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Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple: Supreme Court has “Designs” on Patent Law


Speaker(s): Christopher W. Stamos, Ira Jay Levy
Recorded on: Feb. 3, 2017
PLI Program #: 207203

Ira Levy is a senior partner in Goodwin’s Litigation Department and a member of its Intellectual Property practice. He is recognized globally for his cross-disciplinary expertise, successfully first-chairing patent, trademark, copyright, false advertising, IP licensing and related matters for a wide array of industries and in a variety of technical disciplines. Mr. Levy is fluent across a variety of product categories and technical disciplines, and has extensive experience with disputes involving biotechnology, electrochemistry, and pharmaceuticals; electronics, computers and telecommunications; mechanical devices; industrial and consumer products; and the Internet, new media and e-commerce. 

Mr. Levy has handled as first chair numerous bench and jury trials in federal and state courts nationwide. He also has significant experience practicing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the United States Supreme Court. In addition to his litigation work, Mr. Levy works closely with the firm’s Business Law Practice counseling clients on general corporate matters involving intellectual property and the Internet, as well as transactional due diligence, and other licensing issues.

Mr. Levy presently serves as the lead director for Stomp Out Bullying, the leading national anti-bullying and anti-cyber-bullying organization, and on the advisory board of BUILD, a non-profit focused on bringing entrepreneurialism skills to at-risk high school students. He is past director of Love Our Children, USA, a not-for-profit focused on breaking the cycle of violence against children.  Mr. Levy has been an active member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, International Trademark Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group and the Legal Aid Society. He has also acted as pro bono counsel to the United Way of New York City and cyberangels.org., and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.

Mr. Levy is listed in New York Super Lawyers (2006 – 2018), The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers, World Trademark Review 1000, Who’s Who Legal Patents, Who’s Who Legal Life Sciences: Patent Litigation, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Patent Law and The Legal 500 and IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (2014 – 2018).

Mr. Levy is a frequent speaker and has written numerous articles on the topics of intellectual property, patent, trademark and copyright laws that have appeared in The New York Law Journal and Metropolitan Corporate Counsel. He serves as the co-chair of the Practicing Law Institutes multi-day Advanced Licensing Program, as well as presenting on license litigation for other PLI programs.  He also authored chapters in Commercial Damages (published by Matthew Bender & Co.) and the Wiley Intellectual Property Law Update (published by Aspen Law & Business). Mr. Levy is also a regular presenter at AIPLA, INTA, NYSBA and NYIPLA events. In addition, he maintains an active roster of speaking engagements on intellectual property audit, portfolio development, strategy and management, and Internet and new media matters.  He also lectures on Trademark Licensing at Cornell Law School.

 


Christopher Stamos, a partner in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property Group, focuses his practice on intellectual property rights counseling, procurement and enforcement, with special emphasis on patent portfolio strategy and development, transactional diligence, and patent and trade secret litigation. Mr. Stamos also renders patentability, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and negotiates licenses, both in transactional contexts and in settlement of litigation. He is a key contributor to Goodwin’s Founders Workbench, an online resource for start-ups, emerging companies and the entrepreneurial community.

Areas of Practice

Technical Experience
Technology Licensing
CleanTech
Life Sciences
Technology
Patent Prosecution + Counseling
Higher Education
New Company Formation
Venture Capital
Pharmaceuticals

Experience

Mr. Stamos focuses his practice on a broad variety of industrial, commercial, and consumer products clients. Representative client sectors presently served include medical devices and diagnostics instrumentation, robotics systems and controls, rapid prototyping materials and machinery, computer simulation and interfaces, solar power generation and air pollution control systems, financial services, athletic equipment, high volume product manufacture, telecommunications and composite materials processing using recycled waste.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2005, Mr. Stamos was a partner at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault in Boston, where he was a member of the Patent and Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mr. Stamos has a technical background in turbomachinery, automated manufacturing equipment and control systems.