Mr. Tecce combines his trial experience as former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division with his engineering background to successfully represent clients in trade secret, patent and other intellectual property matters. A registered patent attorney, Mr. Tecce brings to the courtroom his effective and to-the–point communication skills honed through years of experience as a national television commentator.
A former law clerk to Judge Anthony J. Scirica, Mr. Tecce has been involved in over 175 intellectual property matters - 90 as lead counsel, including antitrust, copyrights, trademarks, cyber-squatting, domain name misappropriation, idea misappropriation, and unfair competition. Mr. Tecce has successfully handled cases on behalf of intellectual property owners, and in defense of charges of infringement and misappropriation in industries such as consumer products and appliances, medical devices, juvenile products, building materials, cosmetics, aircraft manufacturing, telecommunications, artificial turf and other technologies.
In addition to his IP practice, over the years Mr. Tecce has handled significant criminal defense matters, including kidnapping and the killing of a federal witness, organized crime, bank robbery and false reporting cases. He has also successfully represented parties through trial in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. A commercial pilot, Mr. Tecce has also successfully represented plaintiffs in a number of significant aviation accident cases. Mr. Tecce serves on the faculty at the National Institute For Trial Advocacy (NITA). He is often called upon to comment on various matters and has appeared countless times on various national networks such as Bloomberg News, The Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, HLN, Fox Business and NBC's The Today Show.
Although over 98% of civil litigation settles before trial, the first questions your legal team should be asking is what does your case look like at the end of the litigation when its in the courtroom. This outcome-driven approach is a cost-effective method that allows the primary focus to be the issues necessary to obtain the best result.