Maureen V. Abbey
"Justice is the process of balancing the rights of all persons so that one person does not overreach and impinge upon another’s rights."
~Maureen V. Abbey
Maureen V. Abbey practiced intellectual property law with Ward & Olivo, a New Jersey-based law firm, before joining Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC. Maureen's practice involves primarily patent litigation for plaintiffs in various technical fields including financial services, document and workflow management, network security systems, fraud and security detection and deterrent systems, and various other electronic systems. Maureen has in-depth expertise on the financial services industry and specifically, electronic payments processing. She was actively involved in defending regional and national banks in DataTreasury litigations. Maureen directed a national research project defending these financial services clients that included managing a network of technical and financial services experts. The information gathered as a result of this project was invaluable in defending her clients in that case. Maureen's sharp research skills make her a valued member of the Patent Litigation Group at Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC. Over the years, she has developed expertise in analyzing patents, assessing their monetization capabilities, and making recommendations on enforcing patents against infringers. Maureen has also conducted due diligence reviews focused on intellectual property for financial software services companies. She has handled patent and trademark prosecution, and trademark opposition proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Maureen has handled international intellectual property matters with assistance from local counsel in a number of countries. She has experience with copyrights as well. Maureen advises clients on the management of intellectual property portfolios for national and international protection for both small and large businesses relating to mechanical engineering, cosmetics and fashion, and medical devices. Prior to entering the legal profession, Maureen worked as a research scientist and lab manager at the Department of Neurosurgery at The Graduate Hospital, affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, and later at Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her research was dedicated to understanding biochemical pathways in the brain and studying options for new drug therapies for preventing and reducing brain damage resulting from brain cell injury. While she enjoyed working in the research lab, Maureen left it to pursue her law degree and enter the legal profession in hopes to use her expertise and skills for serving her clients in intellectual property matters.
- New Jersey, and N.J. U.S. District Court, 2005
- New York, 2006
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2006
- Registered Patent Attorney, 2007
- Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D. 2005)
- The Johns Hopkins University (B.A. 1995)
- Thomas Jefferson University (M.S. 1999)
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
- Summit Bar Association (Officer, 2007-2011)
- New Jersey Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
- American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association