Joseph A. Calvaruso is a partner in the Intellectual Property group in the New York office. Joe, a veteran intellectual property lawyer focusing on patent litigation, has extensive experience at the trial and appellate levels.
Joe also has litigated cases involving trademarks, trade secrets, false advertising, antitrust and unfair competition. In addition, Joe has extensive experience as lead counsel in Inter Partes Reviews before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Known for his candid approach and formidable courtroom style, Joe has the trust of his clients and the respect of the bench. As a veteran patent litigator, he can distill complicated facts into precise strategies that often resolve matters by summary judgement, saving his clients valuable time and expense.
As one client put it, "Joe Calvaruso is exceptional, his work has been truly excellent." (Legal 500) Another client offered: "He's like a defenseman on a hockey team or an NFL linebacker - tough as nails. But he's always fair and a good person on your side to or go up against. He just gets the technology as well." (IAM 1000) Intellectual Asset Management ("IAM") rates Joe as a "practical commercial lawyer, he has talent for resolving disputes early, together with the courtroom skills to prevail at trial...."
Joe’s diverse experience includes consumer electronics, computer hardware and software, optical equipment, medical devices, semiconductor devices and fabrication, and financial services.
His demonstrated ability to translate complicated topics to judges and juries is a valuable asset particularly appreciated by his international clients. Joe uses the same clear and practical approach to help non-English speakers understand intricate legal issues.
Joe is a former chair of AIPLA's IP Practice in Japan Committee and an active member of AIPLA's IP Practice in Europe Committee. As a regular member of small delegations from those Committees, Joe travels to Japan and Europe and presents on topics concerning U.S. IP law to various IP organizations. Joe regularly presents to the Japan Intellectual Property Association, Japan Patent Attorneys Association, LES Japan, AIPPI Japan, Japan Federal Bar Association, Japanese Trademark Association, The Judges of the IP High Court in Tokyo, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys in the U.K., CNCPI in France and Patentanwaltskammer (German Chamber of Patent Attorneys) in Germany.