Ahmed J. Davis is a Principal in the Washington, DC, office of Fish & Richardson, a member of the Firm’s Compensation Committee, and National Chair of the Fish & Richardson Diversity Initiative. His practice focuses on complex patent litigation in a range of technical areas, including chemistry, biotechnology, medical devices, and mechanical and electrical engineering. A trial attorney experienced in all phases of litigation, Mr. Davis has been lead counsel in the International Trade Commission and federal district court, has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has litigated cases before the United States Court of Federal Claims. He has particular expertise and is the Firm’s leading attorney for matters in the "rocket docket" that is the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Mr. Davis regularly speaks and lectures on issues relevant to the patent bar. Since 2008, he has been a faculty member at the ALI-ABA Conference "Trial Of A Patent Case" and, since 2010, a faculty member at the annual PLI Conference on Patent Litigation. He has spoken or been a guest lecturer on patent issues at Howard University Law School, Catholic University Columbus School of Law, Temple Law School, and Fordham Law School. He has presented on patent law at numerous Bar conferences; is a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Patent Damages and Royalties (WG9) and the Working Group on Patent Litigation Best Practices (WG10). He is also an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). Mr. Davis also is committed to giving back to the legal community through the development of young lawyers and by increasing diversity within the profession. He is the former pro bono coordinator for the firm’s DC office, and he regularly speaks to law students about opportunities in patent law and the importance of judicial clerkships.
Mr. Davis has received numerous accolades and awards for his work. He was named an "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property in 2015 and 2016. In addition, in March 2016, he was named to Managing Intellectual Property‘s shortlist for "Outstanding IP Litigation – Washington DC" at the North America awards. In 2015, Savoy magazine named him a "Most Influential Black Attorney of 2015." He was also featured as a "Minority Power Broker" by Law360, and he was also named one of Profiles in Diversity’s "Diversity Leader"s for 2015. In February 2011, the Washington Business Journal named Davis "One of the Top Minority Business Leaders" of 2011. In October 2010 The Root, an online publication of the Washington Post, identified Davis as part of the next generation of African-American leaders. In June 2010, Mr. Davis was named a "2010 Nation’s Best Advocate: 40 Lawyers under 40," by the National Bar Association and IMPACT. And in July 2009, Mr. Davis was named one of the "40 Under 40: Washington’s Rising Stars" by The National Law Journal.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Davis was a law clerk for the Honorable Leonie M. Brinkema in the Alexandria Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (1999-2000). He also was a law clerk for the Honorable Paul R. Michel at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2001-2002).
Mr. Davis is on the Board of Directors of D.C. Legendary Musicians, Inc. and on the Board of Directors for the Living Classrooms Foundation in Washington, DC, and is a Deacon at Montgomery Baptist Church in Gaithersburg, MD.
Virginia E-Commerce Solutions, LLC v. eBay, Inc. and PayPal, Inc. (E.D. Va. 2010). Representing defendants eBay and PayPal in case relating to systems for and methods of conducting transnational e-commerce.
Spansion LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al. (E.D. Va. 2010). Representing Samsung defendants in case relating to methods of fabricating semiconductor memory devices.
W.L. Gore & Assoc., Inc. v. Medtronic, Inc., et al. (E.D. Va. 2010). Representing plaintiff W.L. Gore in case relating to intraluminal stent grafts.
BioElectronics Corp. v. 709702 BC Ltd. and Psaila (D. Md. 2010). Representing plaintiff BioElectronics in trademark infringement litigation in case related to Actipatch dermal patches.
Webmap Technologies Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. et al. (E.D. Tex. 2009). Represented defendant Microsoft in patent case related to web-based interactive mapping systems. Case settled favorably.
Entrust, Inc. v. Corel Corp. (E.D. Va. 2006). Represented defendant Corel in software copyright infringement case. Obtained case dismissal.
Ford Motor Co. v. Paice LLC (E.D. Mich. 2006). Represented declaratory judgment defendant Paice LLC in case related to hybrid electric vehicles. Successfully obtained case dismissal.
Repligen et al. v. Bristol-Myers Squibb (E.D. Tex. 2006). Represented plaintiffs Repligen and the Regents of the University of Michigan in case relating to treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Obtained highly favorable settlement.
