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About Me

My business litigation practice includes matters in both federal and state courts involving a wide range of complex issues relating to contracts, employment, intellectual property, construction and others.


I am also a registered patent attorney. I often counsel clients on proactive ways to protect and manage their business information assets, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets and other proprietary information, and copyrights. 


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 75%
    17 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 15%
  3. Employment & Labor: 10%
    17 years

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Contact Info

Scarpone & Vargo LLC

50 Park Place
Suite 1003
Newark, NJ, 07102



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
New Jersey Rising StarNew Jersey Super Lawyers magazine2006
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
CounselRobertson Freilich Bruno & Cohen2001 - 2009
AttorneyGoodwin Procter1999 - 2001
AttorneyBudd Larner1998 - 1999
Systems AnalystBellcore1988 - 1998
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Knights of Columbus, Counsel 5903Board Member2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Technology for the LitigatorMemberN/A
New Jersey State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionMemberN/A
Essex County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
United States Patent and Trademark OfficePatent AttorneyN/A
New Jersey State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Litigation CommitteeMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
New Jersey State Bar Association section newsletterTrade Secrets: Considerations in Designing an Effective Protection System2015
Scarpone & Vargo WebsiteApple's Trade Secrets -- Collateral Damage in its War with Samsung2012
Helium.comIs the U.S. Constitution "Living and Breathing"2009
Helium.comTips for Businesses to Protect Their Information Assets2009
Firm NewsletterMetadata: Discovery Beyond the Documents2007
ABA Environmental Litigation Committee NewsletterPreparing for the Expert: Discovery Issues and Suggested Cross-Examination Techniques2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Seton Hall University School of BusinessInternational BusinessMBA1992
Rochester Institute of TechnologyComputer ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
In-House CLE SeminarTrade Secrets: Protection Considerations and Litigation Issues2014
NBI SeminarStrategies for Working with Evidence2013
NBI SeminarTrial Preparation from Start to Finish for Paralegals2012
The Manalapan Independent Film FestivalCopyright Law2010
Evidence and Expert Testimony Best PracticesGetting Scientific And Expert Testimony Admitted Into Evidence2010
Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your CaseAttacking Opposing Expert Testimony2008
LexisNexis CaseMap Client User SummitReportBooks2007
E-Discovery: Applying the New FRCP ChangesCompliance with New e-Discovery Federal Rules2007