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“By always striving to provide hands-on personal service at an appropriate value point, I’ve been able to build client relationships that have endured over two decades.”

Anthony P. Gangemi is the chair of the firm’s Business & Finance Department and Intellectual Property practice.

Tony combines more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer, over 6 years working as a professional engineer and a deep understanding of clean/green technology to help clients secure, monetize and protect their IP assets.

His practice encompasses the full spectrum of activities related to patent, trademarks, copyright and trade secret procurement and protection; IP transactions and portfolio management; and infringement and enforcement litigation. Tony represents a wide array of clients that range from academic institutions to established private companies to startup ventures.

The IP-focused curriculum Tony chose when earning his Master of Laws degree prepared him to handle patent prosecutions through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as in other countries around the world.

During his legal career, he has drafted over 200 patent applications, including more than 100 related to environmental engineering-related inventions. Tony cites his ability to effectively communicate with inventors, coupled with his understanding of bottom-line business objectives, as key ingredients in providing added value to his clients’ matters. His experience is crucial in helping clients analyze the risks associated with new product introductions by assessing infringement and validity issues, and preparing related opinions.   

Clients also rely on Tony’s counsel to help develop effective strategies to monetize their IP through licensing and other revenue enhancing transactions. He also performs IP portfolio due diligence for clients considering acquisitions or sales. 

  • "Patent Portfolio Management: Metrics that Matter," The Next New Driving Innovation blog, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  (May 2, 2020)

  • “Congress Considered Significant Changes to Patent Law: Bill gives edge to inventors who file first patent application,” Connecticut Law Tribune (April 18, 2011)

  • “Privatizing Patents Provides Boost To Economy: High court to rule on ownership rights of federally funded inventions,” Connecticut Law Tribune (November 15, 2010)

  • “Fueling The Energy Revolution: Corporate investors require strong patents to invest in technology,” Connecticut Law Tribune (November 16, 2009)

  • American Bar Association

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

  • Connecticut Bar Association

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