Tod M. Melgar

Tod M. Melgar


Tod M. Melgar is Counsel to the Intellectual Property Practice Group of Sills Cummis & Gross, resident in the Firm’s New York office.  Mr. Melgar has been litigating intellectual property cases throughout the U.S. district and appellate courts for more than 20 years, representing clients in a wide range of patent, trade secret, copyright and trademark disputes. He has negotiated resolution of disputes and successfully litigated cases through early settlement, mediation, dispositive motions and trial.  Mr. Melgar has also successfully litigated and argued patent issues before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board through appeals, inter partes review (IPR) and reexamination proceedings.

Mr. Melgar is a registered patent attorney licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for more than 20 years.  During this time, he has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent and trademark applications. Mr. Melgar also provides general counseling to clients on patent portfolio development, intellectual property due diligence, licensing and enforcement of rights.

Mr. Melgar’s litigation, prosecution and counseling spans a range of high tech industries, including, computer hardware and software, medical devices, cellular and digital transmission systems, LEDs and lasers.

Prior to joining Sills Cummis & Gross, Mr. Melgar was Counsel to the litigation and intellectual property groups of Chadbourne & Parke and Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft. Prior to that, he was a partner at Morgan & Finnegan.

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Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1997
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1997
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1997
Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2010