- George Mason University School of Law, J.D.
- Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, B.S.
Bar & Court Admissions
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
Vince is a partner in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office and a member of the technology and intellectual property group. He is a registered patent attorney, with a practice focused on patent preparation and procurement. Vince specializes in the electrical arts and computer-related patents. His practice also includes client counseling in intellectual property issues; ex parte and inter partes patent reexamination; and the preparation of legal opinions on issues of infringement, validity and enforceability.
Vince has been focused on intellectual property and in particular patent law his entire career. He began as a patent examiner in the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 1982 upon graduating from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science with a degree in electrical engineering. He became a registered patent agent in 1986 and a registered patent attorney in 1987. Vince’s representation of clients includes dozens of appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (formerly Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences); client counseling; and the preparation of formal opinions on issues of infringement, validity and enforceability. He also has significant patent litigation experience, having served as patent co-counsel in multiple patent litigation matters representing patent owners as well as defendants, both in the United States District Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Vince has also testified as an expert in Patent Office practice matters in U.S. District Court litigation.
During his career, Vince has written and prosecuted patents across the spectrum of the electrical and electronics arts including nuclear medicine and other medical imaging modalities, BlueTooth and wireless communication systems; computer graphics systems, mobile apps, virtual private networking (VPN); encryption methods and systems; medical diagnostics and monitoring systems; lasers; liquid crystal display systems; and digital electronics devices. He has successfully argued appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to joining Vorys, Vince was a partner with Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP.
Vince was listed as one of the 2013 “Top Rated Lawyers in Intellectual Property” by Martindale-Hubbell and as one of the inaugural “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine in 2015.
Vince is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia State Bars. He is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and American Bar Association (ABA).
Vince received his J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science in the City of New York.
Professional and Community Activities
- Intellectual Property Owners Association, Member, 2017
Honors & Awards
- Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
- IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property magazine, 2013-2017
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
- 5/21/2015Vorys is pleased to announce that two Vorys partners, Vincent DeLuca and Michael Garvin, have been named to the Managing IP 2015 IP Stars List.
- 1/13/2014Vorys is pleased to announce that Vincent M. DeLuca has joined the firm as a partner in the technology and intellectual property group. DeLuca, who has more than 30 years of experience across the full spectrum of US patent law, will practice in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
- 9/10/2015In August, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the federal appellate court with national jurisdiction over patent lawsuits, issued its decision in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc.