Neal litigates all types of intellectual property actions including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade dress infringement actions. He serves as local counsel in numerous intellectual property actions pending in the United States District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of New York. In addition to representing clients in litigation, Neal advises clients in the financial services industry and represents technology companies in negotiating and documenting intellectual property transactions, including product development projects and intellectual property purchases, sales and licensing. Neal also prepares and prosecutes patent applications in a wide variety of technologies including medical devices, complex mechanical systems, optical technologies, sporting goods, electrical components, lighting components, and others. He has also prosecuted patent appeals before the Patent Board of Appeals and Interferences. Neal maintains an active trademark practice, prosecuting trademark applications and handling interparty proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He maintains the international trademark portfolios of numerous clients engaged in global commerce.
Neal earned his JD from University of Pittsburgh JD in 1989 and a BS from Pennsylvania State University in 1986.