Salvatore P. Tamburo


Salvatore Tamburo focuses his practice mainly on intellectual property litigation with a concentration on patent litigation. His litigation experience includes dozens of matters, including seven jury trials in various U.S. district courts. He has extensive experience litigating in various different technologies, including wavelet compression, broadband services, safety caps, medical devices including suture anchors, surgical sutures and surgical techniques, nuclear technology, semiconductor technology, chemical pesticides, electrostatic dissipative industrial containers, and video displays.

Salvatore’s experience also encompasses several other aspects of intellectual property law, including licensing and counseling, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, and preparing opinions on patentability, infringement, validity, and enforceability.

Salvatore’s non-litigation experience includes various technologies such as semiconductors, optics, robotics, imagers, laser doppler velocimeters, wind farm operations, medical devices, surgical methods, gaming software, and various other technologies incorporating analog and digital circuits.

Prior to joining private practice, he worked as an electrical engineer with Signal Transformer Co., Inc. in Inwood, New York, from 1990 to 1998.

At St. John’s University School of Law, he served as an articles and notes editor on the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. He earned his bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from New York University's Tandon School of Engineering.


  • Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc. v. II-VI Inc. and II-VI Optical Systems, Inc., No. 5:18-cv-10798 (CDCA) – successfully defended II-VI by dismissing case against a government contractor improperly brought in district court.
  • International Business Machines, Inc. v. United Microelectronics Corp., No. 16-cv-05270 (S.D.N.Y.) – successfully defended UMC against charges that it breached a technology licensing agreement and lead to a favorable settlement for the client.
  • Dominion Resources, Inc. et al. v. Alstom Grid, Inc., 2:15-cv-00224, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) – successfully represented patentee Dominion against competitor for electrical distribution systems software where jury found patents valid and infringed
  • Areva NP Inc., f/k/a Framatome ANP, Inc., v. The Babcock & Wilcox Company, et al, CL 11-006236-00, Circuit Court for the City of Lynchburg – successfully defended client B&W against charges of misappropriation of nuclear technology trade secrets
  • Depuy Mitek, Inc. v. Arthrex, Inc., 1:04-cv-12457, District of Massachusetts (Boston) – successfully represented defendant Arthrex against patent infringement charges where jury found patent for high strength suture was not infringed
  • Arthrex, Inc. v. Depuy Mitek, Inc. 2:08-cv-48, Middle District of Florida (Tampa) – successfully represented patentee Arthrex against competitor for orthopedic surgical method, court granted summary judgement of infringement
  • LINQ Industrial v. Intertape, Inc, et al, 8:02-cv-1148, Middle District of Florida (Tampa) – successfully represented patentee LINQ where jury found patents for anti-static bulk containers were infringed and valid
  • Bonutti Skeletal Innovations LLC v. Arthrex, Inc., 6:13-cv-00620, Middle District of Florida (Orlando) – successfully defended client Arthrex against charges of infringement of various medical device patents
  • Orthopro, Inc v. Arthrex, Inc, 3:08-cv-01315, Northern District of Texas (Dallas) – successfully defended client Arthrex against charges of patent infringement covering various medical devices

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  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association



  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims


  • New York University, BS
  • St. John's University School of Law, JD