Umberg Zipser LLP is pleased to announce that partners Carole Reagan, Tom Umberg and Dean Zipser have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018.
We are pleased to announce that Mei Tsang, Ryan Dean, Martin Fessenmaier, Ph.D., and Minyoung Shin, Ph.D. have joined the firm. Mei, Ryan, Martin and Minyoung all have deep experience with patent and trademark prosecution and licensing, both domestically and internationally, and will strengthen the firm’s Intellectual Property practice and help meet our clients’ needs to identify, procure, shepherd and defend their IP rights.
Mei and Ryan work with companies of all sizes – from small businesses to Fortune 500 institutions – both domestically and internationally. Mei has an international practice focused on helping clients formulate their IP strategy, developing various IP assets, and shepherding their IP through various business cycles to achieve their business goals worldwide. Ryan’s practice focuses in the areas of mechanical and aerospace engineering, process engineering, household and consumer products, medical devices, and fluid conditioning systems. Both Mei and Ryan also have substantial experience with licensing, defense and enforcement of both patents and trademarks, including at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in Federal Court.
Martin is a senior patent agent with almost two decades of experience in domestic and international patent prosecution, working with clients in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology, bioinformatics, medical devices, pharmaceutical chemistry, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical engineering, and general mechanical arts. In addition to preparing and prosecuting U.S., PCT, and foreign patent applications, Martin provides clients with patent portfolio analysis and IP strategy to ensure clients have and will obtain patent coverage that is relevant to their businesses.
Minyoung focuses her practice on trademark and patent prosecutions across various industries including pharmaceutical science, nutraceutical chemistry, biomedical devices, and chemical engineering.
Mei, Ryan, Martin, and Minyoung are all actively involved in a number of professional organizations, including the Orange County Bar Association, and the International Trademark Association, among others. They share the firm’s core values – teamwork, integrity, professionalism, and creativity – and our passion for helping our clients and the community. We are thrilled they have joined the U/Z team.
To see the firm’s press release announcing Mei’s and Ryan’s arrival, click here.
U/Z’s Scott Garner co-presented an Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section program, “Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls in the Use of Technology,” on August 4, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Costa Mesa. Scott’s co-presenter was Shawn Kennedy of Modera Legal.
Partner Carole Reagan published an article in the Orange County Business Journal’s special Intellectual Property Law section on July 10, 2017: “Made Up Words Make the Best Trademark (But Don’t Bother Trying to Register ‘Covfefe’).”
U/Z co-founding partner Dean Zipser has become President of the Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County (CRF-OC) for the 2017/2018 term, having served last year as its Vice President. Dean, who is Past President of the Orange County Bar Association and the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, has been a member of the CRF-OC board since 2007. Dean follows in the footsteps of U/Z partner Adina Stowell, who was President of CRF-OC for 2014/2015 and has been a member of the board since 2006.
Umberg Zipser LLP is pleased to announce that Mei Tsang and Ryan Dean have joined the firm as partners.
Mei and Ryan work with companies of all sizes – from small businesses to Fortune 500 institutions — both domestically and internationally. Mei has an international intellectual property practice focused on helping clients formulate their IP strategy, and shepherding their IP through various business cycles to achieve their business goals worldwide. Mei has substantial experience in patent and trademark portfolio development, and in all aspects of IP enforcement, including negotiation, licensing, and litigation at various courts at the federal, state, and administrative levels. Her clients also depend on her multicultural background and language abilities (Mandarin and Cantonese) to help them expand and navigate their IP strategy worldwide.
Ryan specializes in global patent and trademark prosecution for clients of all sizes, and focuses primarily in the areas of mechanical and aerospace engineering, process engineering, household and consumer products, medical devices, and fluid conditioning systems. He also has substantial experience with licensing, defense and enforcement of both patents and trademarks, including at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in Federal Court. Ryan manages portfolio development for domestic and international clients, developing tailored strategies to best protect clients’ intellectual property while providing clients with cost certainty. Ryan has led global enforcement efforts in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China and other countries around the world.
“I have known Mei for many years and have always been impressed with the depth of her IP experience and expertise, her devotion to her clients, and her professional service,” said Dean Zipser. “Mei and I have worked together on various professional and community matters; doing client work together is a natural transition for us.”
“With their deep experience with patent and trademark prosecution and licensing, Mei and Ryan will strengthen the firm’s IP litigation practice – which has always been one of our core areas of focus – and helps meet our clients’ needs to identify, procure, and shepherd their IP rights,” added Tom Umberg.
U/Z’s Tom Umberg was part of an Orange County Forum Panel, “What Happened to the Middle” that was held on June 22, 2017 that also included Hon. Loretta Sanchez, Former Congresswoman,46th Congressional District; Dan Schnur, Director of the American Jewish Committee; and Justin Wallin , President of J. Wallin Opinion Research.
U/Z’s Tom Umberg, one of the original three Assistant U.S. Attorneys to staff the Orange County office, helped organize the first Former Orange County Assistant US Attorney Reception at the Umberg Zipser’s Irvine office on May 30, 2017. Former OC AUSA and now Congressman Adam Schiff was the guest of honor at the reception that included more than 30 former and current AUSA’s.
U/Z partner Adina Stowell published an article, “Arbitration in Real Estate Contracts,” in the Orange County Business Journal on May 8, 2017. A copy of the article is available here: OCBJ: Arbitration in Real Estate Contracts
U/Z’s Todd Smith has been a volunteer with CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County – since 2015 and is matched with an 11-year-old boy. CASA is a non-profit organization serving the county’s most severely abused, abandoned and neglected children through the recruitment, training, and supervision of community volunteers who advocate for their best interests.