Fitzpatrick Elects Three New Partners

January 1, 2004

Fitzpatrick is very pleased and proud to announce Frank A. DeLucia, Jr., James M. Gibson and Colleen Tracy have been elected partners of the firm effective January 1, 2004.

Frank A. De Lucia Jr.’s practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution in the electrical and software arts, including computer hardware and software, e-commerce, cellular and other communications systems, semiconductor devices and other electro-mechanical devices. He also provides litigation support and counsels clients with regard to licensing agreements, trademark issues and other intellectual property matters. Mr. De Lucia, age 36, received his J.D. from Quinnipiac College School of Law in 1995, where he served on the Quinnipiac College Law Review and was a member of the legal honor fraternity, Phi Delta Phi. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University College of Engineering in 1989. He is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut.

James M. Gibson’s practice focuses on all phases of trademark law, including prosecution, enforcement, litigation and licensing, in the pharmaceutical, educational, manufacturing and electronics industries. He also counsels clients in copyright matters, as well as Internet and e-commerce issues. Mr. Gibson, age 46, obtained his B.S. from Cornell University in 1981 and worked in the financial services industry before graduating from Touro Law School in 1993. He is active in several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, the New York Bar Association and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.

Colleen Tracy concentrates on patent litigation in the chemical and biotechnological arts, with a focus on technology related to the pharmaceutical industry. Ms. Tracy, who obtained her JD in 1996 from Seton Hall University, was a student law clerk to the Honorable William G. Bassler of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. She was also a member of the Seton Hall Law Review. Ms. Tracy, age 33, received a B.S. in Biology, cum laude, in 1992 from Manhattan College, where she was a member of Beta Beta Beta, the National Biology Honor Society.