New Jersey’s patent and trademark attorney for small businesses
Thomas J Germinario is a leading intellectual property, patent and trademark attorney for small businesses and solo inventors in the Northern and Central New Jersey area, including the counties of Morris, Sussex, Warren, Somerset, and Hunterdon. With nationwide and international experience, inventors from outside the New Jersey area also find Mr. Germinario’s patent and trademark legal services among the best on offer.
With a background as a licensed Professional Engineer and degrees in physics and engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Mr. Germinario has particular expertise in the technical side of intellectual property, making him uniquely suited to pursuing patent prosecution across diverse industries.
His legal experience began as a litigator following his admission to the bar in 1978. In precedent-setting lawsuits, he obtained judgments against corporate polluters as the Deputy Attorney General of New Jersey, and worked for several years after as a corporate attorney for two high tech Fortune 500 companies – skills that have served him well for representing clients in patent litigation.
His private practice began in 1987, and focused on intellectual property and land use / zoning law. As a licensed patent and trademark attorney admitted to prosecute on patents through the United States Patent and Trademark Office, he has specialized in assisting emerging businesses and novice inventors secure patent protection for their inventions and trademark new product ideas. Mr Germinario is a nationally recognized expert in patent law and has been a featured speaker at educational seminars for patent attorneys, including the prestigious annual Joint Patent Practice Conference in New York City.