Cook Alciati specializes in intellectual property litigation, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation. Mr. Alciati regularly represents clients in district courts around the country. Mr. Alciati also regularly represents clients in inter partes review proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Alciati’s practice also involves representing clients in appellate matters, principally before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition to his experience litigating patents, Mr. Alciati has experience in complex commercial litigation, trade secret litigation, and trademark and copyright litigation. Mr. Alciati has experience with a broad range of technologies including aseptic processing, electronics, LEDs, footwear, sporting equipment, and medical devices including implantable devices, wound closure devices and obesity treatment devices.

Mr. Alciati brings a unique perspective to private practice. Mr. Alciati began his career in private practice and was hired in-house to oversee a major patent litigation campaign involving industry-wide infringement of company’s patents. Mr. Alciati enjoyed success in that effort including by successfully defeating several inter partes review petitions. During his time serving as in-house counsel, Mr. Alciati learned the importance of efficiency in large scale patent litigation. He also learned the value of transparent and frequent communication between a client and outside counsel.

Mr. Alciati’s experience as in-house counsel also involved overseeing registrations of trademarks and protection of company trade secrets. In addition to intellectual property issues, Mr. Alciati was frequently called on to assist with a broad range of legal issues beyond those typically encountered by patent litigators.

Mr. Alciati has a Juris Doctor from Villanova University and an LLM from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland focused on Intellectual Property. Mr. Alciati’s graduate studies at the University of Edinburgh focused on the intersection of technological advancements and intellectual property law across various jurisdictions and legal systems.