Susan Okin Goldsmith focuses her practice on intellectual property. She handles software as well as trademarks and copyrights, including global registration and enforcement strategy, domestic and foreign trademark clearance and registration, infringement matters, and intellectual property licensing. Susan handles a wide variety of matters involving computer hardware and software vendors and purchasers, software and other technology licensing, e-commerce and internet use and abuse, and issues involving international trade. Susan also has an extensive track record with respect to corporate and commercial business transactions, joint ventures and start-ups, including complex mergers and acquisitions and venture capital financing, handling substantial licensing and other intellectual property and technology issues.
Susan is a long-time member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) of the US and Canada, where she has served as co-chair on the Software Licensing Committee and participates on the LES International High Tech Sector Industry Advisory Board, Trademarks, Design and Merchandising Committee, the US/Canada Aerospace and Transportation Committee, and Consumer Electronics Committee, as well as the local NJ Chapter. She is a Certified Licensing Professional of the LES and a CIPP/US – Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US).
Susan is a 1986 graduate of the Rutgers Law School and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, where she majored in Marketing. Prior to joining the firm, Susan was a partner at SorinRand LLP, and before that, at an international law firm. Earlier in her career she served as judicial clerk to the late Honorable William H. Walls, then of the New Jersey Superior Court and later of the United States District Court of New Jersey.