Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,100 attorneys in 41 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100.
Greenberg Traurig's Intellectual Property & Technology Practice has more than 200 full-time intellectual property attorneys and professionals serving clients across the United States and in key business centers around the world. We handle all aspects of intellectual property, including patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and right of publicity litigation; trademark prosecution and brand management; copyright and DMCA agent registration; patent prosecution and portfolio management; licensing; inter partes review; third-party monitoring; domain name management; and interferences. We also counsel on the full range of data privacy and security breach issues, provide licensing and cross-border services and defend data privacy, security breach, and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action suits.
Our team includes skilled and technical professionals with a deep understanding of both specialized technology and the complex dynamics of worldwide distribution, providing our clients with an entrepreneurial approach. We advise on patent litigation and re-examinations, as well as assist clients in managing international portfolios. Our Trademarks and Brand Management Practice features one of the largest trademark prosecution, portfolio management, licensing, litigation, and counseling legal practices worldwide. We also counsel extensively on fair use, social media, mobile, cloud, and new technology issues. Our litigation teams regularly handle complex copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret cases. GT lawyers likewise handle complex transactions and help clients structure new business models and protect and reduce exposure from new technologies. Additionally, our attorneys have deep-rooted science and engineering backgrounds. Together, we offer clients integrative and strategic counsel in virtually all areas of Intellectual Property & Technology. The deftness of our global network provides our clients with creative and forward-thinking legal services aimed at further enhancing their business operations.
Stanley Ference is the founder and Managing Partner of Ference & Associates. Knowing he would be a lawyer since childhood, Stanley’s education in engineering opened the doors to not only creating new technology, but, as a lawyer, protecting it for inventors. A thirst for curiosity, life-long love of learning, and deep relationships across industries propelled his practice.
Having worked in New York law firms, Stanley brought his practice to Pittsburgh, now a tech hub in the eastern U.S. He works with large global companies throughout the world, providing strategic advice on large, IP portfolios. He is a pioneer in litigation for online brand protection against counterfeit sellers and has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in judgments in this novel type of litigation in just the last two years.
A seasoned practitioner with eyes to the future, Stanley’s goal is to continue to fuel innovation for global companies through thoughtful advice, challenging clients to new levels and protecting their assets. At the same time, the team at Ference & Associates continues to work together to achieve that goal while finding innovation solutions to protect ideas and grow businesses in the ever-evolving world of online business.