Kenyon & Kenyon LLP successfully represented Toyota Motor Corp. in a long term patent litigation against American Vehicular Sciences (AVS). Originally brought by AVS in the Eastern District of Texas, the matter asserted 24 patents across seven separate cases – accusing essentially every major Toyota vehicular safety system. In the three years since the original filing, the Kenyon team filed 12 separate petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and won a stay in the E.D. Tex. pending resolution of the IPRs. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board granted each of the IPRs, and significant claims were cancelled or dropped. Additionally, the Kenyon team successfully petitioned the Federal Circuit for a writ of mandamus and the case was transferred from the E.D. Tex. to the Eastern District of Michigan, and filed various invalidity summary judgment papers, causing the plaintiff to drop a number of other asserted patents. In May of 2015, the E.D. Mich. granted the plaintiff’s unopposed motions to dismiss with prejudice all of the remaining cases against Toyota. (2015)
New York, August 19, 2015 – Kenyon & Kenyon LLP was featured in “Kenyon – Not Taking Success for Granted,” an article published in IP Frontline. The article, which discusses the continuing need for patent holders and law firms to understand current developments in IP law, notes that Kenyon, the oldest and one of the largest and most venerable IP law firms in the United States, is enjoying one of its busiest periods. IP Frontline says Kenyon “best-known for its IP representation of global 500 companies for over a century, is not taking the workflow for granted. The firm is fine-tuning its practice groups and talent pool as it has in the past to meet the evolving needs of its clients and changing dynamics of technology businesses.” In addition, the article discusses the firm’s long history as leaders in IP and highlights the firm’s work in the automobile industry. Partner Michael J. Lennon attributes the firm’s success in this area to Kenyon’s expertise saying “Innovative technologies run everything from advanced automotive safety systems to GPS to driverless cars. Inventions that are integral to the growth of the automobile industry and issues affecting it are an active part of our firm’s practice. Advances in the automotive space will continue to put it at the forefront of technology, and there are many parties developing new inventions and filing patents."
When asked about Kenyon’s ability to adapt to clients’ changing IP needs, Managing Partner Michael D. Loughnane, is quoted as saying “There is no doubt that the IP landscape has changed. Kenyon continues to position its clients and the firm for continued success, and that includes retaining the most experienced and productive partners and associates, and allowing the natural flow of lawyers leaving for retirement and other reasons to take their course. It’s what any smart firm does, and what leading IP firms and litigation practices are doing to remain competitive.”
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Michael Lennon, partner in our New York office, will speak on a panel titled "Is the Commercial Value of a Patent Related to Whether it Could be Successfully Enforced in Court Proceedings?" on October 13, 2015.
Michelle Mancino Marsh, partner in our New York office, will speak on a panel titled "Key Considerations to Develop an Effective TM Strategy: How to Adequately Coordinate the Legal Brand Protection and Business Teams" on October 13, 2015.
Kenyon & Kenyon LLP is a sponsor of the event.
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In a precedential decision, Kenyon won a reversal from the Federal Circuit in an appeal from an inter partes reexamination
Kenyon and Lawyers Receive Recognition for Excellence in Practice
Kenyon has won high-stakes patent litigation disputes for our automotive industry clients including Volkswagen, Toyota, Audi, and Bosch.
Kenyon handles high stakes patent litigation matters for leading international companies. We have successfully litigated jury and bench trials in all of the major patent litigation venues.
district court litigations in key patent jurisdictions handled by Kenyon in the past five years.
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