Gary Monka

                                                          Registered U.S. Patent Attorney

                                                                New York State Bar  


        Gary has 25+ years of experience as an IP/Patent Attorney, including working as former in-house patent counsel at AT&T and BlackBerry, and for two prominent IP  boutiques in New York, NY representing Fortune 100 companies.

  • Patent Portfolio development and management
  • Patent preparation and prosecution before the United States Patent Office and worldwide focusing on inventions in telecommunications, electronics, hardware and software
  • Counseling clients and preparing legal opinions on matters of patent infringement and validity
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Licensing
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Non-disclosure, technology transfer and joint-development agreements
  • Startups and venture capital
  • IP acquisitions and indemnification
  • Due diligence


        Background in aerospace and electronics, with specific experience preparing and prosecuting patents in high technology, including:

  • Telecommunications, including wireless, circuit switched, optical and packet data networks
  • RF and wireless circuits and systems
  • Semiconductors
  • Consumer electronics
  • Computer Systems, including hardware and software
  • Network access and security
  • Social Networks
  • Memory
  • Distributed database systems
  • Optics
  • Business methods and CRM
  • Aerospace, including design of low observable components for military applications
  • FAA licensed and instrument rated pilot

         NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, Davie Florida, J.D. 1992
         HARTFORD GRADUATE CENTER (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)), Hartford Connecticut, M.S. Electrical Engineering (non-matriculating), 1988 
         RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, College of Engineering, New Brunswick New Jersey, B.S. Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering, 1986