John L. Ciccozzi

John L. Ciccozzi


Bar Admissions

The District of Columbia; The US Patent & Trademark Office. Previously registered as in-house for the state of California.


  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Gannon University, Erie, PA (1983)
  • M.S. in Systems Management (Research and Development Option), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (1986)
  • J.D. from University of Akron School of Law, Akron, OH (1998)


Mr. Ciccozzi has 15 years as an electrical engineer and over 12 years experience in the patent field, primarily dealing in all facets of the electrical arts. He was also a Captain in the United States Air Force. He is also a former Patent Examiner in the Microprocessor and Input/Output Devices Art Units at the USPTO.

He is experienced in a wide range of disciplines, including counseling clients on invalidity and non-infringement, patent portfolio strategy including drafting and prosecuting patent applications, patent portfolio mapping and mining, licensing, litigation and reexamination strategy. He is also experienced in analyzing and evaluating IP and has also mediation and negotiation experience. In addition to his engineering and law firm experience, Mr. Ciccozzi has 6 years of in-house counsel experience at both HTC and Qualcomm.


Fluent in Italian.D