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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Ozzie A. Farres

Ozzie A. Farres

Counsel

Expertise

  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions

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Ozzie’s practice focuses on litigation and PTAB matters.

Ozzie has experience in patent and IP litigation and PTAB proceedings, including: presenting oral argument to district court, ITC, Federal Circuit and PTAB judges, motion, hearing and trial practice, direct and cross examination of witnesses, coordinating expert reports and testimony; and conducting depositions and fact discovery. Ozzie has also prosecuted patent applications in various technical areas, including computer hardware and software, A/V processing, telecommunications, wireless devices, data mining, financial services and products, business methods, consumer products, and medical devices.

Since 2002, Ozzie has served as a judge in the Fairfax County Public Schools Science Fair and, on a pro bono basis, has obtained patent protection for the innovations and creative projects of numerous students.

Ozzie is admitted to practice before the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit and Eleventh Circuit. He is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Relevant Experience

  • Trial counsel for patent owner in a patent infringement case involving encryption technology (ongoing).
  • Trial counsel for accused infringer in an ITC proceeding involving LED technology (ongoing).
  • Represented accused infringer before the district court and PTAB in a design patent infringement matter.
  • Represented university patent owner before the district court and the Federal Circuit in a patent infringement case involving video scaling technology and high-definition displays.
  • Represented accused infringer before the district court, PTAB and Federal Circuit in a patent infringement matter involving claims-processing rules engine technology.
  • Represented accused infringer before the district court and PTAB in a patent infringement matter involving encryption and mobile device technology.
  • Represented patent owner before the USPTO and the Federal Circuit in the reexamination of 8 patents and over 2000 claims involving wireless email technology.
  • Represented patent owner in various Administrative Procedures Act cases against the USPTO.
  • Represented defendants in a state court breach of contract case involving wireless e-mail technology.
  • Represented accused infringer before the district court in a patent infringement case involving plastic coffee cup lids.
  • Represented defendant before the district court in several patent false marking cases.
  • Defended business intelligence software company from third party subpoenas served in connection with numerous patent infringement matters.
  • Represented defendant before the district court in a dispute over ownership of patent applications.
  • Represented plaintiff before the district court in a trade secrets misappropriation and unfair competition case.
  • Represented trademark owner before the district court in a trademark infringement and unfair competition case.
  • Trial counsel for plaintiff insurance company in a state court fraud case brought against a local clinic.
  • Presented dozens of oral arguments before the USPTO Board of Appeals & Interferences.
  • IP due diligence counsel for Fortune 75 company in connection with sale of manufacturing plants and related IP assets throughout the world.
  • IP due diligence counsel for Internet unit of a Fortune 500 conglomerate in connection with the acquisition or sale of various business units.
  • Rendered numerous opinions concerning the infringement, validity, and enforceability of patents.
  • Prosecuted comprehensive patent portfolios in numerous technical areas.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Florida

Education

BS, Florida State University, Economics, 1994
Areas of Practice

Colleges and Universities | Intellectual Property | Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions | Intellectual Property Litigation | Latin America | Licensing and Technology Transfer | Licensing, Technology Transfer and Monetization | Litigation | Patent | Patent Litigation | Patent Procurement and Management | Patent Prosecution | Patent Prosecution and Litigation | Post-Grant Patent and Administrative Trials Practice | Post-Grant Proceedings Practice | Trade Secrets Counseling and Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Experience in the litigation of patents, trademarks, and other complex civil litigation matters, including seeking preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders; Markman claim construction hearings; preparation of substantive and procedural motions; discovery; and infringement investigations and analyses
  • Represent NTP, Inc. in reexamination of eight patents, including five patents involved in NTP, Inc. v. Research In Motion, Inc. patent dispute related to Blackberry devices, ongoing.
    IP due diligence counsel for Fortune 75 company in connection with sale of manufacturing plants and related IP assets throughout the world.
  • IP due diligence counsel for Internet unit of a Fortune 500 conglomerate in connection with the acquisition or sale of various business units.
  • Prosecute and maintain comprehensive patent portfolios for various Fortune 500 financial services companies.
  • Draft licenses and other technology agreements.
  • Render opinions concerning the infringement, validity, and enforceability of patents.
  • Conduct U.S. and foreign patent prosecution in diverse technologies such as financial services and products, software, e-commerce, business methods, and medical devices.


Professional Associations

  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Articles

  • Attorneys React to High Court's PTAB Claim Construction Ruling, Law360 (quoted)
  • Interlocutory Appeal is Proposed, National Law Journal
  • A Look Back at the Top AIA-Related Decisions of 2016, Law360 (quoted)
  • Major Departure at USPTO, Intellectual Property Magazine (quoted)
  • Identifying and Securing Intellectual Property, Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • How Banks Can Avoid Early Pitfalls in the Patent Procurement Process, Banking Law Journal, Vol. 123, No. 10
  • Supreme Court Defers to PTOs Patent Review Standard, Westlaw Journal (quoted)
  • Patent or Trade Secrets: Which is Better?, Banking Law Journal, Vol. 124, No. 3
  • 2014 Patent Damages Year In Review

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