Co-managing Partner

Michael J. Caridi


With over twenty years of experience in IP law, Mr. Caridi has prosecuted over 2000 patent applications before the USPTO, primarily in chemical, material science and mechanical arts; litigated patent, trade dress and trademark matters before Federal Courts and the International Trade Commission; provided professional infringement and validity opinions; and managed client patent portfolios.

Technology overview:

Electrical/Material science: semiconductor devices including MOSFETs, System-on-Chip, MEMS, compound semiconductors including HEMTs, SiC substrates, lasers; semiconductor processing equipment; solar cells; manufacturing methods including PECVD, ion implantation, CMP;

Chemical: battery and battery manufacturing including Li-ion secondary batteries; film polymers for conductive screens; super-absorbent polymers; alloys; flame resistant materials; toners; tire compositions; packaging resins; liquid crystal compositions; food packaging and preservation;

Mechanical: solar panel arrays; tire formation, semiconductor packaging; vehicle components; film forming apparatuses; motors; medical equipment; electrical device components (housings, switches, water proofing seals);

Design:  automotive components; computer and electronics housing; consumer goods; fixtures; medical devices.

Mr. Caridi has routinely worked closely with in-house patent departments both training in U.S. patent practice and being trained in key technology areas for portfolio development. He has also been the principle lecturer for the Japanese Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) for Chemical Practice since 2007. 

In addition to technical expertise, Mr. Caridi’s original educational background in economic history allows for a macro-level understanding of issues that clients face in a global economy.  This unique background gives him a distinct perspective on intellectual property that is routinely acknowledged and valued by clients.

Outside of the office, Mr. Caridi is an avid sporting clays and skeet shooter including refereeing for the annual Maryland Mid Atlantic Collegiate and Congressional Shoots. He is always happy to introduce newcomers to the sport.

Michael J. Caridi