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Kenyon Successfully Represents Toyota in Years-Long Patent Litigation

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)

Christopher W. Glynn Associate
New York, NY 212.908.6261


Christopher Glynn’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and strategic portfolio development, client counseling, and opinion work.  Dr. Glynn’s practice also focuses on patent disputes, including patent reexaminations, interferences and inter partes reviews.

Dr. Glynn has prepared and prosecuted patent applications; prepared validity, infringement and freedom-to-operate opinions; and handled due diligence reviews in the context of intellectual property sales and acquisitions. This work has been in the areas of chemistry and organic synthesis, polymer chemistry, pharmaceuticals including small molecules and drug delivery systems, material science and biotechnology.

Dr. Glynn has experience in patent litigations involving pharmaceutical products, dietary supplements, chemical processes, and DNA diagnostics. He also has experience with ANDA patent litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Dr. Glynn’s doctoral research involved the multi-step synthesis of novel organic ligands and organo-metallic coordination polymers.



  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • Clark University, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Ph.D., 1998
  • University of Connecticut, Chemistry, B.S., 1991

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