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"Their help is invaluable, and they offer very reasonable rates. They are Detroit-based, yet I feel like I get expertise that is on a level with the East or West coast . It’s terrific.” A Client

As an industry player in today’s high-tech, high-speed world, you rely on a forward-thinking legal partner who understands technology as well as your business. At Dickinson Wright, we believe that effective legal advocacy requires not only comprehensive knowledge of the law, but also a thorough understanding of our clients’ businesses, industries, and technologies. Our patent litigation practice is sophisticated, versatile, and accessible, providing practical advice while vigorously advocating to achieve our clients’ objectives.

With a wide geographic reach spanning offices across North America, including Washington D.C., Michigan, Silicon Valley, Texas, Florida, and Toronto, Canada, our patent litigation team protects and defends clients’ intellectual property rights, while providing strategic portfolio management advice and litigating disputes for some of the largest companies in the world.

Our Team

Our deep bench of patent litigation attorneys includes specialists in every major technical discipline, including electrical, mechanical, chemical, and aerospace engineering; computer science; physics; and molecular biology. Their technical backgrounds give us in-depth insight into our clients’ innovations and the highly scientific issues involved in their protection, exploitation, and defense.

Our team regularly litigates patent cases before the U.S. district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Additionally, they are regularly recognized for their work by Chambers®, Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers®, and other leading publications.

Our Services

Our patent litigation team provides sophisticated counsel, resources, and resolve when it comes to guiding both patent owners and those accused of infringement toward the calculated resolution of patent disputes. Our lawyers have successfully obtained all forms of relief for clients including monetary damages, injunctive relief, and exclusion orders prohibiting the importation into the U.S. of products that infringe upon U.S. patents. We have recovered multi-million dollar attorney fee awards on behalf of our clients. Additionally, we frequently litigate patent validity matters for clients in post-grant proceedings, representing both patent owners and patent challengers.

We pride ourselves in offering top-tier service at competitive rates. Our team works with each of our clients to determine the best litigation strategy to achieve their business goals. We represent clients from a variety of industries, including:

Automotive and Mobility • Semiconductors 
 • Electronics • Computer Networking
 • Information Technology • Biotechnology
 • Software • Pharmaceuticals
 • Medical Devices • Chemical
 • Telecommunications Energy & Sustainability
 • Materials Science Gaming

Representative Matters

Represented a Fortune 100 manufacturer of personal computers and peripherals, as well as three of the world’s largest retailers, in a three-patent case where the plaintiff’s damages claim was over $100 million. Obtained a claim construction under which more than 98% of the accused products did not infringe and settled the cases for negligible amounts.

Represented a leading manufacturer of air data computers, sensors, and displays in a patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation suit against a large defense contractor. After a five-week trial, obtained a complete victory on all claims, including an award of treble damages and attorney’s fees totaling in excess of $20 million.

Represented medical device manufacturer in two lawsuits against its largest competitors asserting multiple patents related to heart valve repair and replacement technology. Successfully achieved 8-figure settlements in both cases and arbitrated the client’s right to an established damages amount on one patent in a confidential proceeding.

Representing global automotive supplier in litigation involving a $33 million claim related to the infringement of patents involving mirror technology. We succeeded in getting some claims dismissed at an early pleading stage and the case is now proceeding to discovery.

Representing a manufacturer of industry-leading media streaming players in ITC, district court, and IPR proceedings involving fourteen patents related to remote control technology. Obtained favorable claim construction ruling on key terms and secured stay of district court litigation pending completion of IPR proceedings.

Represented a leading provider of aircraft parts, instruments, and aviation products in patent litigation relating to the company’s proprietary air data avionic computers. After a four-week jury trial, the jury returned a substantial verdict in favor of our client, later increased by an award of treble damages and fees.

Lead counsel for patent owner in U.S. International Trade Commission case for infringement of a patent related to graphical user interfaces for portable electronic devices.

Represented patent owner in worldwide patent infringement litigation related to cellular network infrastructure in the United States, Holland, Germany, and Japan.

Represented computer manufacturer in a fifteen-patent lawsuit involving video coding, computer graphics, and user interfaces. Won key claim construction, non-infringement, and invalidity rulings 

Lead counsel for a client in action against a subsidiary of prominent technology company involving alleged infringement of three patents relating to smart thermostats; reached a favorable settlement for the client on the eve of trial.

Lead counsel for a family-owned company in patent infringement action against a major home improvement retailer involving claims for breach of contract, design patent infringement and unfair competition arising from a settlement agreement and license agreement entered into by the parties to resolve prior litigation.

Successfully briefed and defended a patent infringement appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, resulting in an opinion on the use of technology tutorials in patent infringement cases.

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