Neil Sirota is the firm's Technology Sector Chair in Intellectual Property.
Over the course of nearly 30 years practicing patent law, Mr. Sirota has represented clients in high technology patent litigation matters before federal district courts nationwide, including multi-district litigation, as well as the International Trade Commission and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Sirota's litigation practice also encompasses contested matters in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including inter partes reviews and ex parte reexaminations. He also has litigated trade secret, trademark, trade dress and copyright issues.
In addition, Mr. Sirota provides validity and infringement opinions, patent prosecution services, and counseling on intellectual property matters such as patent procurement strategies and licensing.
Mr. Sirota's experience encompasses a wide array of technologies, including magnetic tape data storage, semiconductor device fabrication, internet-of-things technology, mobile phone antenna designs, electronic payment systems, mobile phone user interface technology, digital rights management, computer system data transfer, power transistor devices, battery chargers, liquid crystal displays, cable television transmission systems, internet communications, roofing shingles, faucet designs, gas springs, and electromagnetic interference protection devices.
Mr. Sirota taught intellectual property law for several years as an adjunct professor in the graduate design management program at Pratt Institute. Prior to entering law school, he worked at Hazeltine Corporation, where he designed radio frequency circuits for various applications, primarily for use in the testing of receiver/transmitter aircraft identification systems.