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Cook Alciati


Gardella Grace P.A.

Cook Alciati is a Principal with Gardella Grace P.A. specializing in intellectual property litigation, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation. Mr. Alciati regularly represents clients in district courts around the country as lead counsel. Mr. Alciati also regularly represents clients in inter partes review proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Alciati has experience in all aspects of patent litigation from the filing of the complaint through a jury verdict.  Mr. Alciati has handled numerous Markman hearings, summary judgment hearings, and Daubert hearings in District Courts throughout the country.  Mr. Alciati has been recognized for his accomplishments in patent litigation by IAM Patent 1000.  In 2022, Managing IP identified Mr. Alciati as Rising Star in patent litigation.  

Mr. Alciati’s practice also involves representing clients in appellate matters, principally before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition to his experience litigating patents, Mr. Alciati has experience in complex commercial litigation, trade secret litigation, and trademark and copyright litigation. Mr. Alciati has experience with a broad range of technologies including aseptic processing, electronics, cloud computing technologies, artificial-intelligence based inventions, LEDs, footwear, sporting equipment, and medical devices including implantable devices, wound closure devices and obesity treatment devices. 

Mr. Alciati brings a unique perspective to private practice. Mr. Alciati began his career in private practice and was hired in-house to oversee a major patent litigation campaign involving industry-wide infringement of company’s patents. Mr. Alciati enjoyed success in that effort, including by successfully defeating several inter partes review petitions. During his time serving as in-house counsel, Mr. Alciati learned the importance of efficiency in large scale patent litigation. He also learned the value of transparent and frequent communication between a client and outside counsel. 

Mr. Alciati has a Juris Doctor from Villanova University and an LLM from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland focused on Intellectual Property. Mr. Alciati’s graduate studies at the University of Edinburgh focused on the intersection of technological advancements and intellectual property law across various jurisdictions and legal systems.

Recent Articles by Cook Alciati

PTAB Year in Review: Five Developments from 2022 that Shaped the Future of the Board

Another year down, and another year of interesting developments as the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) continued its reign as the most significant patent court in the country. Last year ended with a growing sense that change was on the horizon with President Biden’s nomination of Director Kathi Vidal. And that change did arrive as Director Vidal was confirmed in April and quickly worked to reform PTAB policies. Let’s take a look at the five most significant developments involving the PTAB this year.

Past Events with Cook Alciati

PTAB Masters™ 2023

Held on 1/31/23 - 2/01/23