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Joseph Richetti

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
New York

Tel

1 212 541 1092

Fax

1 212 541 1498
joe.richetti@bryancave.com
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Joseph Richetti

Partner


New York



1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10104-3300

Phone:

1 212 541 1092

Fax:

1 212 541 1498

email:

joe.richetti@bryancave.com

Mr. Richetti focuses his practice on intellectual property disputes, including patents, unfair competition, and misappropriation of trade secrets.  He has litigated more than 40 IP cases representing clients in district courts throughout the United States, as well as at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  A significant portion of his practice is also devoted to representing clients in a variety of post grant procedures at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including Inter Partes Review proceedings and ex parte reexaminations.  Mr. Richetti also assists clients with licensing, right-to-use and infringement studies, validity and enforceability review, due diligence for the purchase or sale of intellectual property assets, and management and development of patent portfolios.

Mr. Richetti represents clients across a broad range of technologies, including: wireless communication systems (such as Bluetooth, WiFi, and RFID), smart phone technology, touch screen devices, MEMS devices, paging and cellular systems, modems, computer networks, internet-related technologies (such as E-commerce, websites, authentication systems and online advertising), computer hardware and software (such as microprocessors, flash and non-volatile memory, operating systems and mobile-phone applications), remote and virtual back-up systems, gaming, linear and digital integrated circuits, semiconductor technology, pre-paid cards, avionics equipment, HD Radio, GPS-related technology, car stereos and electric motors.

Mr. Richetti’s undergraduate degree is in electrical engineering.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

  • Federal Circuit Bar Association

  • New York City Bar Association

  • Benchmark Litigation – Future Star (2009 and 2010)

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Hofstra Law School - Adjunct Professor, Patent Law, Patent Litigation 
  • The Best Lawyers in America – 2013-2015

Mr. Richetti focuses his practice on intellectual property disputes, including patents, unfair competition, and misappropriation of trade secrets.  He has litigated more than 40 IP cases representing clients in district courts throughout the United States, as well as at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  A significant portion of his practice is also devoted to representing clients in a variety of post grant procedures at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including Inter Partes Review proceedings and ex parte reexaminations.  Mr. Richetti also assists clients with licensing, right-to-use and infringement studies, validity and enforceability review, due diligence for the purchase or sale of intellectual property assets, and management and development of patent portfolios.

Mr. Richetti represents clients across a broad range of technologies, including: wireless communication systems (such as Bluetooth, WiFi, and RFID), smart phone technology, touch screen devices, MEMS devices, paging and cellular systems, modems, computer networks, internet-related technologies (such as E-commerce, websites, authentication systems and online advertising), computer hardware and software (such as microprocessors, flash and non-volatile memory, operating systems and mobile-phone applications), remote and virtual back-up systems, gaming, linear and digital integrated circuits, semiconductor technology, pre-paid cards, avionics equipment, HD Radio, GPS-related technology, car stereos and electric motors.

Mr. Richetti’s undergraduate degree is in electrical engineering.

Select Representations

  • Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc. v. J2, Inc., et al. (W.D. Tenn.) Represented plaintiff, Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc., in patent infringement and trade secret case related to aircraft computers.  Obtained a judgment for the client in excess of $24 million, including attorneys' fees.
  • Netscape Communications Corp., v. ValueClick, Inc. et al. (E.D. Va.) Represented the defendant, a provider of online advertising services, against allegation of infringement of U.S. Patent 5,774,670, which is commonly referred to as the “cookie” patent in the Internet field.  Our efforts led to the invalidation of the independent method claim and the dismissal of allegations of willful infringement on summary judgment.
  • Acco Brands, Inc. v. Belkin, et al. (E.D. Tex.) Successfully defended Belkin in a patent infringement case through two jury trials in the Eastern District of Texas and an appeal to the Federal Circuit.  Three patents related to computer locks were asserted, one patent was dismissed on summary judgment, another claim was dismissed by JNOV after trial, and the third claim was dismissed after an appeal to the Federal Circuit.
  • Firepass IP Holdings, Inc. v. The Boeing Company (E.D.N.Y.) Defended The Boeing Company against claims of infringement of several U.S. Patents relating to fire suppression systems for aircraft.


Representative Inter Partes Review Decisions include:

  • Represented Symantec Corporation in Veeam Software Corporation v. Symantec Corporation, Case No. IPR2013-00144.  Decision entered denying institution of Inter Partes Review.
  • Represented Symantec Corporation in Veeam Software Corporation v. Symantec Corporation, Case No. IPR2013-00145.  Decision entered denying institution of Inter Partes Review.
  • Represented Symantec Corporation in Veeam Software Corporation v. Symantec Corporation, Case No. IPR2013-00151.  Decision entered denying institution of Inter Partes Review.

Bar and Court Admissions

New York, 1999

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Education

Hofstra University, J.D., 1998

Polytechnic Institute of NY-Brooklyn, B.S.E.E., 1995

Publications

  • Co-author - "AIPLA’s Model Patent Jury Instructions," American Intellectual Property Law Association, 2012
  • Co-author – "Recent Decisions in IP Law: An Analysis of Trends and Strategic Considerations," Litigation Strategies for Intellectual Property Cases, 2011
  • Co-author –"Model Jury Instructions: Patent Litigation," American Bar Association, 2005
  • Co-author – "Model Patent Jury Instructions," Federal Circuit Bar Association, September 2002
  • "Role of Specification Increasing in Claim Construction," New York Law Journal, Oct. 15, 2001
  • "Non-Monetary Relief In Trade Secret Case: A Legal and Strategic Overview," American Conference Institute, June 2001
  • "A Year Of Important Cases on Patents," National Law Journal, April 30, 2001

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Benchmark Litigation – Future Star (2009 and 2010)

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Hofstra Law School - Adjunct Professor, Patent Law, Patent Litigation 
  • The Best Lawyers in America – 2013-2015

Education

  • Hofstra University, J.D., 1998
  • Polytechnic Institute of NY-Brooklyn, B.S.E.E., 1995

Admissions

  • New York, 1999
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office