Vincent Capati

Vincent C. Capati

Vince assists clients with IP litigation, patent prosecution, trademark registration, portfolio management, and freedom-to-operate analyses. He approaches every matter with the same focus—to help clients achieve their business objectives. Vince draws on his doctorate-level education and litigation experience to develop and execute legal strategies involving software, computer, biotech, and pharmaceutical technologies.

What do you focus on?

My practice is dedicated to helping both life sciences and high tech clients create and implement IP strategies. Leveraging my life sciences background and legal experience in high tech patent litigation matters, I advise and counsel clients on a full range of IP issues, including bet-the-company patent litigation, international patent enforcement, global IP portfolio development, patent prosecution, trademark registration and trademark litigation. Representative technologies in my practice include software, telecom, GPS, semiconductor, computer, biotech, pharmaceutical and mechanical arts.

What do you see on the horizon?

As globalization makes the world smaller, I foresee new actors, such as research universities and start-ups, globally enforcing intellectual property rights across jurisdictions. This requires counseling, litigation, portfolio building and licensing on the worldwide stage to ensure global freedom-to-operate and to enforce multijurisdictional IP rights.

Representative Experience

  • Represent The Regents of the University of California in a groundbreaking patent enforcement campaign to protect its rights in a revolutionary new generation of light bulb technology known as filament LED that was invented by a Nobel laureate-led team at UC Santa Barbara. The campaign includes litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California and Eastern District of New York, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Represent an ag-biotech/agribusiness innovator in a multinational patent dispute, enforcing intellectual property rights relating to genetically-modified organisms in Australia, South America, Europe, and North America, including before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.*
  • Represent an international telecommunication software developer in an international bet-the-company patent dispute before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.*
  • Represent drug manufacturers in ANDA/ Hatch-Waxman litigations before the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Delaware and New Jersey.*
  • Represent a computer component manufacturer before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.*
  • Represent prominent political figures in commercial litigation before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.*

*Experience included prior to joining Nixon Peabody



Vincent C. Capati


Los Angeles

Phone: 213-629-6091

Fax: 833-783-8292

University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, J.D.

University of Southern California, Pharm.D.

University of Southern California, M.S.

University of California, Davis, B.S., Biological Sciences


District of Columbia

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
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