Michael E. Kudravetz
Michael Kudravetz focuses his practice on patent litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). He has experience in a wide array of Section 337 investigation work, including pre-filing preparation and counseling, discovery and motions practice, and pre-trial and trial strategy and advocacy. Mr. Kudravetz has handled numerous cases involving a variety of electrical, mechanical, and chemical technologies.
Mr. Kudravetz also litigates cases in federal district courts and has worked on pro bono disability appeals claims for veterans and landlord-tenant cases
- Certain Soft-Edged Trampolines and Components Thereof, 337-TA-908 (ITC). Represented respondent Vuly Trampolines Pty. Ltd. in patent litigation against Springfree Limited Partnership and subsidiaries. The Commission found no violation of Section 337.
- Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. v. S3 Graphics Co., Ltd. (D. Del.). Represented defendant S3 Graphics in patent ownership dispute. Plaintiff moved to dismiss case after initial briefing and preliminary hearing.
- Certain Probe Card Assemblies and Certain Tested DRAM and NAND Flash Memory Devices, 337-TA-621 (ITC). Represented respondent Phicom Corp. and a subsidiary in patent litigation against FormFactor, Inc. The Commission found no violation of Section 337.
- Certain Refrigerators, 337-TA-632 (ITC). Represented respondent LG Electronics, Inc. and subsidiaries in patent litigation against Whirlpool Corp. The Commission found no violation of Section 337.
- Recognized as a Washington, D.C. "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property Litigation, Super Lawyers published by Thomson Reuters, 2014, 2015.
- Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016.
- American Bar Association (Intellectual Property Law Section)
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- ITC Trial Lawyers Association
- Coauthor. "Court May Exclude Evidence of Licensing Revenue Despite Potential Impact on Obviousness," LES Insights, Jan. 20, 2015.
- Coauthor. "Patent Owner May Not Be Able to Remove Case to Federal Court When Sued in State Court for Alleged Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Involving Enforcement of Patent Rights," LES Insights, Oct. 7, 2014.
- Coauthor. "Texas Court Allows Licenses Arising from Litigation Settlements to Be Used in Calculating a Reasonable Royalty, but Excludes Apportionment Analysis that Lacked Sufficient Scientific Basis," LES Insights, April 1, 2014.
- Coauthor. "Your Options After an ITC Exclusion Order," Law360, Feb. 25, 2014.
- Coauthor. "Comments Show Need for Improvement in ITC Enforcement," Law360, Aug. 12, 2013.
- Coauthor. "Fifth Circuit Holds That Assignee of Deferred License Payments Can Enforce the Provisions of the Agreement, and That Fixed, Bargained-For Payments Do Not Generally Constitute a 'Royalty,'" LES Insights, April 30, 2013.
- Coauthor. "Court Orders Production of Corporate Communications Discussing Legal Strategies for Possible Patent Litigation, Finding No Attorney-Client Privilege or Work-Product Immunity," LES Insights, March 5, 2013.