Susan is a long-time member of the Licensing Executive Society (LES) of the US and Canada, where she serves on the leadership committee for the High Tech Sector as Liaison to LES-International. She serves as the vice-chair of the Software Licensing Committee and participates on the Aerospace and Transportation Committee,and Consumer Electronics Committee, as well as with the local NJ Chapter. She is a Certified Licensing Professional of the LES.Susan Okin Goldsmith is a Partner of the firm. Her practice focuses on intellectual property, including global registration and enforcement strategy, domestic and foreign trademark clearance and registration, infringement matters, and intellectual property licensing. Susan handles a wide variety of matters involving computer hardware and software vendors and purchasers, software and other technology licensing, e-commerce and internet use and abuse, and issues involving international trade. Susan also has an extensive track record with respect to corporate and commercial business transactions, joint ventures and start-ups, including complex mergers and acquisitions and venture capital financing, handling substantial licensing and other intellectual property and technology issues.
Susan is featured in the World Trademark Review’s WRT 1000 for 2012 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, a “recommended individual” in the State of New Jersey. This follows her recognition in the CSC Trademark Insider 2007 Annual Report, issued April 2008, with a Top Trademark Attorney Award and a national ranking of #19 in the nation for the year 2007, by number of trademark applications filed. In 2009, Susan again earned national recognition as a Top Trademark Attorney, with an individual national ranking of #20, for the calendar year 2008. Most recently, she was selected to the 2012 New Jersey Super Lawyers list.
Susan is a 1986 graduate of the Rutgers School of Law – Newark and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, where she majored in Marketing. Immediately prior to joining SorinRoyerCooper in June 2011, Susan was a partner at Duane Morris LLP. Earlier in her career she served as judicial clerk to the Honorable William H. Walls, then of the New Jersey Superior Court and now of the United States District Court of New Jersey.