Rory Alegria Named Member of LLC

We are pleased to announce that Rory Alegria is now a member of the LLC. Congratulations to Rory!

Jeffrey Blankman Named Member of LLC

We are pleased to announce that Jeffrey Blankman is now a member of the LLC. Congratulations to Jeff!

Servilla Whitney LLC Moves to New Office Space

We have moved back into the newly renovated building at 33 Wood Avenue South, and we are located in Suite 830 (8th Floor). Our new address is:

Servilla Whitney LLC
33 Wood Avenue South, Suite 830
Iselin, NJ 08830

Servilla Whitney LLC attorneys at Pro Bono Partnership’s SMORGASBONO

Scott Servilla, Sunil Raval and Matthew Hintz recently participated at Pro Bono Partnership’s SMORGASBONOSM program on May 27, 2014 with other local in-house counsel and outside attorneys at BASF Corporation’s headquarters in Florham Park. Our attorneys met with fifteen area nonprofits to discuss and advise on their legal issues in the fields of intellectual property, corporate governance, and internet and website issues. Servilla Whitney is happy continue its support Pro Bono Partnership in its efforts to provide legal services to nonprofit organizations.

Robert Kroczynski joins Servilla Whitney LLC

Robert Kroczynski joined Servilla Whitney LLC as an associate earlier in 2014. Bob has extensive experience in preparation and prosecution of patents for semiconductor materials and processes, small organic molecules, various mechanical devices and systems, and computer and business methods.

Servilla Whitney LLC welcomes Bob to the firm.

USPTO Confirms Validity of BASF Patent in Inter Partes Reexamination

The U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently confirmed the validity of BASF’s U.S. Patent 7,601,662. The USPTO issued the Inter Partes Reexamination Certificate for the ‘662 patent on June 7, 2013.   Servilla Whitney LLC represented BASF in the reexamination.

Servilla Whitney LLC Named a Go-To Law Firm for Fortune 500 Companies

Servilla Whitney LLC was recently named among Corporate Counsel magazine’s Go-To Law Firms® for America’s 500 largest companies. Selected firms were chosen for delivering exceptional work for the Fortune 500®. Our firm was selected for our work in intellectual property.

Clients that provided feedback on Servilla Whitney LLC as part of this year’s survey process included Applied Materials, Inc and Becton, Dickinson and Company.  Firms were chosen based on data obtained through surveys sent to general counsel at the Fortune 500® and public record research in various key databases.

Corporate Counsel magazine published the list, “Go-To Law Firms,” in the In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies reference guide.


We Changed Our Name!

Effective January 7, 2013, Diehl Servilla LLC has changed the firm name to Servilla Whitney LLC.

Glen Diehl, a founding member of the firm, retired as a member of the firm at the end of 2012, and he has left the firm to join the firm of Graham Curtin in Morristown, New Jersey. We wish Glen success in his new venture.

Servilla Whitney LLC looks forward to continued growth with an outstanding team of intellectual property specialists, several having advanced degrees in technology. We will continue to offer unparalleled service, which has proven to be successful over the last nine years.

We are expanding our office space!

Servilla Whitney LLC has extended its lease at its 33 Wood location in Iselin, NJ and has increased its office space capacity by 50%.  This has been in response to strong demand for the firm’s services and the addition of several new attorneys to expand the firm’s expertise in chemical, pharmaceutical, biological and medical device patent counseling, prosecution and reexamination practices.

New Attorneys Join Servilla Whitney

Servilla Whitney LLC is pleased to announce the addition of four new attorneys.

Sunil Raval received  Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University, graduating cum laude. Sunil received his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law- Newark and received his Masters in Pharmaceutical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.   Sunil’s practice includes opinions, counseling, and patent and trademark application preparation and prosecution for large and small corporate clients.

Michelle Cristaldi received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California – Berkeley and B.A. in Anthropology, University of California – Berkeley.   Michelle received for Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.  Michelle’s practice includes patent preparation and prosecution including technologies in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields. Michelle also works in the areas of post grant practice, including ex parte and inter partes reexaminations.

Rebecca Smirk received a B.A. from Swarthmore College in Chemistry and Economics and a Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.  Prior to and during law school, Rebecca spent ten years as a research scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, where she worked on developing new medicines.  Rebecca’s practice includes patent preparation and prosecution and opinions for chemical and pharmaceutical clients.

Rory Alegria received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Chemistry from the University of California – Berkeley.  Rory received a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law-Newark.  Rory’s practice includes patent preparation and prosecution and opinions, particularly in technologies related to chemistry, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, water filtration systems, automotive catalysts, semiconductors and cosmetics.  Rory also handles ex parte and inter partes reexaminations.