Use of cookies by
Norton Rose Fulbright
We use cookies to deliver our online services. Details and instructions on how to disable those cookies are set out at By continuing to use this website you agree to our use of our cookies unless you have disabled them.
Chadbourne Expands Intellectual Property Practice with a Focus on Patent Litigation, Prosecution, and Licensing | Norton Rose Fulbright

Chadbourne Expands Intellectual Property Practice with a Focus on Patent Litigation, Prosecution, and Licensing

September 23, 2016


Related services

Chadbourne & Parke LLP is pleased to announce that Michael V. Solomita has joined the New York office as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Solomita joins Chadbourne from Sheppard Mullin, where he was a partner. 

Mr. Solomita is an experienced patent litigator who has led major cases before US District Courts and the US International Trade Commission. He defends large technology clients from patent claims, and he also has significant experience prosecuting patent applications and challenging the validity of patents before the US Patent and Trademark Office. 

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Mr. Solomita worked at an IP boutique, during which he was twice seconded to work as in-house patent counsel for Panasonic Corporation in Japan. At Panasonic, he spearheaded patent licensing programs, directed litigations, and provided legal advice on a wide range of patent and IP issues for the Japan-based technology company. Mr. Solomita has lectured extensively on IP issues throughout Japan and has published numerous articles on IP for both US and Japanese audiences.

“Michael is a talented and respected patent litigator with a great track record, both in and outside of the courtroom. His in-house role at a leading technology company headquartered in Japan gives him multiple layers of experience and perspective to draw upon,” said Paul Tanck, head of Chadbourne’s Intellectual Property Group. “Michael’s engineering background also gives him a deep understanding of the science behind the innovations that clients are patenting, which will be tremendously valuable for many businesses we represent.”

Mr. Solomita is a former aerospace engineer for Lockheed Martin, where he worked on the design of multiple fighter jets, and had responsibilities that cut across several varied technical disciplines. He has a J.D. from New York Law School, and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Polytechnic University.

About Chadbourne & Parke

For more than a century, Chadbourne & Parke has counseled innovators around the world. We are a full-service law firm that leverages the extraordinary talent from our global network to offer the highest caliber client service across every region in the world. Today, we are recognized internationally for our groundbreaking work in emerging economies and our deep experience in energy and infrastructure, corporate and finance transactions, international disputes, and bankruptcy and financial restructuring.

Originally prepared by Chadbourne & Parke. Chadbourne & Parke combined with Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP on June 30, 2017 and is now known as Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP.