Practice Specialties

Sabety +associates, PLLC advises an international clientele in the following areas:

International Patent Protection:

Sabety +associates, PLLC has procured patents over computer security inventions, nano- structured materials, media measurement software processes, fashion and consumer product innovations around the world. The firm has also advised major media companies about patent rights related to content distributions technologies and digital rights management. Our experience drafting, filing and protecting international patents informs the litigation practice and vice-versa. We know what to look for when evaluating IP as well as what to look for in a new technological offering to find IP that can be protected. As real technology lawyers, we speak your language.

If you are wondering how to get a patent, we can answer that question . To get a patent may seem complicated process, but at Sabety +associates, PLLC, we make it easy for you. Its important to consider your strategy for getting a patent, for example, we can help you determine whether you want to get a design patent, get a patent for an app or get a provisional patent application. For example, if your patent application for an app sounds too much like you want to get a patent for an idea, it may run into trouble. We can help you avoid that problem by working on the application with you. Ted Sabety, a patent attorney in New York has extensive experience before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has helped our clients cost effectively get patents over computer security inventions, nano- structured materials, media measurement software processes and fashion industry trademarks around the world. The firm has also advised major media companies about patent rights related to content distributions technologies and digital rights management. At Sabety + associates, PLLC, if you are interested in getting a patent, our experience will help you get a quality, issued patent.

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Global Trademarks and Branding:

We check that your idea for a brand is clear to use without interference, what we call a “clearance”. We also draft and file trademark applications around the world. We have represented fashion industry and consumer product leaders in their pursuit of global brand protection when expanding their international markets. Our network of law firms around the world provide the ability to establish a global branding presence. We use computerized systems to manage international trademark portfolios.

Our expertise will assist you in how to get a trademark, including helping you get a name trademarked, get a logo trademark, a service mark and more. Getting a trademark may seem complicated, but we can make it simple. We check that your brand name is clear to use without interference, what we call a “clearance”, and that way the process for getting a trademark is not delayed and your risk of re-branding is minimized. Our practice advises clients from start to finish, including when you can get a trademark symbol for use on your goods, and aiding in enforcement.

We also draft and file trademark applications around the world. We have represented fashion industry and consumer product leaders in their pursuit of global brand protection when expanding their international markets. Our network of law firms around the world provide the ability to establish a global branding presence. We use computerized systems to manage international registered trademark portfolios. If you want to get a registered trademark, Sabety +associates, PLLC can help you obtain global protection.

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Patent, Trademark & Copyright Litigation:

Sabety +associates, PLLC engages in a broad range of IP litigation, including asserting and defending against patent lawsuits including patent infringement lawsuits, disputes over trademarks, software licensing, copyright lawsuits,  including music copyright lawsuits,   and copyright infringement defense—even in the realm of fashion and fabric design which involves analyzing look and feel copyright infringement.  We successfully settled the case Burberry, Ltd. v. Levy Group, ___________________.  Further, the firm litigated and won a patent ruling for Destiny Media Technologies on Summary Judgment, affirmed by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Yangaroo v. Destiny, 720 F. Supp. 2d 1034 (E.D. Wi. 2010), aff’d412 Fed. Appx. 305 (Fed. Cir. 2011). The advanced technological background intersects with the legal experience to provide an advantage in a litigation: the patented technology is not a black box, but rather is something that can be addressed.

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Media, Copyrights and the Internet:

Sabety +associates, PLLC has extensive experience representing clients in the intersection of Copyright law, Internet distribution technologies and encryption technologies. Ted Sabety worked on the copyright lawsuits Napster, Grokster and MP3.com, which were music downloading cases early in the internet music age. Ted also drafted the first major label sound recording distribution deal for EMI Recorded Music, Inc. Our experience in the music and entertainment business advantageously intersects with our experience in the digital technology fields.

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Software Procurement and Licensing:

In addition, clients call on the firm to advise on and negotiate complex technology transaction agreements, whether development, acquisition or licensing. Our business experience in the technology and electronic media fields intersects with the digital technology background to provide you with insight and ability to structure and negotiate software technology deals that raise issues involving patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law, and further, privacy law, consumer protection and data security.  Sabety +associates, PLLC provides stellar service as computer lawyers especially because of Ted Sabety’s past experience as a computer scientist.

Information Technology and Enterprise Software Procurement:

Sabety +associates, PLLC has represented major media companies negotiating enterprise data infrastructure and services agreements with the largest computer industry vendors. Our experience with computer architecture and software informs the tactics of negotiating procurement contracts with major computer software, SAAS and IT services businesses.  We have negotiated customer data security agreements with the largest IT software and service houses to best protect our clients from failures of SAAS facilities to protect customer data.   We have also advised clients on data privacy law, drafting privacy policies, and data security law and economics.  Our experience as software licensing lawyers provides your company competitive advantage in this increasingly complex area of law.

Intellectual Property Strategy, Valuation and Sale:

We have valued and sold IP. We have advised investors on the IP position of potential investments. We understand how financial algebra works, how risk affects valuation and how real options involving intellectual assets can provide value.

Strategic Technology Transactions

Clients rely on Sabety +associates, PLLC to obtain the best documentation for their technology transactions. Sabety +associates, PLLC uses its in-depth technical knowledge to consider ranges of possible outcomes and risks in the fast-developing fields that it operates in.   Language in its technology contracts are precise and rely on proper use of technical wording where necessary to make very clear what the transaction is about.  Whether the transaction is a license, an acquisition or development agreement, we always consider the business strategy at work that the transaction is to serve.  This informs us how how to license a patent, a technology or even a copyright property.  This is an important aspect how Sabety +associates, PLLC can obtain for you a transaction that obtains favorable  risk-allocation in a well-understood document. Client seek advice from Sabety +associates, PLLC  as technology transactions attorneys on complex technology transaction agreements, which can be a mix of development, acquisition or patent licensing. Our business experience in the technology and electronic media fields intersects with the digital technology background to provide you with insight and ability to structure and negotiate software technology deals that raise issues involving patent licensing, negotiating a patent license agreement, advising clients in patent licensing strategy, and working on both sides of licensing a patented product and licensing patented technology so that the transaction meets the needs our clients’ at optimal cost.

Data Security and Privacy

Sabety +associates, PLLC has extensive experience in the area of data security and data privacy.

Sabety’s experience as a computer scientist puts him at the forefront of attorneys in the data security field because of his intimate knowledge of how encryption algorithms work, how data security protocols work—or not. Ted Sabety has speaks publicly about responding to data security incidents and maintaining and confirming the security of data processing systems at multiple panels, including at the NY Tech Alliance in New York City. The firm advises clients seeking advice on handling data that is Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or Electronic Medical Record (EMR) data subject to the Health Information Portability Act (HIPAA), or FTC regulation and negotiating licenses or limitations on use of such data.

The firm monitors data security and privacy policy trends in the US and EU in order to ensure that its clients in computer related or consumer related businesses mitigate the downside risk of a data loss even or privacy violation. The firm has experience negotiating contractual terms in strategic transactions that allocate data loss risk in a manner that benefits the client. The firm’s data security expertise has been used in the context of its IT practice to negotiate transactions that address data security and data integrity in order to meet the requirements of Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements. Further, the firm drafts privacy policies for client websites as well as End User License Agreements with appropriate language that navigates between the need to shift risk away from the client while maintaining enforceability and complying with regulatory law.

In the patent field itself, the firm has filed and/or obtained patents applicable to data security processes for documents, ticketing and blockchain applications.