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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)

Adeel Haroon Associate
Washington, DC 1.202.220.4326

Overview

Adeel Haroon’s practice focuses on patent litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. District Courts, primarily in the electrical arts. He has been involved in litigation from pre-trial investigations through trial and post-trial activities. His experience includes analyzing patents and developing strategic infringement and validity-related positions; researching and analyzing prior art; drafting and answering motions including dispositive motions; working with expert witnesses and witness preparation; drafting expert reports; and drafting pre-trial and post-trial briefs.

Mr. Haroon’s practice also focuses on post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including inter partes review, ex parte reexamination, and reissue proceedings.

In addition, Mr. Haroon’s practice includes patent prosecution in the electrical, electro-mechanical, computer science, and business method related arts. He has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting U.S. patent applications as well as coordinating foreign prosecution across multiple jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Kenyon, Mr. Haroon worked as a patent examiner for several years at the USPTO, where he examined patent applications in the telecommunications, digital communications, multiplex communications, wired communications, and antenna arts.

Credentials

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • Penn State University, Electrical Engineering, B.S., 2004

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Languages

  • Urdu