Fitzpatrick Partner Michael Sandonato Named Exclusive Client Choice Awards Winner

2018 Client Choice Awards
February 8, 2018

Linda Ficano
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
(212) 218-2284

New York, NY
February 8, 2018—Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto is pleased to announce that Michael Sandonato has been named the exclusive 2018 Client Choice Awards winner for Intellectual Property – Patents in New York. Award recipients are nominated directly by their clients and then selected by the Client Choice research team; this year, Client Choice received over 2,500 nominations.

Established in 2005, Client Choice recognizes those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for this recognition focus on an ability to add real value to clients’ businesses above and beyond the other players in the market.

Client references complimented Michael’s talent and client service, sharing the following comments:

  • “Mike is a hands-on, impressively bright and results-oriented advocate; he has a track record of success.”
  • “Before a judge and jury Mike is thoughtful, prepared, balanced and likeable.”
  • “Mike has excellent knowledge of the ever-changing area of patent law; he writes well and adjusts accurately in court during oral argument, he is good on his feet.”
  • “Mike is bright and has a wealth of experience; what differentiates him is his ability to provide business-centric, concise and relevant advice.”

A seasoned trial lawyer, Michael has served as lead trial counsel in patent litigations in district courts across the country, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and arbitrations. His litigation work has involved technologies such as digital cameras, dental imaging systems, graphical user interfaces, laser toner cartridges, smartphones, financial products and electronic test equipment. He chairs Fitzpatrick’s Electronic and Computer Technologies practice group and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

To view Michael’s Client Choice profile, please click here. A full listing of Client Choice Awards 2018 recipients is available in the Client Choice Guide – USA & Canada 2018 and searchable on the Client Choice website here.


About Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto:

At Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto (, IP is not just a practice area – it is the firm’s sole focus. Founded in 1971, Fitzpatrick is a leading national intellectual property law firm with offices in New York, Costa Mesa, California, and Washington, D.C. It has one of the premier patent litigation and prosecution practices, which 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. Fitzpatrick represents an international client base from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups.


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