Tracy A.Stitt

Partner

Washington + 1.202.879.3641

Tracy Stitt is a trial lawyer who litigates a variety of intellectual property disputes in district courts across the country. In the past two years, Tracy has tried six cases (five patent and one trade secret) for clients such as Google, Johnson & Johnson, NXP, and Goodyear. She conducted direct and cross-examinations of fact witnesses, inventors, and experts. In doing so, Tracy helped secure judgment as a matter of law for clients in three cases.

In addition to her trial experience, Tracy regularly argues dispositive motions and hearings, obtaining key evidentiary rulings before trial, favorable claim constructions leading to summary judgment of noninfringement and invalidity, and motions for preliminary injunctive relief.

Tracy's litigation experience includes patent, design patent, trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, and trade secret matters. Her practice also spans a wide variety of technologies, products, and services, including consumer electronics, medical devices, telecommunications, and personal care products.

Tracy is a member of the American Bar Association (Intellectual Property Law Section), the D.C. Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association. She is also co-chair of Jones Day's "Women in IP" Initiative.

Esperienze

  • NXP Netherlands defends patent infringement claims in Western District of TexasJones Day is defending NXP Semiconductors Netherlands B.V. in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by its competitor Impinj, Inc. in the Western District of Texas.
  • NXP whittles down competitor's infringement suit involving RFID technology from 26 to four patentsJones Day is defending NXP USA, Inc. in a lawsuit brought by its competitor Impinj, Inc. alleging infringement of 26 patents relating to different aspects of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.
  • NXP defends multi-jurisdiction patent infringement suits involving RFID technologyJones Day represents NXP U.S.A. Inc. against a competitor in a global patent dispute involving more than 50 patents.
  • NXP litigates against competitor in 18-patent suit directed to RFID technologyJones Day is representing NXP USA Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit against its competitor Impinj, Inc. in the Western District of Texas.
  • Goodyear defeats trade secrets case involving self-inflating tire technologyJones Day successfully represented Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company ("Goodyear") and its employees accused by a Czech Republic citizen and his companies of misappropriating trade secrets relating to self-inflating tire technology and incorporating the technology into several U.S. patents.
  • Ricoh granted summary judgment of non-infringement in patent case relating to office and production printer technologyOn behalf of Ricoh USA, Inc., Jones Day obtained an order granting a motion for summary judgment of non-infringement on the five remaining patents in a case originally involving 19 patents relating to both hardware and software aspects of office and production printer technology.
  • NXP sues Impinj for infringing six patents relating to RFID and wafer-layout technologyJones Day is representing NXP USA, Inc. and NXP B.V. in their enforcement of six radio frequency identification ("RFID") and wafer-layout patents against Impinj, Inc.
  • Google defends patent infringement lawsuits brought by Uniloc relating to Chromecast productsJones Day is defending Google LLC against patent infringement allegations in three lawsuits brought in the Eastern District of Texas by Uniloc 2017 LLC relating to Google's Chromecast products.
  • Google defends patent infringement lawsuits brought by Uniloc relating to YouTube TV and Google Play productsJones Day is defending Google LLC against patent infringement allegations in three lawsuits brought in the Eastern District of Texas by Uniloc 2017 LLC relating to Google’s YouTube TV and Google Play products.
  • Google defends 15 patent infringement lawsuits brought by WSOU relating to multiple productsJones Day is acting as lead defense counsel on behalf of Google LLC in 15 patent infringement lawsuits in the Western District of Texas brought by WSOU Investments, LLC relating to a range of Google's products, including Pixel, YouTube TV, YouTube Music, G Suite, Gmail, and Nest Cam.
  • DePuy Synthes defends against patent infringement claims involving methods and instruments for spinal surgeryJones Day represents Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.; DePuy Synthes Sales, Inc.; and Medical Device Business Services, Inc. in their defense against claims of patent infringement brought by Dr. Mark A. Barry relating to the use of certain methods and instruments for spinal surgery involving DePuy's Expedium® and Viper® systems.
  • SharkNinja cleans up in one of the largest U.S. design patent cases in U.S. historyAfter Jones Day client SharkNinja Operating LLC successfully defended against vacuum and appliance manufacturer Dyson's claim for infringement on three asserted design patents, Dyson voluntarily dismissed its appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on July 30, 2018, bringing to close a case that began more than four years ago.
  • Canon wins Rule 36 affirmance of summary judgment and attorneys' fees in flash memory card patent caseJones Day once again successfully defended Canon Inc. and Canon U.S.A., Inc. against claims of patent infringement relating to flash memory card readers.
  • DePuy Synthes prevails in patent royalty dispute brought by surgeonJones Day represented Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Synthes ("DePuy") in a three-day arbitration hearing to resolve a patent royalty dispute brought by Jordan Consulting seeking more than $6.5 million in damages for breach of a product development agreement relating to DePuy's flagship posterior cervical spinal implant system, Mountaineer.
  • eos Products and Kind Group get private label knockoff producer to surrender following pretrial rulings on trade dress and design patent issuesOn the eve of a two-week jury trial, the seller of the popular egg-shaped eos™ lip balm represented by Jones Day, eos Products LLC and its parent Kind Group LLC, obtained a settlement in which a private label manufacturer has agreed to stop offering knockoff egg-shaped lip balm.
  • Twelve Beverage obtains permanent injunction against continued trademark infringementJones Day represented Twelve Beverage, LLC, a beverage manufacturer, in a trademark infringement case brought by Barnie's II, Inc. in the Middle District of Florida.
  • Deutsche Telekom wins preliminary injunction against new business of AT&TOn behalf of Deutsche Telekom AG, Jones Day won a preliminary injunction against new AT&T subsidiary Aio Wireless' use of color similar to the magenta color trademark licensed by Deutsche Telekom to T-Mobile.
  • Canon wins ITC decision of non-infringement of patent claims relating to flash memory card readersJones Day successfully defended Canon Inc. against claims of patent infringement relating to flash memory card readers.
  • Chevron obtains injunctive relief against infringersJones Day successfully obtained permanent injunctive relief on behalf of Chevron Intellectual Property LLC and Chevron Oronite Company against a business holding itself out as a distributor of Chevron's Oronite additives.
  • Continental awarded summary judgment in consumer class action related to OnePass frequent flyer programThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment in favor of Jones Day client Continental Airlines in a putative class action.
  • Seminari e convegni

    • October 20, 2016
      Women in IP Speaker Series: Bringing it to the Board
    • March 8, 2012
      Beyond the BRIC, Worldwide Prosecution Considerations
    • April 14, 2011
      Handling Complex Prosecution Matters