An experienced engineer who conceived the first digital data compression system while a University researcher under Project Apollo, Tony has worked for many years in licensing, and related corporate matters, as well as in the enforcement and procurement of intellectual property rights in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Prior to entering private practice, Tony served as an examiner in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he ruled on communications electronics and color television patent applications.
As a researcher under Project Apollo, he conceived and implemented the now ubiquitous technology of data compression, solely authoring and publishing the first paper on the subject in 1969. Tony is admitted to practice in the states of New York and Connecticut. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, and Ninth Circuits, the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Eastern District of Texas. Tony has taught patent litigation strategy at the Patent Resources Group. He has also presented in-house training programs at many corporations, including Xerox, Pitney Bowes, J.P. Morgan Chase and General Electric. Over the past 30 years, Tony has served as lead counsel in over 200 intellectual property lawsuits with amounts at risk ranging up to $2 billion, representing such clients as ADM, JVC, Conair Corporation, Dayco, Estee Lauder, Clear Channel, Neiman Marcus and Target. These actions have been before the U.S. Supreme Court, many Federal appellate and district courts, and overseas tribunals, and include jury and bench trials.
In his career, he has also obtained over 700 patents for his clients. Tony is a partner in the Intellectual Property practice group and one of the most experienced intellectual property litigators in the United States.