About Us

We help clients maximize their intellectual property assets both locally and globally through the development, protection, enforcement, and licensing of intellectual property rights. We currently represent a wide variety of domestic and international clients, including large multi-national corporations, national scientific institutes, emerging technology start-ups, retailers, and select individuals.

We maintain long-standing relationships with law firms in all major industrialized nations who stand ready to help our clients obtain foreign patents, trademarks, copyrights, and multinational licenses.

Our firm frequently provides updates to clients concerning recent changes in U.S. patent and trademark practice and court decisions of interest.

Philosophy

Cittone & Chinta LLP was founded in 2010 with a single goal in mind – provide top-notch legal service at affordable rates. Having practiced for years at premier “BigLaw” firms, we understand that top-notch legal service is invaluable but believe that it should not be prohibitively expensive. Clients today seek both results and efficiency. And that is what we deliver.

Cittone & Chinta LLP is not your typical law firm. Besides being outside counsel, our attorneys have worked in the industry and government as well as served as in-house counsel. With over two decades of combined legal experience and significant industry and corporate experience, we bring a unique perspective in tackling our clients’ legal issues with an eye towards practical solutions.

Our attorneys have practiced at some of the nation’s leading law firms, including Fish & Neave, Kramer Levin, and Ropes & Gray. Our attorneys have represented well-known companies in high-stakes matters, including Purdue Pharma v. Par Pharma; Purdue Pharma v. Endo Pharma; Savient v. Barr; Mediatek v. Sanyo; Realtime Data v. Packeteer; VLT v. Lucent; Humanscale Corp. v. Weber Knapp; Lear Corp. v. TS Tech; Keystone Autonics v. Sirius Satellite Radio, ReSeal International v. Secondo, and other cases.

We are well-versed in all facets of intellectual property and all stages of litigation. We have procured numerous patents and trademarks globally and managed big IP portfolios.

We have negotiated licenses involving products with hundreds of millions in revenue. We have authored opinions of counsel and conducted due diligence and counseled clients on product launches.

We have won Markman hearings, defeated summary judgment motions, and tried cases in federal courts throughout the country.

With our deep understanding of traditional prosecution, litigation, and transactional IP work, we often anticipate problems before they arise, which enables us to prevent crises altogether and deliver exceptional results.

Billing Structure

Our fee structure recognizes that each client’s needs are unique and offers much-needed flexibility and customization. We work with our clients to provide creative billing arrangements in each case. In addition to the standard hourly-fee structure, we offer flat-fee, contingency-fee, and hybrid risk-sharing arrangements which better enable our clients to plan for and budget their legal needs.

We staff our cases leanly. Each matter is managed by an experienced partner at every step – from start to finish. Because we are small, we do not carry the significant administrative overhead of big firms. We employ the latest technology to maintain our dockets and files electronically. We pass on all these savings to our clients. The nature of our practice allows us to provide our clients with prompt personal attention and high-quality legal services under a flexible and predictable fee structure.