Lionel M. Lavenue

Lionel Lavenue focuses on patent trial litigation and on creating and managing large patent portfolios. With experience in over 125 patent cases, he has managed or served as first chair in numerous district court litigations, patent infringement cases under Section 1498(a) in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, disputes under Section 337 before the U.S. International Trade Commission, and arbitrations. He has had leading roles in dozens of Markman hearings and summary judgment proceedings. With experience in the preparation of almost 1000 patent applications, Mr. Lavenue also oversees the creation and management of large corporate patent portfolios. Mr. Lavenue's practice also focuses on patent litigation, patent applications, and opinion work related to business methods, computers, software, and electrical and mechanical devices (including medical devices, especially medical device software applications). Mr. Lavenue routinely lectures to bar associations and aviation groups on patent law issues, particularly those relating to aircraft, rotorcraft, soaring, skydiving, and lighter-than-air technologies. He is an active and current airplane, helicopter, glider, and balloon pilot, and he counsels many aviation and aerospace companies on IP issues.

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