Fitzpatrick Elects Three Partners

January 5, 2004

Contact: Roger Ardan/Rosemarie Yu
212-704-4549 / 642-7781


NEW YORK, January 5, 2004 – The midtown intellectual property law firm Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto announced today that Frank A. De Lucia Jr., James M. Gibson and Colleen Tracy have been elected partners of the firm effective January 1, 2004.

“We are pleased to have elected Frank De Lucia, James Gibson and Colleen Tracy as partners,” said Dominick A. Conde, Fitzpatrick, Cella managing partner. “Our firm prides itself on providing full-service intellectual property counsel of the highest caliber, and the addition of these three new partners strengthens our commitment to the depth and breadth to our practices. Frank, Jim and Colleen are wonderful assets, and we look forward to their continuing success at our firm.”

Frank A. De Lucia Jr.
Frank A. De Lucia Jr. specializes in 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
James M. Gibson specializes in 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
Colleen Tracy specializes in patent litigation in the chemical and biotechnological arts, with a focus on technology related to the pharmaceutical industry. Ms. Tracy, who obtained her J.D. 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.

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, founded in 1971, is an intellectual property law firm with offices in New York, Costa Mesa, California and Washington, D.C. of more than 160 lawyers. The firm’s practice covers the spectrum of intellectual property services, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, and trade secrets. Fitzpatrick, Cella represents an international client base from Fortune 500 companies to start-up companies.