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Mr. Buff has forty-five years of experience in domestic and foreign intellectual property law.  He has expert knowledge of the formation and administration of patent estates, including patent and trademark prosecution, patent litigation, licensing, and business agreements for the development and exploitation of proprietary properties.  Mr. Buff concentrates his technical practice in the chemical, mechanical, electrical and metallurgical industries, including amorphous and microcrystalline metals, electromagnetic components, Internet and E-Commerce software systems and business methods.


While serving as Assistant General Counsel to AlliedSignal, Inc., Mr. Buff handled numerous patent and trademark litigation cases, including a successful infringement suit against a German chemical company that proceeded to the German Federal Supreme Court.  He also has expertise in patent interferences, agreements, strategic alliances, acquisitions and dispositions.  He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Massachusetts, District of Columbia, and before the Patent Bar, CAFC, the Court of Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court.


Recipient: William Berry Award. Member, President’s Advisory Council for Small Business, 2003—. Member, Canadian Patent Bar, 1975.



  • Admitted in 1969, Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts 1971, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 1974, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey 1976, U. S. SupremeCourt registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office



  • Boston University School of Law Class of 1969 J.D.



  • Syracuse University Class of 1966 B.S. Engineering



  • Morris County, New Jersey State and American Bar Associations Intellectual Property Law Association.



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Ernest D. Buff - America's Top 50 Lawyers - Intellectual Property - New Jersey

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