101 Centerpoint Drive
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Damian's patent, trademark and intellectual property practice focuses on representing clients on all matters involving preparing, filing and obtaining patents and trademarks, licensing, U.S. and international portfolio management, litigation and appeals.
Damian regularly counsels individuals, entrepreneurs, start-up ventures, and global corporations on a wide range of patent and intellectual property matters including filing and prosecution of patent and trademark applications in U.S. and foreign jurisdictions, copyright, IP due diligence, trade secret strategy, IP portfolio creation and enforcement.
As corporate IP counsel for GE, IDT Corporation and Tata Communications, Damian was responsible for overseeing strategic patent and trademark portfolios, invalidity and non-infringement opinions, obtaining patents and trademarks, inter-parties and ex-parte reexams, enforcement, litigation, licensing, due diligence, M&A, and IP transactions. He has special expertise in the protection, management and leveraging of intellectual property for demonstrable business benefit within budget constraints. He has a proven track record of formulating and driving IP strategy as well as providing counsel to clients at all levels of management in significant, complex patent disputes and IP transactions.
Prior to his corporate IP counsel positions, Damian was in private practice with McDermott, Will & Emery and Mayer Brown LLP where he counseled clients in the areas of intellectual property prosecution & opinions, M&A and complex litigation. He has represented clients in numerous areas of technology, including optics, electrical circuits, carrier & cellular communications, computer software and hardware, medical devices, biotechnology, and mechanical devices. He has experience in all aspects of patent litigation including jury trials and appeals. He also has experience in other areas of intellectual property litigation including trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, unfair competition and trade secrets.
Damian is known for his commitment to helping inventors and companies obtain strong and enduring patents and for his ability to provide quality, effective IP advice that is consistent with his clients' IP strategies and goals. In addition to providing sound legal advice, Damian has been recognized as a leader and strategic business partner by many global, high technology businesses.
J.D., Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
B.S., Xavier University
Honors: Applied Physics
Professional Associations and MembershipsU.S. Group of International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI-US), Member
District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
Past Employment Positions
- General Electric Company
- Tata Communications
- IDT Corporation
- Mayer Brown LLP
- McDermott, Will & Emery