Byron L. Pickard

Professional Biography

Mr. Pickard, a director and Practice Group Leader of the firm's Litigation Group, focuses his practice on patent litigation, trademark and trade-dress issues, copyright matters, licensing disputes, and commercial disputes affecting intellectual property.  Mr. Pickard has litigated a broad range of patent-infringement matters at federal appellate courts, federal district courts, and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including matters involving patents covering software, semiconductors, nanotechnology, genetic sequencing, microfluidics, genetic diagnostics, clean-fuel technologies, molecular in vivo imaging, and pharmaceuticals.

His trial experience includes jury trials in the Eastern District of Virginia and the Northern District of Georgia.  Mr. Pickard successfully argued an appeal at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, which upheld a trial court's summary judgment of fraud in a trademark case.  He has also handled cases before the Federal Circuit, the Eastern District of Texas, the Western District of Wisconsin, the Northern District of California, and the District of Delaware, among others.

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