Thomas M. Galgano

Education

St. John's University, School of Law, J.D.  

State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.E., Engineering

Bar & Court Admissions

State of New York  

U.S.P.T.O. Registered Patent Attorney U.S. Federal District Court, 

E.D.N.Y. U.S. Federal District Court, 

S.D.N.Y. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit  

U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit ​  

Awards & Honors

2014 New York Law Journal 

Top Rated Lawyer in the practice area of Intellectual Property  

Martindale-Hubbell

AV® Preeminent™ rating for the past 25 years in both legal ability and ethics

Professional Associations & Memberships

International Trademark Association (INTA) 

Member, (2016-present) 

Member Law Firm Committee (2009-2010) 

Member, Membership Services Committee (2010-2013) ​

Nassau County Bar Association 

Member, (2007-2016) 

Past Chairman, Intellectual Property Committee

Past Assistant Editor, The Nassau Lawyer 

Suffolk County Bar Association 

Member, (1992-2006) 

Chairman, Intellectual Property Committee (1993-1997) 

Civic & Community Involvement

Columbia University Graduate School of Business, Guest Lecturer   

Stony Brook University Graduate School for Management and Policy, Lecturer (1996) ​Alumni Association, Board of Directors, Board Member (1987-1995) Alumni Association, Board of Directors, President​ (1994-1995)​ Annual Fund Council, Trustee (1994-1995) 

Valley Stream District 30   Board of Education, Board Member (1983-1999) Board of Education, President (1994-1996) 

Valley Stream Central High School District Board of Education, Board Member (1983-1999) Board of Education, President (1989-1990)​

About

The firm is led by its founder and principal, Thomas M. Galgano. Mr. Galgano has more than 40 years of experience as an intellectual property attorney and, for the past 25 years, has held an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating in ethical standards and legal ability. 

Mr. Galgano began his career as a patent and trademark attorney at American Can Company, a U.S. Fortune 500 Company, and then at a boutique intellectual property firm in New York City where he joined as an associate and rose to partner.  He has represented major U.S. and foreign-based corporations, most notably The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A., for whom he managed their worldwide trademark portfolio for 15 years. In 1992, Mr. Galgano formed his own firm.  

Mr. Galgano has prosecuted thousands of patents, trademarks and copyrights on behalf of a broad base of regional, national and international clientele. His undergraduate studies afforded him a multi-discipline technical background in mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering, with a particular emphasis in material science. He has prosecuted patents in a wide range of technical fields including solar cell technology, medical devices, automotive and consumer products, industrial processes, business methods and e-commerce.  

His extensive experience in trademark counseling, domestic and international protection, licensing and litigation has enabled him to effectively counsel a wide range of clients, from start-ups seeking to adopt their very first patent or trademark, to worldwide Fortune 500 companies seeking assistance in overseeing their global intellectual property portfolios.  

Mr. Galgano has extensive litigation experience, having appeared in both state and federal court, and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.