Patent Litigation

Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears partner Christopher Mead has an active practice in patent and intellectual property litigation. Although Mr. Mead is not a member of the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) bar, he served as lead counsel to a Fortune 500 company in two patent trials and won both. One resulted in a verdict of non-infringement on most claims and a finding of invalidity on others, even though the PTO had previously rejected a re-examination. The other patent trial resulted in a publicly-valued settlement in excess of $90 million after a jury verdict upholding the validity of the client’s patents and finding infringement. Since winning those trials, Mr. Mead has continued to represent clients in all non-PTO phases of patent and trademark litigation.