515 Valley Street Annex Suite 1 Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

As of January 2017, CoffyLaw, LLC combined with Boyer and Associates, a highly respected boutique law firm specializing in Business Law, Immigration and Complex Chapter 13 and have doubled our IP and Business Practices with four offices in highly competitive markets within the TriState area. CoffyLaw, LLC has deepened its experience in cybersecurity and mechanical industries to prepare itself to serve clients in this ever changing dynamic space.

Jean Hiram Coffy
Technical Advisor, Mechanical Engineer

Jean-Hiram Coffy has significant experience in the following:

Developing Java middle-tier business logic for large hospitality Industry Company.

Architecting, designing, and building enterprise level N-tier distributed web solutions leveraging modern tools and techniques.

Architecting, designing, and building end-to-end N-tier online cloud-based, multi-media system integrating Saleforce™ CRM, Wowza™ Media Server to stream Video On Demand content from Amazon S3 to Flowplayer™ on Ubuntu 10.10 servers running J2EE6, Spring 3, MySql 5 sever, LDAP server and Glassfish v3.

Leading research work at Pitney Bowes R&D labs to identify emerging technologies relevant to Pitney Bowes’ core business and prototyping software systems to demonstrate business value. Led collaborative & multi-functional teams to develop innovative user-centered concepts with compelling business potential starting from idea generation to prototyping.

Working in various capacities in Pitney Bowes Product Development organization. Played major roles in the design and development of embedded software, firmware, and electronics hardware for new products.


Awarded 21 Patents; Representative Patents:

US Patent. No. 6,920,557 “System & Method for Wireless User Interface for Business Machines;”

US Patent. No. 5,974,307 “Method and System communicating with a voice response unit over a cellular telephone network.”


MS Degree in Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester, NY. 1999

BS Degree in Electrical Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport CT. 1996

AS Degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Norwalk State Technical College, Norwalk, CT, 1985.


XML: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction, Learning Tree International 2009

FJ-310 Developing Applications for the J2EE Platform, Sun 2007

Essential Java Web Server Development, Developmentor 2001.

Java 2 Certification, Sun Microsystems, 2001

Essential XML, Developmentor, October 2000

Jini Code Camp, Sun Microsystems, August 2000

Internetworking Microsoft TCP/IP, Productivity Point International, Inc. 2000.

Essential Java, Developmentor 2000.

JavaOne™ 2000-2003, 2005-2009.

John J. Delatush
Technical Advisor, Mechanical Engineer

As a production engineer for the US Army CECOM, John Delatush was responsible for production data packages, Engineering Change Proposal evaluation and implementation, production schedules and in-service engineering issues on antennas, antenna masts, and communication equipment assemblages.

Prior to that, John served as a systems engineer Naval Systems Command (NWHC) where he oversaw and implemented underwater mines packaging, handling, shipping, and transportation products and procedures. As a design engineer for Naval Systems Command, he designed handling and shipping equipment for Naval Ordnance (of all types) from initial concept to finished production drawings and an MK 51 bomb carrier, which was used to handle and load bombs and rockets onto Navy aircraft and the Adjustable Container Bulkhead for ISO containers.


(1) US Patent No. 4,334,812, Adjustable Container Bulkhead, 1982; and

(2) co-inventor of US Patent No. 8,585,092  Low Friction Apparatus (2013).


BSME Lafayette College, 1970.  Assorted Navy and Army Technical Courses.

Gardy Cadet

Dr. Cadet received his doctorate degree in Nuclear Chemistry and Engineering from CUNY in 1987 and joined AT&T Bell Laboratories that same year as a postdoctoral member of Plasma Research Laboratory. During his first year, Cadet developed key technologies that became integral parts of high-speed computing systems. He led Bell Labs to win the prestigious RD-100 award for developing one of 100 most important scientific contributions in the US. His research at Bell labs span over 14 years and his accomplishments during those years are innumerable. Bell Laboratories awarded Dr. Cadet the status of Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) in 1997 for his pioneering work in the field of process chemistry and control technology. He was named Black Engineer of the Year by US Black Engineer magazine in 1998. In 1999 Bell labs president presented him with the “Lucent Heroes Award” for his continued research if support of the environment.

