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Lynda Calderone

Lynda Calderone

Phone: 856.446.6045
Email: lcalderone@calderonemckay.com
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Practice Areas
— Intellectual Property
— Litigation
Key Practice Industries
— Polymers, Elastomers and Specialty Chemicals
— Personal Care and Cosmetics
— Manufacturing


Lynda L. Calderone has extensive experience in the areas of preparation and prosecution of U.S. patent applications as well as intellectual property litigation, including patent and trademark litigation, mediation and dispute resolution. Ms. Calderone is a founding member of the firm and was previously the founding shareholder and Chair of the Intellectual Property Department at a mid-sized New Jersey law firm. Ms. Calderone serves a wide variety of clients in the areas of portfolio management, global patent prosecution, appellate and other proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and its Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and foreign opposition practice.

Ms. Calderone concentrates her patent practice in the chemical, chemical engineering, mechanical and business method areas. Her primary technical areas of patent practice include chemical process technology; fluid handling; petrochemicals; catalysis; polymers; reinforced polymer composites; polymer fillers and polymer composite wear systems; elastomer chemistry; medical devices; drug delivery systems; controlled and sustained release polymer mechanisms; hydrogels; nanotechnology; fiber optics; metals and alloys; thermal gas recovery processes; recycling; semiconductor-related technologies; optical coatings; cosmetics and personal care formulations; pharmaceutical processing; business methods; fuel cells and a variety of manufacturing products including toys, sanitary ware, home fixtures and building materials.

Ms. Calderone is experienced in patent due diligence; various IP-related agreements, including licenses, joint development agreements, M&A documents, non-disclosure agreements, and others; and patentability, validity, infringement and unenforceability analyses. She counsels inventors and businesses from small to large in portfolio management and development of patent strategies.

A seasoned intellectual property litigator with trial experience, Ms. Calderone has successfully litigated intellectual property cases as well as prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent applications. She is also a former court-appointed mediator for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

An avid writer and speaker, both for educational and legal publications and forums and on industry, legal and career panels, Ms. Calderone frequently is called upon to publish on various intellectual property-related topics and for public presentations and training.

Representative Matters

  • Settlement of patent infringement litigation in the telephone answering system area on behalf of patentee
  • Settlement of patent infringement litigation involving cosmetics packaging on behalf of defendant
  • Settlement of patent infringement litigation involving sanitary ware on behalf of patentee
  • Technology Patents, LLC v. Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Utility patent infringement action involving perfluoroelastomeric seals for a patentee manufacturer
  • Settlement of a PTO interference action, assisting a junior party patentee in the area of semiconductor processing technology
  • Settlement of a pending interference on behalf of a senior party patentee in the area of automotive composite parts
  • Design patent infringement in the area of children’s craft kits for a toy manufacturer defendant
  • Utility patent reexamination and three related infringement actions for a patentee engineering composite manufacturer
  • Settlement of a patentee emulsion manufacturer in a utility patent infringement action in the area of wax emulsions for building materials
  • Utility patent infringement action involving catheters used for hemodialysis for a medical device manufacturer
  • Utility patent infringement action in the area of bioremediation devices used in removal of oil from bilge water for a patentee manufacturer
  • Utility patent infringement indemnification action involving component parts for industrial appliances for a third-party defendant supplier
  • Settlement of infringement action pre-discovery on the part of a defendant in a multiparty litigation involving medical insurance billing software

Key Industry Areas

  • Chemical
  • Semiconductors
  • Aerospace
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care
  • Biomedical
  • Petrochemical
  • Manufacturing


  • Polymers and Specialty Chemicals
  • Software
  • Packaging
  • Construction Materials
  • Metalworking
  • Toys


  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Member of Bar of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • 3rd Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member of the National Bar Association
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Association of University Technology Managers

Honors and Awards

  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected as a ‘Leader in the Field’ of Intellectual Property, Pennsylvania, Chambers & Partners USA, 2008 – 2018
    • 2018: A source noted that they “appreciate Lynda not only because she is very knowledgeable about US practices, but also because she offers practice advice. When faced with an issue, she can devise a winning strategy to address it.”
    • 2016: “Passionate counsel and her enthusiasm translated to the people at my company.
    • 2015: “Lynda understands what the client’s needs are and gives clear directions.
    • 2014: “Her breadth of experience and ability to make very complicated things clear.
    • 2013: “Meticulous and self-driven…and delivers service in a cost-effective and timely manner.
    • 2011: “Brilliant – she can articulate the nuances of the patent area…really understands the process of bringing a product to the market.
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Patent Law, 2012 – 2021
  • Top Attorney List – Intellectual Property, SJ Magazine, 2010 – 2014 & 2017-2020
  • Named an Awesome Attorney, Intellectual Property Law, South Jersey Magazine, 2009, 2013 – 2017
  • Noted “Woman on the Verge” in The Legal Intelligencer’s May 22, 2006 supplement, Women in the Profession, for her role as practice chair at Flaster/Greenberg and her rising prominence in intellectual property law

A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolades are based can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. 


  • Rutgers University School of Law–Camden, J.D., with honors
  • Drexel University, B.S., Chemical Engineering

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