Your inquiry will be handled by one of the foregoing experienced attorneys.

This group includes support staff as well as other attorneys not listed below.
Collectively, we are experienced in trademark disputes and trademark litigation, copyright litigation, trade secret litigation, and patent litigation. These kinds of litigation also require familiarity with corporate law, and we can help with complex corporate legal situations.

Combined, these experienced attorneys have experience with litigation, legal issues and/or patent applications in the following technical areas:

Mechanical Electrical
Industrial design Electro-mechanical
Computer Hardware and Software Telecommunications
Biotechnology Medical Devices
Business Methods Chemical

Michael J. Foycik, Jr., Esq. Member, DC bar, Washington, DC. Registered Patent Attorney, licensed to practice before the US Patent Office. Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Bar of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Mr. Foycik has over 24 years experience in intellectual property practice, including patent practice, trademark practice, and copyright practice. This experience includes prosecution and litigation experience with medium sized IP firms in Washington, DC. Mr. Foycik practices in the electrical arts, electronic arts, power plant and engine arts, and the medical and dental arts. Mr. Foycik has a B.S.E. in Engineering from Youngstown State University, with a Juris Doctor degree in Law from George Washington University. Mr. Foycik is a former US Patent Examiner in the electrical and mechanical areas of Group 330. Mr. Foycik has worked with the DC firms of Spencer, Frank & Schneider, and Armstrong and Nikaido (later renamed). Mr. Foycik is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the US Patent Bar, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Thomas Mauro
Member of DC bar
Member of NY bar
Mr. Mauro is very experienced in federal and state litigation.
Mr. Mauro has been in lawsuits involving high profile clients and subject matter, and frequently appears in federal and state courts.

Thomas A. Mauro is the senior member of this group of attorneys. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 1973) and Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (B.S. Physics 1967). Admitted to Bar, District of Columbia; Maryland; He is admitted United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the District of Columbia and the District of Maryland.

Mr. Mauro was employed as a Patent Examiner by the United States Patent Office in Physics and Optics from 1970 1971. He was retained as Antitrust Consultant for the District of Columbia and drafted the District of Columbia Antitrust Act of 1978. He has testified before Congress on antitrust law and has conducted seminars on antitrust law for several industry associations.

Mr. Mauro began his career in litigation as Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas A. Flannery, and as an Honors Program Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, where he helped initiate the Governments antitrust action against AT&T in 1974. Mr. Mauro has continued his career in complex litigation concentrating on intellectual property, government contracts and antitrust law in private practice in Washington, D.C.

Further Credentials:
  • Past President, Polytechnic Alumni, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York
  • Member of Board of Trustees, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York
  • Member: District of Columbia Bar (Member, Intellectual Property Law Section); Maryland Bar
  • Member, Antitrust Committee, Small Business Legislative Council, 1977 1982
  • Editor, Georgetown Law Journal. Author: "An Analysis of the Fairness Doctrine," Georgetown Law Journal, 1972
  • "Unsolicited Merchandise in the Mails: Rights and Remedies," Res Ipsa Loquitur, Fall, 1971
  • "The Robinson Patman Act," NTDRA Journal, 1978
  • "Speaking Out," Inc. Magazine, June 1980
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Thomas A. Flannery, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1973 1974.
  • Design Engineer, Eastman Kodak Co.1967 1969
  • United States Patent Examiner, 1970 1971
  • Trial Attorney, Honors Program, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice,1974 1975
  • Issue Editor, ABA Antitrust Law Journal, 1978 1980.
Practice Areas :
Intellectual Property Law; Corporate Law; Commercial Transactions; Collections.
Admitted :
1973, District of Columbia; 1976, U.S. Supreme Court; 1989, Maryland
Law School :
Georgetown University, J.D., 1973
College :
Polytechnic University, B.S., Physics, 1967
Member :
District of Columbia Bar (Member, Intellectual Property Law Section); Maryland State Bar Association; National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys.
Languages :
Reported Cases :
United States v. AT&T; and many others
Special Agencies :
United States Department of Justice.
Born :
Brooklyn, New York, September 29, 1945.
Christopher D. Wood, Esq., PhD (Of Counsel)
Christopher (Chris) has a B.S. with honors in Microbiology from the University of Wales, a M.S. in Biotechnology from the University of Central Lancashire, a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Glasgow, and a J.D. from the DePaul Law School. Before joining Wood & Eisenberg, Chris worked as an Attorney and Technical Assistant for several law firms. Chris has prepared or prosecuted over 100 patent applications in a variety of technical areas, including pharmaceutical, immunology, industrial, tissue culture, surgical devices, microbiological, downstream processing, chemical, biochemical, bioinformatics, agro biotechnology, telecommunications, wireless communication protocols, software and mechanical.

Chris is an expert in handling DNA and amino acid sequences. Chris has worked on patent projects for several Fortune 100 Companies including: ADM, Abbott, MERCK; and not-for-profit organizations including Scripps Clinic while working for top rated law firms.

Chris is admitted to the Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, American Chemical Society (ACS), and Phi Delta Phi, and is a recipient of the CALI Award for Legal Drafting. Daniel J. Eisenberg, Esq. (Of Counsel)
Dan studied Computer Science at Hofstra University, has a B.B.A. in Finance from Mercer University, and a J.D. from Syracuse University. Before joining Wood & Eisenberg, Dan worked as an Attorney for an Intellectual Property law firm in the Washington D.C. area, drafting patent, trademark and copyright applications. In the patent area, Dan specializes in mechanical, Internet, and business method applications.

In addition, Dan has worked as a defense litigator in New York representing national companies such as Airborne Express, and was an officer in the Unites States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. Dan is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the New York State Bar.