Firm Profile

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

Headquarters

1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104-3800
United States
(212) 218.2100

Firm Details

Firm Overview:  Our practice is dedicated exclusively to intellectual property (“IP”), and we cover the spectrum of intellectual property services, including applying for protection, litigation, appeals, interferences, reexaminations, alternative dispute resolution, licensing, opinions, corporate transactions and due diligence.  The firm provides these services to clients from virtually every industry, including aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, chemicals, computers, consumer goods, electronics, energy, financial services, industrial equipment, manufacturing, marine, medical devices, nanotechnology, networks, pharmaceuticals, software, semiconductor technologies and telecommunications.  As new technologies emerge, the firm is at the forefront in developing strategies for their intellectual property protection.  Over 95% of the firm’s attorneys hold scientific or technical degrees and many also have substantial industry experience in various fields of technology including chemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, software and computers.  The firm has one of the premier patent litigation practices, having filed more patent suits than any other U.S. firm in 2010 and we consistently appear in the list of the top ten patent prosecution firms.    The firm’s clients span the globe and include corporations based in the United States, Asia, Europe, Australia and South America.  The firm counsels clients on global intellectual property strategies and coordinates litigation strategies across jurisdictions, working closely with co-counsel throughout the world.  The firm also assists in worldwide filing for patent, trademark and copyright protection, and maintains worldwide trademark portfolios.  

Firm History:  Founded in 1971, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto is one of the leading intellectual property law firms in the United States, with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and Costa Mesa, California.   

Main Areas of Practice:  Litigation, trial and appeals in all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secret and unfair competition.  The firm has an extensive practice in the prosecution of patent and trademark applications, patent reexaminations and reissues, trademark oppositions and cancellations.  In addition, the firm is experienced in specialized and sophisticated areas such as patent interference procedures and prosecuting applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.  The firm has prosecuted over 20,000 patents to issuance in the past 10 years and has a docket of more than 8,000 active trademarks.  The firm also has a leading patent interferences practice, having handled over 90 interferences.  Fitzpatrick also has significant experience in due diligence studies, patent and trademark opinions as well as advising on the intellectual property aspects of transactions.

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in New York in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New York in Litigation - Patent with 9 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New York in Patent Law with 4 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in New York in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New York in Litigation - Patent with 9 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New York in Patent Law with 4 lawyers

Awards

  • Top 10 Life Sciences Litigators in the US
  • Induction into the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • The Intellectual Property Hot List
  • 2012 Firm of the Year in Pharmaceutical IP Litigation
  • 2013 US IP Specialty Firm of the Year
  • 2013 Hatch-Waxman (Branded) Litigation Team of the Year Award
  • 2013 ILO Client Choice Individual Winner for Intellectual Property in the United States
  • 2012 Firm of the Year for Pharmaceutical IP Litigation
  • 2014 Firm of the Year in Pharmaceutical IP Litigation

Clients

  • Amgen
  • AstraZeneca
  • Calvin Klein
  • Canon Inc. & Canon USA Inc.
  • Gilead Pharmaceuticals
  • IBM
  • Merck
  • Michelin
  • Novartis
  • Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
  • Phillips-Van Heusen
  • Sanofi
  • SC Johnson & Son, Inc.
  • UCB Pharma, Inc.
  • Warner Chilcott
 

About Our Clients

Amgen
Astellas Pharma Inc.
AstraZeneca
Bausch & Lomb
Bear USA
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Calvin Klein
Canon Inc.
Canon USA
The Clearing House
Daiichi Sankyo
Eisai
Essilor International S.A.
Entegris
Frederick Warne & Co., Inc.
Genzyme
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Honeywell
Hughes Network Systems
IBM
InterMetro Industries Corporation
IPC Systems, Inc.
Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.
Medtronic
Merck
Michelin
Novartis
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.
PVH Corp.
Prudential
Reckitt Benckiser
Rohde & Schwarz
Royalty Pharma
Sanofi-Aventis
Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Sunovion
Sirona Dental Systems
St. John's University
Tellabs Operations, Inc.
UCB Pharma, Inc.
Warner Chilcott

Contacts

Frank A. DeLucia, Jr.
Aerospace, Automotive and Marine
212.218.2277
Raymond R. Mandra
Biotechnology
212-218-2235
John D. Murnane
Chemicals
212.218.2527
Timothy J. Kelly
Consumer Goods
212.218.2262
Donald J. Curry
Copyrights
212-218-2296
Brian V. Slater
Due Diligence
212.218.2292
Michael P. Sandonato
Electronics, Computers and Software
212-218-2217
Alicia A. Russo
Energy
212.218.2568
John D. Carlin
Financial Services
212.218.2210
Steven E. Warner
Industrial Equipment and Manufacturing
202.721.5433
Edmund J. Haughey
ITC Section 337 Litigation
202.721.5489
Robert H. Fischer
Licensing & Transactions
212-218-2254
Scott K. Reed
Litigation
212-218-2227
Douglas Sharrott
Medical Devices
212.218.2208
Michael K. O'Neill
Nanotechnology
714-540-0841
Anthony M. Zupcic
Patent Prosecution
212-218-2240
Dominick A. Conde
Pharmaceuticals
212.218.2204
Justin J. Oliver
PTO Contested Proceedings
202.721.5423
Lock See Yu-Jahnes
Semiconductor Technologies
212.218.2288
Jonathan Berschadsky
Telecommunications and Networks
212.218.2282
Timothy J. Kelly
Trademarks
212-218-2262

Firm Practice Areas

  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

Office Locations

United States

United States

California

California

Costa Mesa, CA

650 Town Center Drive, Suite 1600

Costa Mesa, CA 92626-7130

United States

(714) 540.8700

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District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

975 F Street, NW

Washington, DC 20004-1462

United States

(202) 530.1010

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New York

New York

New York, NY

1290 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10104-3800

United States

(212) 218.2100

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