- Represents public and private companies in intellectual property (IP) litigation at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and in federal court, inter partes reviews (IPR) and other proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and in IP transactions in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.
- Counsels clients about the implications of judicial decisions, legislative action and disruptive technologies, along with the related impacts and risks to their business, products and customers.
David Vondle‘s practice focuses on IP litigation and complex technical cases, particularly in Section 337 investigations at the ITC. He is also the hiring partner for the firm’s IP practice and serves on the Hiring Committee for the Washington, D.C., office.
Recent Representative ITC Experience
- Represented plaintiff/complainant 3M Company as lead counsel in a three-patent dispute involving 3M’s ground-breaking shielded ribbon cable technology against Amphenol Corp. and related respondents. 3M filed a district court action in Delaware and an investigation before the ITC. Amphenol countered with four IPR petitions challenging 3M’s patents. Just weeks prior to trial, Amphenol entered into a consent order addressing all accused products and terminated the IPRs.
- Obtained a complete victory for a leading consumer electronics company in an ITC investigation where the complainant asserted five patents related to video processing technology that would have excluded virtually all of the products sold by the client from importation into the United States. The parties settled after trial and after the ITC affirmed a determination of no violation.
- Represented the leading human interface technology company in an ITC investigation involving touchscreen controllers for mobile devices, obtaining a favorable settlement after trial.
- Represented a leading supplier of personal computers and tables in an ITC investigation involving audio processing hardware and software for consumer electronics devices, obtaining a favorable settlement shortly before the trial.
- Represented a leading consumer electronics company in a Section 337 investigation relating to televisions and television tuners, obtaining a complete win at trial that was affirmed in its entirety by the ITC. The complainant subsequently withdrew its appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
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