Cono A. Carrano is a trial and registered patent lawyer who focuses his practice on complex patent litigation. Mr. Carrano sits on the firm’s intellectual property (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 United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Mr. Carrano represents clients in matters involving a broad range of IP 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 multipatent litigation involving microprocessor technology in the United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the People’s Republic of China, Korea and Japan
  • an ITC 337 proceeding involving patent infringement claims related to CMOS image sensor technology.

Awards & Accolades

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