Attorney Profile


I am a registered patent attorney and an experienced civil litigator, admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. My practice is focused on intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets), estate planning (wills, trusts, and estates), litigation, mediation, commercial law and contracts.

I received my undergraduate education in electrical engineering, and I spent almost five years working for an engineering consulting firm before pursuing my law degree. After graduating from law school, I worked for a boutique intellectual property firm and later a large general services law firm before opening my own law practice. As an attorney, I have represented the interests of many clients and achieved favorable outcomes, even in the face of overwhelming odds in high-stake cases.

If you are looking for a Russian Speaking Attorney in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania please contact Leonid Mikityanskiy at 718-256-3210.


  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Communications Law.
  • B.S.E.E., Polytechnic University (now Polytechnic Institute of NYU).


  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP, an international general services law firm with over 1,000 attorneys, where I was highly rated for my analytical, writing, and judgment skills that allowed me to provide excellent work product. I also consistently received excellent marks for my efficiency, strong grasp of technical and legal issues, putting forth extra effort for clients and colleagues, ethics and professionalism.
  • Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C., a boutique intellectual property firm.
  • Reed Smith LLP, a large international law firm, where I worked as a summer associate.


  • New York State
  • The State of New Jersey
  • The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association (ABA) and a member of the ABA Advisory Panel
  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

I have written a number of articles about patent prosecution and litigation, describing legal developments in the areas of electronics, software, medical equipment and devices, and pharmaceutical and eyewear products.

One of the most recent articles, written on Russian/American litigation, was published by the Eastern Europe Reporter of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., U.S.A. Please also look at my Blog for legal news and updates.

Leonid G. Mikityanskiy, John R. Fuisz and Michael Socarras, Resolution of Disputes in the U.S. Federal Courts by Russian and CIS Litigants, BNA's Eastern Europe Reporter (May 2009).

Obviousness: Combination of Two Embodiments in a Single Reference Renders Claims Obvious, McDermott IP Update, Vol. 12, No. 2, February 2009.
Claim Construction: Federal Circuit Reinterprets Claims Based on Intrinsic Evidence, McDermott IP Update, Vol. 11, No. 9, September 2008.
Inequitable Conduct: Intent to Deceive Must be Shown by Clear and Convincing Evidence, McDermott IP Update, Vol. 11, No. 8, August 2008.
Inequitable Conduct: No Inequitable Conduct When Inferences Can Be Drawn Against such Finding, McDermott IP Update, Vol. 11, No. 7, July 2008.
Damages: Damages for Post-Infringement-Verdict Sales Are Affected by the Stay of Injunction, McDermott IP Update, Vol. 11, No. 3, March 2008.
Claim Construction: Broad Claim Scope Survives Despite Single Embodiment Disclosure, McDermott IP Update, Vol. 10, No. 7, July 2007.