Martin B. Pavane is a partner in the law firm Cozen O’Connor. He is a litigator with more than 35 years of experience litigating intellectual property cases. His cases have encompassed a wide variety of industries, including electronics, printing, pharmaceuticals, optics, automotive, and industrial machinery. He has been lead trial counsel in many patent cases throughout the United States, including many jury trials. Mr. Pavane has also argued extensively before the federal courts of appeal.
At Cozen O’Connor, Mr. Pavane holds the titles of vice chair of the Intellectual Property Group and vice chair of the ANDA and Biologics Practice Group, and he has served on the Board of Directors of the firm. He has been named a New York Super Lawyer in intellectual property litigation since the inception of that designation.
During the early part of his career, Mr. Pavane practiced extensively before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he prosecuted patent applications and handled appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. From 1981 to 1996, in addition to his private practice, Mr. Pavane was an associate adjunct professor of law at New York Law School, where he taught both patent and trademark law. He has also lectured at many industry symposia and has authored or co-authored numerous articles in the area of intellectual property law.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Pavane counsels clients concerning the protection of their intellectual property rights and the avoidance of third-party rights.
Mr. Pavane is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Institute for Intellectual Property.
Mr. Pavane is admitted to the bar of the state of New York, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Second Circuit, Fourth Circuit, and Ninth Circuit; the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the Western District of Wisconsin, the District of Colorado, and the Eastern District of Texas; and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Pavane received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Cooper Union in 1972, where he was on the Dean's List, and a law degree from New York Law School in 1975 where he was on the Law Review and graduated cum laude.
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