Practice Areas

  • Patent Applications, Proceedings, Litigation, and Agreements
  • Trademark Applications, Proceedings, Litigation, and Agreements
  • Copyright Applications, Proceedings, Litigation, and Agreements

HOWARD N. SOMMERS, ESQ.

PATENT COUNSEL TO GONZALO LAW

Overview of Experience​

Howard N. Sommers is an accomplished intellectual property attorney who is admitted to practice law in California, New Jersey, Florida, the Federal District and Appeals Court, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He began his legal career as an Examiner’s Assistant at the USPTO and now has extensive experience in prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications, interference, reexamination, and reissue proceedings before the Patent Office. Attorney Sommers has also prosecuted and defended trademark, copyright, unfair competition and trade secret claims in federal and state courts, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in judge and jury trials.

A graduate of New York University School of Law, Atty. Sommers also holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and specializes in technological innovations related to computers, electronics, multimedia, software, hardware, optics, and medical technologies. Mr. Sommers is a Member of the State Bar of California, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association.

INDUSTRIES
  • Computer and Information Technologies
  • Electronics, Optics, and Semiconductors
  • Medical Devices and Systems
  • Multimedia
INDUSTRIES
  • Computer and Information Technologies
  • Electronics, Optics, and Semiconductors
  • Medical Devices and Systems
  • Multimedia
Practice Areas
  • Patent Prosecution and Litigation
  • Trademark Prosecution and Litigation
  • Copyright Registration
  • Unfair Competition
  • Trade Secret Claims
  • IP Aspects of Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Expert Testimony
Education
  • New York University, J.D. with Honors, 1967.
  • Case Western Reserve University, B.S., 1964.