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Education

  • University of Florida, B.S. (2007) computer engineering, magna cum laude
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D. (2010) cum laude

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Vincent J. Galluzzo

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 Counsel Washington, D.C.
vgalluzzo@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2781
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Vincent J. Galluzzo is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on patent and trade secret litigation at the trial-court level, patent litigation before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and other intellectual property and technology litigation, especially as it relates to computer and electrical systems. Vincent also counsels clients on intellectual property monetization strategies, including portfolio management, enforcement, and licensing, and is involved in patent prosecution and rendering opinions on patent infringement, validity, and enforceability.

Representative litigation engagements include:

Patent and Trade Secret Litigations and Appeals

  • Siemens Mobility, Inc. v. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp., et al.: Representing plaintiff Siemens in patent-infringement action involving Positive Train Control (PTC)-related patents. Jury awarded Siemens nearly $6.7 million.
  • Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp., et al. v. Siemens Mobility, Inc.: Representing defendant Siemens in trade secret misappropriation action involving PTC technology.
  • LifeNet Health v. Life Cell Corp.: Represented plaintiff LifeNet in patent-infringement action involving soft-tissue grafts. Jury awarded LifeNet over $34 million; decision affirmed on appeal. 
  • Morris Reese v. AT&T Mobility II LLC, et al. Representing AT&T and TracFone Wireless in multi-defendant patent infringement litigation, winning summary judgment under 35 U.S.C. Section 101, and continuing representation of AT&T and TracFone in pending appeal at the Federal Circuit.
  • E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. v. Kolon Industries, Inc. Represented plaintiff DuPont in trade secret misappropriation case related to KEVLAR® fiber technology, which resulted in a $919 million verdict against Kolon. Continued representation in post-trial enforcement actions by DuPont against Kolon.
  • Digitech Image Technologies, LLC v. Leica Camera AG and Leica Camera, Inc. Represented Leica Camera in patent infringement action brought by a non-practicing entity related to digital cameras, winning summary judgment under 35 U.S.C. Section 101 at the district court and on appeal at the Federal Circuit.
  • GE Lighting Solutions LLC v. Lighting Science Group Corp., et al. Represented plaintiff GE in patent infringement action related to LED light bulbs.
  • Morris Reese v. AT&T, et al. Represented AT&T in multi-defendant appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, winning appeal on collateral estoppel grounds.
  • Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, et al. v. WABCO Automotive Control Systems. Represented plaintiff Bendix and Knorr-Bremse in patent infringement action involving air disc brakes for commercial vehicles, securing favorable settlement after claim construction ruling.
  • Arlington Industries, Inc. v. Bridgeport Fittings, Inc. Represented plaintiff Arlington in an appeal before the Federal Circuit on a patent infringement action, winning appeal.

USPTO Actions and Appeals

  • Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp., et al. v. Siemens Industry, Inc.: Represented patent owner Siemens in a series of IPR challenges on its PTC-related patents. Secured numerous victories from the PTAB, both in denial of institution and in final written decision.
  • Apotex, Inc., et al. v. Novartis AG, et al. Represented petitioner Apotex in inter partes review before the PTAB related to a multiple sclerosis drug, securing the first successful IPR challenge by generics makers at the PTAB and on appeal at the Federal Circuit.
  • Beckmann, et al. v. Gandhi, et al. Representing junior party Beckmann (on behalf of Daimler AG) in patent interference appeal to the Federal Circuit, winning appeal on claim construction and written description issues, and continuing representation of Daimler in pending remand to the PTAB.

Representative counseling engagements include:

  • Navigating numerous licensing and intellectual property protection issues for a large computer technology company.
  • Assisting both large and small clients with IP protection, management, and monetization strategies, including IP value generation, IP protection and maintenance, and enforcement and licensing.
  • Evaluating infringement, validity, and enforceability issues for patent owners and third parties.

Vincent graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.S. in computer engineering. He also holds a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida. While in law school, he was communications editor of the Florida Law Review and was a member of the executive board of the Florida Moot Court Team. As a member of the Florida Law Review, Vincent won the Gertrude Brick Prize for best student note published in the 2008-09 year.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Florida, and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)



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