is a litigation and intellectual property partner in the New York office of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
, one of the nation's leading trial law firms.
He is also an adjunct member of the IP faculty at Columbia University School of Law, where he has taught a seminar on Internet law since 2002.
Mr. Parness manages a wide variety of copyright, trademark and trade secret litigation matters, including music, software, new media, privacy, and Internet law infringement and licensing cases.
active matters is his
ongoing representation of a major performing rights organization in connection with the public performance of music in various forms of new media.
In addition to his
intellectual property litigation practice, he
is engaged on a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters at the trial and appellate levels, including contract, securities, product liability, white collar and other types of litigation matters.
Mr. Parness is a frequent writer and speaker on issues of litigation and intellectual property, and serves on the Content Advisory Board of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, the Board of Editors for Cyberspace Lawyer, the Executive Committee of the Copyright Society of the USA (Ex Officio), the Emerging Issues Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA), and the Law School Professor Subcommittee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).
is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third, Seventh and Federal Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court
He received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, and his undergraduate degree from Columbia College.