Practitioners
JOSEPH G. CURATOLO
DIRECTOR
Joseph G. Curatolo, Esq. is a principal of Curatolo Sidoti, concentrating on client counseling, patent and trademark preparation and prosecution, licensing, opinions, and dispute resolution. He has experience in the chemical, materials science, semiconductor, biotechnology, and mechanical arts. Joseph was formerly Senior Patent and License Counsel of The Standard Oil Company/BP America, and was a director of Renner, Kenner, Greive, Bobak, Taylor & Weber. Joseph is a member of the Bar of the State of Ohio, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Joseph has been active in various PTO Automation and Electronic Filing committees of the American Intellectual Properly Law Association and the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, and is a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Association, and the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association. Joseph has a B.S. from John Carroll University, Cum Laude, and a J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law.  Joseph is a member of the American Chemical Society, the AIChE, and IEEE


SALVATORE A. SIDOTI
DIRECTOR
Salvatore A. Sidoti, Esq. is a principal of Curatolo Sidoti concentrating on client counseling, patent and trademark preparation and prosecution, intellectual property opinions, licensing and dispute resolution. Sal has experience in the chemical, biochemical, materials science, and polymer arts. Sal also has substantial experience with trademark procurement and inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Sal was previously associated with Renner, Kenner, Greive, Bobak, Taylor & Weber. Sal is a member of the Bar of the State of Ohio, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Sal received his B.S. from Hiram College and J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law. Sal is currently active in the PCT Issues Committee of American Intellectual Property Law Association and serves as the Secretary of the Intellectual Property Section of the Ohio State Bar Association. Sal is also a member of the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Cleveland Bar Association.

DINAH H. LEWITAN

SENIOR COUNSEL

Ms. Dinah H. Lewitan is Senior Counsel to Curatolo Sidoti, concentrating on patent counseling including patent infringement and validity analysis, litigation evaluation, novelty and patentability searches and opinions, patent application preparation and prosecution, patent licensing and technology related agreements. She was formerly associated with Weingram & Associates of Paramus, N.J., Rosen, Dainow & Jacobs, of N.Y., N.Y., and Oblon, Fisher, Spivak, Mcclelland & Maier, of Arlington, VA, where she had experience in biotechnology, microbiology, pharmaceuticals, immunology, medical and dental devices, diagnostic and therapeutic methods and kits, prosthetic devices; the chemical arts, chemical processes, polymers, ceramics, alloys, dyes, foods, herbicides and pesticides; and the mechanical arts, toys, sports equipment, jewelry and fashion accessories. Dinah is a member of the Bar of the State of New York, and was formerly an examiner in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, covering microbiology, molecular and cell biology, recombinant DNA technology, fermentation processes, enzyme technology, hybridomas and monoclonal antibodies, tissue cell cultures, immunoassays, immunology, and diagnostic and therapeutic methods and kits. Dinah has a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School Of Law, N.Y., N.Y., and a B.A. Biology, Magna Cum Laude, from Stern College of Yeshiva University, N.Y., N.Y.

VINCENT A. CORTESE

SHAREHOLDER

Vincent A. Cortese, Esq. is a shareholder of Curatolo Sidoti, concentrating on patent and trademark preparation, prosecution and opinions, dispute resolution, Internet Law and E-Commerce.  Vince holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Dayton, where he focused on process engineering.  Vince completed coursework and lab work in thermodynamics, process control, transport phenomena, reaction kinetics, separation processes, organic and inorganic chemistry, and thermoset polymer chemistry.  Vince participated in specialized lab work dealing with proton exchange membrane fuel cells and boiling heat transfer.

Vince obtained his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  At Cleveland-Marshall, Vince was a founder and President of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association, which works with students to increase awareness of Intellectual Property law as a career choice and with administrators to strengthen Cleveland-Marshall’s IP course offerings.  Vince is a member of the Bar of the State of Ohio and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He is a member of various national and local bar associations.

Since beginning his career with Curatolo Sidoti, Vince has participated in preparing numerous patent applications, patentability studies, right to use opinions, validity opinions and innumerable patent prosecution documents.  Vince has also prepared and prosecuted numerous trademark applications and been involved with trademark opposition proceedings.

DANIEL E. MODERICK JR.

ASSOCIATE

Daniel E. Moderick, is an associate of Curatolo Sidoti, concentrating on patent and trademark preparation, prosecution and opinions.  Dan earned his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Ohio State University, and received his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  Prior to entering law school, Dan served as an Applications Engineer for both Linde Gas, LLC and Airgas, Inc.  His primary duties consisted of technical and sales support for the metals, glass, and electronics industries, with a focus on improving customers’ quality, cost, productivity, safety, and working environment.  He is a former member of ASM International, and the Center for Heat Treating Excellence (CHTE).  Dan is a member of the Bar of the State of Ohio, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Ohio Bar Association, the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

FLOYD TRILLIS, III

ASSOCIATE

Floyd Trillis III is an associate of Curatolo Sidoti, concentrating on patent and trademark preparation, prosecution and opinions.  Floyd earned his B.S. in Biology at The Ohio State University, graduating with honors from the College of Biological Sciences.  He received his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  Prior to entering law school, Floyd was a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland Ohio, conducting clinical studies of nosocomial pathogens, During law school, Floyd gained experience in Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc., and Cleveland State University.  Floyd is a member of the Bar of the State of Ohio, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

BENEDICT S. CURATOLO
REGISTERED PATENT AGENT
Benedict S. Curatolo, Ph.D. is a registered patent agent concentrating on patent procurement in the chemical and polymer arts. Ben has extensive research experience in the chemical and polymer arts, is the author of several technical encyclopedia articles, has taught graduate level Polymer Chemistry, holds over 30 U.S. patents, and is a member of the BP America Inventors Hall of Fame. Ben holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from John Carroll University, and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the University of Akron.