Marc S.Blackman

Partner

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Marc Blackman is an intellectual property lawyer with more than 20 years of experience representing technology companies in high-stakes patent infringement cases. Recognized by The Legal 500 as having "strong technical skills," Marc handles cases involving a wide range of technology, including computer hardware and software, semiconductor structures and fabrication, wireless communication, mobile devices, image sensors, LEDs, digital cameras, and other consumer electronics products. Marc represents clients in patent disputes before U.S. district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Marc helps clients achieve their business and legal goals, including promptly and efficiently resolving matters through motion practice and inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. For example, Marc resolved a case on behalf of Kyocera after successfully moving for judgment on the pleadings that the asserted patent related to error-checking telecommunications technology was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter. On behalf of Nikon, he successfully challenged two patents in IPR proceedings with the PTAB finding 116 claims unpatentable.

Marc has substantial experience litigating cases in popular patent jurisdictions, including the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Western District of Wisconsin, and the Northern District of Illinois. He published an annotated version of the Local Patent Rules for the Northern District of Illinois and contributes to Jones Day's PTAB litigation blog.

Marc engages in various pro bono activities. As a part of the Firm's Laredo Project, he provides immigration counseling to Central American women fleeing from persecution. He also volunteers with Working in the Schools to mentor Chicago elementary school children.

Experience

  • Canon and Nikon win eight IPRs against two Papst patentsJones Day successfully represented both Canon and Nikon in eight inter partes reviews relating to two patents owned by Papst Licensing (U.S. Patent Nos. 8,504,746 and 8,966,144).
  • Kyocera defends against patent infringement claims relating to telecommunications technologyJones Day is defending Kyocera Corporation and Kyocera International, Inc. in a patent infringement action brought by Bell Northern Research (“BNR”).
  • Kyocera obtains judgment of invalidity against patent asserted by Dutch telecommunications company Koninklijke KPN N.V.Jones Day successfully defended Kyocera Corporation and Kyocera International, Inc. against allegations that their mobile phones infringed a patent relating to error-checking telecommunications technology.
  • Kyocera dismisses patent infringement claims relating to LTE telecommunications technologyJones Day obtained dismissal of two patent infringement cases brought against Kyocera Corporation and Kyocera International, Inc. in the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Kyocera defends against patent infringement claims relating to instant messagingJones Day is defending Kyocera International, Inc. in a patent infringement action brought by Uniloc in the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Kyocera obtains dismissal of patent infringement claims related to thumbnail image technologyJones Day obtained dismissal of a patent infringement case brought against Kyocera Communications, Inc. in the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Kyocera obtains dismissal of patent infringement claims related to Bluetooth technologyJones Day obtained dismissal of a patent infringement case brought against Kyocera Communications, Inc. in the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Cree defends claims of infringement based on Honeywell patents directed to white LEDsJones Day defended Cree, Inc. from patent infringement claims brought by Honeywell Inc. in New Jersey concerning two patents directed to white LEDs, one of which had been re-issued by the USPTO in light of Cree's products.
  • Nikon defends patent infringement claims in action involving communication between digital cameras and personal computersJones Day is defending Nikon Corporation and Nikon Inc. against allegations that their digital cameras infringe patents owned by Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG ("Papst"), a German patent-holding company.
  • Kyocera obtains dismissal of patent infringement allegations related to image-capturing devicesJones Day obtained dismissal of patent infringement case against Kyocera International, Inc. brought by non-practicing-entity Alex is the Best ("AITB") in the District of Delaware.
  • Kyocera obtains voluntary dismissal of patent infringement case related to "music jukeboxes"On behalf of Kyocera International, Inc., Jones Day obtained a voluntary dismissal based upon pending inter partes review of the patents asserted in an infringement case brought against Kyocera by Advanced Audio Devices.
  • Kyocera obtains dismissal of "sticky path" computer display accusationsJones Day obtained dismissal of case against Kyocera International, Inc. alleging that its cell phones infringe two patents relating to the display of a dynamically-updating "sticky path" to view hierarchical information in a graphical user interface.
  • OmniVision defends against Caltech's patent infringement claims relating to CMOS image sensor technologyJones Day represented OmniVision Technologies, Inc. in a patent infringement action brought by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the District of Delaware.
  • Kyocera defends patent infringement suit by Imperium (IP) Holdings involving CMOS image sensor technologyJones Day defended Kyocera Communications, Inc. against allegations that its cell phones infringe three patents relating to CMOS image sensor technology.
  • Kyocera attacks three patents relating to CMOS image sensor technologyJones Day represented Kyocera Communications, Inc. in a declaratory judgment action seeking a declaration of non-infringement and invalidity of three patents relating to CMOS image sensor technology.
  • Fenwal obtains reversal of $18M jury verdictJones Day successfully defended Fenwal, Inc. and Baxter Healthcare Corp. in a patent infringement action and appeal against Haemonetics Corporation involving a compact centrifuge device.
  • Nikon successfully defends against claims of patent infringement by CaltechJones Day obtained a settlement for Nikon in an infringement action related to 11 patents associated with CMOS image sensors in its cameras.
  • Limited Brands wins Federal Circuit reversal in patent infringement appeal relating to candle tinsJones Day defended the Limited Defendants against allegations of patent infringement and unfair competition relating to candle tins.
  • Nikon defends against patent infringement allegations relating to flash memories in handheld recording devices and memory management methodsJones Day defended Nikon Inc. against allegations of infringing patents generally relating to certain uses of flash memories in handheld recording devices and certain methods of memory management.
  • Experian defends consumer class action litigationJones Day defended Experian Information Solutions, Inc. in consumer class action litigation challenging Experian's credit reporting procedures under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • April 8, 2016
      Recent Case Law Concerning FRAND Licensing & Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)
    • April 7, 2016
      Recent Case Law Concerning FRAND Licensing & Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)
    • June 6, 2013
      Jones Day Chicago 2013 MCLE University
    • February 2013
      How To Tame A Troll
    • June 7, 2012
      Jones Day Chicago 2012 MCLE University
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