Cono A. Carrano is a trial and registered patent attorney who focuses his practice on complex patent litigation. Mr. Carrano sits on the firm’s IP committee.

Practice & Background

Mr. Carrano’s litigation experience primarily involves semiconductors, electronics, software, wireless and optics technology. He has represented clients before the U.S. district courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the US Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Mr. Carrano represents clients in matters involving a broad range of intellectual property issues. He has also worked extensively with patent trial counsel in various European and Asian countries.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Carrano was a member of the technical staff and designed supercomputers at AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Representative Matters

Representative examples of Mr. Carrano’s experience include:

  • defense of a leading global technology manufacturer in an eight-patent infringement case involving microprocessor and multimedia processing technology
  • management and direction, on behalf of a leading global technology manufacturer, of a multipatent litigation involving microprocessor technology in the United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the People’s Republic of China, Korea and Japan
  • ITC 337 proceeding involving patent infringement claims related to CMOS image sensor technology.

Awards & Accolades

  • Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-2017) - Intellectual Property
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals as a leading private patent litigator in Washington, D.C (2015-2017)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2007-2018) for litigation - patent
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer (2012-2017)