Leonard Giannone advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent portfolio development and management. He has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications related to wide-ranging technologies including optical devices, control systems, acoustics, wireless communications, user interfaces, mobile applications, medical devices, gas turbine engines, electro-mechanical devices, industrial processes and device housings.
Leonard also counsels on the strategic filing and prosecution of patent applications to assist clients in achieving their business goals. His practice further involves preparation of legal opinions on patentability, patent validity, and freedom-to-operate. Leonard is experienced in preparing and prosecuting design patent applications as well as guiding foreign patent procurement.
Leonard spent several years as a patent examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications involving audio signal processing hardware and software. Prior to beginning work as a patent examiner, Leonard studied law at Notre Dame Law School. While pursuing his legal education, Leonard counseled start-ups and individuals as a founding member of the Notre Dame Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.