- J.D., The John Marshall Law School, 2006, cum laude
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 2003
- Judicial Intern for the Honorable Judge R. Morgan Hamilton in the Circuit Court of Cook County
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Manish Mehta is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's Chicago office.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Mehta's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, post-grant reviews, patent prosecution, and counseling. He has represented clients from a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, e-commerce, chemical, and computer software and hardware.
Mr. Mehta is a skilled litigator, and his litigation experience includes all aspects of the discovery process, defending and taking depositions, preparing witnesses, drafting expert reports, and pre-trial preparation. Mr. Mehta is experienced in the claim construction process and has taken lead roles at claim construction hearings.
Mr. Mehta has also participated in inter partes review and reexamination proceedings. On the transactional side, he has rendered numerous freedom to operate and patentability opinions and prepared patent applications in the mechanical and electromechanical fields.
He was selected as a Rising Star the last four years by Illinois Super Lawyers, an organization that recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in Intellectual Property law. Mr. Mehta has spoken on various topics throughout the United States and in India. He is a past President of the Indian American Bar Association of Chicago and currently sits on the Advisory Council for that organization.
Representative Litigation Matters
- S-Line LLC v. Squyres et al., (N.D. Tex. 2014). Represented patentee S-Line in patent infringement action involving bulkheads used for cargo containers. Managing day-to-day activities including discovery and responsible for infringement case.
- Gramm v. John Deere and Company, (N.D. Ind. 2014). Represented Deere in patent infringement lawsuit relating to corn crop headers. Responsible for formulating and proving up non-infringement and invalidity defenses.
- Grupo Bimbo, S.A. B. de C.V., et al. v. Snak-King Corp., et al., (C.D. Cal. 2013). Represented Grupo Bimbo in dispute over trademarks, trade dress, patent and unfair business practices. Co-lead attorney on patent infringement case and co-manage fact and expert discovery with team of three attorneys.
- Teijin, Inc. et al. v. Alembic Pharms. Ltd. (D. Del. 2013). Representing Alembic as a first to file applicant in Hatch-Waxman litigation involving Uloric® (febuxostat). Responsible for managing day to day activities and primary client contact.
- Noven Pharms., Inc. v. Watson Labs., Inc. et al. (D.N.J. 2011). Represented generic client in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation in a first to file (FTF) opportunity related to a methylphenidate transdermal patch sold by Noven as Daytrana®. Obtained partial summary judgment rulings of non-infringement and invalidity due to inadequate written description. The parties’ settlement permits a 2015 launch notwithstanding the 2018 expiration of the patents-in-suit.
- In the Matter of Certain Thermal Support Devices, Infant Incubators, Infant Warmers, and Components Thereof, ITC Inv. No. No. 337-TA-896. Counsel for Atom Medical in ITC action relating to infant incubators and warmers.
- Draeger Med. Sys., Inc. v. Atom Med. Int’l, Inc. and Philips Elecs. N. Am. Corp., d/b/a Philips Healthcare, Case No. 2:12-cv-00512-UA-DNF (M.D. Fla. 2012). Represented Atom Medical in patent infringement action relating to infant warmers and incubators.
- Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same and Products Containing the Same, ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-855. Counsel for respondent Skullcandy defending against claims of patent infringement relating to manufacturing processes for magnets.
- Lennon Image Technologies, LLC v. Skullcandy, Inc. (D. Del. 2012). Represented Skullcandy in patent infringement action pertaining to virtual image interface technology.
- Dyson, Inc. v. LG Electronics USA, Inc. (N.D. Ill., 2012). Counsel in patent infringement action pertaining to vacuum cleaners, responsible for formulating noninfringement and invalidity defenses. Case is currently stayed pending inter partes reexamination.
- Abbott Laboratories et al. v. Watson Laboratories, Inc.-Florida et al. (D.N.J. 2010). Represented Watson in a Hatch Waxman litigation related to choline fenofibrate sold by Abbott as Trilipix®.
- GHJ Holdings LLC v Plasticade Products Corporation (E.D. Tex. 2010). Defended Plasticade against false marking allegations.
- AstraZeneca LP v. Sandoz Inc. (D.N.J. 2010). Represented Sandoz in a Hatch Waxman litigation related to budesonide sold by AstraZeneca as Pulmicort®.
- ICOR International, Inc. v. DuPont (S.D. Ind. 2010). Brought declaratory judgment action relating to refrigerant compositions.
- AOL, Inc. v. Yahoo! Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2009). Multi-patent infringement litigation relating to internet advertising technology.
- King v. Chapman, et al. (N.D. Ill. 2009). Co-lead counsel in a pro bono matter relating to the violation of an inmate's 8th Amendment rights.
- PRE Holding, Inc. v. Monaghan Medical Corp., et al. (E.D. Va. 2009). Represented client in a patent infringement case relating to medical devices.
- Yakima Products, Inc. v. Saris Cycling Group, Inc. (D. Or. 2009). Represented Saris Cycling Group, Inc. in a patent litigation relating to bicycle racks.
- Alliance v. Altivity (W.D. Wash. 2007). Patent and trade secret case relating to containers for packaging cat litter.
- Jackson v. Contour, et al. (N.D. Ill. 2007). Co-lead counsel in a pro bono matter relating to an inmate's contraction of Tuberculosis.
- Alticor Inc., Amway Corp. and Quixtar Inc. v. NCR Corp. (W.D. Mich. 2007). Represented plaintiffs in an action seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement and invalidity of seven NCR patents relating to e-commerce.
Representative Post-Grant Patent Office Proceedings
- Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited v. UCB Pharma GmbH (IPR2016-01596). Subject U.S. Patent No. 6,858,650. Counsel for Petitioner Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited.
- Gramm et al. v. Deere & Company (IPR2015-00899). Subject U.S. Patent No. 6,202,395. Counsel for Petitioner Deere & Company.
- Gramm et al. v. Deere & Company (IPR2015-00898). Subject U.S. Patent No. 6,202,395. Counsel for Petitioner Deere & Company.
- Atom Medical International, Inc. v. Draeger Medical System, Inc. (IPR2014-00232). Subject: U.S. Patent No. 6,345,402. Counsel for Petitioner Atom Medical International, Inc.
- Atom Medical International, Inc. v. Draeger Medical System, Inc. (IPR2014-00194). Subject: U.S. Patent No. 7,335,157. Counsel for Petitioner Atom Medical International, Inc.
- Atom Medical International, Inc. v. Draeger Medical System, Inc. (IPR2014-00095). Subject: U.S. Patent No. 6,483,080. Counsel for Petitioner Atom Medical International, Inc.
- Dyson, Inc. v. LG Electronics USA, Inc. (Inter Partes Reexamination No. 95/002,102). Subject: U.S. Patent No. 7,600,292. Counsel for Requester LG Electronics USA, Inc.
- Corporate Counsel, May 2016
FDA Law Update Blog Posts
- "Proposed New FDA Labeling Rules Would Result in Increased Generic Drug Product Liability Claims," October 14, 2016
- Law360, October 31, 2016
- Law360, June 9, 2015
- Panelist, IP - Enabler of Innovation, US-India Exchange Conference, Intellectual Property: The Catalyst to innovation & Growth, Washington D.C., September 15, 2016
- Hosted by Sheppard Mullin and the USIBCDecember 14, 2015
- Hosted by Sheppard Mullin and the USIBCDecember 8, 2015
- Indian American Bar Association of Chicago
- South Asian Bar Association of North America
- National Asian Pacific American Bar Association