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Vincent J. Galluzzo

Partner


Vincent J. Galluzzo is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property and Litigation Groups. Vince is a trial lawyer who focuses on high-stakes, multi-venue patent and trade secret litigation and appeals across a wide range of technologies. His recent courtroom victories include a jury verdict for Siemens against Westinghouse on eight of Siemens’ patents relating to train-control technology, followed by another win for Siemens after a two-week preliminary injunction trial on Westinghouse’s claims of trade secret misappropriation. Vince has also been lead or backup counsel in over 30 post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). In addition to his litigation work, Vince also counsels clients on intellectual property monetization strategies, including portfolio management, enforcement, and licensing.

Before attending law school, Vince worked as a software developer. Vince is regularly called upon to act as an in-house software expert to read computer source code and to interface with expert witnesses or engineers to discuss highly technical matters and formulate appropriate case strategy.

Vince is proud of his ongoing pro bono representation of Crosley Green, an innocent man who was wrongfully convicted of murder in Florida in 1990. After many years up and down the Florida court system, Vince and the rest of the Crosley Green team at Crowell won federal habeas corpus relief for Mr. Green in 2018, and are currently defending that win at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  

Vince is also a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, where he has taught Privacy Law to graduate students in the Whiting School of Engineering’s Information Security Institute since 2017.

Vince graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.S. in computer engineering. He also holds a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida. While in law school, he was communications editor of the Florida Law Review and was a member of the executive board of the Florida Moot Court Team. As a member of the Florida Law Review, Vince won the Gertrude Brick Prize for best student note published in the 2008-09 year.

Representative Cases

  • Represented Siemens in a wide-ranging, multi-venue patent and trade-secret dispute against Westinghouse involving train control technology.  Secured a jury trial win for Siemens resulting in a finding of willful infringement and a $14 million damages award, successfully defeated Westinghouse’s trade-secret misappropriation claims in a two-week preliminary injunction trial, and defended 15 inter partes review (IPR) petitions before the USPTO on Siemens’ patents.  
  • Representing LifeNet Health in a five-patent case against Surgalign (f/k/a RTI Surgical) involving soft tissue grafts and spinal implants, successfully defending LifeNet Health’s patents against IPR petitions filed by Surgalign.
  • Represented LifeNet in patent-infringement action against competitor LifeCell involving soft tissue grafts, winning a jury verdict of over $34 million, and securing the victory on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Represented AT&T Mobility and other AT&T affiliates in two multi-defendant patent-infringement lawsuits, winning one on collateral estoppel grounds, which was affirmed by the Federal Circuit, and winning another on summary judgment under 35 U.S.C. Section 101, which was also affirmed by the Federal Circuit, and on which the Supreme Court denied certiorari.
  • Represented Apotex against Novartis in IPR proceedings related to a multiple sclerosis drug, securing the first successful IPR challenge by generic drug makers at the PTAB, and securing affirmance at the Federal Circuit.
  • Represented plaintiff DuPont in trade secret misappropriation case related to KEVLAR® fiber technology, which resulted in a $919 million jury verdict against Kolon. Continued representation in post-trial enforcement actions by DuPont against Kolon.
  • Represented plaintiff Derive Systems in a trade-secret and copyright-infringement action against several industry competitors and former employees relating to aftermarket computer software and hardware for improving the performance of automobiles.
  • Represented Leica Camera in patent infringement action brought by non-practicing entity (NPE) Digitech Image Technologies related to digital cameras, winning summary judgment under 35 U.S.C. Section 101 at the district court and on appeal at the Federal Circuit.
  • Represented plaintiff GE in six patent infringement actions against industry competitors related to LED light bulbs.
  • Represented junior party Beckmann (on behalf of Daimler AG) in patent interference appeal to the Federal Circuit, winning appeal on claim construction and written-description issues.
  • Represented plaintiffs Bendix and Knorr-Bremse in a patent infringement action involving air disc brakes for commercial vehicles, securing favorable settlement after claim construction ruling.
  • Represented plaintiff Arlington Industries in an appeal before the Federal Circuit on a patent infringement action against Bridgeport Fittings relating to electrical box fittings, winning appeal.

Representative Counseling Engagements:

  • Navigating numerous licensing and intellectual property protection issues for a large computer technology company.
  • Assisting both large and small clients with IP protection, management, and monetization strategies, including IP value generation, IP protection and maintenance, and enforcement and licensing.
  • Evaluating infringement, validity, and enforceability issues for patent owners and third parties.
  • Providing IP diligence support on corporate transactions of all shapes and sizes.

Education

  • University of Florida, B.S. (2007) computer engineering, magna cum laude
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D. (2010) cum laude

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Florida, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Federal, Fourth, and Eleventh Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida.

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"Restrictive Covenants in the First Circuit," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (June 28, 2022). Authors: Eric Moss and Vincent J. Galluzzo.
Publication
LITIGATION NOTE: ScentAir Prevails Again in Pair of Patent Rulings, Leaving Prolitec Only Narrow Claims (May 11, 2022)
Firm News / Announcement
"Government Contracts M&A Series - Intellectual Property and Contract Data/Patent Rights Issues," Crowell & Moring Webinar, 2022. (April 12, 2022). Speakers: Jonathan M. Baker, Preetha Chakrabarti, Vincent J. Galluzzo, and Christopher D. Garcia.
Speech/Presentation
PTAB Guts Hybrid Car Patent In BMW Win Law360 (February 1, 2022)
Press Coverage
Crowell & Moring Releases Litigation Forecast 2022: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year (January 12, 2022)
Firm News / Announcement
"PTAB Litigation – The Changing Rules of the Road," Crowell & Moring's Litigation Forecast 2022 (January 12, 2022). Contributors: Vince Galluzzo
Publication
"Cemetery Company’s Trade Secret Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss by Reasonable Interference of Misappropriation after CEO Fed Competitor Information," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (December 21, 2021). Authors: Vincent J. Galluzzo, Laura Schwartz and Dalton Hughes.
Publication
DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Advises Kymco Capital and Kwang Yang Motor Co. in First Publicly Traded EV Motorcycle Company in U.S., Valued at $1.77 Billion (December 14, 2021)
Firm News / Announcement
"COFC Dismissal Order Highlights the Pre-Litigation Traps and Timeliness Bars of Section 1498 Claims," Government Contracts Bullet Points (November 17, 2021). Contacts: John E. McCarthy Jr., Vincent J. Galluzzo, Christopher D. Garcia
Client Alert / Newsletter
CBS “48 Hours” Episode on Crosley Green Nominated for National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence Award (November 11, 2021)
Firm News / Announcement

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