Ira J. Hammer advises small and medium-sized businesses with regard to intellectual property, contract, corporate and commercial law based on his more than thirty years of experience.
Ira started his practice as a commercial litigator and after working on a significant intellectual property case, took the patent bar and was admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. For the next fifteen years, his practice focused on litigation of intellectual property, contract, corporate and commercial matters, as well as the prosecution of trademark, copyright and patent applications and counseling clients on various intellectual property matters. Over time, the emphasis of his practice changed from litigation to the protection and licensing of intellectual property and the negotiation of commercial contracts, including the prosecution, counseling and licensing involving intellectual property and technology. He advises clients across a broad range of industries including businesses from retailers.
- AV® rated, the highest rating conferred by Martindale-Hubbell® for legal ability and professional ethics, based upon a peer review of the Bar and the Judiciary*
- Included on the list of Morris/Essex Health & Life magazine's 2019, 2020 and 2021 "Top Lawyers" in Intellectual Property Rights*
- Rutgers Journal of Computers, Technology and the Law, Managing Editor (1979-1980)
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- Co-author, Revisions to New Jersey Business Corporation and Nonprofit Corporation Law to Allow Meetings by Remote Communications, April 16, 2020
- Contributing author, March 2018 Legal Updates for Businesses
- Contributing author, June 2017 Legal Updates for Businesses
- “Internet Law and Electronic Contracting Cases,” The Business Lawyer, November 2011 Volume 67 Issue 1
- "Protecting Source Code," New Jersey Law Journal - Intellectual Property & Life Sciences, July 18, 2005 (Ira J. Hammer, Sheila F. McShane)
- "Dilution Law Since 'Moseley' -- Courts have yet to provide useful guidelines on 'actual dilution,' and Congress may soon step in," The National Law Journal, May 9, 2005
- "Will Electronic Signatures Make a Difference? The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act," Outside Counsel , Summer/Fall 2000
- Trustee, Executive Committee Member, and Pro Bono Counsel, Hebrew Academy of Morris County
- Director and Executive Committee Member, Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael
- Former Member, Advisory Council, Software Association of New Jersey, a division of the New Jersey Technology Council (1995-2001)
- Member, American Bar Association
- Represented a brokerage firm in the substantial upgrading of its software systems including acquisition of back office and website software
- Represented trading platform in the licensing of additional technology to offer through the platform
- Represented hospital in multi-million dollar technology acquisition and systems outsourcing
- Represented client in the rebranding of client including strategy regarding trademark registration and usage
- Counseled client regarding the formulation of a new roofing product to avoid potential patent infringement claims by a competitor
- Assisted major bank with resolution of multi-million dollar vendor contractual claims arising out of the destruction of a bank facility near the World Trade Center