Anthony M. Zupcic

Senior Counsel
Zupcic Anthony
Tony Zupcic is an intellectual property attorney and an experienced interference practitioner. Tony has served as lead attorney in more than 60 interferences, while also being involved in other complex USPTO proceedings, such as reexaminations and, more recently, IPRs.


Representative Matters

  • Represented a client in Gilead v. Idenix in interference No. 105,871, involving novel nucleoids useful for treating HCV, and interference no. 105,981, involving a method of treating HCV with a nucleoside compound 
  • Represented IBM against Rambus in interference Nos. 105,467 and 105,911, involving memory systems 
  • Represented Amgen against Human Genome Sciences in Interference No. 105,613, involving a key receptor in the immune system 
  • Represented INA against Delphi in Interference No. 105,468, involving automobile valve lifters 
  • Represented Medtronic Navigation, Inc. against GE Medical Systems Global Technology in Interference No. 105,415, involving surgical navigation technology 
  • Represented Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung Gmb, exclusive licensor to Bristol-Myers Squibb, against Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in Interference No. 105,298, involving epothilone C and epothilone D 
  • Represented Bristol-Myers Squibb against Tolerance Therapeutics, LLC in Interference Nos. 105,105; 105,106; and 105,107, involving fusion proteins 
  • Represented a client in Matsushita v. Sakaguchi in Interference No. 105,263, related to semiconductors 
  • Represented a client in Stiller v. Heid in Interference No. 105,044, involving a specimen transport mechanism 
  • Represented a client in West v. Van Damme in Interference No. 105,031, involving photosensitive printing plates 
  • Represented a client in Shinomiya v. Hanya in Interference No. 104,097, involving liquid crystal displays 
  • Represented a client in Riseman v. Kobayashi in Interference No. 103,780, related to laser beam printer technology 
  • Represented a client in Kaneko v. Sakaegi in Interference No. 103,000, involving camera white balance 
  • Represented a client in Hoshino v. Tanaka in Interference No. 103,208, related to autofocus 
  • Represented a client in Katayama v. Levien in Interference No. 103,587, involving halftone imaging 
  • Represented Canon Inc. against various parties in Interference Nos. 102,090; 102,091, 102,092; 102,323; 103,212; 103,187; and 103,213, all related to liquid crystal display technology 
  • Represented a client in Shibuzaki v. Furuichi in Interference No. 101,822, related to copy magnification in an electrophotographic copying machine 
  • Represented a client in Lawrence v. Suzuki in Interference No. 101,692, related to sheet sorters 
  • Represented a client in Ito v. Masuda in Interference No. 101,278, related to a scanning mechanism in an electrophotographic copying machine

Representative Clients

  • Canon
  • Gilead
  • IBM
  • Forward Pharma
  • Amgen




  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center 1974
  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering cum laude University of Notre Dame 1970

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • Recognized as a "Leading IP Practitioner in the World", WIPR 2017
  • Included in Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition, 2015 - 2020
  • Included in Leaders League for New York: Patent Prosecution, 2014
  • Listed in IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property, 2013 - 2017 
  • Included in IAM Patent 1000, 2012 - 2017
  • Listed in Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers, 2011 
  • Included in Patent Buddy as one of the “Top Patent Prosecutors,” nationally, in Computer, Electrical, Software and Business Methods, 2011
  • Recognized in Legal 500 for Patent prosecution: utility and design patents, 2008 - 2017
  • Recognized in Legal 500 for Patent litigation: full coverage, 2008, 2016
  • Recognized in Legal 500 for IP-Non-Contentious/Transactional – patent prosecution, 2007