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Darius Gambino

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Intellectual Property




Darius Gambino's practice includes many areas within both domestic and international intellectual property law.

Darius focuses his practice primarily on patent prosecution and litigation, trademark registration and enforcement, copyright registration and enforcement, trade secrets, licensing, opinions and due diligence investigations.

Darius concentrates his patent practice in the fields of electrical and mechanical engineering, including telecommunications, conditional access technologies, piezoelectric filters and sensors, semiconductor manufacture, electrical circuits, computer memories, computer hardware and software, business methods and construction materials. His trademark practice centers on procuring trademark registrations, counseling clients on enforcement strategies, conducting proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and general litigation. Darius's copyright practice centers on copyright protection and enforcement, particularly in the fields of software, art and entertainment.


JD, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; BSEE, Villanova University

United States: Intellectual property

Patents: licensing

Within: Patents: licensing

With a particular strong standing in the life sciences and technology industries, DLA Piper LLP (US) demonstrates expertise in transactional licensing, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, and asset sales, flanked by a strong due diligence track record; settlement negotiations, in particular with non-practicing entities, as well as domestic and international research and development agreements are other focus areas. The San Diego-based Mark Lehberg led advice to Qualcomm on a large number of cross-border licence agreements in the context of its $3bn joint venture with TDK. The team also assisted Geneius Biotechnology with the creation of its patent portfolio in the personalized oncology therapeutic platform space. In other work, San Diego’s Lisa Haile was key in obtaining a notice of allowance for Revolution Contraceptive from the Parsemus Foundation regarding a reversible male contraceptive. The Philadelphia-based Darius Gambino and Mike McGurk in Boston are other noteworthy practitioners. Clients also include Nanotherapeutics and the University of Texas at Austin.

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