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John tutunjian

Vice President

Email: john@tb-iplaw.com

Mr. Tutunjian specializes in Intellectual Property, with a primary focus on domestic and foreign Patent and Trademark prosecution and Patent and Trademark disputes. With over 29 years as an attorney, coupled with his experience as a business owner, Mr. Tutunjian has a unique personal approach to his clients and their needs. This approach has not only resulted in many success stories, it has also translated into client relationships that span his entire career. Mr. Tutunjian is well versed and experienced at counseling his clients in all aspects of their Intellectual Property needs, including, for example, litigation matters, clearance opinions, brand development and enforcement and the management and maintenance of worldwide Intellectual Property portfolios.

 

SERVICE AREAS:

  • Complex Domestic and Foreign patent prosecution and counseling in all aspects of the same.
  • Design Patent Prosecution
  • Domestic and Foreign Trademark prosecution
  • Domestic and Foreign Trademark disputes, including U.S. TTAB Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings
  • Brand Development and Enforcement
  • Opinion work, such as Right to use and Validity studies and opinions;
  • Trademark clearances
  • Litigation counseling and support
  • Licensing negotiations and agreements

INDUSTRIES:

  • Electronics, electro-chemical and electro-mechanical arts;
  • Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence;
  • Medical imaging and medical devices;
  • Automotive systems and parts;
  • Housewares, household gadgets and home improvement products;

EDUCATION:

J.D. – ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, 1993
B.E.E. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING – THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA, 1989

ADMISSIONS:

  • Admitted to New York Bar,
  • Registered to Practice with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office
  • United States District Court, EDNY

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
James J. Bitetto

President

Email: jim@tb-iplaw.com

Mr. Bitetto practices in all areas of intellectual property law. Having degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Electronics, Mr. Bitetto handles patent matters in a wide variety of technology areas for clients that range from larger high-tech companies to smaller businesses and organizations. Coupled with his experience as a research and design engineer at Bell Laboratories, Mr. Bitetto has a firm grasp of the inventive process and communicates well with inventors at all levels of difficulty. Being an inventor, Mr. Bitetto understands the importance and the satisfaction of holding U.S. patents. Mr. Bitetto has extensive experience in client counseling in all areas of intellectual property law: patent application drafting and prosecution; litigation; opinion work; appeals; trademark application filing and prosecution; oppositions/cancellations; copyright filing and prosecution and related matters. Mr. Bitetto is a registered patent attorney, is a professional engineer and is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and in the Federal Courts.

ADMISSIONS:

Admitted to the bar in: New Jersey, 1994; New York, 1995; Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts in NY and NJ.

EDUCATION:

J.D. ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, CUM LAUDE, 1994
  • International Law Review
M.S. ELECTRONICS & ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, STEVEN’S INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SUMMA CUM LAUDE, 1997
  • Award: Morton M. Traum Award for Excellence in Courses Related to Materials Science
B.E. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, MANHATTAN COLLEGE, SUMMA CUM LAUDE, 1989
  • Awards: Excellence in Engineering Medal, Excellence in Mechanical Engineering Medal
  • Presidential Scholarship

LAW EXPERIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AREAS:

Complex patent prosecution and counseling in fields of: semiconductor devices, solar technology, nuclear technology, memory devices, electronics, chip layout and fabrication, nanotechnology, optical recording, bioelectrical devices, ultrasound technology, digital signal processing, fluid flow systems, computer systems, speech recognition/synthesis systems, opto-electronics, e-commerce, document management, computer software, computer architecture, medical imaging, medical devices, imaging and display technology including liquid crystal displays, flexible displays, CRTs, television, mechanical systems, green technology, telecommunications including cellular technology, textiles, mechanical devices and systems, etc.

Design patent prosecution and litigation. Trademark prosecution and litigation. Copyright prosecution and litigation.

Counseling and related opinion work, including expert opinions, litigation, litigation counseling and support in all areas of intellectual property.

Engineering Experience:

Member of Technical Staff (R&D Engineer), AT&T Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories (8.5 years), designed: optical communications systems, fiber optics, active noise/vibration canceling systems, undersea cabling, control systems, undersea vehicles, plastic molding, mechanical and electrical systems, manufacturing tools, environmental tests of equipment, circuit wiring, cabinet design, piezoelectric devices, etc.

Licensed Professional Engineer – State of New York (Inactive)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Eastern New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Former President
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Steven’s Alumni Association, Former President

Inventor:

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,116,818, Underwater plow apparatus and method
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,975,308, Digital picture display frame
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,256,900, Method and apparatus for projecting image patterns and colors for planning an interior improvement project
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,911,527, Electromagnetic safety device
  • U.S. Patent No. 10,373,751, Electromagnetic safety device
  • U.S. Patent No. 10,425,525, Pedestrian collision avoidance systems and methods
  • U.S. Patent No. 10,840,000, Electromagnetic safety device
  • U.S. Patent No. 11,205,328, Social distancing devices and methods
associate partners
Susan Paik

Email: susan@tb-iplaw.com

Ms. Paik is a registered patent attorney at Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C., where she brings over 20 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.

