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Background

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, and Federal Circuit appeals relating thereto. 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.

Education

JD, Emory University School of Law 2000
Notes and Comments Editor, Emory Law Journal


BS, University of Michigan 1996
Chemical Engineering
cum laude

Admissions

  • Georgia 2000
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office 2003
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

President, Emory Law Alumni Association & Emory Law Alumni Board
Board of Directors, Conexx (f/k/a American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, SE Region)
Member, Atlanta IP Inn of Court
Member, State Bar of Georgia
Office Pro Bono Principal (2008-2011)

Other Distinctions

Accolades

  • Received the Emory Law Young Alumni Award in 2015
  • Selected by his peers to the Super Lawyers list for IP Litigation in 2014 and 2015
  • Recognized as a Georgia Top 40 under 40 attorney “On the Rise” by the Daily Report in 2013
  • Selected by his peers as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” every year from 2007 – 2013 for IP litigation
  • Recognized as a 2013 and 2014 “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property
  • Named a leader in IP law by Chambers USA every year since 2011

Publications

Mr. Kodish has also been featured in several issues of Emory Lawyer Magazine as the Law School Alumni Board President. (Fall 2013 p. 26-27, Summer 2014 p. 18, Winter 2015 p. 25)

Speaking Engagements

Columbia Insurance Company 4th Annual IP Conference, Speaker (June 4, 2015).

“Post-Grant Patent Practice and Legislative Developments,” Korean Intellectual Property Protection Association Lecture, Speaker (March 9, 2014).

“Patent Litigation and Legislative Developments,” Seoul National University Law School Lecture, Speaker (March 7, 2014).

“Joint Infringement – Recent Updates and Practical Impact,” Association of Corporate Patent Counsel 2014 Winter Meeting, Speaker (January 26, 2014).

“Hot Topics in Intellectual Property,” Daily Report’s In-House Counsel CLE Seminar, Speaker (July 25, 2013).

“Claim Construction Re-Set,” 24th Annual All Hands Meeting, Speaker (December 6, 2012).

“Indirect and Divided Infringement in the Wake of CAFC’s Akami and McKesson Rulings,” Emory Law Alumni Intellectual Property Society, Moderator (November 15, 2012).

“Understanding New Proceeding for Patent Review,” Litigation Patent Disputes Conference, Moderator (November 14, 2012).

“Valuation of Intellectual Property from an Enforcement Perspective,” What Israel Companies Really Need to Know About IP Protection and Enforcement in the U.S., Speaker (January 2, 2011).

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