SERGE KRIMNUS is a patent attorney with over five years’ experience as a software engineer, bringing substantial technical knowledge and experience to his practice. Serge has represented clients in U.S. district court in patent and trademark infringement cases, prosecuted patent and trademark applications, and represented clients in domain name arbitrations. Serge’s experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications and litigating patents spans a variety of technologies from computer software and hardware to mechanical engineering and medical devices. Serge also counsels clients on issues relating to selection, registration and protection of trademarks, and has experience in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Serge is Adjunct Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor for Clinical Law at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches Patent Prosecution and supervises law students at the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy Clinic, which counsels startup technology companies on patent and trademark issues. He has also been a guest lecturer on design patent law at New York University.

Prior to joining Mauriel Kapouytian Woods, Serge was an associate at a law firm in New York, New York where he drafted and prosecuted patent applications in digital image processing, computer networking, wireless telecommunications, GUI, finance, mechanical engineering, and medical device technologies. Additionally, Serge represented clients in patent and trade dress infringement actions and counseled and advised clients, with respect to patentability, freedom to operate, and infringement.

Prior to law school, Serge was a software engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation, where he designed and developed tactical software for the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G jet.


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2010
  • New York Institute of Technology, M.B.A. with distinction, 2006
  • Stony Brook University, B.S., Computer Science, 2003

Bar Memberships

  • Admitted in New York
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office registered


  • Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, 2014-2018

Select Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • The Doctrine of Foreign Equivalents at Death’s Door, 12 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 159 (2010)
  • Recent Developments in Copyright, 63 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 53 (2016)
  • Recent Developments in Copyright, 62 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 89 (2014)
  • Recent Developments in Copyright, 61 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 59 (2013)