Darius Gambino is a partner with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP. He has over 20 years of experience helping clients protect their intellectual property under the patent, trademark and copyright laws in the United States and abroad. Clients in industries ranging from technology and manufacturing to consumer goods and professional services rely on Darius to represent them in high stakes patent and trademark litigation. In addition to litigation, Darius also assists clients with managing global patent and trademark portfolios, while at the same time counseling on enforcement strategies. He also represents clients in connection with intellectual property licensing, trade secret and copyright disputes, and corporate diligence investigations.
Products and processes involving electrical and mechanical engineering are a major focus of Darius’ patent practice. He has worked in various fields including telecommunications, conditional access technologies, piezoelectric filters and sensors, semiconductor manufacturing, electrical circuits, computer memories, computer hardware and software, medical devices and consumer goods. Before earning his law degree, Darius was a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Darius has been recognized as “a very impressive trial lawyer'” by World Trademark Review, which has repeatedly listed him as a top trademark litigator. Darius has also been repeatedly recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in the field of intellectual property licensing.
Darius is the creator and host of the Firm’s “Lawyers With Game” video podcast series on YouTube, where he and others from the firm’s Video Gaming and Esports Group discuss current legal issues in the gaming and esports industries. Darius also serves as chair of the Firm’s Sports & Entertainment Practice.
Darius is a frequent speaker, and has written extensively, on the topics of design patents and trade dress. Darius is the author of “Trade Dress: Evolution, Strategy and Practice” (2015) from LexisNexis.
In addition to his state bar admissions, Darius is admitted to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeal for the Federal and Ninth Circuits.
Most commentators agree that Google v. Oracle is the most important copyright decision of the last 25 years (since Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music). But what if the Court got it wrong? The Court has not always done well with issues of technology (the Sony v. Universal “Betamax” case being an exception), and the majority decision in Google v. Oracle appears to be more of the same. For many reasons, the powerful dissent from Justices Thomas and Alito may be the better opinion.