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Partner at McCarter & English LLP
Mark D Giarratana represents clients in all aspects of IP procurement, litigation, licensing and other transactions. He serves as outside counsel for consumer and industrial products companies, as well as life sciences and technology businesses.
Mr Giarratana has litigated numerous IP cases in federal district and appellate courts throughout the country, including patent, trademark, unfair competition and copyright matters. He has also handled numerous trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office, as well as takedowns of unauthorised resellers on internet reselling platforms. Notable cases include a trial before the TTAB opposing multiple trademarks directed to product configuration marks, while defending a countersuit in federal court alleging infringement of six utility patents and successfully reaching a favourable settlement of all disputes. Another case involved successfully defending all contested patent claims in an inter partes review before the PTAB while defending against unfair competition and infringement claims in federal court. Another matter involved successfully defending a trademark registrant in an ownership dispute with a foreign manufacturer and obtaining an affirmance by the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Mr Giarratana is a former chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.