Rochelle “Rocky” Lieberman, Esq.
Patent & Intellectual Property Attorney
Rochelle “Rocky” Lieberman, Esq.
Rochelle Lieberman, Esq., is a founding member of the law firm of Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC, where she specializes in intellectual property law (i.e. patents, trademarks, and copyrights). Ms. Lieberman is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Prior to forming her law firm, Ms. Lieberman practiced as a sole practitioner for two years. Ms. Lieberman is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, where she served as the President of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association and advised the Dean of the University of Miami School of Law on preparation of an Intellectual Property Law curriculum. Ms. Lieberman also served as a research assistant to Professor R. Williamson and researched a paper titled “Gathering Danger: the Urgent Need to Regulate Toxic Substances That Can Bioaccumulate.” She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University School of Engineering & Applied Sciences.
Ms. Lieberman also served as a Patent Examiner in the Special Programs Group (Group 220) of the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Prior to her position at the United States Patent & Trademark Office, Ms. Lieberman held positions at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business; the U.S. Department of Transportation: Office of Hazardous Materials; NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center; and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory: Tactical Electronic Warfare Division. Ms. Lieberman has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Science and Environmental Policy Project (1997-2009), a member of the Board of Directors and General Counsel of the National Association of Women Business Owners – Capital Area Chapter (1996-1997), and a member of the Board of Directors of D.C. Web Women (1999-2001).
Ms. Lieberman also is an active member of the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association where she served as the Chairperson of the Women in Intellectual Property Law Committee (1999-2001), and thereafter as a Liaison for the Relations with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Committee to the Women in IP Law Committee. Ms. Lieberman is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Ms. Lieberman has presented papers, lectured and/or been a guest speaker at the various organizations and/or events over the years – a number of which are listed below:
- “The Art of Patent Searching & Legal Opinions,” American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, Prosecution Bootcamp, February 2018 & May 2019
- “What’s Working at the PTO,” U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Partnering in Patents, October 2010
- Association of University Technology Managers, “Practice Tips in Patent Practice,” San Diego, California, 2008
- Delivered a paper titled “Patent Rights and Economic Development,” coauthored by Mark M. Brandsdorfer, presented at the International Trade and Finance Association’s 17th International Conference, May 16-20, 2007, in Miami, Florida
- Webinar, “U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Examiner Interview Practice,” American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, May 2007
- DC Web Women, Forum on Intellectual Property, Library of Congress, December 2004
- “Intellectual Property,” National Women’s Business Center, October 2004
- Multiple AIPLA Women in IP Law Events
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, Mock Trial, American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, October 2003
- “A Look at the American Inventors Protection Act of 1999,” Greater Rockville Partnership Newsletter, August 2001
- “Basics of a Patent: The Different Between Design and Utility Patents,” Greater Rockville Partnership Newsletter, May 2001
- “Copyrights and Content – Who’s Rights Are They, Anyway?” DC Web Women, National Press Club, March 2001