Richard “Chip” W. O’Neill is a partner in the firm’s Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation and Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Practice Groups. He joined the firm in 1997. Mr. O’Neill’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and appellate matters, with an emphasis on intellectual property matters.
Mr. O’Neill has represented clients in patent disputes involving the diverse technologies of integrated circuits, digital cameras, wireless communications, semiconductor processing, disk drives, digital signal processors, hearing aids, data storage systems, handwriting recognition, television interactive program guides, lasers and the mineral fortification of beverages.
He has also assisted several companies seeking to protect their trademark rights, including cases involving claims of trademark infringement, dilution and cybersquatting. His practice has covered all facets of litigation, including discovery, settlement, alternative dispute resolution, trials and appeals.
Mr. O’Neill is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and before the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts; the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. O’Neill is a member of the Boston and American Bar Associations, and the Federal Circuit Bar Association.
- Represented complainant before the International Trade Commission with respect to two patents directed to digital camera technologies. Following a two-week trial, the ALJ found a violation of Section 337 with respect to both patents.
- Represented complainant before the International Trade Commission with respect to two patents directed to power-saving technologies for mobile devices. Following a three-week trial, the Commission found a violation of Section 337 with respect to both patents.
- Represented accused infringer before Western District of New York in case involving patent directed to video camera technologies. Obtained summary judgment of invalidity.
- Represented accused infringer before Western District of New York in case involving patent directed to electronic handwriting recognition technology. Obtained summary judgment of invalidity.
- Represented appellant before Federal Circuit in case involving patents directed to electronic programming guides. Successfully obtained reversal of district court’s order entering summary judgment of noninfringement.
- JD, George Washington University Law School, 1997
- BA, Political Science, College of the Holy Cross, 1992
ADMISSIONS : Massachusetts
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