Mr. DiSanto has experience in all phases of litigation and jury trials, including from pre-filing investigation through fact discovery, claim construction, expert discovery, jury selection through closing arguments, post trial motions, and appeal. Mr. DiSanto has written and argued numerous motions and taken multiple depositions.
Mr. DiSanto’s recent litigation and trial experience includes:
In the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, Mr. DiSanto was second chair of the trial team that earned a jury verdict of patent invalidity. Polyform, A.G.P., Inc., et al. v. Airlite Plastics Co., No. 8:07-cv-397 (D. Neb.). Mr. DiSanto worked on all aspects of the litigation and trial, from discovery through post trial motions. During the two week jury trial, Mr. DiSanto took witness testimony, including cross-examination, and argued all motions in limine to a favorable outcome.
In the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Mr. DiSanto developed a strategy that earned a stay of the litigation. Tennessee Production Center, Inc. et al. v. Eatsleepmusic Corp., No. 3:09-0159 (M.D. Tenn.).
Mr. DiSanto also has extensive opinion and due diligence counseling. He has performed numerous freedom-to-practice analyses and written non-infringement and invalidity opinions regarding a broad range of technologies and including design patents.
Mr. DiSanto draws on his experience as a research assistant at Nalco Chemical Company and as a pharmaceuticals manufacturing engineer at Abbott Laboratories where he worked with a broad range of technologies. His research at the Nalco Chemical Company in the area of electrochemical devices led to the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 6,250,140, Method for Measuring the Rate of a Fouling Reaction Induced by Heat Transfer Using a Piezoelectric Microbalance, for which he is a co-inventor.
Mr. DiSanto earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law. There, he served as articles editor for the Journal of Law, Technology & Policy and editor of the Frederick Green Moot Court Competition. In addition, Mr. DiSanto served as a judicial extern for the Honorable E. Kenneth Wright, Presiding Judge of the First Municipal District of Cook County, Illinois. Mr. DiSanto earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University. As an undergraduate, Mr. DiSanto worked as a research assistant at the Michigan State University Plant Biotechnology Laboratory.
Mr. DiSanto’s practice also includes pro bono representation of low-income families with the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing’s (“LCBH”) Eviction Defense Project, which aids low-income families who otherwise would have no legal representation in the eviction court system. The LCBH honored Louis as the recipient of the 2006 “Volunteer Attorney of the Year” Award for his dedication and value as a volunteer attorney. Currently, Mr. DiSanto serves on the board of directors of LCBH.
In his spare time, Mr. DiSanto enjoys making wine at home and participating in softball and flag football league sports.