Susan Paik

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Email: susan@tb-iplaw.com

Ms. Paik is a registered patent attorney and senior associate at Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C., where she brings over 17 years of experience in the field of Intellectual Property law. Ms. Paik's practice is concentrated in utility and design patent prosecution, as well as the preparation and prosecution of trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). With a specialty in comprehensive intellectual property prosecution, Ms. Paik handles all aspects of patent and trademark prosecution as well as disputes administered by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Ms. Paik also advises clients in patent, trademark and copyright infringement matters, including providing infringement analyses, written opinions, handling cease and desists, negotiating settlement and licensing agreements and representing clients in trademark Opposition and Cancellation Actions before the TTAB.

Additionally, Ms. Paik handles all aspects of international patent and trademark prosecution. This includes international patent prosecution through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and its two phases (the PCT international phase and the PCT national stage), the filing of Madrid Protocol international trademark applications via the USPTO, as well as handling and coordinating trademark prosecution abroad with a network of foreign associates. Ms. Paik also works closely with foreign intellectual property law firms to file and prosecute their client's patent and trademark applications in the United States.

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Admissions:

Admitted to bar, New York, 1999

Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2000.

Admitted to U.S. District Court (Eastern District of New York and Southern District of New York), 2011.

Education:

J.D., 1998 - Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law

  • Dean's Honor List Spring 1997; Placed 5th out of 26 teams in 1996 ABA Negotiation Competition at Temple Law
  • Steering Committee Co-Founder/Coordinator/Performer for Temple Law Performing Arts Guild

B.A., 1995, Biological Sciences - Rutgers College, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick

  • Dean's List Fall 1991, Spring 1992; Awarded General Honors Scholarship 1991-1992
  • Completed Rutgers College Honors Seminar Curriculum: 3.83 GPA

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Prior to joining Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C., Ms. Paik began her career as a patent prosecution attorney at an Intellectual property law firm in Nassau County. Her work in patent prosecution encompasses the technical fields of biomedical and surgical devices, bioengineering, chemical sciences, biotechnology, and mechanical devices and systems, as well as optics, textile engineering, e-commerce, computer software/hardware systems, mobile and digital communications, information technology, video processing, speech recognition/synthesis systems, network communications and digital media.

Publications:

  • "Patent Reform - Overview of the New Requirements for Post-Grant Review and Inter Partes Review" (The Nassau Lawyer, Focus Issue on Intellectual Property, January 2012)
    • Highlights the Patent Law Reform changes enacted in September 2011 on the procedures relating to the newly implemented Post-Grant Review and the revised Inter Partes proceedings.
  • "Green Technology Patents: Protecting Innovation" (The Nassau Lawyer, Focus Issue on Intellectual Property, November 2013)
    • In recognition of the importance of the development and implementation of green technologies in mitigating climate change, governments around the world have recently acknowledged the value of 'green patents' in furthering efficiency, climate protection, green businesses and competitiveness on a global scale.

Professional Affiliations:

  • New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Member
  • Board of Directors - Director/Officer November 2012 - December 2014: Accountant Attorney Networking Group, Inc. (AANG)
  • Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society, Member
  • Board of Directors - Member: Long Island Native Plant Initiative, Inc. (LINPI) – an organization dedicated to protecting the genetic integrity and biodiversity of Long Island native plant populations and to propagate and promote locally sourced ecotypic plant materials for use in nursery, landscaping, and habitat restoration on Long Island.

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