Counsel at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, Eryn Y. Truong manages the firm’s Litigation group and chairs its Intellectual Property group.

Truong litigates complex business litigation and intellectual property matters in courts on both coasts. She successfully represented a photographer in a copyright infringement lawsuit, resulting in a $1.32 million jury verdict. The case was one of the first ruled in favor of a photographer under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Her practice also encompasses a wide range of intellectual property matters including trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, privacy rights, intellectual property transactions, and intellectual property litigation. Truong works with clients to develop comprehensive strategies for protection and management of intellectual property assets. She handles complex licensing agreements, including mergers and acquisitions, for technology companies, software companies, and national retail stores and manufacturers.

With the growing use of 3D printers in product development, new products can be developed quicker than ever, Truong noted.

“However, 3D printers also make it easy to copy and reproduce event those products protected by a patent, trademark, or copyright,” she said. “It is as simple as downloading a computer-aided design (CAD) file.”

“3D Printing poses IP risks that businesses must be aware of,” Truong said. “Users of 3D printers must make sure that no IP rights will be infringed, and IP owners should be prepared to enforce their rights when products are found to infringe by requesting the destruction of the products and asserting claims for injunctive relief and damages.”

“With the commercialization of 3D printing, infringement will likely increase since anyone with a 3D printer can pirate design files and turn them into tangible objects without owning the IP,” Truong said.

Truong is well versed in conducting infringement analyses and regularly counsels clients on potential or pending infringement problems. She also enforces and defends trademark rights in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and in domain name administrative proceedings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute  Resolution Policy (UDRP).

Truong earned a juris doctor from Seattle University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis.

She serves on the board of directors for ConnectToTech and is a member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Suffolk County Bar Association and Washington State Bar Association.

Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP is a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, New York.  They do not seek to be the largest law firm as measured by number of lawyers or offices.  Instead, they strive to be the firm of choice for clients with respect to their most challenging legal issues, most significant business transactions, and most critical disputes. Through its charitable arm, CMM Cares, the firm brings much-needed funds and attention to charitable causes impacting Long Island. The firm has also established a state-of-the-art training center at its Ronkonkoma headquarters to serve as a resource for the Long Island business community.