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Our attorneys and other professionals provide a full range of legal services, including patent prosecution, counseling, licensing and competitor monitoring in diverse industries. We counsel clients ranging from start-ups and medium-sized companies to some of the largest, most recognizable Fortune 500 multinational corporations, universities and research organizations across the country.

Our patent professionals have prior technical experience with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and many have advanced scientific degrees. With registered patent practitioners in a number of our offices, we can seamlessly assemble the best patent team for each client. Drawing on the firm’s broad resources, we are prepared to handle patent prosecution and litigation involving a wide array of technologies. To maintain close contact with clients across geographical boundaries, we use state-of-the-art computerized docketing systems and the latest communications technologies.

In patent-related disputes, we have successfully obtained jury verdicts for both plaintiffs and defendants owning breakthrough technologies in the areas of pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, medical devices and Internet software, among others. We regularly represent clients in patent hot-spot jurisdictions such as the Eastern District of Virginia, the Eastern District of Texas and the Central District of California.

CONTACTS

Brian C. Riopelle Partner T: +1 804 775 1084
David E. Finkelson Partner T: +1 804 775 1157
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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Mobile network operator

Patent case involving wireless broadband modems asserted against most of the domestic wireless carriers. McGuireWoods was selected by all defense counsel to be lead trial counsel.
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Leading generic and specialty pharmaceutical company

Representation of a leading generic pharmaceutical company in this case filed by a global biopharmaceutical company where the allegations relate to infringement of patents involving crystalline forms of an AIDS treatment drug.
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One of Fortune's most admired companies

McGuireWoods was co-counsel for one of the World's most admired companies in this patent case involving Voice over Internet Protocol technology. A jury in U.S. District Court in Alexandria found that the defendant had infringed on three patents held by our client and awarded them $58 million.
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Wireless device manufacturer

McGuireWoods was co-counsel to a manufacturer of wireless devices, in patent litigation brought by a patent holding company. McGuireWoods was retained to represent our client after the Federal Circuit issued its first opinion on appeal and played a central role in the team that represented the client in the widely-publicized district court remand proceedings.
Representative Matter

Leading generic and specialty pharmaceutical company

Represented a generic pharmaceutical company in case filed by a leading global health care company where the allegations relate to infringement of a patent involving salts and formulations of fenofibric acid used as lipid and cholesterol lowering agents.
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Smartphone manufacturer

Lead trial counsel for defendant, a smartphone manufacturer, in patent case relating to wireless handset technology.
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Leading generic and specialty pharmaceutical company

Represented a generic pharmaceutical company in case filed by one of the world's leading, innovation life sciences and healthcare company where the allegations relate to infringement of a patent involving oral contraceptive regimens.
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Market leader for semiconductors and system solutions

McGuireWoods was co-counsel to a market leader for semiconductors and system solutions in this patent infringement case. At the first trial, our client was granted judgments of non-infringement, prevailed on its counterclaim for fraud, and was awarded punitive damages, an anti-suit injunction and $7.1 million in attorneys’ fees.
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National specialty retailer

Representation of national specialty retailer in a trademark dilution suit.
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Leading telecommunications company

Representation of a leading telecommunications company in a patent infringement suit. Our client was accused of infringing several patents through the sale and use of a mapping product. During a settlement conference, plaintiff agreed to dismiss the complaint with prejudice and with no payment or concessions by our client.
Case Study

McGuireWoods wins key patent trial for wireless carriers

A Richmond federal jury took less than two hours on Dec. 14, 2009, to rule in favor of McGuireWoods’ client Verizon Wireless, and several other wireless carriers in a massive patent infringement case.  The jury ruled the wireless carriers did not violate a patent by selling wireless aircards, and it declared that the dialing technology patent at the center of the suit – held by DNT – was invalid.
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Significant ruling secured for world leader in handheld computing

Palm, Inc. secured a significant victory in its patent dispute with NTP, Inc., a Virginia-based patent holding company. On March 23, 2007, a U.S. District Court judge in Richmond, Va., granted Palm's motion to stay NTP's patent infringement lawsuit against Palm, pending the conclusion of patent office reexamination proceedings, and all subsequent appeals. This is the first time a judge in the Eastern District of Virginia's "rocket docket" has completely stayed a patent suit pending reexamination proceedings. McGuireWoods is co-counsel to Palm in the matter.

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$58 million verdict in patent case for Verizon

McGuireWoods recently represented Verizon Communications, Inc. in a major victory over Internet phone provider Vonage Holdings Corp. On March 8, 2007, an Alexandria U.S. District Court jury found that Vonage had infringed upon three Verizon patents, and awarded Verizon $58 million. Verizon’s motion to permanently enjoin Vonage from using the patented technology was granted March 23. The patents involved technology that allows Voice over Internet Protocol callers to make calls using traditional phones; allows custom calling features such as call forwarding; and supports phone calls on Wi-Fi networks.

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Leading pharmaceutical manufacturer

Represented leading pharmaceutical manufacturer in a declaratory judgment action and counterclaim involving  patent infringement claims related to next generation patents on a pain medication.
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Micheal L Binns Micheal L. Binns
Associate
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5748
F: +1 404 443 5698
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Demetria Buncum Demetria A. Buncum
Associate
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5069
F: +1 703 712 5245
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Darren Collins Darren W. Collins
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6405
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Jason Cook Jason W. Cook
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6418
F: +1 214 273 7483
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Charles Gross Charles J. Gross
Patent Agent
Court Square Building
310 Fourth Street, N.E.
Suite 300
Charlottesville, VA 22902-1288

T: +1 434 980 2229
F: +1 703 712 5050
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Jessica Hauth Jessica M. Hauth
Associate
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5743
F: +1 404 443 5775
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Nam Huynh Nam H. Huynh
Associate
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6409
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Franklin Kang Franklin D. Kang
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8231
F: +1 310 956 3102
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Taesoo Sean Kim (Sean) TaeSoo Sean Kim
Associate
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 2136
F: +1 212 715 6273
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Safet Metjahic Safet Metjahic
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 212 548 7034
F: +1 212 715 6287
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T:+1 703 712 5080
F: +1 703 712 5050

Aaron Pickell Aaron James Pickell
Associate
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6410
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Megan Rachford Meghan M. Rachford
Associate
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5740
F: +1 404 443 5681
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Cedric Tan Cedric C.Y. Tan
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 828 2812
F: +1 202 828 2977
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Speaking Engagement

Legal and Regulatory Summit on Generic Drugs

July 24-25, 2014
New York, NY
Speaking Engagement

5th Annual Conference on Biosimilars

June 4-6, 2014
New York, NY
Speaking Engagement

BioCentury This Week

Safety v. Competition (Federal Trade Commission Follow-On Biologics Workshop: Impact of Recent Legislative and Regulatory Naming Proposals on Competition February 4, 2014 Overview)

February 16, 2014
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