Michael DeVincenzo

Legal Director

Personal Profile

Mr. DeVincenzo is a Legal Director in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice group and has over 15 years experience as a patent trial lawyer. Prior to joining Mishcon, Mr. DeVincenzo was a Partner in the Intellectual Property Group of Goodwin Procter LLP. Mr. DeVincenzo has litigated patent cases in federal courts across the country and before the International Trade Commission (ITC). His cases have involved a wide range of technologies, including financial service industry products, computer hardware and software, circuitry, electronic components, business methods, medical devices, video, audio and telecommunications.

Mr. DeVincenzo’s extensive litigation includes a number of high profile cases where he was able to achieve success for his clients either through trial or judgment before trial. He represented Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. in a case against Eurocopter involving claims of patent infringement related to Eurocopter patents directed to helicopter components. Following the Court’s adoption of claim construction arguments put forward by Mr. DeVincenzo Bell obtained summary judgment in client’s favor. Mr. DeVincenzo further assisted CardinalCommerce Corp. in obtaining an injunction preventing its competitor, SecureBuy LLC, from infringing three patents. The decision of the PTAB was adopted as the first precedential decision under the America Invents Act. Mr. DeVincenzo further represented Teva in a 25 day trial related to a patent litigation filed by Pfizer relating to Teva’s attempt to seek approval to market a generic version of Pfizer’s drug VIAGRA® (sildenafil citrate tablets). The case settled prior to final resolution.

Mr. DeVincenzo also counsels clients with respect to portfolio management, portfolio mining, patent reissues, patent reexaminations, the strategic acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property rights, and the rendering of opinions regarding the validity, scope and enforceability of patents. As part of this effort, Mr. DeVincenzo was responsible for preparations of papers establishing that the PTAB should not institute three petitions for CBM review. The decision of the PTAB was adopted as the first precedential decision under the America Invents Act.

Mr. DeVincenzo spent several years as the General Counsel for an advanced semiconductor nanocrystal material company, the semiconductor nanocrystal materials having applications in biotechnology as luminescent markers, solar cells, and electroluminescent devices. This experience has provided him with a unique ability to understand, and efficiently address, his clients’ needs.

Mr. DeVincenzo is admitted to the bar in New York, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the Northern District of Illinois, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.