Henry J. Cittone is Of Counsel in our Intellectual Property law practice where he concentrates his practice on maximizing clients’ IP assets locally and globally through the development, protection, enforcement and licensing of intellectual property rights. He prepares and prosecutes patent and trademark applications before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office as well as manage and procure overseas patent and trademark rights, and litigate intellectual property disputes in federal courts for international corporations, institutes, start-ups, retailers and individual clients in industries such as:
- Food & Beverage
- Global Trade
- Medical Device
Mr. Cittone has the ability to rapidly assimilate technology across a range of industries and provide business goal focused intellectual property advice. He has a wealth of connections to law firms and agents in all global jurisdictions and over a decade of experience preparing global intellectual property filing plans for expanding businesses. In his practice he also advises clients on handling patent licensing groups – notably the NTP, Visto, Philips, and Geo Tag groups as well as advising clients in the telecommunications and mobile applications field on the monetization of their patent portfolios.
Seasoned in complex litigation, defending and asserting patents, he provides clients with unique insight when seeking their own intellectual property rights.
He has litigated numerous patent, trademark infringement, counterfeiting and trademark opposition, and false advertising actions. Those cases involved the areas of musical instruments, ballistics, computer gaming, telecommunications technology, small molecule pharmaceuticals, network security, medical imaging technology, computer software and hardware, and gas storage and delivery systems.
He currently represents a wide variety of domestic and international clients, including large multi-national corporations, privately held corporations and funded start-ups. He is often called upon to help clients maximize intellectual property assets both locally and globally through the development, protection, enforcement and licensing of intellectual property rights. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
- Led the development of a portfolio of patents that were strategically drafted and used to fend off threatened litigation by the holders of the Philips lighting patents – with the entire portfolio being acquired by Philips successor for a significant undisclosed amount.
- In less than one year, favorably settled a multi-decade international trademark dispute.