Sandra A. Hudak

Counsel

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Sandra A. Hudak

Counsel

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.

Litigation

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.

Amazon and Other Online Marketplaces

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.

Patents

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.

Background

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.

Education
  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2013
  • Columbia College, B.A., Biochemistry, 2010
Admissions
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Awards and Honors
  • Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars", 2017-2021
Memberships
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Amicus Briefs Committee
Articles
  • Supreme Court 2016-2017 IP Case Preview - New York Intellectual Property Law Association Bulletin, October/November 2016
  • Amici Ask Federal Circuit to Curb Misapplication of Alice to Specific, Novel, and Concrete Inventions - IPwatchdog.com, December 27, 2015
  • Trade Mark Tacking A Factual Question For The Jury - Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2015) doi: 10.1093/jiplp/jpv041
  • Claim Construction Is Ultimately A Question Of Law But May Involve Underlying Factual Questions - Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2014) doi: 10.1093/jiplp/jpu162
  • Supreme Court 2014-2015 IP Case Review - New York Intellectual Property Law Association Bulletin, October/November 2014
  • Supreme Court 2013-2014 IP Case Review - New York Intellectual Property Law Association Bulletin, August/September 2014
  • Burden Of Proof To Establish Infringement Remains With The Patentee Even In Declaratory Judgment Action Brought By Licensee - July 12, 2014, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2014) doi:10.1093/jiplp/jpu119

What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
Bake muffins, and then enjoy them with a good cup of coffee.

Favorite spot in NYC?
The Museum of Natural History

Education
  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2013
  • Columbia College, B.A., Biochemistry, 2010
Admissions
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Awards and Honors
  • Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars", 2017-2021
Memberships
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Amicus Briefs Committee
Articles
  • Supreme Court 2016-2017 IP Case Preview - New York Intellectual Property Law Association Bulletin, October/November 2016
  • Amici Ask Federal Circuit to Curb Misapplication of Alice to Specific, Novel, and Concrete Inventions - IPwatchdog.com, December 27, 2015
  • Trade Mark Tacking A Factual Question For The Jury - Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2015) doi: 10.1093/jiplp/jpv041
  • Claim Construction Is Ultimately A Question Of Law But May Involve Underlying Factual Questions - Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2014) doi: 10.1093/jiplp/jpu162
  • Supreme Court 2014-2015 IP Case Review - New York Intellectual Property Law Association Bulletin, October/November 2014
  • Supreme Court 2013-2014 IP Case Review - New York Intellectual Property Law Association Bulletin, August/September 2014
  • Burden Of Proof To Establish Infringement Remains With The Patentee Even In Declaratory Judgment Action Brought By Licensee - July 12, 2014, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2014) doi:10.1093/jiplp/jpu119

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