Thomas F. Meagher | Peter M. Emanuel | Frank Y. Liao |
Eamon J. Wall | Scott Bovino
Michael D. Loughnane | Chris Pattillo |
Vic Souto | Joseph J. Laks | Inès Zamouri
Tom Meagher focuses his practice on patent litigation, post-grant proceedings,
patent licensing, and patent prosecution management, and has substantial
experience working with universities and with electronic, computer,
telecommunications, medical device, and healthcare technology
He has assisted General Electric Company, Princeton University, and Technicolor,
among others, in patent licensing. Tom has managed extensive patent prosecution
work for research institutions, including Princeton University, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, University of Southern California,
and Sarnoff Laboratories. He has handled patent litigation for Hewlett-Packard,
Microsoft, Intel, Hitachi, Home Shopping Network, Boston Scientific, Agilent Technologies,
Conner Peripherals, Nan Ya Plastics of Taiwan, and Wang Laboratories, among many others.
Tom’s career spans more than 35 years, including serving in the patent departments of
RCA Corporation and ITT Corporation, and nearly two decades with Kenyon & Kenyon and
five years with Duane Morris LLP.
He is a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and the New Jersey Intellectual
Property Law Association, and has lectured and written on patent issues facing universities.
Pro Bono: With our Head of Pro Bono, we have secured asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) for unaccompanied migrant children fleeing violence, abuse, and persecution from Central American and African countries working through Kids in Need of Defense, and are working to free a woman wrongfully convicted of murder. We were each named as a KIND Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2020).
Tom has a B.S., Electrical Engineering, from Carnegie Mellon
University, and a J.D. from Catholic University of America,
Columbus School of Law. Tom is admitted to practice law in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, numerous federal district courts, New York, New
Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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Peter Emanuel focuses his practice on patent infringement analysis,
licensing, and U.S. and foreign prosecution.
His career spans more than 40 years in the patent departments
of RCA Corporation and General Electric Company, where he held
successive management positions, retiring as Senior Vice President
and Patent Counsel of GE Trading and Licensing. Since retiring
from GE he has been engaged in the private practice of law,
specializing in patent infringement analysis and licensing.
Peter’s patent infringement analysis and licensing activities
cover a wide variety of technologies including consumer electronics,
broadcasting, video and image compression, hybrid electric vehicles,
and cellular communications that have earned more than $1 billion
in patent royalties.
After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical
engineering and prior to law school, he was for 7 years a design
engineer for RCA where he worked on automatic test equipment
and the rendezvous radar for the lunar excursion module.
Peter is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law
Association, was on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia
Intellectual Property Law Association, and held several offices,
including President of the International Intellectual Property
Law Association. He has also lectured and written on patent
issues for the American Intellectual Property Law Association
and joint meetings of the Connecticut, New York and Philadelphia
Intellectual Property Law Associations as well as to business
Peter has a B.S., Electrical Engineering, from the City College
of New York, a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern
University, and a J.D. from Seton Hall School of Law. Peter
is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Indiana. He is
also registered to practice before the United States Patent
and Trademark Office.
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Frank Liao focuses his practice on patent licensing, infringement
analysis, patent portfolio management and monetization, and
patent prosecution. Frank represents clients in diverse technology areas
including cellular devices and communications, H.265 HEVC video compression,
semi-conductors, automobiles, and various computing technologies. His clients
include major corporations, academic and research institutions, and startups
based in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Frank was previously Vice President - U.S. Patent Operations
at Technicolor/Thomson Licensing. Frank has successfully conducted
patent assertion and licensing activities globally. He was in
charge of patent pools (e.g., MPEGLA, Premier BD, Japan Uldage,
HDMI, etc.), digital TV, and PC/Laptop licensing programs that
generated more than $2 billion of patent royalties.
In addition, Frank has extensive experience and proven success
in worldwide patent prosecution. He has prosecuted patents with
granted claims which have been licensed, asserted in litigation,
or deemed essential to industry standards and patent pools.
He has also defended patents in various appeal and invalidation
proceedings in the United States, Europe, China and Japan.
Frank is fluent in Chinese Mandarin and Taiwanese. He has a
B.S., Electrical Engineering, from Cornell University (with
Distinction), an M.S. in Systems Engineering from University
of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. from Rutgers Law School - Newark.
Frank was a member of Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor
Society, Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society,
and a co-inventor of U.S. Pat. 5,590,186 - System and Method
for Redirecting a Telephone Call.
