SAN DIEGO (March 31, 2015) – Weintraub Tobin, one of California’s leading, full service law firms, is pleased to announce that intellectual property attorney Eric Caligiuri has joined the firm’s San Diego office as Of Counsel. Caligiuri is the second attorney to jump to the firm from Covington & Burling LLP, joining shareholder Jo Dale Carothers in San Diego.
Caligiuri advises domestic and international clients on complex intellectual property disputes and focuses on patent and trade secret litigation in federal district courts, California state courts, and before the International Trade Commission (ITC). He has experience representing companies in a wide range of fields, including semiconductor products and processes, mobile device components and applications, networking, and systems-on-a-chip (SoCs). Caligiuri also handles patent and trademark prosecution and employment and other commercial litigation matters.
“Eric is a top-notch IP attorney with an impressive track record, and we are delighted to welcome him to the firm,” stated Michael Kvarme, executive managing partner of Weintraub Tobin. “Our IP Litigation practice has experienced substantial growth across multiple offices and IP disciplines, and Eric will play a critical role in increasing our visibility.”
Caligiuri’s addition deepens Weintraub Tobin’s IP litigation bench. He joins a team that represents a diverse roster of clients in all areas of intellectual property law and encompasses industries ranging from biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices to electronics, communications, and software, as well as fashion and entertainment. The IP team assists their clients with identifying and protecting their intellectual property rights and defends them wherever they do business.
“I am extremely pleased to join Weintraub Tobin. The firm has a clear understanding of how to provide clients with quality work while being sensitive to the budget constraints clients currently face. Their hallmark ‘client first’ approach provides an excellent platform to further grow my IP practice,” said Caligiuri.
Caligiuri is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to attending law school, he worked as an engineer. Caligiuri was recently named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. He earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California at San Diego, a M.Sc. in materials engineering from California State University, Northridge, and graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law.
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