Member of the Advisory Board
Intellectual Property Attorney, Wall & Tong, LLP
Mr. Coffy is a registered Patent Attorney. His practice emphasizes patent application preparation, prosecution and enforcement in the electronic arts including Business Methods Patents and Design Patents. Mr. Coffy has extensive experience in digital technologies, computer networks and information technologies as well as device physics, which includes semiconductor applications. Mr. Coffy co-invented a device called the “Low Friction Apparatus” which currently has a patent application on file with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). He also has experience in re-examination, litigation support, patent infringement assessment, patentability opinion letters, cease-and-desist letters, demand letters and due diligence. Mr. Coffy also advises clients on intellectual property licensing, trademark, trade secret, copyright and related unfair competition/deceptive advertising issues.
Following law school, Mr. Coffy was a patent examiner at the USPTO in the Computer Networks Technology Center. Mr. Coffy was an intellectual property attorney for Cozen O’Connor in Philadelphia and The Farrell Law Firm in Uniondale, New York. Currently, Mr. Coffy is an associate intellectual property attorney at Wall & Tong, LLP in Eatontown, NJ. He has a wealth of electrical engineering experience. As an electrical engineer, Mr. Coffy worked in different design capacities for companies such as L3 /Honeywell/Allied Signal and Lucent/Avaya in New Jersey, Square D Company in Raleigh, North Carolina and Computer Sciences Raytheon at Kennedy Space Center in Florida (NASA).
PUBLICATIONS/SPEECHES/PRESENTATIONS: Mr. Coffy co-authored “The need for signal claims.” Guest Panelist on “The Haitian Constitution 20 Years Later, Where are We? March 24, 2007. On the subject of Haiti’s reconstruction: ? Co-speaker with Congressman Donald Payne at a luncheon organized by the Linx of New Jersey, Feb. 2010; and ? Co-speaker with Professor Jean Mirvil at a meeting organized by the Peace and Justice Task Force of the Unitarian Church of All Souls in NY, March 2010.
Mr. Coffy chairs the Haitian-American Leadership Council (HALEC) a national civic organization.
Admitted in the State of New Jersey and in the United States District Court of New Jersey; Admitted before the United Sates Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
INVENTION: “Low Friction Apparatus.”
J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey 2003
Ph.D., candidate in Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1998-1999
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL 1993
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Bridgeport Engineering Institute, Bridgeport, CT 1986