Dr. Cadet joined Access Optical Networks Inc. (AON) as Director of optical engineering where he led a group of engineers at Princeton University towards the development of the first holographic data storage system. Dr. Cadet led an investigation of novel optoelectronic devices for power electronics, sensors, and communication. He has published worldwide and presented at several institutions in the United States and Europe.

He authored two book chapters in Acoustic and Fiber Optics.

Research and Professional Experience

Retired Member of Technical Staff – Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories
2007-2011 Visiting Research Scientist, Princeton University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton N.J.
2003-2010 Director of Optical Engineering, Access Optical Networks, Manalapan, New Jersey
2000–2010 Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Advanced Photonics Research Laboratories, Holmdel-NJ
1997-2001 Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) AT&T Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill New Jersey
1989–1997 Member of Technical Staff (MTS) – AT&T Bell Laboratories
1987-1989 Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories

Representative Patents

US Pat. No. 6,732,545 “Silica Structure Crack Monitoring;”

US Pat. No. 5,948,967 “Acoustic analysis of gas mixtures;”

US Pat. No. 5,625,140 “Acoustic Analysis of Gas Mixtures;”

US Pat. No. 5,877,407 “Plasma Etch End Point Detection Process.”


Ph.D. Nuclear Chemistry and Engineer, 1987, CUNY State University of New York.
M. Phil Chemistry Brooklyn College, 1983, CUNY State University of New York.

Ralph Gerstein
Of Counsel

As an attorney for more than 30 years, Ralph is a co-author of two books, one on education law and one on real estate law. In addition, he has authored or co-authored numerous articles on a wide range of legal areas, including school law, business law, antitrust law, sports law, white collar criminal defense, legal ethics, and insider trading.  He also is has been a speaker at bar association, college and community programs on such topics as special education, sports law and civil rights law, and welcomes opportunities to speak before community groups on legal topics.

Ralph has experience in both litigation and transactional work- contract law and litigation, real estate, employment law, business organizations (corporations, partnerships, and LLCs), general civil litigation and education law. His education law practice includes representation of parents in special education disputes (K-12), representation of college students seeking disability accommodations, defense of disciplinary proceedings, civil rights (including the gender equality statute known as Title IX) and employment rights of teachers and staff.


Federal Courts Experience

Member of New York Bar Association

Member of New Jersey Bar Association


J.D., Brooklyn Law

B.A. Economics from New York University

Fritzner Lee Altidor

Fritzner Altidor has more than 20 years of experience in the corporate financial service sector where he held many different positions working in Corporate Tax Planning, Compliances and Audits. As an attorney, Fritzner has provided technical guidance on various tax compliance issues, audit functions as well as assisted with tax due diligence efforts on acquisitions, mergers, and disposition of assets. He has counseled clients on various types of business structures and has drafted partnership/operating agreements.

As an accountant, he has prepared/reviewed tax provisions, federal, state and local tax returns, including partnerships and trusts. He also advises on wills, trusts and estate matters. He has also provided advisory, consulting and accounting services to non-for profits. Fritzner has also extensive experiences with immigration matters.


J.D., Concord University

M.S. in Taxation, Rutgers University

B.S. in Accounting, Rutgers University


Admitted to Practice Law: California State Bar Association

Certified Public Accountant: New Jersey

Leonard Boyer
Senior Partner

For over 30 years, Leonard has aggressively and effectively represented a diverse group of clients in both business and personal matters across the state of New Jersey. As an experienced litigator, he is known for his passionate representation and willingness to take cases to trial in pursuit of the best possible outcomes for his clients.

Through his personal life experiences and legal education, Leonard brings a unique perspective on divorce and family law that few other attorneys can match, allowing him to sympathize and empathize with clients. In all matters, Leonard delivers personal and attentive service, and takes pride in making a difference in his clients’ lives.


