Thad C. Kodish is Managing Principal of Fish & Richardson’s Atlanta office. His practice emphasizes patent litigation and intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. He appears regularly before Georgia, Texas, and California courts and throughout the country, where he has led numerous litigation teams through patent and trademark disputes from pre-suit due diligence to final and favorable resolution. Mr. Kodish has testified as a patent law expert for one of the country’s largest consumer products companies. Mr. Kodish is also active in PTO practice, including the preparation of Inter Partes Review petitions. Finally, Mr. Kodish also advises clients on whether to license or purchase patents and patent portfolios, and is skilled and experienced in negotiating such licenses and acquisitions.
Mr. Kodish has handled patent cases, and performed due diligence assessments, in matters involving microprocessors, Ethernet and wireless network communications, operating system software, product activation software, telecommunications systems, computer storage devices, point-of-sale software and hardware, computer-aided design, as well as textile and laminate flooring technologies.
Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, he was a chemical engineer at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft responsible for chemical plating technologies for engine parts, particularly cubic-boron nitride applications.
Olivistar, LLC v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2014) (Judge Gilstrap) Counsel for Samsung in patent dispute regarding computer networking technologies.
Presqriber, LLC v. McKesson Corporation (E.D. Tex. 2014) (Judge Mitchell) Counsel for McKesson in patent dispute regarding electronic prescribing technologies.
Ingeniador, LLC v. McKesson Corporation (E.D. Tex. 2013)(Judge Gilstrap) Counsel for McKesson in patent dispute regarding digital health technology.
Clark Equipment Company v. Corriher (N.D. Ga. 2012-13)(Judge Story) Counsel for Clark Equipment Co. in trademark dispute alleging improper use of Clark’s BOBCAT trademarks.
Automated Creel Systems, Inc. v. Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (N.D. Ga. 2012)(Judge Story) Counsel for Shaw Industries in a patent dispute involving carpet manufacturing technologies.
U.S. Ethernet Innovations, LLC. v. Acer, Inc., et al. (N.D. Cal. 2011-2013)(Chief Judge Wilken) Counsel for large semiconductor manufacturer in a patent dispute involving Ethernet adapter technologies.
Synchrome Technology, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics America, et al. (N.D. Ga. 2009-2014)(Judge Jones) Counsel for Samsung in patent infringement action concerning disk drive technology.
HTTP Hypothermia Therapy, LTD. v. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, et al. (Fulton County Superior Court) (2012-2013) Testifying expert for Kimberly-Clark on patent law issues.
SIPCO, LLC v. Control4 Corp., et. al. (N.D. Ga. 2010-2012)(Chief Judge Carnes) Represented Digi International, Inc. in dispute involving wireless networking technologies.
Lutron Electronics Co. Inc. v. Pass and Seymour Inc., et al. (C.D. Cal. 2011-12) Represented Pass & Seymour in patent infringement case regarding electrical dimmer switch technology.
Greenlight Technologies LLC v. Anigmo LLC (dba Anigmo), et al. (2010-2011) Represented Pass & Seymour in patent infringement matter concerning electrical dimmer switch circuitry.
Akzenta Profile et al. v. Shaw Industries Group, Inc., et. al. (E.D. Tex. 2010-2012) (Judge Ward) Represented Shaw Industries in dispute involving laminate flooring technologies.
SIPCO, LLC, v. Johnson Controls, Inc., et. al. (E.D. Tex. 2009-2011) (Judge Davis) Represented Johnson Controls, Inc. in dispute involving wireless networking technologies.
Mesh Comm LLC v. Landis+Gyr, Inc. and Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (E.D. Tex. 2009-2010) (Judge Ward) Represented defendants Landis+Gyr and Oncor in dispute involving networking technologies.
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. v. Interface, Inc. (N.D. Ga. 2005-2009) Represented Shaw Industries in action for declaratory judgment of non-infringement and invalidity of carpet tile patent.
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. v. Interface, Inc. (N.D. Ga. 2007-2009) Represented Shaw Industries in action for false patent marking.
Toni & Guy, USA v. Nature Lab’s (N.D. Tex. 2008-2009) Represented Toni & Guy in action for trademark and trade dress infringement.
IP CO, LLC and SIPCO, LLC v. Cellnet Technology, Inc. and Hunt Technologies, et al. (N.D. Ga. 2007-2009) Represented Cellnet and Hunt in contract dispute and patent infringement matter concerning wireless mesh networking technology.
American Valve v. Asia Factory Direct, et al. (D. Nev. 2008) Obtained temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in trademark dispute for American Valve.
Fulks v. Chaparral Boats, Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex. 2002-2004) and Fulks v. Crownline Boats (E.D. Tex. 2006-2007) Represented Chaparral and Crownline in patent infringement matters involving structural designs for power boats.
Milliken & Co. v. Shaw Industries Group, Inc., et al. (D.S.C. 2000-2002) Represented Shaw Industries in patent infringement action involving construction of carpet backing.
SuperGuide Corp. v. DIRECTV Enterprises, Inc., EchoStar Technologies, Inc., Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc. v. Gemstar Development Corp. (W.D N.C. 2001) Represented EchoStar in complex patent infringement litigation involving three patents owned by SuperGuide, licensed to Gemstar in certain fields of use, and directed to various aspects of interactive program guides (IPG) software and systems used in Satellite television services.