Richard L. DeLucia is part of an elite class of patent lawyers that has served as chief trial counsel in over 100 cases. “He is a ‘confident and strategic’ player who ‘simply wins a lot’,” wrote Chambers USA in response to his victories for Boston Scientific, Sony, GE Healthcare, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Heidelberg Harris, RJR Nabisco, Fisher-Price/Mattel, and Sloan-Kettering, among others.
His knowledge of patent law and his understanding of jury psychology fuel his reputation for success. And, his ability to evaluate risk, craft large-scale strategy, and artfully advocate make him a formidable litigator. In addition to providing trial talent, he collaborates with clients to assess prospects for efficient disposition and settlement. “[T]here is no doubting Richard DeLucia’s effectiveness in battle,” wrote Chambers Global of his courtroom style.
That style and effectiveness helped Mr. DeLucia persuade a jury that Johnson & Johnson infringed Boston Scientific’s patent on the drug-eluting cardiac stent. “Richard DeLucia’s contemporaries applaud his persistent and tenacious approach to patent litigation,” wrote Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, in the patents category, recognizing him as one of New York’s finest.
After securing infringement damages valued at approximately $900 million for Heidelberg Harris against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in a patent trial, Who’s Who Legal noted “Richard DeLucia is an ‘excellent litigator’ with a long list of successes, including his recent jury verdict over Mitsubishi Heavy Industries relating to printing-press technology.”
Whether he is advocating for Sony’s V-chip technology, or recombinant human growth hormone for Savient Pharmaceuticals and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Mr. DeLucia brings a unique depth of experience, from the perspective of a plaintiff and a defendant, to licensing, validity, enforceability, and infringement of patents, trademarks and copyrights.
A frequent speaker and former president of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, he has been featured in IP Law & Business, and highlighted in New York Super Lawyers for intellectual property litigation, and in New York Area’s Best Lawyers as a top IP lawyer. He has also been listed as a patent law expert in Managing Intellectual Property and Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Experts.