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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)

Gaudenis Vidugiris Associate
New York, NY 1.212.908.6382

Overview

Gaudenis Vidugiris joined Kenyon as a summer associate in 2008 and returned to the New York office as an associate in January 2010. 

While attending law school, Mr. Vidugiris was a clinical intern at the Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Person at the University of Wisconsin Law School. During this time, Mr. Vidugiris represented state prisoners in civil and criminal claims, interviewed clients, conducted research, analyzed claims, and prepared motions, legal memoranda and correspondence.

Credentials

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 2009
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biochemistry and Philosophy, B.S., 2006

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • Wisconsin

Languages

  • Lithuanian