Michael I. Chakansky

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Michael I. Chakansky


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4 Century Drive
Parsippany, NJ 07054-4406
Tel: 973.331.1700
Fax: 973.331.1717


  • Litigation


Michael Chakansky is an experienced Patent Attorney with extensive and diverse experience in all aspects of intellectual property. Former Chair of the 2000 member Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, in the dissent, in Florida Prepaid v. College Savings Bank, 527 U.S. 627 (1999), for his column published in 13 Computer Law Strategist, No. 9, p. 8 (1997). Former Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at the general practice law firm of Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C. Fellow, American Bar Foundation. Fellow, New York Bar Foundation.

Practice Expertise

Patent litigation, licensing and prosecution; intellectual property due diligence; trade secret preservation and litigation; trademark and copyright litigation, licensing and prosecution; computer contract drafting and litigation; and internet-related intellectual property.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Courts of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • JD, 1981, Law, Buffalo Law School, SUNY; Law Review, Moot Court Board
  • MA, 1977, Physics, The City College, CUNY
  • BA, 1973, Mathematics, New York University;


  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Association
  • The City Bar of New York (formerly, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York)
  • The American Physical Society