Wendi Opper Uzar is Counsel in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group.  Wendi is an experienced intellectual property attorney, covering prosecution, licensing and litigation concerning patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.  Her practice focuses on obtaining, protecting and enforcing the intellectual property rights of her clients. 

Wendi has experience with all aspects of patent prosecution and counseling.  In addition she has handled numerous litigations before the federal courts and Opposition and Cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Wendi has extensive experience in transferring intellectual property rights through the sale of a business, merger or license agreement and the associated due diligence and opinion work.  Wendi counsels clients by providing opinions relating to patentability, infringement, freedom to operate and trademark clearance.

Clients in a variety of industries rely on Wendi's counsel, including entertainment, fashion, luxury goods, furniture, electrical components, lighting products, merchandising, beauty, food, pet products, software, mobile applications, software, toys, novelty products, jewelry, fabric design, clothing, outsourcing, writing instruments and industrial equipment.

Wendi is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark office.

Wendi received her J.D. degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2005 with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law, where she was Patent Chair of the Intellectual Property Society.  She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in Saint Louis in 2002.

Prior to joining Riker Danzig, Wendi was an associate at Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C. in New York.