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At a Glance:

Ronald J. Kisicki is a partner in the firm's Business & Finance Department and a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group.   He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent Office, and concentrates his practice in Intellectual Property Law. He is experienced in managing large patent portfolios and in counseling clients on various intellectual property matters. He also has extensive experience handling intellectual property litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret infringement suits.


Bar Admissions:

Mr. Kisicki is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Arizona State Bar, Michigan State Bar, the New York State Bar, the United States Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit; United States Court of Appeals - Second Circuit, United States District Court for the District of Arizona; United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, United States District Court for the Western District of New York, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.


Professional Affiliations:

Mr. Kisicki is a member of the American Bar Association; Arizona Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; Michigan Bar Association; Maricopa County Bar Association; Past President of the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association (RIPLA);  and Past member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.



  • Prior to joining Woods Oviatt he was a partner with Jaeckle Fleischmann and Mugel, LLP.

  • Before earning a law degree, Mr. Kisicki worked for more than 16 years as an engineer and manager with General Motors. His experience included work in the occupant safety and crash worthiness design with GM's Chevrolet Engineering.

  • Speaker: Advising the Corporate Client on Intellectual Property; ASU Center for Law, Leadership & Management CLE; 2006

  • Speaker: De-Mystifying Intellectual Property; Maricopa Bar Association CLE; 2005

  • Speaker: Bridging the Gap: Intellectual Property; New York State Bar Association CLE; 2005

  • Chapter Author, Patent Settlements, Negotiations and Litigation: Key Strategies for the Successful Practice of Patent Law; Aspatore Books, 2004


Practice Areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 75%
  2. Litigation: 25%

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Contact Info

Woods, Oviatt,Gilman LLP

2 State Street
700 Crossroads Building
Rochester, NY, 14614-1313


NYCurrently registered 198703/13/2015

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Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
State Bar of ArizonaN/AN/A
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Michigan Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Maricopa County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rochester Institute of TechnologyN/AMBA1976
Western Michigan UniversityMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1970
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Leadership and Management CLEAdvising The Corporate Client on Intellectual Property2006
Maricopa Bar Association CLEDe-Mystifying Intellectual Property2005