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Panitch Schwarze IP Partner Fred Tecce to Argue Appeal before Federal Circuit

May 7, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (May 7, 2014) – Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP announces that on May 8, 2014, Frederick A. Tecce will be arguing before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of Cross Atlantic Capital Partners (“XACP”) and against Facebook.  
The argument is in connection with an appeal from an Inter Parties Reexamination concerning U.S. Patent 6,519,629 entitled “System For Creating a Community of Users With Common Interests to Interact In.” The appeal is No. 2013-1596. The Inter Parties Reexamination came about as a result of XACP’s assertion of the claims of the ‘692 Patent against Facebook in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Civil Action No. 07-CV-2768) – a matter before Judge John Padova which is currently stayed pending resolution of the reexamination.
Mr. Tecce combines his trial experience as former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division with his engineering background to successfully represent clients in trade secret, patent and other intellectual property matters. A registered patent attorney, Mr. Tecce brings to the courtroom his effective and to-the–point communication skills honed through years of experience as a national television commentator.
About Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP – Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is a boutique intellectual property law firm based in Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE. Our attorneys provide strategic advice concerning litigation, licensing, and counseling services relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, domain names, and internet issues domestically and internationally. We have experience across the sciences, in technology, and in branding, ranging from semiconductors and computer software to household products and toys.

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