Richard D. Margiano


I began my intellectual property career in 1993 and I continued working full time during law school, ultimately graduating St. John’s University School of Law in New York City in 1999 with honors, picking up awards in Patent Law, Civil Procedure and Contracts along the way.  Being at the top of my class I was the only student to “grade on” to my law school’s prestigious Law Review and the only student in my class to win a full academic scholarship.

​After law school I joined one of the largest and most prominent law firms in the country, White & Case, LLP where I continued representing clients on high value intellectual property matters.  I am noow a solo-practitioner in New York City. Throughout my career I have practiced only intellectual property law, during which time I have worked on behalf of foreign and domestic companies, both large and small, including Deutsche Bank, AG, Sandoz, Inc., Ahold N.V., Peapod, Inc., America Online, Inc., Bankers Trust Corp., Dr. Reddy’s Labs, MAN Roland, Inc., Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries, Home Shopping Network, Orbus Medical Technologies, Inc., Healthstar Communications, Inc., Datapoint, Corp., SaaQin, Inc., Skin Beauty Solutions, Inc., J&D Brush Co., Inc., Elegant Comfort (Bespolitan), Bed Linen and More, WOW Clothes, Tai Feng Yan Enterprises, Inc., Hit Commerce, Inc., Skyline Consulting Group, Inc., Welcome Industrial Corp. and Choon’s Design LLC (makers of the Rainbow Loom®).  

My experience has involved a variety of intellectual property issues including:

* Patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition and trade secret litigation. Several of these litigations were pharmaceutical patent infringement litigations.

* Intellectual property analysis and diligence as part of many large corporate transactions and potential transactions. This work included intellectual property portfolio analysis and evaluation of risk.

* E-commerce issues, in particular matters relating to doing business on I have developed considerable expertise representing merchants who have encountered legal issues on and I was first published with respect too e-commerce in 1999 in the U.S., Europe and in Asia. Above-all I strive to make a reasonable and practical no-nonsense approach to solving your legal problems and improving your business. I will work with you to minimize costs. As a solo-practitioner my rates are well-below those of other comparable intellectual property attorneys.

In my spare time I am an avid pilot and advanced scuba diver. I volunteered for FEMA in New York City's hard-hit financial district in the wake of Sept. 11th, and I have spent years mentoring underprivileged New York City high school students.