Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane LLP

Carl Wischhusen Joins Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane LLP in New York City


New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/03/2010 -- Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane LLP (CPLP), a preeminent specialist in intellectual property law, is pleased to announce that Carl B. Wischhusen has joined the firm as counsel.

Wischhusen has significant experience in patent prosecution, opinions, counseling and litigation across a wide range of technologies, such as electrical engineering , business and finance, biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering.

He handles prosecution for a large portfolio of U.S., international and foreign patent applications, including the preparation of patent applications, amendments, appeals, reexaminations, reissues, and other prosecution-related filings. He also prepares patentability, freedom-to-operate and validity opinions and counsels clients on patent portfolio management and development, licensing, engineering design changes and design-around solutions, among other patent-related legal issues.

Clients include large and small high-technology companies, as well as a large university, for which he manages a portfolio of electrical and biomedical engineering technologies.

“Carl is a welcome addition to CPLP,” says Managing Partner Martin B. Pavane. “His ability to approach every aspect of patent acquisition and enforcement with an eye to potential litigations to be won or avoided, combined with his longstanding client relationships and his service as a regular lecturer at the Practising Law Institute furthers this firm’s continued success and high standing in the global intellectual property arena.”

“I am so very pleased to be a part of a firm with a unique focus on intellectual property litigation that infuses every aspect of its IP work,” Wischhusen notes. “Joining Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane’s group of exceptional intellectual property professionals ensures my clients of access to the best legal resources in their industries.”

Wischhusen received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University before completing his J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to his career in law, he worked as an electrical engineer in the defense industry.

Contact information:
Carl B. Wischhusen, Counsel
551 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10176
ph 212.687.2770, ext. 105
fax 212.972.5487

Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane LLP ( is an intellectual property firm serving a worldwide roster of companies from a diverse range of industries including avionics, pharmaceuticals, electronics, heavy machinery, biotechnology and telecommunications.

CPLP is unique in its focus on intellectual property litigation that infuses every aspect of its IP work in prosecution of patents, trademarks, and copyrights; in drafting opinions and licenses; and in due diligence and transaction work. It is CPLP’s philosophy that no legal activity is so routine that it does not have the potential to become the weak link in IP protection, resulting in legal exposure or porous rights. Hence, the firm views all IP matters as potential litigations to be won or avoided and is positioned to provide world-class litigation services, as well as other highly skilled IP services to achieve wraparound IP protection at the highest level.