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Darius Gambino

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Intellectual Property and Tecghnology; Patent Prosecution and Strategic Patent Counseling; Patent Litigation; Trademark and Copyright; Media, Sport, Gaming and Entertainment; Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Corporate




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.


J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; B.S.E.E., Villanova University

United States: Intellectual property

Patents: licensing

Within: Patents: licensing

DLA Piper LLP (US) delivers 'first class service' and offers 'a one-stop shop for all legal needs', thanks to the 'impressive scope of its US and international practice'. The group fields a strong transactional practice, but also excels in commercial licencing agreements and litigation settlements. Technology-related mandates account for the majority of recent highlight matters, but the group was also active for life sciences, automotive, retail and energy clients. Clients include Qualcomm, the University of Texas at Austin and Revolution Contraceptive. Practice head Mark Lehberg in San Diego, 'exceptional IP attorney' Jeffrey Aronson and Victoria Lee in Silicon Valley, and Philadelphia's Darius Gambino form the heart of the practice. Silicon Valley's Tzung-Bor Wei made partner. Michael McGurk left to found McGurk Group LLC. John Garvey joined Noria Therapeutics and Shane Albright joined Goodwin.

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    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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