After graduating from Cornell, he worked as an engineer for
GTE and AT&T Bell Laboratories. He was an associate of Orrick,
Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in New York.
Frank is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York,
and registered to practice before the United States Patent and
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Scott Bovino has over 25 years of experience leading legal and business teams to capitalize on technical innovations and business opportunities in a global environment. He specializes in strategizing, drafting, and negotiating licensing and other business arrangements to successfully monetize patents and other intellectual property.
Scott also is a Legal Consultant on Assignment to Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese supplier of world-class organic light emitting diode (OLED) and solid-state lithium battery materials and technologies. He works closely with Idemitsu Kosan to draft and negotiate agreements with business partners and customers on a global basis, and to advise and consult with the company on various IP and business strategy matters.
Scott was Vice President and General Counsel for 1WorldSync, Inc. from May 2013 through March 2020. He was responsible for all aspects of legal compliance for both the company's U.S. entity and German sister company.
Prior to first joining Meagher Emanuel in 2012, Scott was Vice President and General Counsel for more than nine years at Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED). In addition to having overall responsibility for all legal matters at Universal Display, he negotiated and finalized license agreements with numerous major companies.
From 1994 to 2002, Scott was an Associate with the firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, in Philadelphia, PA.
Scott also clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit for the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
He has a J.D. with Honors from The University of Chicago Law School. He also has an M.S. in Chemistry from Stanford University and a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College.
Scott is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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Eamon Wall focuses his practice on patent application preparation and prosecution,
patent reexamination and licensing/litigation; patent-related opinions; patent portfolio
construction/management; trademark procurement and enforcement; trademark opposition,
cancellation and related actions; trade secret and other IP related business counseling.
Eamon has extensive technical experience in electrical, computer, mechanical, chemical processing
and related arts, including communications, consumer electronics, network architecture
and management, content management and delivery, optical and wireless networking, digital
television/video processing and compression, electronic program guides and other user
interaction technologies, test and measurement devices, signal processing and conditioning
circuitry, analog and digital circuitry, semiconductor equipment and devices, power conversion
and generation, computer software and hardware, semiconductor processing, chemical processes,
business methods and various other technologies.
Prior to joining Meagher Emanuel, Eamon was a founding partner of Wall & Tong, was Managing
Partner at Patterson & Sheridan, LLP, and Patent Counsel for General Electric Corporation’s
RCA licensing operation.
He received his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden and a B.S. in Electrical
Engineering from Monmouth University.
Eamon is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York, and registered to practice
before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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Michael has more than 30 years’ experience practicing intellectual property law. He has significant experience leading complex patent and trade secret litigation in the district and federal courts, and counsels clients on issues of patent validity and infringement. He also has extensive experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and provides guidance to clients introducing new products to the market. Michael has represented clients in matters involving a wide range of industries, including life sciences, biotechnology and pharmaceutical, medical device, mechanical and environmental. His clients have included AkzoNobel, Intervet, Schering-Plough, BASF, and Teva.
Before joining the firm, Michael previously spent 30 years with Kenyon & Kenyon where he rose to the position of Managing Partner.
Michael received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Florida, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cooper Union.
Michael is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, numerous federal courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the
American Bar Association, New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association, and New York Intellectual Property Law Association.
AkzoNobel in patent litigation filed by Akzo against Dow Chemical and involving Akzo’s patented process for the creation of aqueous polymer dispersions. AkzoNobel v. Dow Chemicals (D. Del.).
AkzoNobel in patent litigation brought by A.L.M. Holding relating to asphalt compositions. A.L.M. Holding v. AkzoNobel (D. Del.).
Schering-Plough in patent litigations related to a DNA-subunit vaccine against a porcine virus. These settled on favorable terms. Wyeth v. Intervet (D. Del.).
Teva in patent litigations against Pfizer regarding Gabapentin, Teva’s AB-rated generic equivalent to Pfizer’s Neurontin®. The settlement agreement ending this case was reached just two weeks into a jury trial that had been scheduled to last seven weeks.
Warner-Lambert Company, et al. v. Purepac Pharmaceutical et al., (D. NJ).
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Chris Pattillo focuses his practice on patent prosecution as well as patent assertion and licensing
activities. He also has experience with post-grant review proceedings, including more than 40 IPRs,
and with multiple patent litigations. He has externed for the Honorable Christopher J. Burke and
the Honorable Sue L. Robinson at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
Prior to entering law school, Chris worked for Energizer Holdings, Inc./Playtex Manufacturing, Inc.
as a Manager in R&D and as a Process Engineer from 2002-2012. He also worked as an engineer for
Procter & Gamble from 1999-2001.
