Mr. Giarratana's broad-based intellectual property practice involves representing clients in all aspects of patent, trademark and copyright procurement, litigation, and licensing, and in negotiating intellectual property transactions. He serves as outside "intellectual property counsel" for a number of consumer and industrial products companies, as well as life sciences and other technology businesses.
Mr. Giarratana has represented many businesses in patent infringement disputes in various federal courts. Recent notable cases include conducting a Markman hearing and obtaining a non-infringement decision on summary judgment in a patent infringement case involving computer-controlled instruments for measuring the pitch of propeller blades. Mr. Giarratana successfully defended the decision before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Notable trademark cases include successfully defending a registered trademark owner in a dispute with a foreign manufacturer. Mr. Giarratana obtained a summary judgment decision affirming his client's ownership of the marks and successfully defended the decision before the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He has represented numerous other businesses in trademark and unfair competition disputes in federal court, and in trademark disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Additionally, Mr. Giarratana recently represented a medical device manufacturer in connection with an equity purchase and related intellectual property license agreement with a major pharmaceutical company. The pharmaceutical company purchased an equity interest in his client's business and Mr. Giarratana negotiated further development and license agreements whereby the parties jointly developed and manufactured the patented and patent-pending technologies.
Mr. Giarratana is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark office. He has authored papers and conducted seminars on various intellectual property topics, and was formerly chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.
Mr. Giarratana was designated as a Connecticut Super Lawyer for 2011 and 2012.