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Mr. DeBari's practice focuses primarily on intellectual property litigation, counseling, and transactional matters involving intellectual property rights, including representation of both patentees and accused infringers in patent infringement actions. Mr. DeBari has litigated patent infringement actions in various district courts throughout the United States and before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. A significant portion of Mr. DeBari’s practice involves the representation of Japanese clients.
Mr. DeBari’s recent litigation experience includes successfully obtaining from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit a grant of a petition for writ of mandamus which resulted in a 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 win has been profiled in the following articles, many of which have quoted Mr. DeBari: "Federal Circuit Decision Sparks End of Rocket-Docket," Managing Intellectual Property; "Impact of In re TS Tech USA Corp. Decision," Intellectual Property Today; "The Eastern District of Texas - No Longer The Venue of Choice?" The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel; "Federal Circuit Moves Infringement Case Out of Eastern Texas 'Plaintiff-Friendly' Court," BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal; "Federal Circuit Orders Venue Transfer for Car Headrest Patent Dispute," Bloomberg Law Reports; "Is the Marshall, Texas, Patent Docket Doomed?" The AmLaw Daily; and "Federal Circuit Applies Volkswagen to Patent Case," ABA Litigation News.
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. Mr. DeBari’s counseling and litigation experience has involved a variety of diverse technology areas, including telecommunications, semiconductors, digital imaging, medical devices/scanners, fiber optic technology, satellite radio devices/services, manufacturing, automotive technologies and consumer products.