3101 E Eisenhower Pkwy.
IP Portfolio Management
Automotive systems including:
-vehicle electrical systems
-computer architecture for
-passive and active restraint
Green Technology including:
Polymer chemistry including:
Computer Software Architecture
Juris Doctor, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (1998)
B.S.M.E. (Mech. Engineering), Pennsylvania State University (1990)
M.S.E. (Electrical Engineering), Wayne State University (1993)
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Intellectual Property Section of the Michigan Bar Association
Mr. Vivacqua specializes in the procurement and enforcement of intellectual property. With over seventeen years of legal experience and over seven years of engineering experience, Mr. Vivacqua is uniquely qualified to handle complex intellectual property matters. Patent infringement, trademark opposition litigation, freedom-to-practice opinions, non-infringement opinions, patent preparation and prosecution matters, trademark preparation and prosecution matters, intellectual property licensing and patent portfolio management, are the focus of his practice.
Mr. Vivacqua has counseled and advised some of the largest Automotive Companies and Original Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers in the Automotive Industry. Prior to establishing Vivacqua Law, Mr. Vivacqua was an intellectual property attorney at some of the largest firms in the Midwest. Over his career, Mr. Vivacqua has successfully defended claims of infringement saving his clients millions of dollars in potential damages and has created intellectual property assets that have been the subject of multi-million dollar licensing deals. Moreover, Mr. Vivacqua’s portfolio management counseling and patent procurement strategies have secured intellectual property assets that have enabled his clients to hold leadership positions in their respective industries.
Before attending law school, Mr. Vivacqua was a product design and release engineer at Ford Motor Company where he designed the crash sensing and airbag actuation system. Mr. Vivacqua also worked for Kelsey-Hayes as an anti-lock brake sensor engineer where he implemented design changes that significantly improved the reliability and performance of the anti-lock brake sensors. While attending law school, Mr. Vivacqua worked as a electronic sensor system engineer for Allied Signal, where he was responsible for the design and release of the single point sensing system for actuating vehicle airbags in Fiats and other foreign automobiles. Mr. Vivacqua is an inventor on several automotive safety related patents.
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