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, May 19, 2015 – Kenyon & Kenyon LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has again been recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading intellectual property law firm in its 2015 edition. This year, Chambers’ client feedback includes praise that the firm is “an extraordinary group” and “I consider them excellent - they're great people to work with and technically superb.” This is the sixth year the firm has received recognition from the publication for its excellence in intellectual property law.
Nationwide, the firm is ranked in two practice areas, including:
In New York the firm is ranked in:
In addition to the firm rankings, five attorneys received individual rankings. They are:
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Kenyon & Kenyon LLP is a leading intellectual property law firm whose sophisticated and business-oriented approach helps clients succeed with their intellectual property strategies. Our global clients, many of whom are worldwide industry leaders, rely on us for their high-stakes litigation, prosecution, licensing, and counseling needs. Founded in 1879, the firm has offices in New York; Palo Alto; and Washington, DC.
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