Donna Tobin focuses her practice in intellectual property law and has a broad range of experience in that area. With over 24 years of experience, Ms. Tobin represents corporations and businesses of all sizes, as well as nonprofit organizations, universities and individuals, in acquisition, protection, enforcement, licensing, clearance and evaluation of intellectual property rights. Her areas of focus include trademark portfolio management and monetization, trademark search and clearance opinions, oppositions and cancellations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and advising clients on international filing strategies.
Ms. Tobin has extensive experience in assisting clients in a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, apparel, dietary supplements, luxury goods, real estate, consumer electronics, food, insurance, machinery and publishing, in acquisition, enforcement and protection of their intellectual property, including copyrights, patents, trade secrets and trademarks.
She is an experienced intellectual property litigator, having helped her clients enforce their rights and defended her clients against the infringement allegations of others, and she negotiates favorable settlements where advisable.
Ms. Tobin also has significant experience in the application of intellectual property laws to computer-related technologies and was involved in one of the first cases under U.S. Copyright law to apply the right to make archival copies to the operation of computer programs on personal computers. Since then, Ms. Tobin has been involved in a variety of wide-ranging issues relating to computer technologies, including the seizure of counterfeit software, enforcement of business method patents, theft of trade secret software relating to energy conservation technology, the use of photographs on Internet web sites and licensing of patents used by financial institutions. She has extensive experience in litigating matters in the federal courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in UDRP arbitrations involving domain names. Ms. Tobin has written on computer technology-related trademark issues for national law journals and has spoken on the subject at conferences directed to artificial intelligence professionals.
1/22/2013 - New York Office Commemorates National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month with Reception for Nomi Network
12/7/2012 - 173 BakerHostetler Attorneys Named 2012 Super Lawyers; 55 Named Rising Stars
5/15/2012 - Tobin Publishes “Fabric design and copyright infringement” on The National Law Journal Homepage