John G. Tutunjian, Vice President

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Mr. Tutunjian specializes in Intellectual Property, with a primary focus on domestic and foreign Patent and Trademark prosecution and Patent and Trademark disputes. With over 20+ years as an attorney, coupled with his experience as a business owner, Mr. Tutunjian has a unique personal approach to his clients and their needs. This approach has not only resulted in many success stories, it has translated into client relationships that span his entire career. Mr. Tutunjian is well versed and experienced at counseling his clients in all aspects of their Intellectual Property needs, including, for example, litigation matters, clearance opinions, brand development and enforcement and the management and maintenance of worldwide Intellectual Property portfolios.

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Admissions:

Admitted to New York Bar, January 1994

Registered to Practice with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, May 1995

United States District Court, EDNY, April 2013

Education:

J.D. - St. John's University School of Law, 1993

  • Member of law school social committee - responsible for planning student events

B.E.E. Electrical Engineering - The Catholic University of America, 1989

  • Design team leader for Detector of EMF waves that affect pacemaker operation
  • Antenna design team head for wireless computer communication system

Law Experience & Technology Areas:

  • Complex Domestic and Foreign patent prosecution and counseling in all aspects of electronics, electro-chemical, electro-mechanical and mechanical arts. Mr. Tutunjian is well versed in many different technology areas ranging from complex electronics, including semiconductor circuit design and fabrication to mechanical systems and devices.
  • Design Patent Prosecution
  • Domestic and Foreign Trademark prosecution
  • Domestic and Foreign Trademark disputes, including U.S. TTAB Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings
  • Brand Development and Enforcement
  • Opinion work, such as Patent infringement and Validity studies and opinions; Trademark clearances
  • Litigation counseling and support
  • Licensing negotiations and agreements

Professional Affiliations:

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Member, U.S. Patent Practice Committee
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Member Anti-Counterfeiting Committee
  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Member, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Member

James J. Bitetto, President

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Mr. Bitetto focuses his practice in all areas of intellectual property law. Having degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Electronics, Mr. Bitetto handles patent matters in a wide variety of technology areas for clients that range from larger high-tech companies to smaller businesses and organizations. Coupled with his experience as a research and design engineer at Bell Laboratories, Mr. Bitetto has a firm grasp of the inventive process and communicates fluently with inventors at all levels to capture the innovation and present it effectively to the Patent and Trademark Office. Being an inventor himself, Mr. Bitetto understands the importance and the satisfaction of holding U.S. patents and strives to achieve the best results for his clients. Mr. Bitetto has extensive experience in client counseling in all areas of intellectual property law, patent drafting, prosecution, litigation, opinion work, appeals; trademark filing, prosecution, oppositions/cancellations and related matters; and copyright filing and prosecution. Mr. Bitetto is a registered patent attorney, is a professional engineer and is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and in the Federal Courts.

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Admissions:

Admitted to bar, New Jersey, 1994; New York, 1995; registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts.

Education:

J.D. St. John's University School of Law, cum laude, 1994

  • International Law Review

M.S. Electronics & Electronic Materials, Steven's Institute of Technology, summa cum laude, 1997

  • Winner of the Morton M. Traum Award for Excellence in Courses Related to Materials Science

B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Manhattan College, summa cum laude, 1989

  • Awards: Excellence in Engineering Medal, Excellence in Mechanical Engineering Medal
  • Presidential Scholarship

Law Experience & Technology Areas:

Complex patent prosecution and counseling in fields of: semiconductor devices, solar technology, nuclear technology, memory devices, electronics, chip layout and fabrication, nanotechnology, optical recording, bioelectrical devices, ultrasound technology, digital signal processing, fluid flow systems, computer systems, speech recognition/synthesis systems, opto-electronics, e-commerce, document management, computer software, computer architecture, medical imaging, medical devices, imaging and display technology including liquid crystal displays, flexible displays, CRTs, television, mechanical systems, green technology, telecommunications including cellular technology, textiles, mechanical devices and systems, etc.