SERVICE AREAS

Domestic and Foreign Patent Prosecution

Domestic and Foreign Trademark Prosecution

Trademark and Copyright Infringement Matters

Domestic and Foreign Trademark disputes, including Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings before the TTAB

Litigation Counseling and Support

Settlement and Licensing Agreements and negotiations

Brand Development and Enforcement

Opinion work, such as Patent infringement and Validity studies and opinions; Trademark clearances

INDUSTRIES

Mechanical and electromechanical devices and systems, biomedical and surgical devices, bioengineering, biotechnology, optics, textile engineering, digital media.

EDUCATION

J.D., TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, JAMES E. BEASLEY SCHOOL OF LAW, PA, 1998

B.A., BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, RUTGERS COLLEGE, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY-NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, 1995

ADMISSIONS

New York State Bar, 1999

United States Patent and Trademark office, 2000

United States District Court, EDNY, SDNY, 2011

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)
  • “Green Technology Patents: Protecting Innovation” (The Nassau Lawyer, Focus Issue on Intellectual Property, November 2013)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Member
  • Board of Directors – Director/Officer November 2012 – December 2014: Accountant Attorney Networking Group, Inc. (AANG)
  • Board of Directors – 2018: Long Island Native Plant Initiative, Inc. (LINPI)
Edward P. Ryan

Email: edr@tb-iplaw.com

Ed Ryan has patent experience in a wide array of technological fields. Mr. Ryan performs patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, and litigation both at the USPTO level and at the Federal level. Mr. Ryan has argued appeals before United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Appellate Division for the First Department of New York.

Mr. Ryan’s technical focus is in electronics, semiconductors, and machine learning systems, but his background in physics makes him a jack of all trades. Clients appreciate his ability to quickly understand their technologies at every level and to render them in clear language.

ADMISSIONS:

Admitted to the New York State Bar, March 2009

Registered Patent Attorney with the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Radio Club of America, Board of Directors, Co-Counsel
  • National Association of Patent Practitioners

EDUCATION:

J.D., FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, 2008
  • Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal; Associate Editor
  • Murray Award for Public Service, magna cum laude
B.S. PHYSICS, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, 2005
associates
Greg Melnick

Email: greg@tb-iplaw.com

Mr. Melnick has over a decade of technical and management experience with both small and large scale information technology software and hardware companies prior to becoming an attorney, gaining experience in contract law, including negotiation skills and interpreting service level agreements. As a law clerk, he acquired litigation skills, including legal research and motion practice while working at the NY State Office of the Attorney General during law school.  He has also worked to prevent consumer fraud while serving as an extern for the New York State Office of the Attorney General.

Mr. Melnick has been a patent attorney for over a decade, and has gained patent application drafting and prosecution experience in a wide variety of fields, including electronics, computer systems, computing software, biotechnology, and mechanical systems.  Mr. Melnick also has extensive experience with trademark and copyright advice, filings, and prosecution.

ADMISSIONS:

Admitted to New York Bar, September 2013

Registered to Practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

EDUCATION:

J.D. ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, 2012
  • Articles and Notes Editor – American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review
B.S., COMPUTER SCIENCE, ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY, 2001

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

New York State Office of the Attorney General – Brooklyn, NY

Legal Extern. Assisted the Attorney General and staff in all matters including legal researching, drafting memoranda, preparing motions, and prosecution of consumer fraud cases.

Associate Attorney.  Patent application drafting and prosecution in a wide variety of fields, including electronics, computer systems, computing software, biotechnology, and mechanical systems.  Trademark and copyright filings and prosecution.

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Melnick has significant non-legal technical experience in Information Technology, including working as a Network Administrator, Database Manager, and Service Delivery Manager for various companies, including Hewlett Packard Co.  Responsibilities included negotiating adjustments to service level agreements, managing customer agreements, managing service delivery technicians across multiple states, monitoring contract metrics, database management, and computer hardware, software, and network maintenance.

Mr. Melnick has also worked as a cabling Technician, and tasks included installing and maintaining audio, video, and fiber optic based broadcast systems for NBC/Universal at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

Taylor Mutell

Email: tmutell@tb-iplaw.com

Ms. Mutell specializes in Intellectual Property, with a primary focus on domestic and foreign Trademark prosecution and Trademark disputes. During her time at New York Law School, Ms. Mutell concentrated her curriculum on trademark, copyright, and business law. This has fostered her success in securing protection for emerging brands, advising clients on the launch of product names and slogans, and assisting in the management of IP assets. Ms. Mutell also handles aspects of international trademark prosecution by handling and coordinating international trademark prosecution and litigation matters abroad with foreign associates. Additionally, Ms. Mutell advises clients in trademark infringement matters, including providing clearance opinions, infringement analyses, handling cease and desists, and representing clients in trademark Opposition and Cancellation Actions before the TTAB.

ADMISSIONS:

New York State Bar, 2021

EDUCATION:

NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL, J.D., CUM LAUDE, 2020
  • New York Law School Law Review
Iona College, B.A., 2016

 

SERVICE AREAS:

  • Brand Development and Enforcement
  • Domestic and Foreign Trademark prosecution
  • Domestic and Foreign Trademark disputes, including U.S. TTAB Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings
  • Trademark Applications and Prosecution
  • Licensing negotiations and agreements
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Contact Us

For questions or information please feel free to contact us at:

Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.
401 Broadhollow Road, Suite 402
Melville, NY 11747

T: (631) 844-0080

F: (631) 844-0081

E: info@tb-iplaw.com