About Fitzpatrick

Widely recognized as one of the country’s premier IP firms, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto was founded in 1971 by six partners. They sought to create a firm that would reward its clients with legal services of the highest quality, and, unlike other firms, reward its attorneys on the basis of merit rather than seniority or other factors unrelated to their work.

Our Work

Our work covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and all other forms of intellectual property. We provide the full spectrum of services relating to such intellectual property, including:

  • Controversies: Fitzpatrick is one of the premier patent litigation practices in the nation. We represent clients in federal and state litigation and appeals, as well as arbitrations, proceedings before the International Trade Commission, and post-grant challenges before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including inter partes review.
  • Licensing and transactional services: Our services for clients include negotiating licenses, providing opinions, and due diligence in advance of acquisitions and other major transactions.
  • Patent and trademark prosecution: For many years, Fitzpatrick has been a leader among New York-based firms in the prosecution and securing of patents.

Our Clients

We serve a diverse clientele, ranging from global Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. In addition to advising many pharmaceutical clients, Fitzpatrick represents clients in a wide range of industries, including: aerospace, automotive, and marine; biotechnology; chemicals; consumer goods; electronics, computers, and software; energy; financial services; industrial equipment and manufacturing; medical devices; nanotechnology; pharmaceuticals; semiconductor technologies; and telecommunications and networks.

While their industries differ, clients come to Fitzpatrick for similar reasons: they seek high-quality legal services on engagements with significant impact on their business.

Our Lawyers

Many of our lawyers bring advanced degrees or industry experience to the areas in which they practice; all of them bring superior legal qualifications. Our lawyers value diversity, share a commitment to pro bono service, and seek to make positive contributions to the profession and our communities. Above all, our lawyers are committed to sustaining the culture of teamwork within Fitzpatrick that allows us to best serve our clients’ needs.

We invite you to visit our full site at Fitzpatrick.