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Tony combines more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer, over six years working as a professional engineer, and a deep understanding of green technology to help clients secure, monetize, and protect their IP assets. Tony represents a wide array of clients that range from academic institutions to established private companies to start-up ventures. Tony handles patent prosecutions through the US Patent and Trademark Office as well as in other countries.

Tony’s practice encompasses the full spectrum of activities related to patent, trademarks, copyright, and trade secret procurement and protection; IP transactions and portfolio management; and infringement and enforcement litigation. He assists clients with developing effective strategies to monetize their IP through licensing and other revenue-enhancing transactions. He also performs IP portfolio due diligence for clients considering acquisitions or sales. 

During his career, Tony has drafted over 200 patent applications, including more than 100 pertaining to environmental engineering–related inventions. He effectively communicates with inventors and has a keen understanding of bottom-line business objectives. His experience is crucial in helping clients analyze the risks associated with new product introductions by assessing infringement and validity issues and preparing related opinions.

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Association of University Technology Managers

Prior Experience

  • Murtha Cullina LLP, Partner
  • Wiggin and Dana, Partner
  • Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, Associate
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Associate
  • Procter & Gamble, Patent Counsel

Selected Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated for Very High to Preeminent Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • James W. Cooper Life Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation, 2018

Selected Media

  • Daily Record, "Barclay Damon Adds Three Lawyers From Murtha Cullina LLP"
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, The Next New Driving Innovation, “Patent Portfolio Management: Metrics That Matter”
  • Connecticut Law Tribune, “Congress Considered Significant Changes to Patent Law: Bill Gives Edge to Inventors Who File First Patent Application”
  • Connecticut Law Tribune, “Privatizing Patents Provides Boost to Economy: High Court to Rule on Ownership Rights of Federally Funded Inventions”
  • Connecticut Law Tribune, “Fueling the Energy Revolution: Corporate Investors Require Strong Patents to Invest in Technology”

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