Flann Lippincott, MSJ, JD

Flann is a transaction and litigation attorney with a professional background in scientific photography, stock photography and photojournalism, industrial design, and business. She blends these experiences with law to give her clients the legal tools that they need to achieve business success. Having acquired and defended her own trademarks, design patent, and contracts for her prior international consumer products company, Flann is sensitive to both the commercial and personal value of intellectual property to her clients.

If you are wondering about Flann’s portrait on the home page - it’s a somewhat obscure homage to 17th century Dutch painting and a reflection of Flann’s background in art history. In every other respect, the services that Flann provides are not about her, but about helping her clients navigate the legal issues that naturally arise during the life of any successful business.

PRESENTATIONS

Lawline CLE: Design Law, A Manufacturer's Delight | International Intellectual Property Society CLE: Creativity, Culture, and Code | Trenton 365 Radio Show: Intellectual Property Topics for Creatives | LearnXDesign 2015 Conference: Design Law for Educators | Design-Ed.org: The Many Faces of Property Rights in Design | USPTO Panel: Obviousness in 2013 Design Patent Cases | DesignxRI: Intellectual Property and the Creative Economy | Social Enterprise Greenhouse: Copyright and Trademark for New Ventures | IP Watchdog panelist: Beauty and the IP

ASSOCIATIONS

American Bar Association Design Law Group | Federal Bar Association | John C. Lifland Inn of Court

TEACHING

Pratt Institute, Masters of Industrial Design degree program: The Business of Design | Pratt Institute, School of Continuing Professional Studies: Entrepreneurship | Parsons School of Design, Design Management B.A and M.A. degree programs: Business and Regulatory Law, Intellectual Property | Monmouth University: Law & Society | Union County Community College: Political Science

EDUCATION

B.A. Art History, Cornell University | M.S.J. Intellectual Property, magna cum laude, Seton Hall University School of Law | J.D. Rutgers University School of Law.

LICENSES

Flann is admitted to the bar of the State of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Pat Werschulz, MBA, JD - Of counsel

Pat is a patent attorney who assists with our patent prosecution practice. Pat's expertise is in chemistry, but she has professional experience in manufacturing and the mechanical arts.

EDUCATION

Pat received her M.B.A. from Fordham University and her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law.

LICENSES

Pat is registered to practice before the USPTO and is admitted to the bars of the State of New York, State of New Jersey, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey