Anthony A. Coppola
Anthony Coppola joined Abelman Frayne & Schwab in 1996 and concentrates his practice in patent, trademark and copyright litigation, patent prosecution, intellectual property licensing, and transactional matters. He has successfully litigated cases in the areas of patent infringement, trademark infringement, theft of trade secrets, trademark counterfeiting and product liability in various jurisdictions throughout the United States.
Anthony’s technical background has allowed him to analyze clients’ technologies and establish their freedom to operate. He has prepared comprehensive opinions of counsel and successfully negotiated favorable licenses and settlements in numerous patent and trademark disputes.
- Represented plaintiff/patent owner of magnetic snap closure and prevailed on summary judgment of patent infringement; after trial on damages, jury awarded reasonable royalty and found willful infringement; court awarded treble damages.
- Represented declaratory judgment plaintiff in patent dispute regarding pressure sensitive adhesives; motion for summary judgment granted finding non-infringement.
- Represented plaintiff/condiment manufacturer in trademark infringement/counterfeiting matter; after court found infringement on summary judgment and a bench trial on the issue of damages, court awarded actual damages, treble damages and attorneys’ fees.
- Represented defendant condiment manufacturer and obtained dismissal of complaint against it seeking declaratory judgment of non-infringement and cancellation of trademark. Also obtained an award of Rule 11 sanctions against Plaintiff and its counsel in the form of Defendant’s costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees.
- Represented defendant/alcoholic beverage manufacturer in breach of contract litigation; summary judgment granted dismissing damages claim; plaintiff’s request for nationwide recall of product subsequently denied after evidentiary hearing.
- Represented plaintiff/patentee of handgun magazine insertion assembly in obtaining an order of civil contempt after defendant violated consent judgment by continuing to sell certain components of the patented assembly.
Bar and Court Admissions
- Connecticut and New York, 1988
- District of Columbia, 1990
- Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal, Second, Sixth and Ninth Circuits
- International Trademark Association (INTA)
- American Bar Association (member Intellectual Law Section)(ABA)
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
- Manhattan College, B.Ch.E, 1984;
- Pace University, J.D., 1988