Redway, H. Jonathan

Education

Roanoke College

B.A., 1982
  • cum laude

George Washington University

J.D., 1989
  • With Honors
  • George Washington Law Review, 1988-1989

Bar Admission

District of Columbia

Virginia

H. Jonathan Redway

Member

Prominent Assignments

Jon is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with extensive experience handling a wide variety of complex civil and intellectual property cases. Jon regularly works with businesses and individuals on cases involving patent and trademark infringement, the seizure of counterfeit goods, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright infringement, as well as business torts and various regulatory matters.

Jon is co-chair of Dickinson Wright’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. Jon has been recognized and honored both by his peers and his clients for his consistently strong legal ability, clear judgment and strong communication skills. Jon is skilled at developing and implementing cost-effective strategies to achieve favorable resolutions at early disposition, through alternative dispute resolution, and at trial.

Jon counsels clients of all sizes (from Fortune 500 to start ups) throughout the United States and overseas. Jon’s experience encompasses a wide range of legal, technical and engineering fields, including in particular the electrical, mechanical, and life science arts.

Jon has special expertise in Section 337 Investigations before the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) and is a member of the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association. Jon regularly represents parties before both the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the District of Maryland and is a member of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Federal Bar. Jon is also a member and practices before the United States Court of Claims.

Representative engagements include:

  • Lead counsel for complainant Federal-Mogul in a patent infringement investigation brought before the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) accusing certain vehicle “chassis and suspension parts”. The investigation concluded successfully during the discovery period.
  • Lead counsel for Federal-Mogul in two separate, but related, patent infringement trial before the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) accusing the architecture of widely adopted “beam style” wiper blades. Both investigations concluded successfully following their respective trials.
  • Lead counsel for Federal-Mogul in patent infringement action in the Northern District of Ohio involving heavy duty “friction-welded steel pistons”. The case resolved early very favorably to Federal-Mogul.
  • Lead defense counsel for AT&T Mobility LLC in a patent infringement action filed in the Eastern District of Texas (Texarkana) accusing the routing of wireless emergency 911 calls. The case settled very favorably for AT&T following an all-but-dispositive early claim construction determination.
  • Lead trial counsel, along with Baker Botts, for AT&T Mobility LLC in patent infringement lawsuit filed in the District of Delaware accusing the sale of digital content purchased over cell phone tower communication systems for use in handsets. The case settled on the courthouse steps hours before a jury was empaneled
  • Lead trial counsel for Cotton Incorporated in an enforcement proceeding brought against an infringing realtor in the District of Massachusetts (Boston) to protect the famous SEAL OF COTTON mark against infringement. All infringing uses stopped following a very favorable preliminary injunction evidentiary proceeding.
  • Trial counsel for complainant Deere and Co. in a Section 337 intellectual property investigation brought against numerous European and Chinese suppliers before the International Trade Commission to protect the famous green coloring against unlawful infringement and grey market sales. Infringing activities were stopped following a successful trial.
  • Lead counsel for Advanced Digital Broadcast SA (“ADB”) in a complex contract and trademark dispute brought in the Northern District of California (San Jose) against HDMI Licensing. A favorable settlement was secured for ADB following an early preliminary injunction filing.
  • Trial counsel for Anheuser-Busch (“AB”) in a three week jury trial brought by Labatt in the Easter District of Missouri (St. Louis) concerning AB’s use of the term “ice beer” as well as related advertising. Following trial, the jury returned $6M full verdict for AB on all claims.
  • Lead trial counsel for O.C. Seacrets in a trademark action filed in the District of Maryland (Baltimore) appealed from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The jury returned a very favorable finding of willful infringement and awarded punitive damages despite the opposing party’s reliance on an “advice of counsel” defense.
  • Lead counsel for plaintiff Calyx in a copyright and trade dress dispute filed in the Northern District of California (San Jose) to protect POINT loan origination software against unlawful infringement.
  • Lead counsel for Carhartt, Inc. in an intellectual property dispute brought by Geotag in the Eastern District of Texas (Marshall) accusing a “store locator Internet search capability” of infringement. The case favorably settled following discovery.
  • Lead counsel for Pan Am Systems in an enforcement proceeding brought in the Southern District of New York against a retailer selling unauthorized PAN AMERICAN travel items and trading on famous PAN AM trade identity rights. All infringing use stopped following a very favorable preliminary injunction evidentiary proceeding.
  • Litigation counsel for a major oil company defending against allegations that harmful air born contamination was emitted from a tank farm. The case was dismissed following a successful Daubert evidentiary legal challenge. (E.D. Va.)
  • Lead counsel for inventor Alyzan, Inc. in a patent infringement action brought by licensee Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. along with Alyzan, Inc. in the Western District of Texas (San Antonio) against Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. accusing VELTIN of patent infringement. The case favorably settled following claim construction and discovery.
  • Lead counsel for defendants Mastery Technologies, Inc. and Relias in separate but related patent infringement actions brought in the Eastern District of Texas (Marshall) accusing certain verification processes used in online educational programs. Favorable settlements were secured quickly and efficiently following limited discovery.

Representative Clients

  • AT&T Mobility
  • Carhartt, Inc.
  • Federal-Mogul Corporation
  • Laser Mechanisms, Inc.
  • Seacrets--Jamaica USA
  • Urban Outfitters, Inc.

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association, Patent Division, U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice
  • Member, International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, International Trademark Association, Enforcement Committee, Trade Names Subcommittee

Publications/Presentations

Mr. Redway frequently writes and presents on intellectual property topics and serves on the faculty for various intellectual property programs sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute, Advanced Patent Law Institute, as well as other industry organizations.

  • A Powerful Weapon Against Infringing Imports, Today’s General Counsel, June/July 2016 Edition
  • Stopping Trade Secret Misappropriation At The Border, co-author (IP Frontline 2011)
  • Moderator, Trademark Enforcement Before the International Trade Commission, International Trademark Association, Annual Meeting, May 2011, San Francisco, California 
  • Presenter and Author, Patent Opinion Writing: An Update, Advanced Patent Law Institute, January 20-21, 2011, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, Virginia 
  • Presenter and Author, Recent Developments and Issues on Patent Damages, Advanced Patent Law Institute, January 10-11, 2008, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, Virginia 
  • Presenter and Author, Devising and Executing Discovery Plans in the Age of e-Mail, ALI-ABA Course Study on Litigating Trademark, Domain Name, and Unfair Competition Cases, October 2006, Boston, Massachusetts 
  • Author, "The Use of Survey Evidence in Trademark and Unfair Competition Cases: Insights and Practice Tips", Computer & Internet Lawyer, Volume 22, Number 10, October 2005 
  • Presenter and Author, Use of Expert Witnesses, ALI-ABA Course Study on Litigating Trademark, Domain Name, and Unfair Competition Cases, May 2005, Washington, D.C.

Pro Bono Work

Mr. Redway has been active in pro bono matters in the Washington, D.C. area.

  • Represented The Levine School of Music in the appeal of a special exception allowing the private music school to operate in a residentially-zoned neighborhood in Washington D.C. 
  • Represented a class of Maryland students and families in an action against the City of Baltimore to obtain their constitutionally guaranteed right to an adequate education