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Michael V. Solomita Partner


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Michael V. Solomita has extensive experience handling a broad range of intellectual property rights matters, including litigation, licensing, opinions, and prosecution. Patent litigation and licensing have been a focal point of his practice. He has focused on patent issues in diverse high technology areas, such as DRAMS, lithographic printing plates, electric motors, glass coatings, hard disk drives, medical sensors, analog and digital circuits, cellular phones, nuclear diaphragms, digital cameras, video recorders, batteries, semiconductor manufacturing, laser printers, LEDs, compressors, and axial flow fans.

Mr. Solomita has twice worked in Japan as in-house patent counsel for Panasonic Corporation. There he spearheaded patent licensing programs, directed litigations, and provided client counseling in all areas of patent law. Mr. Solomita has lectured extensively in Japan. He has also been featured as a guest columnist for IP NEXT, writing numerous articles directed to the Japanese IP professional.

Mr. Solomita graduated cum laude from Polytechnic University, with a degree in aerospace engineering. He attended New York Law School where he graduated magna cum laude in 1997. He is admitted to practice in all New York State courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Bar Admissions
  • New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1998
  • U.S District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1998
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2010
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2011 
  • New York Law School, New York, NY, J.D., magna cum laude, 1997
  • Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, B.S.A.E., cum laude, 1992
Representative Cases
  • Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. et al. v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, et al., (E.D. Wis. (Civil Action Nos. 09cv0916 and 10cv1118 (WCG)) - Patent Litigation (Training Pants)
  • TSI, Incorporated v. BioVigilant Systems, Inc., (D. Minn.) (Civil Action No. 10cv-04666 (JJK)) -Patent Litigation (Bio-Detection Equipment)
  • Millennium, L.P. v. Ricoh Americas Corporation, (D. N.J.) (Civil Action No. 11cv1583 (MCA)) - Patent Litigation (Printers)
  • Princeton Digital Image Corporation v. Ricoh Company, Ltd., (E.D. Tex.) (Civil Action No. 11cv39 (DF)) - Patent Litigation (Digital Cameras and Printers)
  • Orinda Intellectual Properties USA Holdings Group, Inc.,v. Asustek Computer Inc., et al., (N.D. Cal.) (Civil Action No. 11cv2010 (SBA)) - Patent Litigation (DVDs)
  • Innovus Prime LLC v. LG Electronics Inc., et al., (N.D. Cal.) (Civil Action No. 4223 (HRL)) -Patent Litigation (Televisions)
  • In the Matter of Certain Laser Imageable Lithographic Printing Plates, U.S. International Trade Commission (Washington, D.C.) (Investigation No. 337-TA-636) - Patent Litigation (Lithographic Printing Plates)
  • Digital Security Systems Corporation, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al., (E.D. Tex.) (Civil Action No. 2:08cv-316) - Patent Litigation (Blu-Ray)
  • Presstek Incorporated v. VIM Technologies Limited, Landgericht Dusseldorf (Civil Action No. ) - German Patent Litigation (Lithographic Printing Plates)
  • Positive Technologies, Inc. v. Benq America Corp., et al., (E.D. Tex.) (Civil Action No. 2:07cv67 (TJW) - Patent Litigation (LCD/Plasma)
  • Positive Technologies, Inc. v. Fujitsu America, Inc., et al., (E.D. Tex.) (Civil Action No. 2:06cv22 (TJW) - Patent Litigation (LCD/Plasma)
  • Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al., (D. N.J.) Civil Action No. 02-336 (WGB) (MCA) - Patent Litigation (DRAM Chips)
  • Soft Lines Limited, Emjoi, Inc., and Moshe Dolev v. Helen of Troy Limited, et al., (S.D.N.Y.) (Civil Action No. 06-CV-11529 - Patent Litigation (Hair Removers)
  • Washington Research Foundation v. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., et al., (W. D. Wash.) (Civil Action No. 06-cv-1313 (CMP) - Patent Litigation (Bluetooth)
  • Lectrolarm Custom Systems, Inc. v. Vicon Industries, et al., (WD. Tenn.) (Civil Action No. 2:03cv2330) - Patent Litigation (Security Cameras)
  • Presstek, Inc. v. Creo, Inc., et al., (D. N.H.) (Civil Action 05-CV-65-PB - Patent Litigation (Lithographic Printing Plates)
  • Unova, Inc. v. Acer Incorporated, et al., (C.D. C.A.) (Case No. 02-03772)(ER) - Patent Litigation (Smart Batteries and Removable Disc Drives)
  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, et al. v. Abacus Software, Inc., et al., (E.D. Tex.) (Case No. 501 CV344 - Patent Litigation (Digital Signal Processing and TVs)
  • Presstek Incorporated v. Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd., District Court of Mannheim (Case No. 7 O 325/03) - German Patent Litigation (Lithographic Printing Plates)
  • Alan Silver, Individually v. Panasonic Corporation of North America., et al., (S.D. Fla.) (Civil Action No. 0:07-cv-60772-WPD - Patent Litigation (Telephone Headsets)
  • Lexmark International, Inc. v. Pitney Bowes, Inc., (E.D. Ky.) (Civil Action No. 5:01-cv-0237 (JMH) - Patent Litigation (Laser Printers)
  • Pitney Bowes, Inc. v. Epson America, Inc., et al., (D. Conn.) (Civil Action No. 3:01-CV-1551 (PCD) - Patent Litigation (Laser Printers)
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation v. Nylon Engineering Resins, Inc., and Thomas Popoli, (M.D. Fla.) Civ. Action No. 94-346-CIV (FTM) 240 - Trademark Litigation
  • Papst Licensing, GmbH v. Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co., Ltd., et al., (N.D. Ill.) Civil Action No. 98-C-4709 - Patent Litigation (Hard Disc Drives)
  • Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. v. Inverness Medical Technology, Inc., et al., (D. Del.) Civil Action No. 00-143-SLR - Patent Litigation (Glucose Sensors)
  • Generation X International Corp. v. No Excuses Sportswear, Ltd., (S.D.N.Y.) (Civil Action 98 Civ. 1935 (RPP) - Trademark Litigation
  • Christian Dior Couture, S.A. v. Pelle Via Roma, (S.D.N.Y.) (Civil Action No. ) - Trademark Litigation
  • Sandberg and Sikorski Corporation v. Andin International Inc., (S.D.N.Y.) (Civil Action No. 98 CIV 2890 (JSR) - Copyright Litigation


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