Damir Cefo’s practice focuses on patent litigation and patent portfolio evaluation and management in the areas of computer hardware and software, electronic and electromechanical devices, and MPEG video compression arts as well as in trademarks and copyrights. He also has experience with post-grant patent proceedings, including ex parte reexamination, reissues, AIA inter partes review, and covered business method review for patent owners and petitioners. Damir also frequently assists clients with due diligence, opinion work, licensing, trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation, and data privacy compliance matters. He counsels clients across multiple industries, including computer and electronics, manufacturing, telecommunications, health care, aerospace, medical device, consumer products and retail, on the effective commercialization and monetization of intellectual property and on efficient defensive strategies.
Damir is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) in the United States, as well as a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT). Damir has been named one of New York’s Super Lawyers for Intellectual Property: Litigation each year since 2014. Managing IP recognized Damir as an "IP Star" in its 2016 and 2017 rankings.
Prior to joining the firm, Damir practiced at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and Baker Botts LLP, where his focus was patent prosecution, patent litigation, and IP portfolio management. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University Law School and Ohio State University, where he received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, cum laude, and was a member of an OSU National Robotics Team which won first place at the 4th Annual Autonomous Ground Vehicle Robotics Competition. He is fluent in Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian, and is proficient in French.
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D. 2000); The Ohio State University (B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, cum laude, 1997)
New York State; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Activities and Affiliations
Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)
Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)
New York Intellectual Property Law Association