Richard L. Ravin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Ridgewood, NJ

Hartman & Winnicki, PC
 | 74 Passaic St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201-967-8040
Fax: 201-967-0590
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (30%),
  • Constitutional Law (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)

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Attorney Profile

A Partner with Hartman & Winnicki, P.C., Richard L. Ravin handles a variety of civil litigation, appeals, and business matters in New Jersey, New York and other jurisdictions.  The head of the Ridgewood-based firm's Internet, Technology and Intellectual Property Law Practice Areas, Mr. Ravin handles cases inluding, trademark and copyright infringement, online defamation and injury to reputation, domain name disputes, and cybersquatting. Mr. Ravin also  prosecutes trademark applications, drafts and counsels on web development agreements, Terms of Service and Privacy Policies, and Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  In addition, Mr. Ravin provides representation in commercial and contract litigation, as well as bankruptcy and debtor's and creditor's ato rights.  His business experience includes the preparation of shareholder, operating and employment agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and the provision of general advice and counsel. Mr. Ravin is also provides litigation counsel to personal represenatives (executors/administrators) of decedents’ estates and trustees of testamentary and inter vivos trusts in will and trust contests in probate actions, and beneficiaries in probate actions, including actions for removal of fiduciaries, undue influence of fiduciaries, beneficiry claims, disputes over wills, litigation involving property and business interests owned by estates and trusts in multiple jurisdictions in court, arbitration and mediation.  In addition, Mr. Ravin counsels on Fiduciary Access to Digital Access.

Mr. Ravin received his B.S. degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, and received his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law in 1986. After graduation, Mr. Ravin served as a judicial clerkship with the Presiding Judge For Adminstration in the New Jersey Appellate Division, before entering private practice. Mr. Ravin is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, Florida, and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Eighth Circuits

Mr. Ravin is frequently asked to deliver presentations on subjects related to his practice areas to groups such as the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He has also had numerous articles published in legal journals. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys, he has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Ravin was recognized, again, in 2019, as "AV Preeminent®" by Martindale-Hubbell  (For selection methodology, see: https://www.martindale.com/ratings-and-reviews/attorneys/)

    Hartman & Winnicki, P.C.

            NEW JERSEY                                    NEW YORK

       74 Passaic Street,                              46 Miller Place 
Ridgewood New Jersey 07450                Hicksville, NY 11801

 

 
Practice Areas

Intellectual Property (30%)
Constitutional Law (30%)
Estate & Trust Litigation (20%)
Business Litigation (20%)

Intellectual Property (30%): Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Constitutional Law (30%)

Estate & Trust Litigation (20%): Will Contests

Business Litigation (20%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Focus Areas

Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law, Will Contests, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2018 - 2019

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About Richard Ravin

Admitted: 1986, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://www.hartmanwinnicki.com/attorneys/richard-l-ravin-esq...

Honors/Awards:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Master, John Lifland Inn Of Court (Intellectual Property Law), 2000 to present), 2019
  • Current Chair and Founding Co-Chair, Internet and Technology Law Committee, Intellectual Property Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (1998-2002; 2006-2019), 2019
  • Member House of Delegates, New York State Bar Association (since 2006 various years), 2019
  • New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern Districts of New York
  • Former Chair, Intellectual Property Law Section, New York State Bar Association (2004-2006)
  • Admitted U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 1986
  • Florida Bar, 1986
  • New York Bar, 1993
  • Admitted Third Circuit Court of Appeal
  • Admitted Eighth Circuit Court Of Appeal
  • New Jersey Bar, 1986
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1990
  • Admitted U.S. District Court for the Eastern Districts of New York
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Former Pupil, American Inns of Court, Arthur T. Vanderbilt Chapter

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of Board of Trustees of local education foundation serving and supporting comunity schools and their programs and students, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Article by Richard L. Ravin, Esq. appearing in New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, Social Media Issue April 2019, Author, What Happens To My Emails,Social Media Content, Cloud Storage And Online Accounts When I Die? Look To The UFADDA And Federal Law, 2019
  • Presentation of Recent and Important Topics in Internet Law: Manipulation/Synthesis of Audio and Visual Images of People, 2018 Annual Meeting, Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, The New York Hilton Midtown (January 23, 2018), Speaker, Recent Developments and Important Topics in Internet Law: Manipulation/Synthesis of Audio and Visual Images of People, 2018 Annual Meeting, Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, The New York Hilton Midtown (January 23, 2, 2018
  • Presentation: What IP Practitioners Should Know about Estate Planning and Administration of Intellectual Property and Keeping Competent Under the RPC by Understanding the New Digital Assets Laws, Fall Meeting, Intellectual Property Law Section, NYSBA, New York City (November 9, 2017), Moderator, What IP Practitioners Should Know about Estate Planning and Administration of Intellectual Property and Keeping Competent Under the RPC by Understanding the New Digital Assets Laws, Fall Meeting, Intellectual Property Law Section, NYSBA, New York City (No, Intellectual Property Law Section, New York State Bar Association, 2017
  • Presentation of Recent Developments in European Union Data Privacy and Security”, Annual Meeting, Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, The New York Hilton Midtown (January 26, 2016);, Moderator, Recent Developments in European Union Data Privacy and Security, Annual Meeting, Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, The New York Hilton Midtown (January 26, 2016);, Intellectual Property Law Section, New York State Bar Association, 2016
  • Advising Clients and Spotting the Issues;  Speaker: Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets, Hackensack New Jersey, Other Big 8 (September 13, 2016), Speaker, Advising Clients and Spotting the Issues;  Speaker: Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets, Hackensack New Jersey, Other Big 8 (September 13, 2016), 2016
  • Presentation of  “Legal Ethics Concerning Cloud Computing; Ethical Use of Social Media; Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets; Illegal Phishing Scams Targeting Lawyers” presented on behalf of Nation Business Institute, Newark New Jersey (December 14, 2015);, Speaker, Legal Ethics Concerning Cloud Computing; Ethical Use of Social Media; Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets; Illegal Phishing Scams Targeting Lawyers” presented on behalf of Nation Business Institute, Newark New Jersey (December 14, 2015);, 2015
  • Presentaton of “Understanding How To Acquire And Use Social Media Evidence And Recent Legal Developments In The Cloud, Internet And Mobile Computing”, presented by the Internet & Technology Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the NYSBA, Sagamore Resort, Lake George, NY, Fall Meeting of the IP Law Section (October 25, 2014); , Moderator, “Understanding How To Acquire And Use Social Media Evidence And Recent Legal Developments In The Cloud, Internet And Mobile Computing”, presented by the Internet & Technology Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the NYSBA, Sagamore Resort, 2014
  • Panelist, Internet Insurance Issues, Zurich Reinsurance
  • “What Every Lawyer Should Know: How to Prevent and Litigate Year 2000 Problem Claims”, Mississippi State Bar Annual Meeting and Summer School for Lawyers
  • Program Chair, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education: “How to Prevent & Litigate Year 2000 Problem Claims”
  • Speaker, Brooklyn Law School Intellectual Property Law Association, “Current Issues in CyberLaw”
  • Panel Chair: “Understanding How To Acquire And Use Social Media Evidence And Recent Legal Developments In The Cloud, Internet And Mobile Computing”, presented by the Internet & Technology Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the NYSBA, Sagamore Resort, Lake George, NY, Fall Meeting of the IP Law Section (October 25, 2014)
  • Speaker, Seton Hall Law School Symposium on Constitutional Issues Involving Use Of The Internet
  • Speaker, “Illegal Seafood: Shark Phishing; Deconstructing Attempted Shark Attack” Micro Strategies Technology Roundtable, Four Seasons Hotel, New York City, November 16,  2011
  • Speaker, “Cyberlaw for the Business Community”, Business News New Jersey; Speaker, Brooklyn Law School, Current Issues in CyberLaw
  • Speaker, “Technology Forecast:  Ethical Storm Brewing Over Attorneys Computing in the Cloud and on the Ground”, 2011 Annual Meeting, Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (January 25, 2011)
  • What IP Practitioners Should Know about Estate Planning and Administration of Intellectual Property and Keeping Competent Under the RPC by Understanding the New Digital Assets Laws, Fall Meeting, Intellectual Property Law Section, NYSBA, New York City (November 9, 2017), Moderator, 2017
  • Speaker, “Caveat Transmitor – Wi-Fi Hotspots Can Land You In Ethical Hot Water by Risking Disclosure of Confidential Information”, Fall Meeting (2008) of the Intellectual Property Law Section, New York State Bar Association; and presented to the Section’s Internet and Technology Law Committee (Spring 2008)
  • Author: "Employee and Student Privacy Interests in the Computer Age", New Jersey Lawyer Magazine(Law and the Internet Issue);
  • Program Co-Chair: “U.S. Copyright Office Comes To New York”, (Spring 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010)
