Victor Cardona, a partner with the firm, is experienced in enforcing, and procuring protection for, all types of Intellectual Property including patents, trademarks and copyrights. Prior to joining the firm in 1999, Victor gained valuable experience as an Environmental Engineer with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation where he spent over six years evaluating the feasibility, effectiveness and implementation of environmental remediation technologies.

Victor is a co-chair and co-founder of the firm’s Cleantech Practice Group. He has been a driving force behind the Group’s signature Clean Energy Patent Growth Index which tracks innovations in the Clean Energy area along with the top patent owners, countries and U.S. states for Clean Energy patents. He has spoken and written about this topic in various venues.

He is also a member of the firm’s Mechanical and International Practice groups. Victor has extensive experience in procuring overseas Intellectual property protection for the firm’s clients, which is enhanced by his knowledge of Italian.

Victor graduated with a Juris Doctorate cum laude from Albany Law School and has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University with a concentration in Environmental Engineering. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and is a patent attorney registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Victor enjoys coaching youth baseball along with running, fitness training, playing golf and watching the Yankees. He lives with his wife and 3 children in Guilderland. Victor is on the Board of his local neighborhood association.

Industry Groups/ Legal Associations: Board Member of New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium, New Energy New York,  Alliance for Clean Energy New York, Vice President, Italian American Bar Association, Greater Capital Chapter of New York.

Clean Energy Patent Growth Index, quarterly,

Shine on Solar Patents, periodically,

Co-Authored:  Tech Valley Companies Produce Powerful ‘Green Energy’ Advances, The Business Review New Frontiers, April 28, 2006

Co-Authored:  Protect your product’s name abroad, The Business Review New Frontiers, June 13, 2005

Co-Authored:  Tech Valley patents show creativity in energy and environment fields, The Business Review New Frontiers, May 13, 2005

“Clean Energy Patent Growth Index 2012 Results”, Meeting of Upstate Venture Association of New York, February 25, 2013, Scotia, New York.

“Clean Energy Patent Growth Index 2012 Results”, Licensing Executives Society webinar, February 15, 2013.

Cleantech IP Awareness-Clean Energy Patent Trends”, Cleantech Patenting StrategiesConference, February 5, 2013, London, UK.

“Clean Energy Patent Trends”, USPTO Technology Center 2800 TechFair, USPTO, Alexandria, VA, July 24, 2012

“Clean Energy Patent Trends: Solar Technology Analysis”, New Energy Symposium, New York, New York, July 19, 2012

“From Innovation to Implementation” Panel Moderator, Alliance for Clean Energy New York Annual Conference, November 2011, Albany NY.

Shine on Solar Patenting Trends, Photovoltaic World Conference, March 10, 2011, Tampa, FL

“How to BEST Protect Your Company’s IP”, 2010 Focus on Business, College of NanoScience and Engineering at the University at Albany, Albany, NY 12/01/10

“Clean Energy Patent Trends”, Clean Energy Finance & Investment Summit 2010, San Francisco, 11/06/10

“Getting to Green: Taking an idea from invention to market”, New York State Bar Association, Fall IP Section Meeting, Cooperstown, NY 10/09/10

“Trademark Fair Use”, International Trademark Association, Trademark Administrators Conference, Chicago

“Greentech Patenting Trends”, Ocean Tomo Live Auction & Conference March 26, 2009, San Francisco

Clean Energy Patents International Green Energy Council Conference, Connecticut, March, 2010

Patenting Green Technologies-Crafting Patent Claims for Clean Energy Innovations January 6, 2010

Protecting Your Ideas: Best Practices and Trends in IP Strategies (…Not Just Patents!), Accelerate CNY Conference, April 14, 2011, Syracuse NY