Aaron L. Parker
Aaron Parker focuses his practice on patent litigation before U.S. district courts and counseling clients on global patent litigation strategies. He also has experience with patent and trade secret portfolio analysis and management, complex patent prosecution, reexaminations, post-grant proceedings, licensing, preparing opinions of counsel, due diligence, and clearance analysis.
Much of Mr. Parker's work relates to medical device technology, including coronary bare metal and drug eluting stents, medical imaging, balloon dilatation catheters, pacemakers, defibrillators, dialysis machines and processes, radiotherapy devices, and heat packs. He has experience involving a wide range of other technical subjects, including wearable technology, consumer electronics, activity tracker, consumer health products, healthcare IT software and systems, mobile smart phone technology, oil and gas separators, power tools, drainage and septic systems, fuel injection systems, oil pipeline technology, aerogel materials, composite decking, and infant/toddler products. Mr. Parker also counsels clients in the sports and fitness industry on all aspects of intellectual property.
Mr. Parker frequently presents to clients and various industry associations on patent and trade secret issues, global enforcement of patents, and practicing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
- StormTech LLC v. Cultec, Inc. (D. Conn.). Representing plaintiffs StormTech and Advanced Drainage Systems in patent infringement litigation relating to stormwater chambers.
- Medinol v. Abbott. Coordinating defense of Abbott’s cardiovascular stent products in lawsuits pending in the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, and Ireland, and before the European Patent Office (EPO).
- Infiltrator v. Advanced Drainage Systems (D. Conn.). Representing Advanced Drainage Systems in patent infringement litigation relating to septic systems.
- Luv N' Care Ltd. v. Philips (E.D. Tex., Fed. Cir.). Represented several related clients in a district court litigation and Federal Circuit appeal involving patent infringement claims relating to toddler drinking cups.
- Alfdex v. Hengst (N.D. Ill.). Representing several related clients in a litigation involving patent infringement claims relating to crankcase gas separators.
- Nova Design v. Philips (E.D. Penn.). Representing several related clients in a litigation involving numerous causes of action, including trade secret misappropriation, fraud, patent infringement, and antitrust claims relating to infant heel warmers.
- Represented Abbott in multiple patent litigations relating to its
market-leading VISION™ bare-metal stent and market-leading XIENCE™ drug-eluting stent.
- Managing several large patent application portfolios relating to dialysis machines and processes, and water and septic drainage applications.
- As part of the firm's pro bono program, successfully represented several disabled veterans before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; currently representing a disabled veteran in an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- American Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Virginia Bar Association
- Greater Richmond Area Intellectual Property Law Association
- Sports and Fitness Industry Association
- Virginia Biotechnology Association
- Medical Device Manufacturer's Association
- Serves as a co-managing editor and contributor for Finnegan's AIA blog on PTAB trials and AIA provisions.
- Coauthor. "3 Takeaways from Michael Jordan's Chinese Supreme Court Trademark Victory for Companies Doing Business in China," SportTechie, Dec. 15, 2016.
- Coauthor. "Are You in the Sports IP Game? Protecting Your IP with Patents and Trade Secrets," SportTechie, Aug. 23, 2016.
- Coauthor. "Patent Trolls Turn to Sports Companies: How to Respond," SportTechie, June 23, 2016.
- Coauthor. "A Guide on Intellectual Property Concerns in Sports Technology and Asset Acquisitions," SportTechie, May 17, 2016.