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Mr. Popescu has held membership in the American Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Bar Association of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey, as well as Bars of the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey, the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of Michigan. He is also a member of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (New York, Connecticut, Vermont), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, the Virgin Islands) and of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Popescu is an adjunct professor of law at Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, where he has been teaching litigation to future attorneys for the past 11 years. Read More
Mr. Etufugh has a background in Electrical Engineering for which he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) degree from Manhattan College. He received his law degree from Pennsylvania State University and is a registered patent attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). He is licensed to practice in both States of New York and New Jersey. Mr. Etufugh is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York (EDNY & SDNY), and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC).
Mr. Etufugh has represented small, mid-sized and Fortune 500 Companies in the procurement, protection and enforcement of their Intellectual Property rights. Mr. Etufugh has experience in dealing with patent prosecution issues including: patent application drafting & preparation, responding to office actions, filing of continuation applications, and filing of applications under the USPTO’s Accelerated Examination program. Mr. Etufugh has also provided clients with advice and counsel regarding patent litigation strategy and licensing. In addition, Mr. Etufugh has represented clients in a variety of trademark issues including: trademark application filing & prosecution, trademark administrative disputes before the Trademark Trial & Appeals Board of the USPTO (Opposition and Cancellation proceedings), responding to and/or initiating cease & desist requests. Further, Mr. Etufugh has also provided clients with a variety of opinions including: trademark clearance opinions, freedom to operate opinions, and patentability/novelty opinions.
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