Michael R Friscia

Partner at McCarter & English LLP

Michael R Friscia is a registered patent attorney who has been practising patent and trademark law for more than 30 years. His practice covers all areas of intellectual property, particularly patent and trademark prosecution and the enforcement of IP rights.

Mr Friscia works with clients to establish patent rights on a wide range of inventions. He has particular experience in the mechanical and electrical fields, including computer software and hardware, business methods, medical devices and other technologies.

He also works with clients to protect brands in the United States and internationally. He routinely advises clients on trademark availability and assists with the acquisition of trademark rights. He maintains large trademark portfolios throughout the world for a number of clients.

Mr Friscia has significant experience in contested matters, having litigated both patent and trademark disputes in federal district courts and before both the Patent and Trademark Trial and Appeal Boards. He is frequently called on to stop infringers of his clients’ trademarks.

Mr Friscia is a member of the INTA Panel of Trademark Mediators. He served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School from 1999 until 2006, teaching courses in both patent and trademark law.

He has been recognised as a leader in his field by Chambers USA (2012-2020), where he is described by sources as a “go-to guy” for patents.

Professional associations

  • INTA

Sample client list

  • Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc
  • Hayward Industries Inc
  • Insurance Services Office Inc
  • LaRose Industries LLC
  • National Entertainment Collectibles Inc

Firm details

McCarter & English LLP
Four Gateway Centre
100 Mulberry Street
Newark NJ 07102
United States

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