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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Sean Cunningham

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Patent Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Sean Cunningham is a patent trial lawyer who focuses on patent disputes in a wide array of technology fields. He has nearly two decades of experience handling patent cases through trial in district courts and in the International Trade Commission (ITC).

 

Sean’s patent trial experience includes more than a dozen trials in the ITC, Delaware, New York, California, Texas, Virginia and Arizona. His most recent jury trial resulted in complete victory for his client, with the jury finding the two patents asserted against his client both not infringed and invalid. Sean’s experience also includes the jury trial of the Cornell v. Hewlett-Packard case before Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Randall Rader sitting by designation, which resulted in a landmark post-trial ruling on patent damages in favor of his client.

Education

JD, University of Kansas School of Law; BA, University of Kansas


United States: Intellectual property

Patent litigation: international trade commission

Within: Patent litigation: international trade commission

DLA Piper LLP (US)understands the management and decision-making processes in large corporations’, provides ‘effective legal service’ and is well versed in high-profile work from the technology, electronics and automotive sectors. ‘Outstanding trial lawyersPaul Steadman and Matthew Satchwell, both in Chicago, represented respondent Denso in a large ITC investigation brought by Intellectual Ventures regarding patents of thermoplastics used in motors and Silicon Valley partner Mark Fowler led advice for Samsung Electronics and Samsung Semiconductor on an investigation following a complaint by ParkerVision targeting radio frequency chips, eventually securing a favourable settlement. Other key practitioners include the San Diego-based Sean Cunningham and Washington DC’s Joseph Lavelle. BMW, Toshiba and Techtronic Industries also feature on the client list.

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