Biography

Christopher Ricciuti is an attorney in the firm’s Patent Litigation and Post Grant Patent Proceedings groups. His primary focus is on litigating mechanical, electrical, and computer software patents in federal courts, along with pursuing and defending against patent validity challenges before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Mr. Ricciuti regularly practices at the confluence of district court litigation and trial proceedings at the USPTO, including inter partes review trials.

Mr. Ricciuti is recognized as a leading practitioner in Post-Grant proceedings at the USPTO, where he has been named as counsel on over 70 individual matters.

In addition to litigating cases in the federal district courts, USPTO, and handling Federal Circuit appeals, Mr. Ricciuti advises his clients on litigation procedure strategies, litigation avoidance, and the overall protection, exploitation, and enforcement of their patent portfolios. Mr. Ricciuti's experience spans a wide range of technologies including consumer electronics and smartphones, cloud and distributed computing systems, business methods, communication protocols, GPS systems, automotive technologies and automotive manufacturing processes, oilfield services and equipment, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and industrial designs

While in law school, Mr. Ricciuti served as a judicial extern for Judge Sue L. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. His responsibilities included drafting claim construction orders and drafting opinions touching on a variety of issues including false advertising in violation of the Lanham Act. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Ricciuti worked as a mechanical engineer for DuPont and Air Products and Chemicals.

Education

  • Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • Drexel University (B.S., magna cum laude)
    • Mechanical Engineering

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Accolades

  • Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law Excellence in Litigation Award and Outstanding Achievement in the Intellectual Property Law Concentration Award (2011)
  • Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Patent Law Moot Court Competition: Awards for Best Advocate and Best Appellee Brief (2011)

Citations

  • “Room-Temperature Catalysis Using Sub-Micron Size Platinum Particles,” 5th U.S. Combustion Meeting, March 25-28, 2007, San Diego, California (with H. Pearlman, T.A. Miller, and B. Fellon)
  • “The Effects of Particle Size, Morphology, and Mass Loading on the Reactivity of Nanocatalytic Particles,” 2ndEnergy Nanotechnology Conference, September 5-7, 2007, Santa Clara, California (With H. Pearlman, T.A. Miller, Y. Ma, and B. Fellon)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • PTAB Bar Association
  • Pauline Newman IP American Inn of Court

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