Derek represents several leading companies in a variety of intellectual property litigation matters, with an emphasis in patent litigation.
Derek’s patent litigation practice focuses on technologies in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, e-commerce, and automotive. Derek has extensive experience in all aspects of patent litigation and specializes in managing complex discovery issues and motions practice.
Derek also has significant experience representing a major automobile manufacturer in high exposure products liability and class action litigation on a national basis.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Derek was a prosecuting intern in the Johnson County Attorney's Office in Iowa City, Iowa.
H-W Technology, L.C. v. Apple Inc., et al. (N.D. Tex.) (applications/application stores).
GeoTag, Inc. v. Royal Purple Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.) (websites with geographical locators).
NTP, Inc. v. Cellco Partnership, et al. (E.D. Va.) (mobile e-mail).
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company v. Kolon Industries (E.D. Va.) (para-aramid fibers).
Effectively Illuminated Pathways v. Aston Martin Lagonda of North America, Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.) (LED lighting assemblies).
Parallel Networks, LLC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Co., et al. (E.D. Tex.) (websites and mobile websites using applets).
Rubbermaid Commercial Products LLC v. Rochester Midland Corporation, et al. (W.D. Va.) (foam soap dispensers).
Member; Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Division; Co-chair, Statewide Legal Food Frenzy, Young Lawyers Division; Chair, Veterans Domestic Relations, Virginia Veterans Initiative; Statewide Membership Coordinator, Young Lawyers Division, 2006-2008, Virginia Bar Association
Member, Board of Directors, Federation of Virginia Food Banks, 2009-present
Recipient, McGuireWoods LLP Excellence Award, 2008
Recipient, Emerson G. Spies Award, Outstanding Service to Young Lawyers Division, Virginia Bar Association, 2008
McGuireWoods Receives ‘Smithfield Ham Award’ for Virginia Legal Food Frenzy Donations
May 8, 2013
McGuireWoods Receives "Smithfield Ham Award" for VA Legal Food Frenzy Donations
May 11, 2012
Matt Kapinos Recognized, Derek Swanson Elected by Virginia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division
February 1, 2011