If someone has stolen your idea, infringed your patent or copied your intellectual property, or your company has been accused of infringement, DNL is here to help. As lawyers, DNL understands that legal issues can result in uncontrolled legal fees and unknown exposure. That's why we have created a fix fee litigation program based upon thirty years of litigation and Courtroom experience which provides reasonable fees and a fixed total cost that allows for planning not surprise.
Adopting the efficiency principles of our clients, DNL does not maintain a firm of lawyers, just as businesses do not maintain unnecessary inventory or production capacity. We assemble a team of litigators tailored to the specific needs of a particular litigation when the case arises. Thus, our services are delivered more efficiently and more cost effectively and with better results. We work hard to support our clients on both sides of infringement issues, whether you're part of a large organization or an entrepreneurial start-up.
Established in 1989, in Washington DC, DNL Zito has a reputation for providing quality service tailored to the specific needs of each client. The members of the firm stress direct communication and regular client contact. DNL Zito has an extensive litigation history in hourly and contingency fee matters in a wide range of technical disciplines.
DNL Zito represents Fortune 500 corporations, mid-size businesses, start-ups and individual inventors in patent litigation, copyright litigation, trademark litigation, intellectual property litigation, contingency fee litigation, mediation and arbitration.
DNL Zito has been actively engaged in intellectual property litigation in District and Appellate Courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the U. S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. District Courts for Maryland, the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the Southern District of Indiana, Nebraska, District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, California, Illinois, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Louisiana and Massachusetts, for over twenty years.
DNL Zito represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants in actively defending accused infringers and in enforcing the rights of intellectual property owners. DNL Zito has represented parties in all technical disciplines, including: communications, pharmaceuticals, computers, electronics, chemical, mechanical, automotive, medical, music, movies and agriculture. DNL Zito has litigated patent, design patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright, software, trade secret and unfair competition matters. DNL Zito has numerous published cases in the District and Appellate Courts.
DNL Zito specializes in intellectual property matters including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, federal regulation, unfair competition, and technology transfer. We help our clients obtain and manage their intellectual property and actively assist in the continuing development of their intellectual property.
DNL, Intellectual Property Litigation
ZITO tlp, Patent Litigation Attorney
Patent Litigation Attorney with over 25 years of experience in US Federal Courts across the United States. Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Maryland, Washington DC, Texas, Indiana, Nebraska, Court of Federal Claims, Federal Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Seventh Circuit and practiced in New York; New Jersey; Massachusetts; Pennsylvania; Virginia; Indiana; Delaware; Wisconsin; Texas; California; North Carolina; Illinois; Michigan; Florida; Ohio; Wisconsin; Nebraska, Louisiana, The International Trade Commission. He has over 28 reported decisions, including four published precedential appellate decisions. Mr. Zito was personally rated in the top five percent of Intellectual Property Litigation attorneys in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and the top five percent in Maryland for 2007, based on a survey of lawyers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia and based upon a review of performance and experience by an independent panel.