Neal litigates all types of intellectual property actions including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade dress infringement actions. He has served as counsel in numerous intellectual property actions pending in the United States District Courts for the Western, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He has litigated over eighty patent infringement actions in district courts.
In addition to representing clients in litigation, Neal advises clients in the optics, telecommunications, sporting goods, wastewater treatment and financial services industries 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 inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He maintains the international trademark portfolios of numerous clients engaged in global commerce.