Brian A. Comack has extensive experience in intellectual property, including litigation, patent prosecution, counseling clients, and rendering legal opinions. He has focused on intellectual property issues relating to broad range of technologies, including laser-induced fluorescence detectors, lithographic printing plates, disposable absorbent products, high-speed manufacturing processes, rechargeable batteries, telephony, photomasks, semiconductors, liquid crystal displays, computer software and hardware, biomedical devices, and business methods.
Mr. Comack participates in all aspects of patent litigation, including managing cases, developing strategies and defenses, conducting fact and expert discovery, engaging in motion practice, and taking and defending depositions. He has extensive experience before District Courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Federal Circuit, where he has successfully tried cases, participated in numerous preliminary injunction hearings and related appeals, presented at claim construction hearings, and argued numerous discovery motions.
For example, Mr. Comack successfully tried a case involving lithographic printing plates before the International Trade Commission where the patent asserted on behalf of a client was found to be valid and infringed by a competitor. As a result, the ITC issued an exclusion order forbidding all imports of infringing products. In defense of another client sued on eleven patents relating to manufacturing processes for absorbent products, Mr. Comack participated in three preliminary injunction hearings, a Federal Circuit appeal, a claim construction hearing, and fact and expert discovery. He was instrumental in obtaining summary judgment rulings that led to the dismissal of that case.
Microsoft ruling clarifies guidance on inter partes reviews
- Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2015) 10 (12): 891-893. doi: 10.1093/jiplp/jpv177
Brief in Opposition "Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. and Kimberly-Clark Global Sales, LLC, Petitioners, v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC and First Quality Retail Services, LLC, Respondents, (December 30, 2011)"
January 3, 2012
In The Press