CAESAR RIVISE CELEBRATES 80 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE.
In 2006, Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd. celebrated 80 years as a leader in the field of intellectual property law.
The law firm was founded in 1926 by Abraham Caesar, an intellectual property attorney who, the victim of anti-Jewish discrimination, founded the firm after being unable to find work at local prominent intellectual property firms. The following year, Caesar was joined by another attorney, Charles Rivise, and the basis of what was to become an IP powerhouse was formed.
Together Mr. Caesar and Mr. Rivise practiced patent, trademark and copyright law and both men were soon identified as leading authorities on IP law. This prompted the two to author a four volume treatise on patent law called "Interference Law and Practice." The success of these books ensured that it was cited by the courts in hundreds of cases throughout the United States. Additionally, the book's authors became recognized widely as definitive experts on IP law in America.
Shortly thereafter, Mr. Caesar and Mr. Rivise also authored "Patentability and Validity." This book is still recognized today as one of the foremost legal books on the subject, and for over thirty years the book was used as a textbook in virtually every law school teaching patent law in the United States.
Today, with more than 25 attorneys, Caesar Rivise remains one of the top nationally known intellectual property law firms. The firm has been and continues to be called upon to obtain thousands of U.S. and international patents and trademarks, and Caesar Rivise acts as lead counsel in hundreds of trials and appeals throughout the United States. This has been accomplished while retaining its employee friendly, nurturing atmosphere.
Attorneys include former patent examiners, Ph.D. and Master degreed lawyers with backgrounds in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, mechanical engineering, materials science, electrical engineering, computers, the Internet and information technology. The firm's client base includes individuals, small entrepreneurial organizations, Fortune 500 companies, international corporations, hospitals, institutions and universities.
In 2006, to commemorate its 80th anniversary and in recognition of its founders' own battle with discrimination, Caesar Rivise became one of the Inaugural sponsors of the new Drexel University College of Law and Heritage Minority Law Student Fellowship Program. In this way, Caesar Rivise continues to support integrity and diversity among the next generation of legal scholars, while continuing it's commitment of on-going service to its clients, the community and the legal profession, all hallmarks of Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow.