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. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, and is supervised by attorneys admitted to practice in California.

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. As the accused products are made by foreign manufacturers, this campaign is brought against major U.S. retailers in parallel proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
  • 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.*
  • Represent an international telecommunication software developer in a bet-the-company patent dispute.*
  • Represent drug manufacturers in ANDA/ Hatch-Waxman litigations.*
  • Represent prominent political figures in commercial litigation.*

*Experience included prior to joining Nixon Peabody

Publications

Contact

Vincent C. Capati

Associate

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, Eastern District of Texas

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