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Michael F. Piscitelli

Michael F. Piscitelli is a shareholder in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. He focuses his practice on world-wide patent procurement, portfolio development, and counseling of clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations within the electrical, computer, and electro‐mechanical fields. Mr. Piscitelli’s practice covers a wide range of technologies such as wireless communications (HSPA, LTE, 5G, IoT, Bluetooth, Zigbee, Thread), power control systems, video compression and delivery protocols (H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), VVC, DASH), artificial intelligence (machine learning, neural networks, and deep learning), blockchain, and complex medical devices. His portfolio management experience has enabled his clients to develop robust portfolios that deliver value back to the business. 

Mr. Piscitelli has extensive experience charting world-wide patent matters to assist with the monetization of those assets. He also has vast experience conducting freedom-to-operate studies, drafting noninfringement/invalidity opinions, and performing competitive landscaping analysis that help his clients to assess and manage risk associated with launching new products. Additionally, Mr. Piscitelli has performed due diligence investigations to assist clients with determining the value of intellectual property to be acquired in connection with mergers and acquisitions, and also has experience analyzing, negotiating, and drafting license agreements within the public and private sector for his clients. 

In addition to patent procurement, Mr. Piscitelli also counsels his clients through IP assertion and defense proceedings, including Federal Court litigation. He provides strategic counseling to clients, bringing a unique and well-rounded perspective of a skilled practitioner with experience both in procurement and in enforcement and defense. 

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Piscitelli worked at a large electrical utility company, where he was responsible for performing circuit analysis on the distribution and transmission systems, and at a major semiconductor company where he supported the creation of large-scale printed circuit boards for use in the testing of semiconductor devices. This practical engineering experience allows him to be even more cognizant of his clients’ needs and business objectives.

  • Yearly participant in the IP Panel at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

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Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
  • Northeastern University, B.S., Electrical Engineering

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