Howard M. Gitten


Howard Gitten is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology and Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practices. Combining experience as General Counsel and Chief Technology Counsel at a cutting edge technology company with his years of intellectual IP private practice experience, Mr. Gitten brings a unique perspective to legal technology issues. He brings a business perspective to technology issues and his technology background to business issues. As a registered patent attorney, he not only knows how best to protect a client's unique assets, but how best to make them marketable and best use intellectual property for competitive advantage. Howard advises clients in instituting cradle to grave IP regimes, licensing, and even joint development programs around their IP. Howard's clients have ranged from basement tinkerers to international Fortune 100 companies. He counsels across a range of technologies including pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products and therapies, e-commerce platforms, medical devices, autonomous vehicles, RFID technologies, fiber optics, and MEMs devices. In addition to protecting proprietary brands and concepts, Howard advises clients with respect to the minefield presented by the IP rights of others. He also advises clients in dealing with charges of infringement, including those brought by patent trolls, and copyright and trademark matters. He has also lectured at universities across the state on a variety of IP topics. 


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Representative Matters

  • Represented a national application provider company that powers billing and back-office operations for wireless communications companies in its sale to a large U.S.A./Canadian software investment holdings company
  • Performed IP due diligence in $500 million sale of a SaaS-based construction program management solution company, February, 2018.
  • Performed IP due diligence in $1.2 Billion sale of a crude oil transportation company to an affiliate of Global Infrastructure Partners, October 2017.
  • Performed IP due diligence in sale of a medical alert system company to a private equity company; terms not disclosed.
  • Advised an industry-leading full-service VoIP solutions provider for small- and medium-sized businesses, in its acquisition of hosted voice business.


  • Registered Patent Attorney

Professional Presentations

  • Presenter, Where’s The Value - Putting the $ In Bankable, Making Your Company Bankable, MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida, October 20, 2020.
  • Presenter, Protect the Entity Value: The Importance of Intellectual Property, University of Central Florida, Excellence In Entrepreneurship program, January 29, 2019.
  • Enhancing the Entity Value-Entrepreneur Lessons Learned From The Front Lines, Wharton Alumni Club/MIT Enterprise Enterprise Forum of South Florida, March 2018.
  • Panelist, Balanced Enforcement Strategies For Operating Companies, The IP Strategy Summit, Atlanta, March 2017.
  • Great App, Now What?, Excellence in Entrepreneurship Program, University of Central Florida incubator system, 2016.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Florida
    • New York
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Other Admissions
    • United States Patent & Trademark Office



U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York


  • Florida Bar
  • New York Bar
  • International Trademark Association
  • Tech Hub South Florida, Executive Board
  • Wharton Alumni Association South Florida
  • MIT Enterprise Forum South Florida, Chair 2010-2013, 2019


Case Western Reserve University

Juris Doctor

University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Applied Science

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