Howard M. Gitten

Counsel @ Locke Lord LLP

Having worked both in-house at a cutting edge photonics company, and in private practice, Howard Gitten brings a unique perspective to technology law. He brings a business perspective to technology issues and his technology background to business issues. As a registered patent attorney, Howard, along with his colleagues in the Intellectual Property Department, not only know how best to protect a client’s unique assets, but how best to make them marketable and best use intellectual property for competitive advantage. Howard has advised his clients in instituting cradle-to-grave IP regimes, to licensing IP and building joint development programs around a client’s IP.
Howard’s clients have ranged from basement tinkerers to privately held start-ups to Fortune 100 companies throughout the world. He counsels across a range of technologies including cloud computing, lasers, fiber optics, nanotechnology including MEMS devices and manufacture thereof, toys, RF identification devices, laboratory support equipment, catheters and other medical devices, and computer software and hardware, including printer architectures, computer hibernation protocols, encryption techniques, and optical scanning and displays. In addition to protecting technology, Howard advises his clients when navigating the treacherous waters of other’s property rights through the conducting of patent and trademark validity and infringement investigations.
Howard is certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in Intellectual Property Law. This certification is the first in Intellectual Property Law in the United States. He is a member of the first class of Board Certified Intellectual Property Attorneys in Florida.
Before joining the Firm, Howard was General Counsel for Nanovation Technologies, an early stage company which designed and manufactured integrated nanophotonic circuitry. Prior to that, he was a partner in the New York and Boston offices of a major United States firm, where he co-founded their e-commerce group.
Professional Affiliations and Awards
-Member, Florida Bar Association
-Member, International Trademark Association
Publications & Presentations
-Presenter, “Ethics and Experts In Business and IP Valuation Cases,” Aventura Marketing Council, July 21, 2015