national legal associations.In addition to contributing to numerous articles and books , she has authored License Agreements , Technology Licensing & Litigation.She sits as a director of several companies , civic , and legal organizations.
Evelyn M. Sommer ..., 19 Dec 2013 [cached]
Evelyn M. Sommer
NYIPLA Bulletin - July/August 1997, 1 July 1997 [cached]
Evelyn Sommer
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