Charles N.J. Ruggiero

(203) 327-4500 x117

Mr. Ruggiero has expertise in many areas of intellectual property law. His practice includes the intellectual property aspects of acquisitions, divestitures and mergers, licensing, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, as well as developing litigation strategies with regard to intellectual property issues. Currently, he has emphasized product patent clearances and patent acquisitions for Fortune 200 companies that deal in consumer and consumer-type products.  Mr. Ruggiero has also served as an expert in patent litigation. Having served as in-house patent counsel at Beatrice Foods (International Playtex) and Crane Co., Mr. Ruggiero provides his corporate clients with the benefit of his practical experience in protecting patent opportunities and avoiding infringement risks within the parameters of budgetary requirements.

City College of New York, School of Engineering,

     BME, Mechanical Engineering (5 year degree)
John Marshall Law School, JD,
     Member, John Marshall Law Review
     Member, John Marshall Gavel Society


New York
Registered Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York/District of Connecticut; Pro hac vice-District Courts throughout the U.S

Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association,

     Member, Board of Governors; previously past President

Fairfield County Bar Association, Board member and past President, as

     well as past Chairman of its Intellectual Property Law Committee
Westchester-Fairfield Corporate Counsel Association (a chapter of the

     American Corporate Counsel Association), past Co-Chairman of the

     Intellectual Property Law Committee

Center for the Family Support (a not-for-profit organization for the

     developmentally disabled people), Board member


American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI)

International Trademark Association (INTA)

Greenwich Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York Intellectual Property Law Association

Publications and Lecture Experience
Mr. Ruggiero has lectured on patent claim drafting for over a decade for Practicing Law Institute, including Patent Claim Drafting and Advanced Patent Prosecution courses. Mr. Ruggiero has spoken before and been a moderator of the Annual Joint Seminar presented by the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut/Pennsylvania Intellectual Property Law Associations;  Westchester-Fairfield Corporate Counsel Association; The Fairfield County Bar Association; The Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association; the New York Intellectual Property Law Association; and various not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Ruggiero is an author of a number of articles and publications on intellectual property law, as well as a past Associate Editor of the Greenbook of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.