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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)

Richard M. Rosati Partner
New York, NY 1.212.908.6472


Richard Rosati focuses his practice on counseling clients on patent infringement and validity, patent prosecution, and trade secret and unfair competition claims, with a particular emphasis in the electrical and mechanical arts.  He also represents clients in licensing negotiations. 

Mr. Rosati authors articles on contemporary issues of interest in patent law and is a contributor to the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s Guide To Patent Arbitration (B.N.A.). He is also active in the intellectual property division of the Nassau County Bar Association.



  • St. John's University, J.D., cum laude, 1984
  • New York University, Physics and Chemistry, B.S., 1981, Founder's Day Award Recipient, Fuachardian Honor Society Member

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Registered Patent Attorney: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association