American Calcar v. American Honda Motor Co., et al. (S.D. Cal. 2006). Representing Honda defendants in case relating to vehicle telematics. After obtaining case transfer from E.D. Tex., prevailed on summary judgment and at trial on 13 of 15 asserted patents. Case currently on appeal to Federal Circuit.
Saunders Group, Inc. v. ComforTrac and Care Rehab and Orthopaedic Products (E.D. Va. 2005). Lead counsel for defendants ComforTrac and Care Rehab and Orthopaedic Products in case relating to cervical traction devices. Obtained highly favorable settlement.
Paice LLC v. Toyota Motor Corp. et. al. (E.D. Tex. 2004, 2007). Represented plaintiff-patentee Paice LLC in cases related to control systems for hybrid electric vehicles. Obtained jury verdict of infringement and no invalidity, and a past damages award of over $ 5 million. In damages aspect of case remanded for additional proceedings related to ongoing royalty, jury’s per car royalty award was quadrupled.
International Trade Commission
In re Certain InkJet Ink Cartridges (U.S.I.T.C. 2010). Representing complainants Hewlett-Packard Co. and Hewlett-Packard Development Co. in Inv. No. 337-TA-723 related to thermal inkjet print cartridges.
In re Certain InkJet Ink Supplies (U.S.I.T.C. 2009). Representing complainants Hewlett-Packard Co. and Hewlett-Packard Development Co. in Inv. Nos. 337-TA-691 and 337-TA-730 related to thermal inkjet print components. Obtained default judgment; motion for general exclusion order pending.
In re Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles (U.S.I.T.C. 2009). Represented complainant Paice LLC against Toyota Motor Corp. et al. in Inv. No. 337-TA-688 related to high-voltage and low-current hybrid electric vehicle drive systems. Obtained highly favorable settlement on the eve of trial.
In re Certain Vein-Harvesting Surgical Systems (U.S.I.T.C. 2008). Represented Respondent Terumo in Inv. No. 337-TA-645 related to apparati for and methods of performing surgical procedures. Case settled favorably shortly before trial.
In re Certain Unified Communications Systems and Components Thereof (U.S.I.T.C. 2007). Represented respondent Microsoft Corp. in Inv. No. 337-TA-598 in case related to unified communications systems. Case settled favorably during Federal Circuit appeal.
In re Certain Flash Memory Devices and Components Thereof (U.S.I.T.C. 2005). Represented respondent Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. in Inv. No. 337-TA-552 in case related to flash memory devices. Final Determination of noninfringement of both asserted patents.
In re Certain Light-Emitting Diodes (U.S.I.T.C. 2004). Represented complainants OSRAM GmbH and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH in Inv. No. 337-TA-512 in case related to light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Obtained limited exclusion order prohibiting respondent Dominant Semiconductor from importing all accused LEDs into the United States.
In re Certain Display Controllers (U.S.I.T.C. 2003). Represented complainant Genesis Microchip, Inc. in Inv. No. 337-TA-491. Obtained limited exclusion order against all respondents.
November 7, 2016
Fish & Richardson Recognized as a 2016 “Top Performer” by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
July 14, 2016
Fish & Richardson Wins Dismissal of Patent Infringement Case Against USAA Over Patent for Verifying Online Transactions
June 8, 2016
Fish & Richardson Named to NLJ’s “2016 Intellectual Property Hot List” for Fifth Straight Year
May 26, 2015
Fish Named a “Top Firm” for Minority Attorneys by Law360
March 10, 2015
Fish & Richardson Principal Ahmed J. Davis Named a “Most Influential Black Lawyer” for 2015 by Savoy Magazine
October 28, 2016
Fish & Richardson Announces Support of ABA Resolution 113 “Promoting Diversity in the Legal Profession”
June 2, 2016
Fish & Richardson Announces 37 Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
April 4, 2016
"Changing IP Laws, Changing Litigation Strategies: Understanding evolving IP trends is necessary for effective advocacy"
March 23, 2016
Fish & Richardson Awarded “Milestone Case of the Year” at Managing Intellectual Property’s North America Awards 2016
October 9, 2015
How Globalization has Shifted the Paradigm of Diversity Inclusion in Intellectual Property Law
October 5, 2015
Fish Wins $28.9 Million Jury Verdict for Paice LLC and The Abell Foundation
March 9, 2015
Fish & Richardson Announces 2015 1L Diversity Fellows