Meunier Carlin & Curfman’s Patent Litigation team represents clients in the federal court system, helping them enforce their patent rights or defend themselves against claims of patent infringement.
We approach patent litigation and high-stakes patent matters not only as complex legal challenges, but as business problems to solve. Thus, our intention is always clear: to achieve the business goals of our clients through astute legal action and strategic decision-making.
Taking Charge of the Litigation Process
Our litigators work seamlessly with our equally-renowned patent team to gain a thorough understanding of each client’s technology, competitive position, and legal challenges. With our deep litigation experience, in a wide range of industry sectors, and our attorneys’ noteworthy expertise in the scientific, mechanical, and engineering fields, we take pride in being able to speak our clients’ language and partner with them to deliver optimal legal service in patent disputes.
At trial, our ability to discern and understand the ideas underlying patented innovations allows us to accurately express these concepts to judges and juries. We are experienced in handling bench and jury trials before federal courts across the country, including the Eastern District of Texas, District of Delaware, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern District of Virginia, Middle District of Florida, Northern District of Georgia, Western District of Wisconsin, and Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, as well as Federal Courts of Appeals. Our patent litigation successes for clients have included victories on motions to dismiss, summary judgments, preliminary and permanent injunctions, trials, and appeals.
Motions, Petitions, and Hearings
Our team has deep experience in handling Markman hearings and summary judgement motions on matters of infringement/non-infringement, invalidity/no invalidity, and damages issues. We regularly handle pre-trial motions, including motions to bifurcate, discovery-related motions, motions to strike expert testimony, motions on evidentiary issues and for fees, and issues relating to attorney conduct.
We represent our clients in petitions for temporary restraining orders. When advantageous for our clients, we have resolved disputes through the negotiation of many favorable settlements.
International Trade Commission and Other Proceedings
MCC represents clients in proceedings at the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) relating to the unfair imports provision (Section 337) of the U.S. Tariff Act. Our work at the ITC has included litigating numerous cases through trial and appeal and obtaining non-importation orders. Our attorneys have also tried patent disputes before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and in arbitrations.
Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
The attorneys in our Post Grant Proceedings practice have handled numerous invalidity proceedings, including dozens of inter partes reviews and post grant reviews before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Post-Grant Proceedings and Patent Litigation
We manage post-grant proceedings before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Our work in these proceedings includes defense against third-party opposition, reissue applications in order to redefine the scope of an original patent, and reexamination requests.
When matters of patent infringement arise, we represent clients in patent litigation cases before federal courts.