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  • “Excellent patent attorney” Michael Friscia is regularly sought after for his advice on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications and is also highlighted for his counsel on international trademark portfolios. - Chambers USA

    Michael Friscia is commended by clients who note that he is “approachable on any issue” and always offers a prompt and timely response
    - Chambers USA

  • WTR 1000, Prosecution and Strategy, New Jersey, 2014-2019


  • J.D., New York Law School, 1989
  • B.E., Stevens Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Bergen County Bar Association

INTA Trademark Mediators Network, Member, 2012 – Present

International Trademark Association

New Jersey Intellectual Property Association

Michael R. Friscia

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  • T: 973.848.8308
    F: 973.297.6627
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Michael Friscia is a registered patent attorney who has been practicing patent and trademark law for over 25 years. His practice covers all areas of Intellectual Property (IP) law. His clients include small and large business and a number of universities.

Mr. Friscia handles the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for his clients in the mechanical and electrical fields, including medical devices and systems, computer systems, electronic components, manufacturing systems and other technologies. He works with clients to build substantial patent portfolios and has assisted clients to obtain patent protection on challenging cases through amendments, arguments, interviews, and when necessary, filing appeals. He has provided countless patent opinions and regularly assists clients with enforcing and defending patent rights in Federal Court and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Because of his extensive experience, clients regularly seek his counsel on IP strategies.

Mr. Friscia also has extensive experience managing significant trademark portfolios for clients in the US and worldwide. He spends much of his time counseling clients about brand protection including providing trademark opinions, filing and prosecuting trademark applications and resolving trademark disputes though negotiation, inter partes proceedings in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and litigation in court. In a number of matters, he has successfully obtained injunctive relief for his clients in Federal District Court.

Mr. Friscia is also a Mediator. He completed the International Trademark Association (INTA) and NJ State Bar Association mediation training. He is a member of the INTA Panel of Mediators and he is a certified Mediator for the District of NJ. As a Mediator, he has successfully assisted parties to settle trademark disputes that are the subject of court and TTAB proceedings.

Mr. Friscia served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School from 1999 - 2006, where he taught courses in both Patent Law and in Trademark Law.

The "top-notch" Mr. Friscia has been recognized as a Chambers USA "Leaders in their Field" lawyer for 2012-2018, where he is described by sources as a "go-to guy" in patents. World Trademark Review 1000 recommends Michael Friscia and includes commentary that his "’thorough understanding of trademark law and its application to corporate realities’ separates him from the pack." Chambers is published by Chambers and Partners. World Trademark Review is published by Globe Business Media Group. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.