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Vincent M. Ferraro

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Education

  • Seton Hall University (JD, cum laude)
  • Rutgers University (BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Vincent’s practice focuses on patent disputes in Federal District Courts and before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  With over 10 years of experience, Vincent has handled patent disputes involving telecommunications, cellphone and smartphone technology, digital photography, image processing, electronic circuitry, electrical components, computer software and hardware, LCD technology, data mining, financing, mechanical devices, medical devices and implants, consumer products, GPS technology, e-commerce, and Internet security.  In patent litigation cases, he guides clients through all phases of the case, including pre-suit due diligence, claim construction, discovery, depositions, hearings, and trial.

Vincent also has significant experience representing clients in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method (CBM) patent review proceedings.  He has represented both petitioners and patent owners in these proceedings.

Vincent also regularly counsels clients on their IP portfolio strategies and assists them in developing design strategies for their products.  He works closely with inventors, analyzes new inventions, drafts U.S. patent applications, and prosecutes patents before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in various high-technology fields and on consumer products.   He also renders patent freedom-to-operate and validity opinions.  

Prior to joining the firm, Vincent was an intellectual property attorney in the New York office of a general practice law firm based in New Jersey. Before this, he was a senior scientific advisor at an intellectual property law firm based in New Jersey. He started his career in IT at a large national payroll processing company.

Representative Matters

Patent Trial and Appeal Board

  • Adlens USA, Inc. v. Superfocus, LLC (IPR2015-01821, -01824) – represented Petitioner in IPR proceedings before the PTAB concerning adjustable eyeglasses; all instituted claims invalidated.
  • Zero Gravity Inside, Inc. v. Footbalance System Oy (IPR2015-01769) – represented Patent Owner in IPR proceedings before the PTAB concerning shoe insoles; all instituted claims determined to be patentable.
  • Defense of Multiple IPRs concerning Multilayer Capacitor Technology – represented Patent Owners, American Technical Ceramics Corp. and AVX Corporation, in IPR proceedings before the PTAB concerning technology for multilayer capacitor structures.
  • Green Cross Corp. v. Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Inc. (IPR2016-00258) – represented Petitioner in IPR proceedings before the PTAB concerning the purification of I2S protein.

Federal District Court

  • American Technical Ceramics Corp. v. Presidio Components, Inc., 14-6544 (E.D.N.Y.) – represented leading international manufacturer and supplier of electronic passive components in 3-patent infringement litigation concerning capacitor technology.
  • Presidio Components, Inc. v. American Technical Ceramics Corp., 14-2061 (S.D. Cal.) – defended electrical components manufacturer in patent infringement action concerning multilayer capacitors.
  • Siemens Medical Solutions, Inc. v. Humedica, Inc., 14-880 (D. Del.) – defended technology company in patent infringement action concerning data mining electronic medical records.
  • HealthGrades, Inc. v. MDx Medical, Inc. d/b/a Vitals.com, 11-520 (D. Col.) – defended technology company in patent infringement action concerning its website; prevailed on partial summary judgment of non-infringement.
  • Soverain Software LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Direct Brand Management, LLC, 09-274 (E.D. Tex.) – defended leading designer and retailer of women’s apparel and beauty products in patent infringement action concerning its website.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, New York Intellectual Property Law Association