David L. Principe, Phillips Lytle Special Counsel

David L. Principe

Special Counsel
Buffalo
(716) 847-7066
dprincipe@phillipslytle.com
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Mr. Principe concentrates his practice in the area of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark and copyright counseling; U.S. and foreign patent and trademark prosecution; trademark oppositions; noninfringement opinions; and litigation.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Registered Patent Attorney

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • University of Notre Dame, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1989

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association

REPRESENTATIVE PATENTS

Medical Devices

  • U.S. Patent No. 9,814,546: RETAINERLESS ORTHODONTIC DENTAL IMPLANT SYSTEM
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,415,160: FLUID FILTRATION DEVICE AND SYSTEM
  • U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2011/0301571: REPERFUSION CATHETER SYSTEM
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,803,171: RETRIEVABLE INFERIOR VENA CAVA FILTER
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,318,815: ANGIOPLASTY DEVICE WITH EMBOLIC RECAPTURE MECHANISM FOR TREATMENT OF OCCLUSIVE VASCULAR DISEASES
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,796,989: INTRALUMINAL CUTTER FOR VASCULAR, BILIARY, AND OTHER APPLICATIONS
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,285,739: RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VASCULAR INTERVENTIONS
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,261,257: DIALYSIS GRAFT SYSTEM WITH SELF-SEALING ACCESS PORTS

Mechanical Devices

  • U.S. Patent No. 10,012,43: HEAT EXCHANGER
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,551,142: GREASE INTERCEPTOR SYSTEM
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,887,319: ADJUSTABLE FIXTURE SUPPORT CARRIER FOR OFF-THE-FLOOR PLUMBING FIXTURES
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,875,329: ARM TUCKING DEVICE FOR USE WITH AN OPERATING ROOM TABLE
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,004,088: PROTECTIVE DEVICE FOR INCINERATION APPARATUS

Design Patents

  • U.S. Patent No. Des. 799,983: BABY FOOD POUCH
  • U.S. Patent No. Des. 765,840: LAPAROSCOPE AND ENDOSCOPE CLEANING DEVICE
  • U.S. Patent No. Des. 662,012: HITCH COVER
  • U.S. Patent No. Des. 510,236: BEVERAGEWARE
  • U.S. Patent No. Des. 548,006: LID FOR BEVERAGEWARE

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Tommie Copper IP, Inc. v. Gcool-Tech USA LLC, Opposition No. 91223768 (T.T.A.B. 2018); counsel to Gcool-Tech in a trademark opposition involving likelihood of confusion and fraud claims. Complete victory in a final decision on the merits.

Past Activities

  • Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association, President
  • The University of Georgia, Business Outreach Services, Small Business Development Center, Macon, Georgia, Guest Lecturer
  • Mercer University Stetson School of Business, Douglas County, Georgia, Guest Lecturer