Mr. Signor primarily focuses his practice on serving European clients in all aspects of U.S. intellectual property law. He has a wealth of experience in drafting and prosecuting patents in diverse technologies. In addition to his strong patent prosecution practice, he works closely supporting clients in making informed business decisions and in enforcing and commercializing their IP. This has involved drafting numerous opinions on patent validity, patentability and the freedom to operate, in addition to drafting petitions for reexamination and Inter Partes Review, assisting in patent infringement litigation, counseling with respect to litigation-related matters, performing due diligence and negotiating and drafting license and joint development agreements.
Mr. Signor is a frequent speaker to European audiences on a broad range of U.S. law topics. Through his long-time role as vice-chair of the European Practice Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and location in the firm’s Frankfurt office, Mr. Signor has had the opportunity to collaborate on numerous projects, patent seminars and conferences with European patent practitioners and the European Patent Office (EPO).
Mr. Signor’s practice has a particular emphasis in the mechanical, electrical and computer fields. In the mechanical field, areas of expertise include manufacturing, rapid prototyping, robotics, product finishing, chemical plant designs, infrared technologies, optics, consumer products, appliances, measurement devices, automotive and aircrafts. In the electrical field, areas of expertise include turbines, power distribution systems, electrical components and imaging. In the computer field, areas of expertise include cloud computing, software defined networking, blockchains, network security, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Mr. Signor has particular expertise in subject matter eligibility case law and navigating Alice rejections.