Sheila Mortazavi’s practice covers all facets of intellectual property litigation and counseling, with a particular emphasis on patent infringement litigation across a wide range of technologies. 

Ms. Mortazavi has handled all phases of litigation before federal and state courts, the International Trade Commission, and arbitration panels, including pre-trial investigation, fact and expert discovery, motion practice, trial, and appellate practice.  She advises clients on litigation strategy in complex patent cases, and has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving consumer electronics, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, electrical connectors, automotive components, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.  She has also represented clients in unfair competition and trademark matters. 

In addition to litigation, Ms. Mortazavi counsels clients on procurement and transfer of intellectual property rights, negotiation of licenses and other agreements, and evaluation of the scope, validity and enforceability of intellectual property rights.

Representative Experience 

  • C-Cation Technologies, Inc. v. Comcast Corp. et al., C.A. No. 2:11-cv-294 (E.D. Tex.) (represented C-Cation in a case relating to load balancing features involving the DOCSIS standard)
  • Data Carriers, LLC v. Avaya, Inc., C.A. No. 13-1904-LPS (D. Del.) (defended Avaya against claims of patent infringement relating to predictive text features)

  • Mediostream v. Acer America Corp. et al., C.A. No. 3:11-cv-02525-RS (N.D. Cal.) (defending Sony against claims of patent infringement relating to video and audio encoding)

  • HumanEyes Technologies, Ltd. v. Sony Corp. et al., C.A. No. 12-398-GMS (D. Del.) and In the Matter of Certain Cameras and Mobile Devices, 337-TA-842 (defending Sony against claims of patent infringement relating to 3D technology)

  • Data Carriers, LLC v. Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC et al., C.A. No. 12-347-LPS (D. Del.) (defended Sony against claims of patent infringement relating to predictive text features)

  • UCB Manufacturing, Inc. v. Tris Pharma, Inc. et al. (N.J. state court) (trial counsel for Tris Pharma at 2010 preliminary injunction hearing involving trade secret and unfair competition claims)

  • Bracco Diagnostic, Inc. v. Amersham Health, Inc., case no. 3:03-cv-06025 (D.N.J. 2009) (trial counsel for GE Healthcare in a false advertising and unfair competition case involving x-ray diagnostic agents)

  • Wireless Agents, LLC v. Amoi Electronics, Inc. et al., case no. 1:06-cv-00492-SS (W.D. Tex. 2006) (obtained dismissal with prejudice of patent infringement claims against Sony relating to handheld electronic communication devices)

  • FCI USA v. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. et al., case no. 3:01-cv-01192 (2004) (obtained favorable jury verdict for FCI on its patent infringement claims relating to electrical connectors) 

Ms. Mortazavi is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee, and on the board of directors of the New York Chapter of the Iranian American Bar Association.  She was recently named a “Rising Star” in intellectual property by Super Lawyers 2013 for the New York Metro area.

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Additional Representative Matters

  • C-Cation Technologies, Inc. v. Comcast Corp. et al., C.A. No. 2:11-cv-294 (E.D. Tex.) (represented C-Cation in a case relating to load balancing features involving the DOCSIS standard)
  • Data Carriers, LLC v. Avaya, Inc., C.A. No. 13-1904-LPS (D. Del.) (defended Avaya against claims of patent infringement relating to predictive text features)
  • Mediostream v. Acer America Corp. et al., C.A. No. 3:11-cv-02525-RS (N.D. Cal.) (defending Sony against claims of patent infringement relating to video and audio encoding)
  • HumanEyes Technologies, Ltd. v. Sony Corp. et al., C.A. No. 12-398-GMS (D. Del.) and In the Matter of Certain Cameras and Mobile Devices, 337-TA-842 (defending Sony against claims of patent infringement relating to 3D technology)
  • Data Carriers, LLC v. Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC et al., C.A. No. 12-347-LPS (D. Del.) (defended Sony against claims of patent infringement relating to predictive text features)
  • UCB Manufacturing, Inc. v. Tris Pharma, Inc. et al. (N.J. state court) (trial counsel for Tris Pharma at 2010 preliminary injunction hearing involving trade secret and unfair competition claims)
  • Bracco Diagnostic, Inc. v. Amersham Health, Inc., case no. 3:03-cv-06025 (D.N.J. 2009) (trial counsel for GE Healthcare in a false advertising and unfair competition case involving x-ray diagnostic agents)
bar and court admissions
  • New York
  • Registered Patent Attorney: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
professional organizations
  • American Bar Association
  • The American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Iranian American Bar Association
  • The New York Intellectual Property Law Association