- Practice Areas: Patent Law
- Firm: Kalow & Springut LLP
- Web Site: http://kands.firstfactoryinc.com/
Milton Springut is a founding partner of Kalow & Springut where he specializes in intellectual property litigation and is one of our country’s few experts in counterfeiting and gray goods litigation. He has developed a particular strength in the litigation of patent, trademark and copyright cases, including the Second Circuit case Chloe v. Queen Bee, a ground-breaking decision on internet personal jurisdiction, which allows trademark owners to bring suit in a more convenient location, such as where the trademark owner operates its business, and not only where a counterfeiter resides and the successful litigation of the first U.S. case to impose statutory damages for counterfeit goods under the Anti-Counterfeiting Act of 1984. Another case, Gucci America v. Hall & Associates, established that Internet Service Providers are not immune from secondary liability for trademark infringement for infringing content posted on websites on the World Wide Web. In Cartier v. Four Star Jewelry Creations, Mr. Springut established an effective means and method for plaintiffs to secure valid trade dress rights. He is also expert in developing cost-effective business procedures, directing investigations and bringing legal proceedings to combat the proliferation of high-end counterfeits.
Drawing on his experience at Bell Telephone Laboratories, where he worked on computer hardware and software systems, Milton has spent his legal career extensively involved in the areas of electrical and electronic systems and computer hardware and software. Milton has also created and implemented procedures to combat the proliferation of counterfeit and gray goods, directing both investigations and legal proceedings on behalf of clients that range from hi-tech entrepreneurs to national consumer goods and service organizations to international fashion houses.
Milton holds a B.S., Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York, an M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Columbia University and a J.D. from Seton Hall University. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association, and frequently lectures on intellectual property matters before professional associations including the American Bankruptcy Institute (Co-Chair IP Asset Presentation Panel), the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (Co-Chair – Attorney/Investigator Task Force), the World Trade Institute, the Software Publishers Association (Chair – Software Piracy Panel) and the United States Customs Service.
Milton’s practice focuses on litigating trademark, copyright and patent infringement disputes, including disputes related to high-end counterfeiting. He also counsels clients on freedom to operate issues, Internet law and cost-effective trademark strategies.
Milton has authored articles that include:
New York Law Journal Articles (David A. Kalow and Milton Springut)
2010 “‘Aspex Eyewear’: Warning on Dismissal of Patent Cases on Estoppel Grounds“
2010 “Missed Opportunities to Clarify Analyses for Design Patents“
2010 “Assessing Impact of Bose on Fraud Standard in Trademark Practice“
2009 “Moving Forward on Patentable Subject Matter After ‘Bilski’“
2009 “Fraud Doctrine on Trademark Applications Remains Minefield“
2009 “Court Reemphasizes Importance of Written Description for Patents“
2008 “Distinct Points-of-Novelty Test for Design Patents End“
2008 “California slows Usage of Fiduciary Duties in Licensing“