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Arthur W. Coviello

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Arthur W. Coviello

Special Counsel

Arthur Coviello focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and strategic intellectual property counseling. He has litigated cases involving a wide variety of technologies, including microprocessors, computer and network security, smartphones, smartphone apps, smartphone cover glass, consumer electronics, cable television, content delivery networks, financial services, WiFi chips, cloud computing, therapeutic antibodies, and medical devices. He has litigated on behalf of clients in district courts throughout the country, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the US Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Trade Commission, and the US Supreme Court.

Mr. Coviello has experience litigating disputes over patents, trademarks, trade secrets, technology licenses and antitrust issues. He has been a core member of many successful trial and appellate teams at the firm. He has argued before district courts throughout the country, as well as in proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the US Patent and Trademark Office. 

Mr. Coviello also advises many large and emerging technology companies on intellectual property strategy, including patent portfolio development and freedom-to-operate analyses.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Coviello clerked for the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Coviello served as Senator John Kerry’s legislative correspondent for economic policy.

Experience

    • Represented microprocessor company as part of the trial team that obtained a complete victory against a plaintiff that sought billions of dollars in alleged damages in the US District Court for Western District of Texas 
    • Represented biotechnology company in Federal Circuit appeal overturning the then largest patent infringement verdict in history
    • Represented software company in Supreme Court appeal upholding the clear-and-convincing standard to prove patent invalidity and preserving the then largest patent infringement verdict ever affirmed on appeal
    • Represented remote access software company in obtaining a jury verdict of noninfringement in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; also part of the appellate team that secured summary affirmance on appeal to the Federal Circuit
    • Represented consumer electronics company as plaintiff in trademark litigation against a competitor in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey; obtained favorable settlement on the eve of trial
    • Represented content delivery network company against a well-known non-practicing entity in a patent case in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts; obtained early dismissal with prejudice of the plaintiff’s patent infringement claims  
    • Represented glass company in obtaining early dismissal with prejudice of claims for tortious interference with contract and business relations in the US District Court for the Western District of New York
    • Represented smartphone app company against a well-known non-practicing entity in a patent case in in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; negotiated early favorable settlement 
    • Represented microprocessor company in obtaining summary judgment of noninfringement for a patent related to integrated circuit power management in the US District Court for the District of Delaware; also part of the appellate team that secured summary affirmance on appeal to the Federal Circui
    • Represented microprocessor company in Federal Circuit appeal affirming grant of summary judgment of noninfringement for a patent related to cache memory coherency
    • Represented national bank in a five patent infringement suit brought by a large patent assertion entity; part of team that filed five successful Covered Business Method Review petitions with the US Patent Office challenging the asserted patents, resulting in dismissal with prejudice of all claims against our client
    • Represented internet telephone company in a patent suit against a patent assertion entity; part of team that filed five Inter Partes Review petitions with the US Patent Office challenging the asserted patents, resulting in a favorable settlement
    • Represented cloud computing and data storage company against a patent assertion entity in a consolidated Federal Circuit appeal of six Inter Partes Review proceedings at the US Patent Office; part of appellate team that secured summary affirmance of all six patent office proceedings
    • Represented government agency in a trial upholding the validity of patents directed to certain varieties of table grapes in the US District Court for the Central District of California
    • Represented award winning Afghan journalist in successful petition for political asylum in the United States
    • Represented army veteran in successful appeal to the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims regarding his claim for disability benefits 

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, The George Washington University Law School, 2007

      with High Honors Order of the Coif; Member, The George Washington International Law Review; Member, The George Washington Moot Court Board
    • BS, Mathematics-Physics, Brown University, 2002

      with Honors
  • Admissions

    • California

    • District of Columbia

    • Massachusetts

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Arthur J. Gajarsa, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2007 - 2008

Credentials