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Daniel A. DeVito

Partner

Partner

Patent Litigation

New York

T: 1.212.735.3210

F: 1.917.777.3210

daniel.devito@skadden.com

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Daniel A. DeVito has considerable experience litigating intellectual property cases, including complex high-technology patent cases, at both the trial and appellate level. He also has extensive experience in proceedings before the International Trade Commission.

Mr. DeVito has litigated matters involving digital electronics, computer software, online technologies, intelligent information systems, advanced telecommunications systems, semiconductor design, fiber optic transmission systems, cellular network systems, mobile telephone application programs, complex wavelength division multiplexing technology and aircraft engines.

A registered patent attorney, Mr. DeVito devotes a substantial part of his practice to matters involving software, business method and e-commerce patents. His practice also includes counseling corporations on acquiring, evaluating, licensing and protecting intellectual property rights, and with regard to implementing and maintaining effective corporate risk management policies. Mr. DeVito has worked extensively with clients in designing and implementing pioneering intellectual property insurance products.

Mr. DeVito is an active member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Westchester County Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. He served as a member of the board of directors of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association and chaired the Antitrust, Inequitable Conduct and Misuse Committee. In addition, Mr. DeVito founded and was chairman of the Intellectual Property, Computer and Telecommunications Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association. Mr. DeVito also is a member of the board of trustees of the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

He has authored or co-authored numerous articles covering a broad range of substantive and procedural issues concerning intellectual property litigation and has contributed to several treatises.

Mr. DeVito has spoken on intellectual property law issues at conferences and seminars sponsored by the Practising Law Institute, the American Conference Institute, the American Corporate Counsel Association and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. He also has been selected for inclusion in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is a member of the Skadden group recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the country’s leading IP practices in its 2013 “IP Hot List.”

Bar Admissions

New York
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

J.D., St. John's University School of Law, 1987

B.S.E.E., Manhattan College, 1982

Associations

Member, Board of Directors, New York Intellectual Property Law Association (2003-2006)

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Trustee, American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation