Firm Profile


Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto has grown to nearly 150 attorneys practicing all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, and trade secrets. Our practice covers the spectrum of intellectual property services, including applying for patent and trademark protection, litigation, appeals, interferences, post-grant patent challenges (e.g., IPRs), alternative dispute resolution, licensing, opinions, corporate transactions and due diligence. We have one of the premier patent litigation practices in the nation, and we also prosecute more than twice as many patents as any other New York-based firm. 

Our offices in New York, NY, Washington, D.C. and Costa Mesa, CA, serve a diverse national and international clientele from Fortune 500 companies to Internet start-ups. Founded in 1971, we have continually kept pace with the complex world of new technologies and the strategies required for protecting knowledge, vision and ideas. 

The quality and experience of our attorneys is second to none. In addition to superior legal qualifications, the majority of our attorneys hold scientific degrees and many also have substantial industry experience. Our attorneys also have a long history of pro bono work, as well as active involvement in bar associations and community organizations. 

Our clients do business in a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy, biotechnology, computers, information technology, electronics, medical devices, optics, medical imaging, transportation, telecommunications, finance, food and e-Commerce. As new technologies emerge, we work closely with our clients in developing strategies for protecting and enforcing their intellectual property. 

Regardless of the size of a matter, we are committed to delivering the highest quality legal services to achieve our clients' objectives. We can proudly say that the overwhelming majority of our work is from clients with whom we have continuing long-standing relationships.  


Firm Contacts

New York Office
Nicholas M. Cannella
Christopher P. Borello
Administrative Partner
Washington, D.C. Office
Brian L. Klock
Administrative Partner
Barbara Delatos
Office Administrator
California Office
Michael K. O'Neill
Administrative Partner