Patrick T. Muffo | Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
Pat provides a full-service IP offering to middle market companies by litigating IP disputes, managing IP portfolios, and negotiating licensing deals.
Pat is a full-service intellectual property attorney who focuses his practice on the unique legal needs of middle market companies. He litigates intellectual property disputes that arise between competitor businesses, as well as those brought by nonpracticing entities. When representing the plaintiff, Pat finds strategic ways to maximize the value of his client’s IP and achieve greater market position. When representing the defendant, Pat protects his client by minimizing the impact of the case on their budget, personnel, and reputation.
Pat also manages patent and trademark portfolios to protect the innovations and brands of his clients. He works with his clients to establish an overall IP legal strategy so that resources are carefully devoted to only the areas of need or general zone of expansion. He has advised clients on a wide range of technologies, including 3D printers, heaters, outdoor cooking appliances, housewares, hand tools, boating parts, electronics, software, and others.
In addition, Pat negotiates licensing deals for his clients in deals extending well into the nine figures. He has successfully navigated complex arrangements in virtually every industry, including the health care, computer software, electronics, and consumer products spaces.
Pat also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions counseling, having advised clients on over 500 deals. Through this lens, he offers legal advice with a consistent view of how it may impact his clients in a potential acquisition. Pat’s goal is always to help his clients maximize the value of their businesses while simultaneously mitigating the risk associated with the legal issues at hand.
Peter J. Cramer | Proskauer Rose LLP.
Peter Cramer is an associate in the Corporate Department and a member of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group.
Peter earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2021, where he was honored as a James Kent Scholar and received the Michael D. Remer Memorial Prize for Excellence in Copyright and Art Law. At Columbia, Peter served as co-President of the Entertainment, Art and Sports Law Society; as coach of AIPLA, Columbia’s intellectual property moot court team; and as a staffer for the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts.
Peter received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2014, where his senior thesis documentary film earned him Departmental Honors and the Best Documentary Award from the Film Studies Department. After college, he was nominated for an Emmy for his work on the documentary film American Experience: The Mine Wars. Peter was born and raised in Massachusetts.
David A. Munkittrick | Proskauer Rose LLP.
David Munkittrick is a litigator and trial attorney. His practice focuses on complex and large-scale antitrust, copyright and entertainment matters in all forms of dispute resolution and litigation, from complaint through appeal.
David has been involved in some of the most significant antitrust matters over the past few years, obtaining favorable results for Fortune 500 companies and other clients in bench and jury trials involving price discrimination and group boycott claims. His practice includes the full range of antitrust matters and disputes: from class actions to competitor suits and merger review. David advises antitrust clients in a range of industries, including entertainment, automotive, pharmaceutical, healthcare, agriculture, hospitality, financial services, and sports.
David also advises music, publishing, medical device, sports, and technology clients in navigating complex copyright issues and compliance. He has represented some of the most recognized names in entertainment, including Sony Music Entertainment, Lady Gaga, U2, Madonna, Daft Punk, RCA Records, BMG Music Publishing, Live Nation, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Universal Music Group and Warner/Chappell.
David maintains an active pro bono practice, supporting clients in the arts and in immigration proceedings. He has been repeatedly recognized as Empire State Counsel by the New York State Bar Association for his pro bono service, and is a recipient of Proskauer’s Golden Gavel Award for excellence in pro bono work.