Ryder, Mazzeo & Konieczny, founded by four accomplished attorneys whose practice is devoted exclusively to Intellectual Property law. Our four Founders have over 75 years of experience and training in this highly-specialized area of law. Each Founder has a scientific background and broad legal experience in all aspects of IP prosecution, litigation, licensing and procurement. Each Founder is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in addition to his many state and federal bar admissions.
Ryder, Mazzeo & Konieczny (RMK) is devoted exclusively to the practice of Intellectual Property Law including patent, copyright, trademark, computer, regulatory, Internet, trade secret, and related issues. RMK is a full-service Intellectual Property law firm that provides the complete array of IP legal services including litigation, prosecution, procurement, and licensing. We understand the vital role played by a comprehensive intellectual property protection and enforcement strategy. Our mission is to Protect, Defend and Enforce to the fullest extent our clients intellectual property in the U.S. and throughout the world.
Intellectual Property Litigation – Through our litigation practice, we prosecute in federal and state court patent, copyright and trademark infringers, domain name squatters, counterfeiters, trade secret thieves, non-compliant former employees, and other unfair competitors. In appropriate circumstances, we will initially obtain a temporary restraining order and/or preliminary injunction to immediately enjoin such unlawful behavior. We will thereafter obtain a permanent injunction and monetary damages on behalf of our client. We also defend clients in federal and state court that have been wrongfully accused of infringing or misappropriating the intellectual property of third parties.
Intellectual Property Prosecution – Through our U.S. prosecution practice, we prosecute patent, copyright and trademark applications before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office. We work with inventors, designers, artists, musicians, publishers, and marketers to protect and perfect their intellectual property rights in the U.S. Our attorneys have the necessary scientific background and training to understand the theory behind each invention.
International IP Protection – Our prosecution expertise and practice extends to protecting and perfecting our client’s intellectual property rights throughout the world. We develop and maintain international IP portfolios worldwide for both our domestic and international clients. RMK prosecutes international patent and trademark applications through various regional and world tribunals including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), European Patent Office (EPO) and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), and through the national patent and trademark offices of nearly every major industrial country Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. We also coordinate multinational disputes, both to ensure that the U.S. litigation, which is our primary responsibility, is not compromised by events in other countries, and to assist counsel in foreign tribunals to present the most effective claims and defenses.
Intellectual Property Procurement and Licensing – Through our procurement and licensing practice, we counsel clients regarding intellectual property rights and strategies, procure IP rights from third parties to enhance our client’s IP portfolio, and negotiate intellectual property licenses with third parties to maximize revenue.
RMK clientele span the business spectrum. We represent clients ranging in size from start-ups to international conglomerates, both public and private, domestic and foreign. Our clients’ products encompass all types of mechanical, electrical, chemical, medical, biological, metallurgical, pharmaceutical, aerospace and computer devices and processes such as: computers (both hardware and software), appliances, capillary tubing, pipette dispensers, orthopedic implants, stents, telecommunication technology, mechanical and electrical fasteners, optical laser elements, construction equipment, recreational sporting equipment, plastics, photography, basic chemicals and petrochemicals, environmental processes, food and beverages, transportation vehicles, agri-bio products, toys and robotics. We also represent clients in the arts and entertainment industries including authors, musicians, artists, designers, radio hosts, publishers, and professional athletes.
We are a regional firm with offices located in Bucks and Montgomery counties. We accept direct referrals from general practice attorneys with the understanding that our representation is limited to intellectual property matters. We also partner with general practice attorneys in co-counsel relationships when IP issues are intertwined with issues outside our area of expertise. We offer referral fees that vary depending on our scope of representation.