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Gianni Minutoli

Gianni Minutoli


Gianni Minutoli focuses on the preparation and prosecution of US and international patent applications, with emphasis on software inventions, computer networks, memory and systems, electrical circuitry, and wireless communication devices.

Gianni has extensive experience in client counseling and providing opinions regarding the patentability of new inventions, the right to use new or existing products and the infringement, validity and enforceability of US patents. Gianni has also litigated several patent cases.

Gianni has been lead and backup counsel in many post-issuance PTAB proceedings and has successfully argued an IPR hearing invalidating all of the challenged claims.

Gianni Minutoli is recognized by IAM Patent 1000 in 2019 as a leading patent practitioner.

Bar admissionsDistrict of ColumbiaNew YorkUnited States Patent and Trademark OfficeVirginia
CourtsUnited States District Court for the District of ColumbiaUnited States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • B.E., Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook 1988
  • J.D., St. John's University School of Law 1997


  • IAM Patent 1000, 2015 and 2019

Pro Bono

Gianni has been providing pro bono services to our veterans for almost two decades. He has helped veterans obtain VA disability benefits and Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC). Gianni has also been supervising DLA Piper's nationwide CRSC program since 2016. He became a Board member of the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) in 2017.


  • Co-author, "What Makes A Chemist An Inventor?," IP, Technology and Appellate Law360, April 19, 2012
  • Co-author, "Identifying the Optimal Global Patent Protection Strategy," Intellectual Property Today, June 2010

Prior Experience

Before becoming a lawyer, Gianni was a Senior Engineer at Northrop Grumman Norden Systems, Inc., where he participated in the design and integration of advanced radar and tracking systems. He also has worked for Telephonics Corp., where he participated in the design of system-level diagnostics for airborne radar.


Memberships And Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York State Bar Association