Armed Forces Court of Appeals

US Tax Court

New Jersey State Bar Association


J.D., New York Law School

B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law

Emmanuel Coffy
Managing Partner

Emmanuel Coffy is a registered Patent Attorney and former Patent Examiner. Mr. Coffy is an inventor and had a long career as a Digital Design Engineer. During his career as an Engineer, he held position such as Lead Design Engineer. He supervised the U.S. Air Force’s largest network (Cape Canaveral – NASA) capable of supporting two (2) simultaneous launches. His practice emphasizes patent application preparation, prosecution, and enforcement in the electronic arts, including Business Methods Patents and Design Patents. Mr. Coffy has extensive experience in digital technologies, computer networks, and information technologies as well as device physics, which includes semiconductor applications. Mr. Coffy co-invented a device called the “Low Friction Apparatus” issued as U.S. Patent No. 8,585,092. He also has experience in re-examination, litigation support, patent infringement assessment, patentability opinion letters, cease-and-desist letters, demand letters and due diligence. Mr. Coffy also advises clients on intellectual property strategy, licensing, trademark, trade secret, copyright and related unfair competition/deceptive advertising issues.

Practice Areas

Electrical/Computer/Software, Telecommunications, Mechanical, Trademark & Copyright, Licensing, Trade Secrets & Tech Transfer, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Infringement & Validity Analysis, Trademark Opposition/Cancellation.


Admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court of New Jersey, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).


J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey 2003

Ph.D., Candidate in Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1998-1999

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL 1993

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Bridgeport Engineering Institute, Bridgeport, CT 1986


“The need for signal claims”, IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review, Franklin Pierce Law Center, Vol. 49, by Emmanuel Coffy and Albert DeCady.

Ian Richard Grodman
Of Counsel

An attorney/mediator with more than 20 years of experience, Ian Grodman specializes in the immigration needs corporations and international investors, families, and US parents adopting internationally on their immigration needs.

Ian has been qualified as a Mediator by the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts, pursuant to Rule 1:40, and regularly receives referrals of cases from the New Jersey Superior Court for mediation. He has been honored to be a mediator in the New Jersey Storm Sandy Mediation Project, created by the State of New Jersey, and administered by the American Arbitration Association. Ian works to resolve conflict within families and businesses, and serves as a Mediator in the Maplewood, New Jersey Municipal Court. Ian serves as an arbitrator for The Jansen Group as well as serving as a Commissioner on the Essex County, New Jersey Board of Taxation.

A community leader, Ian has served as an elected official in his hometown, as well as on a number of non-profit boards. He is an impassioned advocate on behalf of young people and children. Most recently, Ian has been working with the foundation started by former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, to expand the foundation’s work in the United States, providing opportunities for education, leadership training, and job training in Latin American communities.


J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, NJ

B.A., Psychology/Business, State University of New York

Iverson L.

When we acquired our company, we obtained a client distribution list as part of the deal. WE kept the same delivery driver. After a few months, we realized the driver was consigning with a competitor to distribute our product. We contacted Emmanuel Coffy who informed us that a “client distribution list” may be proprietary information deserving of protection. Mr. Coffy diligently took the proper course of action to protect our client distribution list……..Iverson L.

David F.

Emmanuel Coffy drafted my patent application which was quickly issued. Some fie years later when an office action was issued against the another application, I searched for and found Emmanuel to draft the response for me. I was confident he would do the best job……David F.

Paul M.

When we applied for a trademark, a competitor instituted an opposition proceeding against us. We chose CoffyLaw to represent us, because the firm was the most knowledgeable and cost effective among the other firms we consulted……Paul M.

Michaela W.

I had an idea I needed to protect. Not knowing where to turn, I was drawn to an organization that was featured through TV advertising. Bought in. After a substantial deposit and retainer totaling more than $10,000 and a long waiting period, I was totally dissatisfied with the results. I was later introduced to Emmanuel Coffy. He expeditiously obtained my design patent for a fraction of the cost. I’m now the proud inventor of a design patent…..Michaela W.