Justin A. MacLean is a shareholder in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice of the firm's New York office. His areas of concentration include patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation. Justin has been involved in all stages of litigation from pre-litigation diligence and enforcement and preliminary injunction proceedings through discovery (including electronic discovery), summary judgment, trial, and appeal as well as in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Justin has represented companies across a variety of industries and technologies both in enforcing their intellectual property rights and defending against claims of infringement.
In addition, Justin has wide-ranging experience in the areas of copyright prosecution, enforcement and counseling. He has filed copyright applications and designed copyright registration programs for clients in the apparel, software, consumer goods, and other diverse industries. A former examiner with the United States Copyright Office, he has advised clients from small, non-profit book publishers to leading digital music companies on issues such as copyright clearance, fair use, infringement avoidance, and licensing issues. Justin has also counseled writers, performing artists, publishers, and their heirs and representatives in connection with the assertion of statutory termination rights under the Copyright Act.