Barry L. Cohen
Barry Cohen is a Partner of the firm. He is widely recognized as a leading commercial and intellectual property litigator, with a practice increasingly national in scope. Barry concentrates his practice in the areas of business and intellectual property litigation, including employment and trade secret litigation. He regularly represents clients in the protection of their intellectual property rights, and negotiation of licensing rights. Barry has also defended companies in a variety of product liability matters.
Chambers & Partners USA identified Barry as a leading Intellectual Property Attorney for 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2009-2013, Barry was selected by Law and Politics as one of Pennsylvania’s SUPER LAWYERS. In 2012, Barry was ranked as a Top 100 Attorney in both Pennsylvania and Philadelphia by SUPER LAWYERS. In 2004, Barry was selected by American Lawyer Media as one of only thirty attorneys under the age of 40 to be on the “fast track” in Philadelphia. Soon thereafter, in 2006 and 2007, he was recognized as one of the “rising stars” of the legal community. His recognized expertise has been tapped by CNBC, which has called upon him several times to serve as a commentator on current legal issues, and he is a frequent author of articles on a variety of legal matters.
Barry earned his J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law in 1993 and his B.A., Economics and History, from Emory University in 1990. In 2001, he was a Fellow at the Temple University Academy of Advocacy. Given the breadth of Barry’s litigation practice, he is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
Among Barry’s many successful matters are:
Intellectual Property Litigation
Speaker at INTA’s 134th Annual Meeting, May 2012, Washington DC
Course Planner and speaker at PBI’s 6th Annual IP Law Institute, April 2012, Philadelphia, PA
Course Planner, PBI’s 5th Annual IP LAW Institute, April 2011, Philadelphia, PA
Speaker at IQPC Global IP Exchange, Amelia Island, Florida, March 2011
Speaker at Business Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA, November 2010
Participant as Counsel for Plaintiff, Mock Preliminary Injunction Hearing – Trademark Infringement, 25th Annual IP Law Conference of ABA's Section of Intellectual Property Law, April 2010.
Course Planner, PBI’s 4th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute, April 2010.
Presenter, “The Fundamentals for Protecting Your Competitive Edge: Using Intellectual Property Law To Protect Your Company’s Assets and Fend off Your Competition,” Pittsburgh seminar, March 2010.
Presenter, “IP Licensing Agreements: Fundamentals, Strategies & Considerations,” Pittsburgh seminar, October 2009.
“Mock Preliminary Injunction Hearing,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 3rd Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2009.
"'Hey, I Own That!' Safeguarding Brands and Marks," and "Civility & Professionalism in the Courtroom and Practice," Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Gulf Coast Conference, Marco Island, Florida, January 2009.
“U.S. Legal System in IP Cases,” IQPC Global Patent Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2008.
“Pre-Litigation Strategy, Discovery & Experts,” PBI Intellectual Property Law Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2008.
“Extraordinary Remedies & Counterfeits,” PBI Intellectual Property Law Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2008.
“IP Licensing Agreements: How to Protect Your Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents,” Delaware Valley Association of Corporate Counsel Seminar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 2008.
“IP Issues in Business Transactions,” PBI Seminar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 2007.
“Trademark & Copyright Trial,” PBI Intellectual Property Law Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2007.
“Stopping Importation of Infringing Products,” PBI Seminar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 2006.
“How to Protect Your Company’s IP,” PBI Business Lawyers’ Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2006.
“Intellectual Property Law Primer,” PBI Seminar in Malvern, Pennsylvania, August 2006.
“Crafting a Records Management Program,” PBI Business Lawyers’ Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2004.
“What’s New In New Jersey: Lien Claimant Entitled To Discovery To Prove Claim,” Construction Law News, June 2004.
“Intellectual Property in Business Transactions,” PBI Seminar in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 2004.
“E-Commerce Legal and Practical Issues,” PBI Seminar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 2003.
"Creating Centers of Influence," presented at an MC Architects Event in Malvern, Pennsylvania, October 2003.
Guest Lecturer, Intellectual Property Law, James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University, October 2003.
"The End of Dilution?" PBA Intellectual Property Newsletter, Spring 2003.
"Practical Tips in Intellectual Property Law," ABA Annual IPL Conference, Washington, DC, April 2003.
"Knowledge As Power - Using Trade Secrets As An Asset," Smart Business Now Magazine, March 2003.
Guest Lecturer, Drug Products class, James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University, December 2002.
"E-Commerce Legal & Practical Issues," presented at a PBI Seminar in Philadelphia, December 2002.
"Business Lawyers Institute," PBI Seminar, Philadelphia, October 2002.
"Intellectual Property in Business Transactions," PBI Seminar, Philadelphia, April 2002.
"Intellectual Property Insurance & Internet Jurisdiction," PDI Counter Point, January 2002.
"Cartoon Spoils Pirate," PBA Intellectual Property Newsletter, Summer 2001.
"Current Issues in Intellectual Property Law & E-Commerce," PBI Seminar, Philadelphia, April 2001.
"Nonpirated Domain Name Problems," Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, January 2001.
"The Perils of Domain Names," Small Business News Magazine, May 2000.
"Understanding the Intellectual Property & Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999," PBI Seminar, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh, March 2000.
"Legal Decisions Related to Media Developments and Anti-Counterfeiting," International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, Chicago, October 1999.
"Turning Your Business into An Invention," Small Business News Magazine, September 1999.
Trademark Counterfeiting, Aspen Law & Business Publishers, May 1999 (several authors)
"Software & Intellectual Property Licensing Agreements," PBI Seminar, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh, May 1999.
"What Your Employees Store On Your Computers Can Cost," Small Business News Magazine, May 1999.
"Are Shrink-wrap and Click-wrap Licenses Enforceable," Pennsylvania Bar News, December 1998.
"National Multi-District Injunctions and Orders of Seizure," presented at the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition in Austin, Texas, May 1998.
"Counter Attack on Counterfeiting and Diversion," Pharmaceutical International Lawyers Seminar, New York City, January 1998.
Current Chair of Trial and Appellate Rules Committee, American Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section
Past Chair, Trade Secrets Committee, American Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section
Member, International Trademark Association – Leadership Committee
Member, Host Committee – AIPPI World IP Congress (Boston 2008)
Past Chair, Pennsylvania Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section
Member, Intellectual Property Advisory Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Past Chair, Intellectual Property Committee, Pennsylvania Defense Institute
Past Board Member, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association of Philadelphia
Past Barrister, Temple Inn of Court
Fellow, Temple University
Academy of Advocacy, 2001
J.D., Temple University School
of Law, 1993
B.A., Economics & History, Emory
Third Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western
District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle
District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District
of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District of Michigan