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Ronald A. DiCerbo


Ron DiCerbo is active in all aspects of the firm’s intellectual property practice. This includes patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation; managing intellectual property portfolios; unfair competition; licensing; trademark oppositions and cancellations; and product development and acquisition.

To small and large clients, Ron provides litigation and counseling services in a diverse range of industries. He currently represents clients in the fields of apparel, automotive products, chemical compositions and processes, children's products, cell phones and accessories, computer software, consumer electronics and accessories, consumer retail products, electronic data systems, electronic learning devices, entertainment services, eyewear, fashion design, food additives and dietary supplements, financial systems and services, furniture, gaming systems and devices, hardware and tools, home furnishings and house wares, industrial machinery, jewelry, lawn and garden, lighting (indoor/outdoor), marketing, medical services and devices, novelty items, packaging, publishing, restaurant and beverage industry, safety devices, sporting goods and athletic equipment, and toys and games, in addition to many others.

Ron has represented plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, and unfair competition litigation. His patent litigation experience includes due diligence review of IP rights, pre-litigation dispute resolution, discovery, claim construction, and trial and appellate practice. Ron’s trademark litigation experience includes asserting and defending claims of trademark infringement and unfair competition in state and federal courts.

Additionally, Ron has extensive experience in the area of U.S. and international trademark law. He advises clients on the selection, adoption and use of trademarks, brand development and protection, and trademark portfolio management. He has represented clients in domestic and international trademark prosecution, in state and federal courts, in inter partes and ex parte proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before trademark offices in Europe, Australia and South Africa.

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions / Registrations

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D.
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A. Chemistry