Patent Infringement Litigation

Robinson+Cole's Intellectual Property Litigation Team is led by experienced trial lawyers using the team's historic strengths to our clients' advantage.

    • Experience
      • Patent Litigation

      • Served as co-counsel for United Technologies Corporation in $6 billion patent infringement action relating to jet engine fan blade technology. Our client prevailed on summary judgment.

      • Defense of a patent infringement action involving microwave circuit board laminates.
      • Defense of a patent infringement action brought in the Northern District of Texas involving global positioning systems used to locate pin positions on golf courses.
      • Representation of the plaintiff in a patent infringement suit involving a method for ordering products online.
      • Defense of a patent infringement action involving septic system technology.
      • Successful trial of a patent infringement case in Boston; at issue was a patent for a method of securing masonry walls using steel helical ties.
      • Defense of a patent infringement action involving butane-powered hair care appliances and butane cartridges.
      • Successfully tried to a jury a fraud and conspiracy case based on a claim that our clients had defrauded the Patent Office and obtained a patent for a device the plaintiff had actually invented.
      • Other Experiences

      • Represented personal and beauty care manufacturer in a patent infringement case. Successful in having a number of the claims dropped, including the trademark infringement and false advertising claims.
      • Defended patent infringement action involving a method for securing masonry walls.
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    • News
      • June 23, 2017

        James Nault Discusses Potential Impact of Key U.S. Supreme Court Patent Case

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      • November 1, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives 34 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Three National Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers Survey

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      • October 21, 2013

        Super Lawyers® Names 61 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2013 List

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      • August 16, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • June 22, 2010

        William J. Kelleher III Receives “40 Under 40” Award

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      • May 19, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Presents to Massachusetts Association of Personnel Services on Proposed Noncompetition Agreement Act

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      • May 10, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Quoted on Massachusetts Bill Aimed to Change State's Noncompete Landscape

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      • April 6, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Lectures on Noncompetition Agreements at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management

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      • March 2, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Publishes Articles on Trade Secrets Audits and Assignability of Noncompetition Agreements

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      • January 4, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Partner Quoted on International Agreement to Bolster Intellectual Property Enforcement

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    • Publications + Presentations
    • "Federal Circuit Extends Patent Term in Certain Cases" (02/18/2014)

      "Drawing the Line Between Descriptive and Suggestive Trademarks," published in Commercial & Business Litigation, co-authored by Edward J. Heath and John M. Tanski, a newsletter of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation (Fall 2010)

      "Can You Keep a Secret? Why Now Is the Time for a Trade Secrets Audit," published in Connections: Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Newsletter (2/2010)

      "States divided over asset purchases and non-competes," published in New England In-House, more details (1/2010)

      "The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: An Overview and Discussion of a Recent First Circuit Case," at Boston Bar Assocation (3/11/2008)

      "Is an Employer Liable When Its Sales Employee Breaches a Noncompetition or Nonsolicitation Agreement with a Former Employer?" published in Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (2007)

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