s a partner in the Intellectual Property section of the Baker Botts New York office. His practice encompasses high technology and Hatch-Waxman patent litigation, patent portfolio management, counseling and licensing. His diverse technical experience spans audiovisual compression and transmission, semiconductor device fabrication, nanotechnology, software, techniques for delivering pharmaceutical products and medical devices. He was part of the team that drafted the patent licensing agreements directed to the MPEG-2 digital video compression standard, and continues to focus on Standards Setting Organizations (SSOs) and related licensing, including 802.11, ATSC, AVC, Blu-ray, DASH, HEVC, LTE, MVC and UHD-BD.
On the heels of a busy term last year, the stage is set for the Supreme Court to review two more important issues regarding utility patents during the October term. The first issue involves one aspect of the Federal Circuit’s decision in Promega Corp. v. Life Technologies Corp., 773 F.3d 1338 (Fed. Cir. 2014) — i.e., whether a party who supplies a single, commodity component of a multi-component invention from the United States can be liable for infringement. The second issue arises from SCA Hygiene Prods. Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Prods., LLC, 807 F.3d 1311 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (en banc), to determine whether laches remains a viable defense to patent infringement with respect to pre-litigation damages in certain circumstances.