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Roberta Jacobs-Meadway

Intellectual Property Attorney


Roberta Jacobs-Meadway is a retired member of the Intellectual Property group of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot, LLC. Prior to her retirement in 2018, Roberta Jacobs-Meadway focused her practice on trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law, as well as related licensing and litigation in the federal courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. An established expert in the field of intellectual property law and ethics, she received many recognitions and awards, including an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the Anne X. Alpern Award by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession, and listing by “Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Intellectual Property” as one of the leaders in the field of intellectual property law. Jacobs-Meadway has championed the role of women in the legal profession throughout her career and has served on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession since 2008. She earned her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College.

Recent Articles by Roberta Jacobs-Meadway

Where Does Blockchain Fit in Digital Rights Management?

The lawsuit is the latest example of content creators chasing down a third party that does not directly infringe content but rather facilitates infringement through a combination of its own hardware and third-party software… Currently, the increasingly proposed solution for safeguarding digital information is blockchain technology. Blockchain is being implemented in various industries to solve inefficiencies in areas from identity protection to supply chain management… To understand blockchain technology as a potential solution to the problems posed in the digital rights management space, one must first understand what the technology is and how it operates.