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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Tower
2001 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1037
United States
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Partner; Intellectual Property


Cono Carrano is a trial lawyer and a registered patent lawyer who focuses his practice on complex patent litigation. His experience primarily involves semiconductors, electronics, software, wireless and optics technology. Cono has worked with patent trial counsel in numerous European and Asian countries. Cono brings a sophisticated technical understanding to matters involving a wide range of IP issues. Cono represents clients before the International Trade Commission, U.S. district courts, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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Prior to entering the practice of law, he was a member of the technical staff and designed supercomputers at AT&T Bell Laboratories.


J.D., Hofstra University School of Law
M.E.E., New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering
B.E.E., Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP‘s ITC practice operates as an integral part of the firm’s wider patent litigation service, making the group an interesting choice for clients seeking one-stop-shop representation. The group is able to secure favorable verdicts and appellate wins at the ITC, PTAB as well as in federal court. Its bench of practitioners offers technical and scientific backgrounds which keep attracting renowned players from the technology, manufacturing and electronics sectors. The firm’s main ITC experts are Washington DC duo Cono Carrano and David Vondle.

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP offers a prominent patent litigation practice, which shows particular strength in the life sciences, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and advising big names in the industry such as Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, and 3M. In addition, the group also represents major technology and electronics companies, maintaining a steady activity in federal courts, the ITC and the PTAB. Philadelphia’s Steve Maslowski steers the practice, which also operates from its patent hubs in Washington DC with Cono Carrano and Brandon Rash; New York with Michael Kahn; and Irvine with Kevin McBride. This last office was reinforced in 2021 with the arrival of Paul Tripodi from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Texas-based associate Andy Rosbrook is another name to note.