Andrew T. O'Connor

Representative Matters

Claims of Design Patent and Trade Dress Infringement

Representation of client against claims of design patent and trade dress infringement of office supply designs. Successfully dismissed all claims, which was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Claims of Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Inequitable Conduct

Representing patent attorneys against claims of misappropriation of trade secrets and inequitable conduct, was successful in having the federal court dismiss the plaintiff’s claims with prejudice.

Claims of Patent Infringement by a Non-Practicing Entity

Representation of client against claims of patent infringement by a non-practicing entity brought against nearly fifty companies and successfully negotiated the dismissal of all claims without any payment or conditions

Claims of Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition

Representing a multi-national retail chain, successfully defeated claims of trademark infringement and unfair competition brought by a competitor and obtained award of attorneys’ fees, which was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and enabled client to continue marketing products under its valuable brand.

Digital Millennium Copyright “Takedown” Enforcement

Representation of an international video game developer in Digital Millennium Copyright “takedown” enforcement and litigation concerning the scope of copyright and trade dress protections for online video game software, server code and website display, and successfully obtaining permanent injunctions and awards of damages and attorneys’ fees.

Hatch-Waxman/ANDA Litigation

Representation of client in protecting its patent covering life-saving therapeutic drugs from claims of invalidity in Hatch-Waxman/ANDA litigation and secured an award of client’s attorneys’ fees, which was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Patent Covering a Popular Over-the-Counter Pharmaceutical

Representing a world-renowned teaching hospital assert its patent covering a popular over-the-counter pharmaceutical against a generic pharmaceutical company, the jury found the patent was valid and willfully infringed, awarding client over $10 million.

Patent Infringement Litigation Involving 29 Patents and Over 200 Products in a “Rocket Docket” Jurisdiction

Representation of a multi-national corporation in a patent infringement litigation involving 29 patents and over 200 products relating to photocopier technology in a “rocket docket” jurisdiction.

Trademark and Trade Dress Rights Associated With Medical Devices

Representation of client in successfully enforcing the valuable trademark and trade dress rights associated with its medical devices.

Trademark Rights and Brand Recognition

Representation of publishing company in enforcing its valuable trademark rights and brand recognition in litigation that resulted in successfully preventing the launch of a competing line of products from another publisher.