Jeffrey Costellia is a co-leader of the Intellectual Property group and also chairs the firm's Global Strategies Committee. He represents both U.S. and foreign companies to develop overall, global intellectual property protection strategies involving all phases of patent and trademark prosecution and enforcement.
I focus my practice in three main areas, capitalizing on over 25 years of experience, to provide practical IP protection strategies that help clients meet or exceed their business objectives.
I represent clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, helping them successfully navigate the ever-changing Patent Laws before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. I work closely with inventors and business managers to ensure that the patents I secure align with my client's business plans. I regularly review competitor patent validity and infringement issues and have helped clients obtain valuable patent rights covering electronic circuits, semiconductors, LCD and electroluminescent displays, chemical composites and polymers, locomotive and other transportation monitoring, photonics and sensing technologies and large scale product conveying equipment.
I work with clients to develop and protect their brand from initial product development through launch. I assist with mark selection, clearance, registration, and enforcement against third-party infringers. I tailor trademark protection strategies to fit my client's industry and global scope, whether it be for travel and entertainment services, cosmetics, transportation monitoring and sensing technologies, large scale product conveying equipment or sporting goods products and services.
I have considerable experience in patent and trademark litigation in the United States federal courts and trademark cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. I develop comprehensive, broad-based intellectual property plans that give clients a greater return on investment.
I foresee companies placing a greater emphasis on increasing the international scope of their IP protection and an increasingly competitive and global marketplace.
Rochester Business Journal | July 26, 2019
This column by Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk analyzes a recent Supreme Court decision on whether individuals have a First Amendment right to register federal trademarks of “obscene” words and phrases. The column is based on an NP Alert written by Intellectual Property partners Jeff Costellia, Jason Kravitz and Deanna Kunze, and associate Anthony Duncan.
Law360 | February 04, 2018
Washington DC IP counseling and transactions partner Jeffrey Costellia is quoted in this article about the possibility of reforms at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Andrei Iancu was confirmed as the new director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which oversees the board.
Rochester Business Journal | April 20, 2017
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk, Washington DC IP counseling and transactions partner Jeff Costellia and Chicago IP counseling and transactions associate Angelo Christopher co-authored this column about a Supreme Court decision regarding the reach of U.S. patent rights for exported products.
Asian Legal Business | October 03, 2016
China & Asia-Pacific chair David Cheng and Global Strategies Committee chair and IP Counseling & Transactions practice group leader Jeff Costellia are quoted in this article focused on Nixon Peabody’s strategic expansion in Asia.
Intellectual Property Alert | 06.28.19
Intellectual Property Alert | 09.26.18
Intellectual Property Alert | 02.23.17
05.09.18 | San Francisco, CA
04.19.18 | Chicago, IL
George Washington University, J.D., with honors
University of Missouri-Rolla, B.S., Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude
District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia