Jakob B. Halpern


18 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 200
Florham Park, NJ 07932
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Jakob B. Halpern represents clients in corporate, commercial, complex and multi-party litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property, employment, competition law, and professional malpractice matters, with an emphasis on matters before the federal courts. He also counsels clients regarding intellectual property rights and employment issues.

Jake's clients range from well-known consumer brands and pharmaceutical companies to local businesses and individuals, and he has represented and counseled clients in diversified industries including pharmaceutical and healthcare, medical and chemical products, communications, insurance, distributorships, gaming, supermarkets and retailers, consumer electronic products, clothing and footwear, automotive, real estate, and other service and product industries.

Honors and Awards

Listed in:

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers® 2017
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars 2009-2013

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Professional History

Prior to joining Saiber, Jake clerked for the Hon. William Matthew Byrne, Jr., on the United States District Court for the Central District of California, following a year as a litigation associate at a prominent D.C. law firm.  He has also served as producer on a successful cable television news program.

Representative Matters

Counsel in numerous intellectual property litigations, including assisting as co-counsel to generic drug manufacturers in Hatch-Waxman pharmaceutical patent infringement and antitrust matters.

Negotiated several consent judgments for BMW and Rolls-Royce against infringers of their marks.

Successfully opposed certification in purported class action against leading toilet manufacturer.

Represented a leading leather goods manufacturer in an unfair competition dispute against an unauthorized distributor.

Defended a beverage distributor against charges of trademark infringement by an energy drink manufacturer.

Represented a manufacturer of medical contrast dyes in a false advertising trial against a leading competitor.

Successfully moved to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit against Pathmark Stores.

Represented Quest Diagnostics and its subsidiary in a lawsuit by the former CEO of the subsidiary for various contractual breaches.

Successfully moved to dismiss a breach of contract action by a former retailer for DIRECTV.

Secured a summary judgment concerning construction of intentional and criminals acts exclusions in a liability policy for a national insurer.

Served as trial counsel and successfully secured an “unprecedented” dismissal of a formal ethics complaint against a New Jersey Superior Court judge.

Noteworthy Decisions

Schering Corp. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., 2011 WL 3736503 (D.N.J. 2011) (denying most aspects of opponent’s Summary Judgment Motion).

Marchese v. Cablevision Systems Corp., 2011 WL 3022529 (D.N.J. 2011), 2011 WL 149917 (D.N.J. 2011), 2010 WL 3311842 (D.N.J. 2010) (granting successive Motions to Dismiss original, Amended and Second Amended antitrust Complaints).

In re Wertheimer, 205 N.J. 87 (2011) (dismissal of formal ethics complaint against N.J. Superior Court judge following trial).

Banxcorp v. Apax Partners, L.P., 2011 WL 1253892 (D.N.J. 2011) (granting defendants’ Motion to Dismiss antitrust Complaint).

Laney v. American Standards Cos., 2010 WL 3810637 (D.N.J. 2010) (denying plaintiff’s Motion for Class Certification and granting in part defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment).

Gardner v. U.S. Foodservice, Inc., 2010 WL 1050168 (D.N.J. 2010) (granting in part Motion to Dismiss discrimination Complaint).

Wyeth v. Abbott Laboratories, 692 F.Supp.2d 453 (D.N.J. 2010) (on appeal, reversing Magistrate Judge and determining cocounsel should not be disqualified from matter).

Bracco Diagnostics, Inc. v. Amersham Health, Inc., 627 F. Supp. 2d 384 (D.N.J. 2009) (trial opinion awarding injunction and damages to plaintiff).

TransUSA Products, Inc. v. Howard Berger Co., Inc., 2008 WL 3154753 (D.N.J. 2008), 2008 WL 852324 (D.N.J. 2008) (granting successive Motions to Dismiss unfair competition Complaints).

Allstate Ins. Co. v. Woods, 2008 WL 961240 (D.N.J. 2008) (denying defendants’ Summary Judgment Motion and granting client’s Cross-Motion disclaiming coverage under policy exclusion).

Gunvalson v. PTC Therapeutics, Inc., 2008 WL 4003377 (D.N.J. 2008) (entering preliminary injunction against a biotechnology company to enforce its promises to provide an investigational drug to a terminally ill teenager).


Memberships and Activities

American Bar Association

International Trademark Association

John J. Lifland American Inn of Court