Specializes in patent litigation and prosecution with an emphasis in the biotechnical, medical device, pharmaceutical, and mechanical-related arts. Mr. Stankus has litigated patent infringement cases in numerous federal district courts and has experience with intellectual property due diligence, pre-suit investigation, and preparing opinions related to infringement and validity.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Stankus was an attorney for a large intellectual property boutique in New York City, worked at a Fortune 500’s in-house patent prosecution department, and was an engineer at a top-rated consulting firm. During law school, Mr. Stankus served as an intern to the Honorable Joan G. Margolis, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Connecticut. He also participated in UConn Law’s Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, where he drafted and prosecuted patent and trademark applications for entrepreneurs.
J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 2013
B.S., Civil Engineering, summa cum laude, University of New Haven, 2009
Pro Bono Publico Awards Recipient, The Legal Aid Society, October 26, 2016
State of New York
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Ford Proves Design Patents are Built Tough, August 1, 2019
Stop Infringers At The Border, April 18, 2019
Hoping 2019 Brings Clarity to Patentable Subject Matter, January 2, 2019
Patent Venue’s “Home Sweet Home” Jurisprudence, September 11, 2018
Outcome-Secured Litigation Financing: Offsetting Your Costs, June 19, 2018
Postpone Moving to the Reservation, February 27, 2018
CAFC Seemingly Expands Inequitable Conduct to Litigators, November 14, 2017
Earnhardt Family Races Through Federal Circuit Over Surname, August 8, 2017
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