Victor Balancia Counsel | Washington, D.C.
“The object of oratory alone is not truth, but persuasion.” When seeking legal representation, a client must have confidence that their counsel will present the most persuasive case possible, whether to a judge, a jury or to the opposing side. As a first-chair trial counsel with over three decades of legal experience, Victor has represented clients in complex IP litigation using the art of persuasion to achieve successful results on behalf of clients in a variety of technologies in both judicial and administrative forums.
Victor achieved a notable reputation as a successful IP trial lawyer during his tenure at a well-known intellectual property boutique as well as large general practice firms. Throughout his career, Victor’s practice has been focused principally on the litigation of patent infringement cases, including ITC investigations and Hatch-Waxman litigation. He has represented some of the largest U.S. and foreign companies in contested matters involving such technologies as pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, consumer personal care and household products, semiconductor chemicals, water treatment technologies, chemicals and materials, electronic controllers, chemiluminescence, medical devices, dental tools and appliances, catalysts, mechanical devices, consumer packaging, LCD technology and trade dress.
Victor’s practice also encompasses trademark and copyright litigation and counseling. Victor’s most recent cases resulted in substantial recoveries for clients in trademark and copyright matters in District Courts. Victor has been lead trial counsel before many federal trial courts throughout the United States and has successfully argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has also managed multijurisdictional, cross-border litigations. The breadth of his experience also includes acting as lead trial counsel in arbitration cases and investigations instituted by the International Trade Commission.
Victor holds a Master of Laws degree from New York University School of Law and received his law degree from Saint John’s University School of Law. Victor earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Long Island University and has served as an adjunct professor of law teaching Patent Law and Practice at New York Law School.