Chris has expertise in chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science, including pharmaceutical
compositions and formulations, small molecules, compound screening, organic and inorganic chemistry, electrochemical
cells, nonwovens, cosmetic chemistry, and absorbent articles.
Chris has a Masters and a B.S in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He
earned his J.D. from Drexel University School of Law in May 2015. Chris is admitted to practice law
in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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Vic Souto focuses his practice on patent litigation, patent licensing, and post-grant proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office. He has a broad range of experience in all areas of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets matters.
Vic has substantial experience working with companies involved in a wide variety of technologies, including computer software and hardware; telephony including voice, data, wireless communications, and smartphones; Internet technology including network infrastructure and ecommerce; speech processing, speech recognition, artificial intelligence, semiconductors, semiconductor processing, computer architecture, photolithography, optics, digital pre-press printing, medical devices and digital electronics.
Vic’s career spans more than 30 years, including 17 years at the top-ranked IP and IP litigation practices of WilmerHale and in-house stints at AT&T Corp. in both its Intellectual Property and Litigation groups, Technicolor as Associate General Counsel, IP Licensing and Litigation, and Access Advance as Chief IP and Litigation Counsel.
As a litigator in federal and state courts and before the International Trade Commission, Vic has handled a wide variety of cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation and breach of software licensing agreements. Vic was a member of successful trial teams in seven patent infringement cases. He also has extensive experience managing offensive and defensive patent infringement cases involving standard essential patents, contract cases, and competition cases in Germany, The Netherlands, the UK, France and China.
As a client counselor, Vic has advised clients in connection with a wide variety of intellectual property matters. Vic was instrumental in developing and implementing a licensing/litigation program to derive revenue from a client’s patent portfolio. In addition, he has negotiated and drafted patent, technology, and trademark license agreements, performed intellectual property due diligence in connection with varied corporate transactions, and prepared and prosecuted patent and trademark applications.
Pro Bono: Vic has maintained an active pro bono practice in which he has represented non-profit organizations and individuals in connection with various intellectual property matters, immigration matters, and in mediation where he was a mediator for disputes involving the arts. He has received the Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico award for his work assisting low-income clients in immigration related matters.
Vic obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, with honors, from Rutgers University, and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. Vic is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts, numerous United States District Courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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Joe's career covers more than 35 years in the patent departments
of RCA Corporation, General Electric Company, and Thomson Licensing.
At Thomson Licensing, he served as Vice President U.S. Patent
Operations, where he headed their patent department in Princeton,
NJ, with over 25 patent attorneys and agents reporting to him.
Joe was also Senior Advisor to Licensing for infringement analysis
and patent negotiations.
Joe’s patent activities during the course of his career span
the Asia-Pacific, European and North American regions, in licensing
programs that generated revenues exceeding $1 billion dollars.
Joe has a B.S., Physics, from Michigan State University, an
M.S. in Physics from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a J.D.
from The George Washington University Law School.
After earning an undergraduate degree in physics and prior to
law school, he was an engineer for the U.S. Army Electronics
Command in Fort Monmouth, NJ, where he worked on lasers and
Joe is registered to practice before the United States Patent
and Trademark Office.
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Inès Zamouri launched the firm’s pro bono practice in January 2019. As Head of Pro Bono, she oversees the firm’s pro bono projects and creates meaningful partnerships with leading non-profit and community organizations (Kids in Need of Defense, Make the Road, Princeton University, Centurion Ministries, Human Rights First, etc.). Under her direction, the firm has gained extensive pro bono experience in areas such as immigration, criminal justice, and patent law.
Inès also maintains her own pro bono docket. She has secured asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) for unaccompanied migrant children fleeing from violence, abuse, and persecution in Central American and African countries. She is a recipient of the KIND Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award (2020) and a sitting member of the KIND Newark Advisory Committee.
An advocate for wrongfully convicted inmates, she has also filed clemency petitions with the New Jersey Governor’s Office and applications with the New Jersey Conviction Review Unit of the State Attorney General’s office.
Inès brings to her pro bono work at Meagher Emanuel a significant background in human rights law and experience spanning across three countries (France, the United Kingdom, and the United States). She graduated valedictorian from the Sorbonne Law School (University of Paris) in 2015. She also earned a master’s degree in law (Magister Juris) from the University of Oxford in 2017. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in law (LL.M.) at Columbia Law School.
Inès is fluent in English and French, and conversational in Spanish.
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