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Eryn TruongEryn Truong is a member of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP’s intellectual property (IP) group for both transactional and litigation matters. Her practice encompasses a wide range of intellectual property matters, including trademark, copyright, patents, trade secrets, privacy rights, licensing disputes, and domain name dispute resolution.

Truong is versed in conducting infringement analysis and opinions, and counseling clients on potential or pending infringement problems. Her practice also consists of litigating complex business disputes, commercial, and intellectual property litigation.

Almost every company- whether it’s a start-up or an established company- has intellectual property, Truong noted.

“It is a valuable asset that companies should be proactive in protecting and maintaining,” she said. “My focus in 2015 is to educate companies on how to protect their assets with a good IP strategy and how to build a strong IP portfolio.”

Every company has different IP assets and the type of protection needed varies, Truong said.

“For example, a medical device company will be more concerned with patent and trade secret protection, while a web-based company will be more focused on copyright and trademark protection,” she explained.  “First, a review of all the potential IP assets should be conducted, regardless of what is already known and obvious. Second, it is important to establish proper ownership over the IP assets by ensuring that agreements and assignments are in place. Third, proper measures should be taken to protect the IP, whether that is patent, trademark, copyright, or trade secret protection. Finally, policies and procedures need to be developed, implemented and enforced to ensure the IP assets remain safe –guarded in the company’s operation.”

“A thorough look at the company’s IP assets is important not only to ensure the company’s continued success and growth, but to increase its attractiveness to investors and venture capitalists,” Truong said.

Truong earned a juris doctor from Seattle University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis. She is admitted to practice in New York state and Washington and before the United States District Court, Southern District Court of New York; the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York ; the United States District Court, Northern District of New York.

She is a member of the Trademark Committee of the New York Intellectual Property Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Truong is a native of Silicon Valley versed in emerging technology and issues in California. In Washington, she was a member of the Intellectual Property Practice group, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association.

Campolo, Middleton & McCormick LLP, which has offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, is a full- service law firm representing clients in a wide variety of legal matters, including business transaction matters, corporate, healthcare, intellectual property and technology, labor and employment, liability insurance, and insurance coverage, litigation and appeals, matrimonial, mergers and acquisitions, municipal liability and government relations, private equity, real estate development, white collar defense and wills, trusts, and estates.

The firm has an established record of results for its clients, who range from individuals to global companies, and approaches each matter with unique understanding of the issues and the highest level of integrity. The firm is the recipient of the HIA-LI Business Achievement Award and has been voted the 2015 Best Law Firm on Long Island in the “Bethpage Best of Long Island” awards.