Carrie A. Longstaff

Counsel

New York
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Overview

Carrie Longstaff focuses her practice on intellectual property (IP) litigation, licensing, opinion work and transactional IP due diligence. Her legal insight merges with her background as a former engineer to navigate an array of complex issues, including copyright matters: Carrie has defended a music distributor, a Fortune 500 medical technologies company and others against copyright infringement claims. She is guided by a practical understanding of scientific principles, and is driven to resolve her clients' matters using an efficient and resourceful approach.

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  • Defended a Fortune 500 medical technologies company in connection with copyright claims relating to medical illustrations and breach of licensing agreements. Settled the complex case in a manner that was cost effective and beneficial to the client.
  • Represented a major publishing firm in connection with copyright claims concerning application software related to an internet portal for a major aspect of the company's business.
  • Continually assisting and counseling entertainment news websites on cease and desist notices and compliance under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
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Experience

  • Defended a Fortune 500 medical technologies company in connection with copyright claims relating to medical illustrations and breach of licensing agreements. Settled the complex case in a manner that was cost effective and beneficial to the client.
  • Represented a major publishing firm in connection with copyright claims concerning application software related to an internet portal for a major aspect of the company's business.
  • Continually assisting and counseling entertainment news websites on cease and desist notices and compliance under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
  • Works with an emerging high-fashion retail company to secure and enforce intellectual property rights, including trademarks and copyrights on brand names and logos throughout the world.
  • Defended marketing and retail supplier of DVDs and third-party retailers against claims of copyright infringement relating to the alleged use of various documentary videos and colorized black-and-white public films.
  • Defended a music distributor against claims of copyright infringement involving the Estate of Townes Van Zandt.
  • Represent and counsel a Billboard 100 artist in trademark and copyright matters.
  • Successfully represented marketer of high fashion and designer gowns, and its internet store, on its claims of improper takedown notices under the DMCA and copyright misuse.
  • Defending popular television network against allegations of trade secret misappropriation and patent and copyright infringement relating to various consumer products and graphical user interfaces.
  • Successfully defended major music and film distribution and publishing company against claims of copyright infringement associated with the distribution of a motion picture photoplay.
  • Pursued trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and copyright claims on behalf of value-added reseller of software solutions against competitor that engaged in corporate raiding activities.
  • Negotiated favorable settlements for a major reseller of cellular phones in various patent infringement actions filed throughout the United States involving patents relating to MMS cellular messaging technology, taking and storing photographs using mobile devices, QPSK modulation in CDMA communication networks, monitoring data traffic transmission rates over cellular communication channels, cellular antenna technology and channel hopping in wireless communication networks.
  • Represented a software distributor in asserting patents related to software-activation technology.
  • Defended an international electronics manufacturer and distributor in a multidistrict patent litigation.
  • Represented plaintiff and patent holder in patent infringement case involving use of oxygen absorbers in modified atmosphere meat-packaging technology.
  • Represented a major publishing firm in a putative class action brought by an author alleging breach of contract, and breach of both good faith and fair dealing of the foreign royalties provision of a publishing agreement. The case was won in district court and succeeded on appeal.
  • Drafted and negotiated IP licenses for startups through Fortune 500 companies.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • New York Metro "Super Lawyer" (2013 to 2018)
    • New York Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2012)

Memberships

  • New Jersey Intellection Property Association
    • Head of the Membership Committee (2017 to present)
    • House Chair (2018)
    • Jefferson Medal Committee (2014 to present)
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Section

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Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Margaret Mary McVeigh, P.J.Ch.
  • Marotta Controls: Project Engineer
  • Flowserve Corporation (formerly Ingersoll Dresser Pump Co.): Product Engineer

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 55,897

Education

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2005
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1997