Aldo Noto

Aldo Noto concentrates his practice in the area of domestic and international intellectual property rights, including patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks, with an emphasis on contested matters. He is a recognized industry leader in the development, procurement, sale, litigation, and licensing of software patent portfolios.

Mr. Noto’s litigation practice includes intellectual property rights litigation in the "Rocket Docket" Eastern District of Virginia, Texas, and before the U.S. International Trade Commission, as well as the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition to litigation, Mr. Noto’s work includes patent portfolio management and exploitation, licensing, technology agreements, and providing opinions and advice regarding patentability, freedom to practice, infringement, and validity issues.

His industry focuses include electronics, telecom, digital media, interactive television, e-commerce, and business methods.

Mr. Noto served as an adjunct law professor for Marymount University’s Masters Program, teaching Computer Law from 1992-2000. From 2000-present, he has taught “Software and Business Method Patents: Procuring and Enforcement” at the Patent Resources Group, Inc. He frequently writes and presents on the topic of software patents and intellectual property law for leading industry forums and publications.

In 2015, Mr. Noto was recognized as a Washington, D.C., “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers. He was also named "One of the World's Leading Patent Practitioners" in Intellectual Asset Management magazine's IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners (2014-2015).

Mr. Noto earned an LL.M. in Intellectual Property and his J.D., with honors, from George Washington University. He received a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the State University of New York, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

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Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) IP Litigation, 3) 337 Litigation, 4) IP Licensing & Contracts, 5) Patent, 6) Trademark and 7) Copyright
Law School The George Washington University Law School (LL.M.,1993);The George Washington University Law School (J.D.,1990)
Education United States Coast Guard Academy (B.S.E.E., 1985)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar,Virginia Bar Associations
Most recent firm Andrews & Kurth LLP
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