Barry has over 40 years experience in all aspects of intellectual property law. He has consistently been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America in intellectual property law for more than 10 years. Barry, a partner in the Stamford Office, has extensive experience in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation. His litigation expertise has been recognized by the judges of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut where he has been named a Special Master and has served in that capacity since 1990. He has also served as an arbitrator in intellectual property matters for the American Arbitration Association since 1984. Barry has been included in the Connecticut Super Lawyers listing, aThomson Reuters publication, in the field of intellectual property litigation since 2006, a designation restricted to those attorneys, as judged by their peers, to be in the top 5% of attorneys practicing intellectual property litigation.
•Barry successfully defended against a charge of patent infringement brought against a client by its largest competitor. Significant discovery and independent investigation gave rise to overwhelming evidence of invalidity forcing the plaintiff to withdraw with prejudice its Federal patent infringement complaint without any payments being made by the client. The settlement agreement also required the plaintiff to withdraw with prejudice a related action pending in State court against the client and two of it employees for alleged theft of trade secrets.
•Barry successfully defended an employee who left his company to set up a competing company and obtained a patent for him which set a new standard for the cryosurgical instrument industry. He effectively litigated against the principal competitors in the industry, all of whom ultimately settled by taking licenses.
•Barry conducted an ex parte seizure of counterfeit goods resulting in litigation which wound its way to the U.S. Supreme Court twice, once in affirmance of a preliminary injunction and then in affirmance of the summary judgment which concluded the action.
•Barry brought suit against a United Kingdom company which was not directly doing business in the U.S. and was successful in defeating its motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. Realizing that it was now subject to suit in the U.S., the United Kingdom company quickly settled on terms very favorable to our client.
Before Edwards Wildman
Barry began his career as a patent attorney for Union Carbide Corporation in New York, New York (where he handled patent application preparation and prosecution as well as opinions, licensing and litigation in the areas of polymer technology, thermoforming processes and equipment, agricultural chemistry, pharmaceuticals) and later became the Chief Patent and Licensing Counsel for Goodrich-Gulf Chemicals in Cleveland, Ohio (where he handled patent application preparation and prosecution as well as opinions, licensing and litigation in elastomer technology and catalysis). He then entered into private practice as a founding member of Kramer, Brufsky & Cifelli, P.C. in Southport, Connecticut before heading up the Intellectual Property Practice Group at another Connecticut based firm. In private practice, he has handled all aspects of prosecution, opinions, licensing and litigation in connection with patents, trademarks and copyrights.
Besides Edwards Wildman
Barry enjoys sailing, scuba diving and traveling.