Design patent prosecution and litigation. Trademark prosecution and litigation. Copyright prosecution and litigation.

Counseling and related opinion work, including expert opinions, litigation, litigation counseling and support in all areas of intellectual property.

Engineering Experience:

Member of Technical Staff (R&D Engineer), AT&T Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories (8.5 years), designed: optical communications systems, fiber optics, active noise/vibration canceling systems, undersea cabling, control systems, undersea vehicles, plastic molding, mechanical and electrical systems, manufacturing tools, environmental tests of equipment, circuit wiring, cabinet design, piezoelectric devices, etc.

Licensed Professional Engineer - State of New York

Professional Affiliations:

  • Eastern New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Former President
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Steven's Alumni Association, Former President

Inventor:

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,116,818, Underwater plow apparatus and method
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,975,308, Digital picture display frame
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,256,900, Method and apparatus for projecting image patterns and colors for planning an interior improvement project

Publications:

  • "Intellectual Property: The Asset You Didn't Know You Had", Business to Business News, May 2004

Gaspare J. Randazzo

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Mr. Randazzo specializes in Intellectual Property Law. He has extensive and diverse legal and engineering experience, which has enabled him to obtain many valuable patents and trademarks for his clients. Prior to his position with Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C., Mr. Randazzo interned for a federal judge in the U.S. Federal District Court for the Eastern District of NY and for the Nassau County District Attorney's Office, as well as worked for various New York Intellectual Property law firms. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Randazzo has worked as an engineer for various companies. His engineering experience includes work on various military projects including the Tomahawk Cruise Missile and the F14A Fighter Aircraft. Mr. Randazzo has secured numerous Patents which read on pervasive industry standards, thus allowing his clients to obtain the benefit of lucrative licensing revenue.

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Admissions:

Admitted to bar, New Jersey, 1997; New York, 1998; registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Education:

J.D., Cum Laude, May 1997
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, NY

Honors:

  • Law Review:
    • Research Editor, 1996-1997
    • Associate Editor, Spring 1996
  • Dean's List: Spring 1996, Fall 1996, Spring 1997
  • Touro Academic Excellence Award: Patent Practice, Patent Law, Pre-Trial Litigation

B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1990
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Honors:

  • Principal's Scholarship
  • Dean's List: Fall 1985, 1987, Spring 1986, 1987

Law Experience & Technology Areas:

  • Legal Intern, U.S. Federal District Court, Eastern District of NY, Uniondale, NY, Honorable Thomas C. Platt
  • Legal Intern, Nassau County District Attorney's Office, Mineola, NY

Complex patent prosecution and counseling in fields of: computer architecture, microprocessors, semiconductor memories, computer software, wireless telecommunications, televisions and other display devices, medical devices and imaging, biometrics, digital and analog signal processing, e-commerce, speech recognition/synthesis, speaker recognition, text recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, video processing/compression/decompression, optical recording technologies, computer network technologies, security, radio controlled toys and vehicles, tires, integrated circuit manufacturing, electronics, electro-mechanical devices, mechanical devices, etc.

Engineering Experience:

Program Manager/Test-Design Engineer, Computer Instruments Corp., Westbury, NY:

Program Manager for the McDonnell Douglas T-45 Goshawk Trainer Air Data Computer, which involved training and managing personnel, generating manufacturing and testing procedures, and extensive customer interfacing. Qualification testing of the McDonnell Douglas Tomahawk Cruise Missile Air Data Transducer and Grumman F-14A Angle of Attack Differential Pressure Transducer. Printed circuit board design and modification using Orcad and Autocad.

Test Engineer, Support Systems Associates Inc., Hauppauge, NY:

Software development for printed circuit boards under test at Naval Weapons Support Center, utilizing LASAR digital simulation software. Software development included developing a software model of the board to be tested, designing digital test patterns to simulate normal board functioning, and debugging of software.

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