Biography

Arthur I. Neustadt is a founding member and a named partner in the firm. He led the firm’s litigation practice for many years and has been actively involved in intellectual property (IP) litigation in courts throughout the United States for many years. He has successfully tried jury and bench cases in varied areas of technology before the federal district courts and argued appeals before the Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit and the regional circuit courts of appeal. Mr. Neustadt has lectured widely, both domestically and internationally, on intellectual property litigation. His most well-known case is the landmark Festo v. SMC case, which extended over a twenty year period, in which he successfully argued before the Supreme Court of the United States and twice before the en banc Federal Circuit. He argued again before the Supreme Court two terms ago in Medtronic v. Boston Scientific.

Mr. Neustadt’s recent cases include Norgren v. ITC (FRL connector patent held invalid as obvious); Medtronic v. Boston Scientific (non-relief requesting patent licensor held to have burden of proof); Saint-Gobain v. Xinyi (automotive windshield patents held valid and infringed, double damages and attorney fees awarded); Cardiac Pacemakers v. St. Jude (en banc) (invalidity ruling for pioneer implantable cardioverter defibrillator (“ICD”) patent reversed, §271(f) construed); Tokyo Keiso v. SMC (volume flowmeter patent held invalid as obvious); Festo v. SMC (doctrine of equivalents restricted by prosecution history estoppel); Medtronic v. Guidant (pioneer patent for treatment of congestive heart failure held valid); Cardiac Pacemakers v. St. Jude (jury validity verdict for pioneer ICD patent reinstated); Loral Fairchild v. Toshiba (Rader, J. sitting by designation) (early charge coupled device (CCD) patent held invalid and not infringed), Li v. Toshiba (early semiconductor patent held inequitably procured, attorney fees awarded) and Ajinomoto v. ADM (multi-million dollar damages award for infringement of mutation genetics and recombinant DNA patent).

Mr. Neustadt was designated by Legal Times as one of the top Washington, D.C. area intellectual property attorneys. Chambers USA refers to him as “very conscientious, very bright and very knowledgeable.” In prior editions, he was referred to as “an inspirational and highly creative attorney,” “a true landmark setter,” “known to get great settlements quickly due in part to the good grasp he has of the dynamics of litigation” and “according to competitors, ‘proficient at identifying issues and working with a cost-benefit approach.’” Intellectual Asset Management describes him as a “luminary.” Mr. Neustadt was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, was named as a Super Lawyer for both Washington, D.C. and Virginia and was selected as a finalist in the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. He has also served on the Intellectual Property Advisory Committee to the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)
    • American Jurisprudence Award
    • Phi Delta Phi
  • University of Maryland (B.S.E.E.)
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
  • U.S. Claims Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Supreme Court of Virginia

Services

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Sections on Litigation; Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • The District of Columbia Bar Association, Sections on Litigation; Computer Law; Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • ITC Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association, Section on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law

Accolades

  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, named to its list of the top 1000 patent attorneys in the world; recognized in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area for his patent Litigation work (2016)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 rating
  • Best of the Best
  • Best Lawyers in America, named among the best in Intellectual Property Law
  • Chambers USA, selected as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" (Intellectual Property)
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, finalist
  • Legal Times, designated one of top intellectual property attorneys in Washington, D.C. area
  • Virginia Super Lawyer
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer