Marc S. Blackman is an intellectual property attorney with more than 20 years of experience representing clients in high-stakes patent infringement cases in federal courts throughout the country. He also represents clients in patent disputes before the International Trade Commission and the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Marc handles cases involving a wide range of technology, including computer hardware and software, semiconductor structures and fabrication, wireless communication, mobile devices, digital cameras, image sensors, LEDs, flash memory, and other consumer electronics products.
Marc helps clients achieve their business and legal goals, including promptly and efficiently resolving matters, such as through summary judgment or other motion practice. For example, he represented Texas Instruments in a patent infringement action before the ITC relating to digital signal processors. The case settled after the ITC granted summary determination of noninfringement for TI as to one of the accused product families.
Marc also 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.
He frequently represents Japanese clients, such as Kyocera, Nikon, and Sharp. Other representative clients include Cree, Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, Motorola, Nokia, OmniVision, SanDisk, and Texas Instruments.
Marc has substantial experience litigating cases in popular jurisdictions for patent cases, 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.
- The George Washington University (J.D. with honors 1996; Law Review);
- University of Michigan (B.S. in Computer Engineering cum laude 1993)
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern District of Texas, and Eastern District of Michigan;
- U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Federal Circuits and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Kyocera obtains judgment of invalidity against patent asserted by Dutch telecommunications company Koninklijke KPN N.V.
- Canon and Nikon win eight IPRs against two Papst patents
- Kyocera dismisses patent infringement claims relating to LTE telecommunications technology
- Kyocera defends against patent infringement claims relating to instant messaging
- Kyocera obtains dismissal of patent infringement claims related to thumbnail image technology
- Kyocera obtains dismissal of patent infringement claims related to Bluetooth technology
- Nikon defends patent infringement claims in action involving communication between digital cameras and personal computers
- Kyocera obtains voluntary dismissal of patent infringement case related to “music jukeboxes”
- Kyocera obtains dismissal of “sticky path” computer display accusations
- OmniVision defends against Caltech’s patent infringement claims relating to CMOS image sensor technology
- Kyocera attacks three patents relating to CMOS image sensor technology.
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