Gerard A. Haddad

Biography

Gerard Haddad focuses his practice on patent litigation. Gerard has litigated patents in the fields of:

  • computer software and hardware
  • medical devices
  • pharmaceuticals
  • telecommunications
  • water heaters

Gerard has also filed rendered opinions on non-infringement, invalidity, and inequitable conduct; and advised companies on their intellectual property rights. He has also performed due diligence investigations for mergers and acquisitions and has litigated copyright and trademark disputes.

Prior to joining private practice, he was a consultant at Andersen Consulting.

Experience

Blue Spike, LLC v.Toshiba Corp. 

  • Defended Toshiba Corp against charge of patent infringement directed to digital rights management.

Otsuka Pharmaceuticals v Aurobindo 

  • Defending Aurobindo against charge of patent infringement directed to pharmaceuticals.

Blue Spike, LLC v. Toshiba Corp.

  • Defended Toshiba Corp against charge of patent infringement directed to data protection in memory devices.

MAZ Encryption Technologies LLC v. Imation Corp. 

  • Defended Imation Corp against charge of patent infringement directed to encrypted storage systems.

Personal Audio LLC v. Acer America Corp, et al. 

  • Defended Toshiba against charge of patent infringement involving patents directed to audio player technology.

Barnes & Noble v. Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. 

  • Defended Barnes & Noble against a charge of patent infringement involving seven software patents.

Barnes & Noble v. Xerox Corp.

  • Defended Barnes & Noble against a charge of patent infringement involving four software patents.

Bandspeed v. Acer et al.

  • Defended Toshiba against a charge of patent infringement involving wireless communications protocols.

Medtronic Inc. v. W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

  • Defended Gore against a charge of patent infringement involving shape-memory alloys used in medical devices such as aortic stent-grafts.

Edwards Lifescience v. Cook Inc. and W. L. Gore &Associates, Inc.

  • Defended Gore against a charge of patent infringement involving aortic stent-grafts.

Bynum v. Metropolitan Transit Authority

  • Represented, through to jury trial, an employee of Transit Authority who was barred from employment as a bus driver due to a medical condition.

Checkpoint Systems, Inc. v. All-Tag Security S.A., All-Tag Americas and Sensormatic Electronic Corp.

  • Defended Sensormatic (now a division of Tyco International) against a charge of patent infringement involving electronic article surveillance technology.

DCH Auto Group (USA) Inc. v. Fit You Best Automobile, Inc.

  • Representing DCH in a suit for trademark infringement of Chinese characters.

Freedom Flow L.P. v. Rheem Manufacturing Co.

  • Defended Rheem against a charge of patent infringement involving water heater valves.

Unique Industries, Inc. v. Sui & Sons International Trading Co.

  • Defended Sui & Sons against a charge of copyright infringement involving party goods.

SCO v. IBM 

  • Represented IBM in a counterclaim against SCO for infringement of four software patents.

Digital Development Corp. v. IBM 

  • Defended IBM against a charge of patent infringement involving antivirus software.

Compuware v. IBM 

  • Represented IBM in a counterclaim against Compuware for infringement of six softwar patents.

Hayward Pool Products, Inc. v. Raypak, Inc. 

  • Defended Raypak, a division of Rheem Manufacturing Company, against a charge of patent infringement involving swimming pool water heater technology.

Mirza Enterprises, Inc. v. Nourison Corp. 

  • Defended Nourison against a charge of copyright infringement involving carpet designs.

Arthur D. Little Enterprises v. Gillette 

  • Represented Arthur D. Little in a patent infringement action against Gillette involving razor blade technology.

TM Patents v. IBM 

  • Defended IBM against charge of patent infringement involving disk drive storage technology.

Data General v. IBM 

  • Represented IBM in a counterclaim against Data General for patent infringement involving disk drive storage technology.

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Credentials

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School, JD
  • Cornell University, BS