Kesslen is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Group. He devotes his practice to clients engaged in creating businesses, launching new products, and conducting M&A and venture capital transactions. Kesslen is heavily involved in issues relating to software, digital and social media, big data, fintech, open source, virtualization/cloud, blockchain, SaaS, enterprise, and hardware (including medical-related hardware). He manages and assesses a wide range of process, software, and business method patents, and he provides strategic advice on issues ranging from litigation assessment to patent scope, open source, trademarks, privacy, and ownership risks.
Portnova is a partner in the firm’s Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group) and Patent Counseling & Prosecution group; she is Chair of Software & Electronics. She provides a broad spectrum of patent-related services, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications (both U.S. and international), invention mining, patent validity and infringement analysis and opinions, freedom to operate analysis, IP due diligence work, IP licensing, and strategic IP counseling. Portnova focuses on intellectual property protection in the areas of computer architecture, networking, cloud computing, virtualization, machine learning and internet advertising, among others.
To qualify for inclusion in IAM Global Leaders, individuals must be ranked in the gold tier of the IAM Patent 1000, the market-leading annual directory that identifies the top law and attorney firms and individuals in the world’s most important patent jurisdictions. All those listed as IAM Global Leaders merit special attention not only because of their expertise and experience relating to creating, protecting, managing, transacting, and enforcing critical patent rights, but also for their ability to innovate, inspire, and go above and beyond to deliver for their clients.
Lowenstein is listed in the IAM Patent 1000 as a leading IP firm in the states of California, New Jersey, and Utah; in addition to Kesslen and Portnova, Kevin O. Grange, Robert J. Paradiso, and Stephen R. Buckingham are also individually ranked. IAM Patent 1000 is considered a definitive resource on private practice patent law expertise in the United States: in determining rankings, it assesses depth of knowledge, market presence, and level of work as well as positive peer and client feedback.
About Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Lowenstein Sandler is a national law firm with more than 350 lawyers based in New York, Palo Alto, New Jersey, Utah, and Washington, D.C. The firm represents leaders in virtually every sector of the global economy, with particular emphasis on investment funds, life sciences, and technology. Recognized for its entrepreneurial spirit and high standard of client service, the firm is committed to the interests of its clients, colleagues, and communities.