SashaMayergoyz

Partner

Chicago + 1.312.269.1572

Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 as "a master at the Federal Circuit with a thriving district court litigation practice," Sasha Mayergoyz focuses his practice on high-stakes patent and copyright litigation. He litigates in courts across the country (including the District of Delaware, Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of California, and Northern District of Illinois) and at the International Trade Commission. His experience includes delivering opening statements as well as direct and cross-examination of fact and expert witnesses. Sasha handles cases spanning a broad range of technologies, such as semiconductors, software applications, wireless communications, internet commerce, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.

Sasha's practice also includes a heavy emphasis on appellate issues before the Federal Circuit. He is the principal author or coauthor of numerous briefs resulting in favorable judgments. On several occasions, Sasha has replaced prior counsel after an adverse decision at the trial level and obtained a favorable judgment from the Federal Circuit.

Sasha is registered to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office, where he has conducted and managed a variety of IPRs and other PTAB proceedings.

Sasha frequently writes on developing issues in patent law and has been published in various journals. He often speaks on patent law topics at national conferences (including events sponsored by the Federal Circuit Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Owners association) and to internal client audiences.

Sasha is a founding member of the Richard Linn Inn of Courts.

Experience

  • Myriad Genetics obtains Supreme Court patent victory on synthetic DNA molecules relating to its breast and ovarian cancer testIn a closely-followed and highly-publicized case, Jones Day secured an important Supreme Court victory for Myriad Genetics, Inc. on the patent-eligibility of its composition-of-matter claims directed to complementary DNA, or cDNA—synthetic DNA molecules created by scientists in a laboratory.
  • Synopsys wins $30 million jury verdict and obtains permanent injunction in software IP actionAfter a two-week trial, Jones Day obtained a $30.4 million jury verdict on behalf of Synopsys, Inc. on its copyright infringement claim against ATopTech, Inc. Synopsys is a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) software.
  • Google prevails in IPR proceeding by establishing that challenged claims are not patentableJones Day successfully represented Google Inc. before the PTAB in an IPR challenge to an internet-related patent that was also asserted in a district court action by Industrial Quick Search. 
  • IPO's amicus curiae brief embraced by Federal Circuit ruling that laches remain relevant to patent casesIn its September 18, 2015 decision in SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products, the en banc Federal Circuit ruled that laches retained a role in patent infringement suits – a position advanced by the Intellectual Property Owners Association amicus curiae brief, which had been authored by lawyers at Jones Day.
  • Heatcraft secures settlement in patent infringement action related to refrigerated display merchandisersJones Day represented Heatcraft Refrigeration Products, LLC and Heatcraft, Inc. in a patent infringement dispute with Hussmann Corporation.
  • Kyocera protects its cell phones against patent infringement allegationsJones Day defended Kyocera against allegations that its cell phones infringe patented CDMA technology.
  • Myriad Genetics maintains victory in reconsidered Federal Circuit appeal concerning fundamental questions of patent eligibility for isolated DNA moleculesIn a closely-watched case addressing fundamental questions of the patent eligibility of isolated DNA molecules, a Jones Day team successfully defended, for the second time, Myriad Genetics' patent claims directed to compositions concerning isolated DNA molecules that provide useful tools for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
  • DIRECTV distributors prevail on summary judgment to successfully fend off patent infringement claims brought by Global Communications involving distribution of satellite signalsJones Day represented four DIRECTV distributors in a patent infringement action related to the distribution of satellite TV signals.
  • Freescale defends against patent infringement action related to salicided MOS devicesJones Day is defending Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. against accusations of infringing a patent related to self-aligned contacts for salicided MOS devices.
  • Ross Video defends patent infringement claims relating to video synchronization signal processingJones Day represents Ross Video Ltd. in a patent infringement case involving patents relating to video synchronization signal processing.
  • Freescale defends against patent infringement action brought by Advanced Data AccessJones Day defended Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. in this patent infringement suit relating to RAM word line driving circuit technology.
  • Freescale defends against patent infringement action related to driving circuits for RAMsJones Day is defending Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. against allegations of infringing a patent relating to word line driving circuits for RAMs.
  • Myriad Genetics prevails in closely watched Federal Circuit appeal concerning fundamental questions of patent eligibility for isolated DNA moleculesIn a widely followed case addressing fundamental questions of patent eligibility for isolated genetic material, a Jones Day team prevailed on behalf of Myriad Genetics on appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • MathWorks files copyright infringement claims against competitor AccelerEyes and AccelerEyes' resellersJones Day is representing The MathWorks, Inc. in copyright infringement claims against AccelerEyes and its resellers Padova Technologies, AMAX, and FedEdge.
  • MathWorks files patent and trademark infringement claims against competitor AccelerEyes and AccelerEyes' resellersJones Day is representing The MathWorks, Inc. in patent and trademark infringement claims against AccelerEyes and its resellers Padova Technologies, AMAX, and FedEdge.
  • MathWorks wins copyright and patent infringement casesOn behalf of The MathWorks, Inc., Jones Day prevailed in two separate patent and copyright infringement actions involving MathWorks' MATLAB software. 
  • Freescale and Motorola defend against patent infringement claims brought by Panasonic before the ITCJones Day defended Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Motorola, Inc., Premier Farnell Corporation d/b/a Newark Electronics, and Mouser Electronics, Inc. in an International Trade Commission investigation against Panasonic Corporation's allegations of infringement of patents relating to certain semiconductor technologies.
  • EMCORE prevails in patent appeal affirming jury verdict of willful infringement and award of lost profitsJones Day successfully represented plaintiff EMCORE Corporation in a patent-infringement trial and subsequent appeal involving fiber optic technology for use in cable systems.
  • Freescale defends against patent infringement allegations brought by MEMTech over semiconductor technologyJones Day is defending Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. against allegations of infringing a patent generally relating to a method for fabricating a semiconductor with a deformable element to provide a mechano-electric switch.
  • Amtran Technology prevails in patent infringement action against FunaiJones Day served as lead counsel in Amtran Technology Co., Ltd.'s successful infringement action against Funai over patents related to MPEG video processing.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • June 6, 2013
      The Myriad Case: The Supreme Court and Patent Eligibility
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