Representative Matters

  • Served as a member of the team that successfully represented SMC in Festo v. SMC, in which the Federal Circuit redefined prosecution history estoppel. Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., 234 F.3d 558 (Fed. Cir. 2000), en banc, vacated and remanded, 535 U.S. 722 (2002).
  • Served as a member of the team that represented Ricoh in a lawsuit claiming that ICMI infringed patents relating to toner cartridges for photocopiers, obtaining a permanent injunction against ICMI as well as a consent order, whereby ICMI conceded that Ricoh’s patents were valid and infringed. Ricoh Co. v. International Communication Materials, Inc., 93-1196 (W.D. Pa. Aug. 17, 1995).
  • Won a substantial damage award on behalf of client Ricoh in a patent infringement lawsuit against Nashua. The court enjoined Nashua from manufacturing, using or selling its Ricoh-compatible NT-50 and NT-6750 toner cartridges in the United States. Ricoh Corp. v. Nashua Co., Ltd., 40 USPQ2d 1306 (D.N.H. 1996).