Funds Talk: September 2015
Kramer Levin Wins First Circuit Appeal Declaring Puerto Rico’s Restructuring Act Unconstitutional
Vito J. DeBari counsels and represents clients in litigation and transactions involving intellectual property rights, including representation of both patent holders and accused infringers in patent infringement actions. Mr. DeBari has litigated patent infringement cases in federal courts throughout the United States and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also handles inter partes review proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A significant portion of Mr. DeBari’s practice involves representing Asian companies. Among his most notable recent work, Mr. DeBari has represented several major LED manufacturers in major patent litigations and inter partes review proceedings against competitors and nonpracticing entities. He also successfully obtained from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit a grant of a petition for writ of mandamus that resulted in the landmark decision in In re TS Tech USA Corp., et al., in which the Federal Circuit for the first time ordered the transfer of a patent case out of the Eastern District of Texas. This precedent-setting win has been profiled in numerous publications. Mr. DeBari also provides counseling to clients in connection with the evaluation of inventions for patentability, product clearance evaluations, procurement of patent rights, patent infringement and validity opinions, as well as licensing and corporate transactions involving intellectual property rights. His counseling and litigation experience extends across diverse technology areas, including telecommunications, semiconductors, digital imaging, medical devices and scanners, fiber optic technology, satellite radio devices and services, manufacturing, automotive technologies and consumer products.