Oleg Kaplun - Partner

CONTACT
212- 619-6000, ext. 203
okaplun@fkmiplaw.com

EDUCATION
•  J.D., Pace University School of Law, cum laude, 1997
•  B.S. in Computer and Information Sciences, Brooklyn College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1994

BAR ADMISSIONS
•  New York
•  Connecticut
•  Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
•  U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
•  Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

LANGUAGES
•  Russian

Oleg F. Kaplun has over fifteen years of experience in all areas of intellectual property law. Mr. Kaplun concentrates on matters related to patent and trademark prosecution, client counseling and licensing. He has particular expertise advising high-technology companies, including hardware manufacturers, e-commerce companies, wireless communications companies and software developers.

Mr. Kaplun’s practice includes all areas of patent prosecution from the preparation of original patent applications through the appeals process. Mr. Kaplun provides guidance to clients on the development of patent protection strategies and the development of patent-conscious corporate cultures. He counsels clients regarding intellectual property protection for their products and services and enforcing those rights through licensing and, if necessary, litigation. Mr. Kaplun also counsels these clients on avoiding the infringement of the intellectual property rights of others.

His patent experience encompasses a diverse mix of technologies including computer hardware and software, telecommunications equipment and systems, Internet and business methods, automotive technology, consumer electronics, wireless communications technology and technology specific to the financial industry.

Mr. Kaplun has extensive experience in all areas of trademark and design patent prosecution and counsels clients in regard to the scope of their rights and the rights of third parties.

Mr. Kaplun has held federal internships in the Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. During these internships, he participated in the drafting of various opinions including the opinion in the patent litigation Geffner v. Linear Rotary Bearings, Inc., 936 F.Supp. 1150 (E.D.N.Y. 1996).