Dante C. Rohr

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Dante concentrates his practice in complex litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of professionals, including attorneys, accountants, architects and engineers, and directors and officers, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, commercial litigation, and intellectual property matters. In addition to his work at the trial level, Dante has significant experience in the appellate court level in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as in the Court of Appeals for the Third and Sixth Circuits.

Dante is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and his practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law including federal and state litigation, appeals, patent and trademark prosecution, licensing and client counseling.  Dante has represented many clients in intellectual property actions including claims for misappropriation of trade secrets and trademark infringement, and has represented clients in Federal and State Courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board.

Dante also has significant admiralty and maritime law experience. As a member of the Maritime Litigation Practice Group, he has experience defending Jones Act claims, defending port facilities with regard to personal injury and property damage claims, maritime construction claims including pier and bulkhead collapses, cargo claims, vessel damage claims and limitation of liability actions.

Before joining the firm, Dante worked as an electrical design engineer in the manufacturing and machine design fields. In 1992, Dante received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and subsequently, in 1998, received his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law - Camden, New Jersey.

 

Significant Representative Matters

Obtained an involuntary dismissal at close of plaintiff's case in a trucking case arising out of the recovery of a wreck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. 

Obtained summary judgment in a suit arising out of the drowning of an eight-year-old boy and near drowning of his mother. The plaintiffs alleged that defendant negligently designed and maintained a culvert and failed to warn about dangerous tidal currents in an area which was a popular crabbing and fishing spot. Successfully argued that the defendant, a land conservatory trust, had no possession or control over the area or culvert and that it was statutorily immune from liability under the New Jersey Landowner's Liability Act. In addition, it was argued any claim for negligent design was barred by the Statute of Repose. 

Obtained summary judgment on a property damage claim arising out of the renovation of defendant's building where plaintiff alleged that construction damaged his adjacent buildings. 

Obtained dismissal of a breach of contract claim arising out of the sale of a business wherein plaintiffs alleged the seller continued to operate in violation of a non-compete clause. 

Obtained dismissal on behalf of foreign news agency in a defamation action where plaintiff alleged various foreign news agency published defamatory stories about him. 

Obtained summary judgment with regard to plaintiff's emotional injury claims where it was shown that plaintiff sustained no physical injury and was not within the "zone of danger." 

Published Works

"The Need for Clarity in Counseling Customers," Legal Updates for Insurance Agents & Brokers, November 2018

Contributing Author, IP Claims Quarterly, 2017-present

Admissions
New Jersey
1998
Pennsylvania
1998
U.S. District Court of New Jersey
1998
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
1999
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
2002
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
2005
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
2006
Education
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law-Camden (J.D., 1998)
Drexel University (B.S., 1992)
Associations & memberships
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Maritime Law Association
Year joined
2007