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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)

Vincent J.
Rubino III
New York, NY 1.212.908.6394


Vincent Rubino’s practice focuses primarily on patent litigation, as well as on trademark matters.

Vincent Rubino is an associate in the New York office of Kenyon & Kenyon, LLP. Mr. Rubino’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property litigation in federal district courts and the International Trade Commission (ITC), as well as post-grant proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  

Mr. Rubino represents a wide range of clients in technology areas including mobile devices, web applications, cellular and wireless technology, vehicle safety systems, medical devices, and generic pharmaceuticals.

Mr. Rubino was recognized as a 2014 "Rising Star" in intellectual property litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine, New York Metro edition. He handles all aspects of patent litigation, from pre-suit investigations, through discovery, Markman proceedings, summary judgment motions, trials, and appeals. His experience also includes assisting clients with the evaluation of patents of third parties and rendering detailed opinions relating to patent validity, infringement, and enforceability. 

Mr. Rubino earned his B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and his J.D. from Fordham University. He focused his undergraduate and graduate studies at Columbia University on software and hardware aspects of signal and image processing. He conducted research in biomedical imaging techniques, algorithms, and software that focused on practical applications of image characterization and image comparison for tissue engineering and bone interface.

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  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Columbia University, Electrical Engineering, M.S., 2015
  • Columbia University, Biomedical Engineering, M.S., 2008
  • Columbia University, Biomedical Engineering, B.S., 2004

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office