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Byron L. Pickard

Mind + Muscle

Byron L. Pickard

Director

 

Byron Pickard, a director and co-chair of Sterne Kessler's Litigation Group, focuses his practice on patent disputes in Federal district courts, at the Federal Circuit, and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  An experienced advocate, Byron has tried cases before juries, argued more than a dozen cases in the federal courts of appeal, and tried dozens of inter partes reviews before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Byron’s extensive patent-litigation experience covers a wide range of technologies, including wireless communications, virtual machines, microfluidics, genetic diagnostics, in vivo imaging, stray-voltage detection, and pharmaceuticals, to name a few. In addition to patent matters, Byron handles legal matters in additional areas of IP law, including trademark, trade dress, trade secrets, copyrights, and licensing matters.

Byron is particularly noted for understanding his clients' business as it intersects with IP, and he has been recognized as a "Top-rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney" and a "Rising Star in Patent Litigation" by the peer-review based publication Super Lawyers. In 2015, Bisnow Ventures named him among an elite roster of "Washington's Trending 40 Lawyers Under 40."

Byron regularly writes and speaks on complex patent issues offering insightful analysis and practical advice to readers and audiences. Most recently, Byron authored a chapter of Patent Office Litigation, Second Edition, published by Thomson Reuters Westlaw in 2017. The book provides a fresh and comprehensive exploration of patent office litigation proceedings, including how the proceedings interact with other aspects of patent procurement and enforcement, while delivering useful guidance for IP practitioners. In addition to his written works and speeches, Byron is a frequent source for reporters who cover developments in the IP space.

Appellate
  • The Sun Products Corporation v. Jerry Bruch, et al. (2nd Cir) (Fraud)
  • AstraZeneca v. Torrent (CAFC) (Hatch-Waxman Appeal)
  • Energy Transport v. Demant (CAFC) (Hearing Aids)
  • In re Jung (CAFC) (Photo Sensors)

District Court
  • The Sun Products Corporation v. Jerry Bruch, et al. (S.D.N.Y.) (Trademark Infringement/Fraud)
  • Carestream v. Caliper Life Sciences (W.D. WI) (In Vivo Molecular Imaging)
  • Xenogen v. Carestream (N.D. CA) (In Vivo Molecular Imaging)
  • Caliper v. Shimadzu (E.D. TX) (Microfluidics)
  • Nanosys v. Nanoco Technologies (W.D. WI) (Nanotech)
  • Juxtacomm v. Sybase (E.D. TX) (Software)
  • Juxtacomm v. Parkway (M.D. FL) (Software)
  • The Sun Products Corporation v. American Greeting (D. DE) (Trademark)
  • Glenmark v. GlaxoSmithKline (D. DE) (Generic Pharmaceuticals)
  • Symantec v. Veeam (N.D. CA) (Virtual-Machine Backup Software)
  • Veeam v. PB&J (S.D. OH) (Back-up Software)
  • Codon v. Febit (D. MA) (Polymers)
  • Power Survey v. L-3 Communications (D. NJ) (Stray -Voltage Detection)
  • Representative Matters
      Appellate
      • The Sun Products Corporation v. Jerry Bruch, et al. (2nd Cir) (Fraud)
      • AstraZeneca v. Torrent (CAFC) (Hatch-Waxman Appeal)
      • Energy Transport v. Demant (CAFC) (Hearing Aids)
      • In re Jung (CAFC) (Photo Sensors)

      District Court
      • The Sun Products Corporation v. Jerry Bruch, et al. (S.D.N.Y.) (Trademark Infringement/Fraud)
      • Carestream v. Caliper Life Sciences (W.D. WI) (In Vivo Molecular Imaging)
      • Xenogen v. Carestream (N.D. CA) (In Vivo Molecular Imaging)
      • Caliper v. Shimadzu (E.D. TX) (Microfluidics)
      • Nanosys v. Nanoco Technologies (W.D. WI) (Nanotech)
      • Juxtacomm v. Sybase (E.D. TX) (Software)
      • Juxtacomm v. Parkway (M.D. FL) (Software)
      • The Sun Products Corporation v. American Greeting (D. DE) (Trademark)
      • Glenmark v. GlaxoSmithKline (D. DE) (Generic Pharmaceuticals)
      • Symantec v. Veeam (N.D. CA) (Virtual-Machine Backup Software)
      • Veeam v. PB&J (S.D. OH) (Back-up Software)
      • Codon v. Febit (D. MA) (Polymers)
      • Power Survey v. L-3 Communications (D. NJ) (Stray -Voltage Detection)
  • Admissions
      • Virginia

      • District of Columbia

      • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

      • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

      • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

      • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

      • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

      • United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia

      • Supreme Court of Virginia

      • United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Education
    • J.D., University of Virginia

    • B.A., Economics, University of Virginia

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