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Vito A. Ciaravino

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  • Detroit

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Vito Ciaravino guides clients through the patent process by preparing and prosecuting patents in the United States and abroad. Vito practices in the mechanical and electrical arts with experience in inter partes review proceedings. For Vito, achieving patent recognition for new technologies is extremely rewarding. His technical background provides a solid foundation for advising clients in the procurement, licensing, management and review of patents. Prior to joining Warner, Vito served as an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force.


  • Michigan State University College of Law J.D. 2008 summa cum laude
  • University of Michigan B.S.E. 2001 Aerospace Engineering magna cum laude


  • 2008, Michigan
  • 2008, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit in 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan in 2008

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Pro Bono Initiative, Legal Services for Veterans


  • Prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the mechanical arts and the electrical arts
  • Represents clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in inter partes review proceedings
  • Conducts patentability searches for new products and product concepts
  • Provides patentability and clearance opinions for product development and product acquisition
  • Prepares patent license agreements, purchase agreements and joint development agreements
  • Counsels clients in portfolio management, patent acquisition and licensing and patent litigation

Honors & Awards

  • DBusiness, Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit, Intellectual Property and Patent Law, 2020
  • "Up and Coming Lawyer for 2017," Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2017-18


Professional Affiliations

  • Original Equipment Suppliers Association
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

Community Affiliations

  • Volunteer Youth Hockey Coach

Speaking Engagements

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