We are pleased to announce that Vincent M. DeLuca has joined us as a Partner in our Patent practice group.
Mr. DeLuca is a veteran patent attorney with a practice focusing on patent procurement (preparation and prosecution), client counseling, and patent reexamination specializing in electronics and computer-related patents. He has successfully argued appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition to patent procurement, Mr. DeLuca frequently counsels clients and prepares legal opinions on issues of infringement, validity, and enforceability. He also has significant litigation experience, having been involved in all aspects of patent litigation, from pre-filing investigations, to discovery, to trial, to appellate practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
An electrical engineer by education, Mr. DeLuca has broad technical experience in the electrical arts, having written and prosecuted patents on computer-implemented processes and software, video signal processing and telecommunications, including terrestrial and satellite cellular telephone systems, wireless (Bluetooth) communication systems, telephone switching hardware and software, virtual private networking (VPN), PSTN long-distance network systems, and radiotelephone technology. He also has experience in the fields of digital watermarking (encryption) methods and systems, optical, magnetic and solid state memory storage devices, fiber optics, medical diagnostics and monitoring systems, electronic security systems, semiconductor devices and lasers, thin-film transistor and liquid crystal display systems, facsimile systems, electronic imaging, general purpose digital circuits, and digital electronics systems.
Mr. DeLuca earned his J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law (now Antonin Scalia Law School) in 1987. He graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1982 from the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science.