Attorneys

Victor is experienced in enforcing and procuring protection for all types of IP, including patents, trademarks and copyrights. Clients have been granted patents in the automotive, cleantech, medical and industrial sectors, among others. Trademarks granted include those in cleantech, financial and healthcare.

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.

His practice also includes technologies in the mechanical arts and helping international clients obtain U.S. patents and trademarks. Victor has extensive experience in procuring overseas IP protection for the firm's clients and is enhanced by his knowledge of Italian.

Victor enjoys family time with his wife and three children. They enjoy weekends at Schroon Lake and the Adirondacks, skiing or a Yankees baseball game.

"Aligning Intellectual Property Strategies with R & D and Commercial Goals," International Battery Seminar, Fort Lauderdale, FL (March 25, 2019)

"Clean Energy Patent Growth Index 2012 Results," Meeting of Upstate Venture Association of New York, Scotia, NY (February 25, 2013)

"Clean Energy Patent Growth Index 2012 Results," Licensing Executives Society webinar (February 15, 2013)

Cleantech IP Awareness-Clean Energy Patent Trends," Cleantech Patenting StrategiesConference, London (February 5, 2013)

"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 City (July 19, 2012)

"From Innovation to Implementation," Panel Moderator, Alliance for Clean Energy New York Annual Conference, Albany, NY (November 2011)

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

“How to BEST Protect Your Company’s IP,” 2010 Focus on Business, College of NanoScience and Engineering at the University at Albany, Albany, NY (December 1, 2010)

“Clean Energy Patent Trends," Clean Energy Finance & Investment Summit 2010, San Francisco, CA (November 6, 2010)

“Getting to Green: Taking an idea from invention to market," New York State Bar Association, Fall IP Section Meeting, Cooperstown, NY (October 9, 2010)

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

“Greentech Patenting Trends," Ocean Tomo Live Auction & Conference, San Francisco, CA (March 26, 2009)

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, Syracuse, NY (April 14, 2011)

"IP 101: So what are Patents good for again anyway?" (February 2018)

Clean Energy Patent Growth Index, quarterly, www.cepgi.com

Shine on Solar Patents, periodically, www.shineonsolarpatents.com

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)

  • Albany Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1998
  • Clarkson University, B.S., mechanical engineering, with a concentration in environmental engineering, 1992
  • New York Super Lawyers 2012-2013, 2017-2018

  • Board Member of New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST)
  • Board Member of Italian American Bar Association, Capital Region of NY Chapter
  • International Trademark Association
  • New York State Bar
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Overview

    Victor is experienced in enforcing and procuring protection for all types of IP, including patents, trademarks and copyrights. Clients have been granted patents in the automotive, cleantech, medical and industrial sectors, among others. Trademarks granted include those in cleantech, financial and healthcare.

    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.

    His practice also includes technologies in the mechanical arts and helping international clients obtain U.S. patents and trademarks. Victor has extensive experience in procuring overseas IP protection for the firm's clients and is enhanced by his knowledge of Italian.

    Victor enjoys family time with his wife and three children. They enjoy weekends at Schroon Lake and the Adirondacks, skiing or a Yankees baseball game.

  • Speaking Engagements

    "Aligning Intellectual Property Strategies with R & D and Commercial Goals," International Battery Seminar, Fort Lauderdale, FL (March 25, 2019)

    "Clean Energy Patent Growth Index 2012 Results," Meeting of Upstate Venture Association of New York, Scotia, NY (February 25, 2013)

    "Clean Energy Patent Growth Index 2012 Results," Licensing Executives Society webinar (February 15, 2013)

    Cleantech IP Awareness-Clean Energy Patent Trends," Cleantech Patenting StrategiesConference, London (February 5, 2013)

    "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 City (July 19, 2012)

    "From Innovation to Implementation," Panel Moderator, Alliance for Clean Energy New York Annual Conference, Albany, NY (November 2011)

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

    “How to BEST Protect Your Company’s IP,” 2010 Focus on Business, College of NanoScience and Engineering at the University at Albany, Albany, NY (December 1, 2010)

    “Clean Energy Patent Trends," Clean Energy Finance & Investment Summit 2010, San Francisco, CA (November 6, 2010)

    “Getting to Green: Taking an idea from invention to market," New York State Bar Association, Fall IP Section Meeting, Cooperstown, NY (October 9, 2010)

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

    “Greentech Patenting Trends," Ocean Tomo Live Auction & Conference, San Francisco, CA (March 26, 2009)

    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, Syracuse, NY (April 14, 2011)

  • Publications

    "IP 101: So what are Patents good for again anyway?" (February 2018)

    Clean Energy Patent Growth Index, quarterly, www.cepgi.com

    Shine on Solar Patents, periodically, www.shineonsolarpatents.com

    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)

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  • Education
    • Albany Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1998
    • Clarkson University, B.S., mechanical engineering, with a concentration in environmental engineering, 1992
  • Recognitions
    • New York Super Lawyers 2012-2013, 2017-2018

  • Memberships
    • Board Member of New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST)
    • Board Member of Italian American Bar Association, Capital Region of NY Chapter
    • International Trademark Association
  • Admissions
    • New York State Bar
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office