Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that Jodi Reynolds, a senior associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group, has been appointed to the Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN) board of directors.
RAIHN is a not-for-profit, interfaith, culturally-competent organization that assists homeless families achieve sustainable independence by supporting them with tailored services, including shelter, food, personalized case management, and a diverse network of caring volunteers. The organization currently partners with 43 faith communities as host and support congregations, with many others providing moral and financial support.
Reynolds will serve a three-year term helping oversee the RAIHN policies and finances, as well as participating in strategic planning. Reynolds is currently serving as a RAIHN volunteer through her own congregation.
As an Intellectual Property attorney, Reynolds helps clients attain, protect, and monetize patents, trademarks, and copyrights. She regularly counsels clients through the patent prosecution process, drafting patentability, infringement, and invalidity opinions, and also guides clients through the registration process with regard to trademarks and copyrights. Reynolds drafts and negotiates contracts involving intellectual property issues, and counsels Internet Service Providers and other companies with respect to e-commerce, including copyright infringement, privacy and security issues. A graduate of the University of Rochester, Reynolds earned her law degree, cum laude, from the University at Buffalo Law School.
The Harter Secrest & Emery Intellectual Property practice group provides comprehensive intellectual property legal services to clients throughout the United States and in foreign countries. The group assists clients in building and maintaining Intellectual Property portfolios including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights, and has extensive experience negotiating and drafting licensing agreements, and serving as lead counsel in complex patent and other intellectual property litigation. In addition, the Intellectual Property practice group provides strategic counseling to clients on assessing potential threats and avoiding conflicts with third parties. The group’s clients operate across a wide spectrum of industries and technologies, including manufacturing, retail, consumer goods, office products, and high technology and range from Fortune 500 corporations, major motion picture studios, and investors, to start-up ventures, entrepreneurs, and individual inventors.