  • Author:  "Lanham Act For Lenders: Increasing Collateral Value By Obtaining Related Intellectual Property Rights"
  • Moderator: “Phishing, Spyware, Identity Theft, Database Protection and Cyber-Piracy”, Fall Meeting (2005), Intellectual Property Law Section, New York State Bar Association; Program Co-Chair: “U.S. Copyright Office Comes To New York”, Cardozo School of Law (April 2005)
  • Author: Is My Domain Name Property And Can I Own It?", State Bar News, Technology Issue, (New York Bar Association, December 2000)
  • Panelist, “Everything You Wanted To Know About Intellectual Property Law But Were Afraid To Ask”, New Jersey Business Law Symposium (October 2004)
  • Author: Piracy of Satellite and Cable TV Signals: Liability Under The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and The Federal Communications Act", State Bar News, Technology Issue (November 2002, New York State Bar Association); 
  • Program Co-Chair, “IP Law: The Next Generation” Fall Meeting, Intellectual Property Law Section, New York State Bar Association (October 2004
  • Author: “Anonymous Online Speech: New Jersey’s First Amendment Privacy Interest”,New Jersey Lawyer Magazine (Privacy Issue, February 2002); 
  • “CAN-SPAM Act”, Internet and Computer Law Committee Meeting, New Jersey State Bar Association (June 2004)
  • Panel Chair, Privacy Panel, “Piracy and Discovery: Litigating in the Electronic Age”, Spring Meeting, Commercial & Federal Litigation Section, New York State Bar Association (May 2004)
  • Speaker: “The Digital Millennium Copyright Act After 5 Years”, U.S. Copyright Office Comes To New York (April 2004) and Co-Chair of the Program
  • Speaker: “Piracy Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act”, New York State Bar Association Bridging The Gap Continuing Legal Education Seminar (Spring 2003)
  • Panelist: “Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property Law”, IP Law Symposium, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education (Spring 2003)
  • Speaker: “Contractual Relations Online”, Fourth Annual Internet Law Symposium, sponsored by New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education (Spring 2003)
  • Panelist: “The Digital Millennium Copyright Act Subpoena and the Verizon v. Recording Industry Association of America Case, sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Society of Quinnipiac Law School (Spring 2003)
  • “Signal And Copyright Piracy Under The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Federal Communications Act,” Fall (2002) Meeting, Intellectual Property Law Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Program Chair and Moderator: “When Intellectual Property Meets Bankruptcy and U.C.C. Article 9: Navigating Your IP Clients Through Rough Waters,” Cardozo School of Law co-sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (Fall 2002)
  • Moderator: “Internet Privacy”, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • Speaker, “First Amendment Online Anonymous Speech and Immunity Under the Communications Decency Act For Online Re-Publishers and Editors”, Third Annual E-Commerce and Internet Symposium, sponsored by New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Moderator: “What Intellectual Property Lawyers Need To Know About Bankruptcy and Perfecting Security Interests in IP”, Intellectual Property Law Section, New York State Bar Association, Annual Meeting 2002
  • Panelist, “Recent Developments In Internet Privacy Law”, Internet Law 2001, sponsored by the National Practice Institute and New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Speaker, “Domain Name Ownership And Web Site/Portal Development Agreements”, Second Annual E-Commerce and Internet Law Symposium, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education
  • Panelist, “Recent Developments In Intellectual Property Law Affecting Web-Based Transactions”, presented by the New York County Lawyers’ Association and National Practice Institute
  • Author: “What’s the Big Idea? The N.J. Trade Secret Act”, lead article in the Intellectual Property & Life Sciences, supplemental issue of the New Jersey Law Journal (April 9, 2012)
  • Program Co-Chair and Speaker, Fall Meeting, Intellectual Property Law Section, New York State Bar Association, “Intellectual Property Law Issues in Cyberspace” (October 2000)
  • Author: “The High Court’s Contradiction”, The Record newspaper, Page 1, Opinion section, July 3, 2011
  • Speaker, “Web/Portal Law”, New Jersey Bar Foundation
  • Author: Avoiding Online Identity Theft and Representing Its Victims”,New Jersey Lawyer magazine (Internet Law Issue, December 2008)
  • Speaker, “Web Site Legal Issues”, Venture Association of New Jersey
  • Author: “Using Public Wi-Fi Hotspots Can Land You in Hot Water by Risking Disclosure of Confidential Information”, New Jersey Lawyer magazine (Privacy Issue, April 2008)
  • Speaker, “Analysis of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, and ICANN’s Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy”, Annual Meeting Intellectual Property Law Section, New York State Bar Association, and First E-Commerce Symposium, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Author: Online "Phishing" Scams and Identity Theft by: Richard L. Ravin, Esq. (version appearing in Bright Ideas, Spring, 2005, a publication of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, as the "Message From The Chair");
  • Speaker, “Employee Privacy Interests in Age of Computer and Internet”, Computer-Related Law Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Moderator: What IP Practitioners Should Know about Estate Planning and Administration of Intellectual Property and Keeping Competent Under the RPC by Understanding the New Digital Assets Laws, Fall Meeting, Intellectual Property Law Section, NYSBA, New York City (November 9, 2017)
  • Moderator, “Internet Liability In The Workplace”, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law/Yeshiva University

