Sandra A. Hudak is counsel in the Intellectual Property Group. Her practice focuses on all areas of IP law including patents, trademarks, copyrights and unfair competition. Sandra assists clients in protecting and enhancing their intellectual property portfolios.
Sandra is actively involved in all stages of litigation, from pre-suit activities through appeal. She has experience representing clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in proceedings such as inter partes reviews and covered business method reviews.
In addition, Sandra handles trademark disputes in both federal courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, involving issues such as fair use, extensive third-party use, the use of house brands, the use of color as a trademark and the sale of grey market goods. Her appellate experience includes drafting party and amicus briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sandra is well-versed in the IP issues faced by both brand owners and third-party sellers on online marketplaces like Amazon. She assists clients with enforcing their IP rights on online marketplaces, as well as responding to false rights owner complaints to reinstate taken down listings. She also has experience representing clients in Amazon Neutral Patent Evaluations and arbitration with Amazon.
A registered patent agent, Sandra assists in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, drafting patentability and right to use opinions, and negotiating and drafting settlement and license agreements. Among other topics, Sandra has focused on subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in patent law. Her patent experience covers a diverse range of technologies, including computer software, consumer electronics, consumer products, financial services, internet marketing and therapeutic agents.
Prior to joining the firm, Sandra was an associate with a boutique intellectual property law firm in New York. Before practicing law, Sandra worked in the pharmaceutical and biotechnical industry; she continues to use this background today to assist clients.
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Bake muffins, and then enjoy them with a good cup of coffee.
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The Museum of Natural History
NEW YORK – July 14, 2022 – Tarter Krinsky & Drogin has promoted eight attorneys firmwide, including five to partner and three to counsel.
Thirty-three lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
NEW YORK (February 24, 2021) – To meet growing client demand for intellectual property services relating to e-commerce disputes, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin announces the launch of its Amazon Marketplace and Online Intellectual Property Disputes practice group.
On January 14, 2021, Intellectual Property Partners Mark Berkowitz and Tuvia Rotberg and Associate Sandra Hudak were featured in the Law360 article, “Tarter Krinsky Hires 2-Partner Practice From Amster Rothstein.” The article discusses the team's recent move to Tarter Krinsky & Drogin and how they will enhance the firm’s e-commerce practice, which represents Amazon Marketplace sellers and handles related IP disputes.
NEW YORK (January 13, 2021) – Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, a full-service, mid-size law firm, announced today that it has expanded its Intellectual Property Group, continuing its strategic growth plan for the year ahead with the addition of a highly-skilled three lawyer team. Our IP group assists clients in protecting and maximizing their intellectual property assets. These new members enhance Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s capabilities in patent and trademark disputes and prosecution, among other areas. In particular, the group will further expand our Amazon Marketplace and Online Intellectual Property Disputes Sub-Practice, which navigates complex IP disputes that arise in the online marketplace and is spearheaded by Partner Mark Rosenberg.