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Ameripay LLC v. Ameripay Payroll, Ltd., 2005 WL 2293676, N.D.Ill., September 16, 2005 (NO. 04 C 5253 (RAG)
  • Donato v. Moldow, N.J. Super. Law (NO. BER-L-6214-01)
  • Somerset Development, LLC et al. v. “Cleaner Lakewood” John Doe et al., Docket No. OCN-C-119-10, oral decision October 29, 2010
  • Grow Company, Inc.  v. Chokshi and Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc. N.J. Super. Ch., March 19, 2010 (BER-C-280-05)
  • Grow Co., Inc. v. Dilip Chokshi and Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., et al., 2006 WL 3783522, N.J.Super.Ch., December 22, 2006 (NO. BER-C-280-05)
  • Ameripay, LLC v. Paylocity Corporation (formerly Ameripay Payroll, Ltd.), Case No. D2007-0452, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
  • Dipaolo v. Am Conservation Group, Inc., 179 N.J. 372, 845 A.2d 1254 (Table) N.J. 2004., March 25, 2004
  • Grow Company, Inc. v. Dilip Chokshi and Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., 2012 WL 715978 (N.J. App. Div. 2012)
  • Vasil v. Zullo, 238 N.J. Super. 572, 570 A.2d 464, N.J.Super.A.D., February 16, 1990 (NO. A-2197-88T5)
  • A.Z. v. Doe (Alexandra Zubowski Versus John Doe), 2010 WL 816647, N.J.Super.A.D., March 08, 2010 (NO. A-5060-08T3)
  • Grow Co., Inc. v. Chokshi and Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., 2006 WL 3783519, N.J.Super.Ch., December 22, 2006 (NO. BER-C-280-05)
  • Grow Co., Inc. v. Chokshi, 2005 WL 2483706, N.J.Super.Ch., October 07, 2005 (NO. BER-C-280-05)
  • Ameripay, LLC v. Ameripay Payroll, Ltd., 334 F.Supp.2d 629, D.N.J., July 20, 2004 (NO. 03-CV-3534 (FSH))
  • In re Iommazzo, 149 B.R. 767, 23 Bankr.Ct.Dec. 1479, Bankr. L. Rep. P 75,106, Bkrtcy.D.N.J., January 21, 1993 
  • In the Matter of Slava Lerner To Perpetuate The Testimony of Michael R. , N.J. Super. Law March 19, 2010 (NO. HUD-L-672-10)
  • Grow Co., Inc. v. Dilip Chokshi and Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc. 403 N.J. Super. 443 (App. Div 2008), (NO. A-4282-06T2, decided November 12, 2008)
  • Grow Co., Inc. v. Chokshi, 2006 WL 551367, N.J.Super.Ch., March 03, 2006 (NO. BER-C-280-05)

Videos:

  • FAQ videos by Richard L. Ravin, Esq. on various legal topics, including Internet, defamation, First Amendment, technolody, intellectual property, business, litigation, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, domain name disputes, mediation, arbitration, trademarks, copyrights, trademarks trade secrets, debtor-creditor rights, and bankruptcy, FAQ Videos, 2019

Educational Background:

  • Syracuse University, B.S. degree from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, in Television and Radio Advertising
  • Juris Doctor, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law (1986)
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74 Passaic St
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Phone: 201-967-8040

Fax: 201-967-0590

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