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Mark G. Knedeisen

Partner
+1.412.355.6342
Fax +1.412.355.6501
Mr. Knedeisen handles complex patent matters, whether complex technically or complex legally or both.

Patent Litigation: A substantial portion of Mr. Knedeisen’s practice involves representing clients in patent infringement litigation. Mr. Knedeisen was part of K&L Gates’ core team representing Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the CMU v. Marvell Technology Group case. Following the Federal Circuit’s affirmance of the infringement and validity jury verdicts, the defendant agreed to pay the firm’s client, CMU, $750 million.

PTO Litigation: Another substantial portion of Mr. Knedeisen’s practice involves Patent Office litigation, including Inter Partes Review (IPR) and reexamination proceedings. Mr. Knedeisen successfully defended the CMU patents involved in the CMU v. Marvell litigation in a post-trial ex parte reexamination.

Patent Procurement: Mr. Knedeisen’ s practice also involves the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for numerous technologies, including computer and telecommunication networks and equipment, AI and deep learning inventions, autonomous vehicles and navigation, medical equipment, integrated circuits, software, robotics, internet, business methods, optics, RF and microwave devices, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and many others.

Client Counseling: In addition, Mr. Knedeisen’ s practice involves counseling clients on patent matters, such as developing patent portfolios, noninfringement and freedom-to-use counseling and opinions, and negotiating business transactions.

Trademark: Mr. Knedeisen also assists clients in protecting their brands through filing and prosecuting trademark applications.

Professional/Civic Activities

Professional Activities
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA)
Civic Activities
  • Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society
Litigation (represented party in bold)
  • Carnegie Mellon University v. LSI Corporation et al., 3-18-cv-04571 (N.D. Calif) - hard disk drive read channel detectors
  • Parker-Hannifin Corporation v. Optotune Switzerland AG et al, 1-18-cv-01751 (NJ) - electroactive polymers
  • Regents of the University of Minnesota v. LSI Corporation et al., 5-18-cv-00821 (N.D. Calif.) - hard disk drive read channel coding
  • Hand Held Products et al. v. Code Corporation, 2-17-cv-00820 (Utah) - bar code readers
  • PhishMe, Inc. v. Wombat Security Technologies, Inc., 1-16-cv-00403 (Del.) - simulated phishing campaigns
  • Koss Corporation v. Muzik LLC, 1-16-cv-21922 (S.D. Fla.) - smart headphones
  • LineWeight, LLV v. ReadyOne Industries, Inc., 2-14-cv-00657 (E.D. Va.) - military equipment
  • Preservation Technologies LLC v. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., 1-14-cv-01297 (Del.) - video archiving and searching
  • TDY Industries Incorporated v. Ingersoll Cutting Tool Company, 2-10-cv-000790 (W.D. Pa.) - PVD coated cutting tools
  • Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell Technology Group, Ltd - 2-09-cv-00290 (W.D. Pa.) - hard disk drive read channel detector
  • Watlow Elec. Mfg. Co. v. Ogden Manufacturing Company, 4-05-cv-02094 (E.D. Mo.) - thermosensors
  • Kozam v. Phase Forward Incorporated, et al., 8-04-cv-01787 (M.D. Ma.) - clinical trial testing software
Patent Office Litigation (represented party in bold)
  • Near Earth Autonomy, Inc. v. Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, IPR2018-01704 (autonomous aircraft)
  • Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. v. PhishMe, Inc., PGR2017-00050 - simulated phishing campaigns
  • Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. v. PhishMe, Inc., PGR2017-00047 - simulated phishing campaigns
  • Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. v. PhishMe, Inc., IPR2017-01813 - simulated phishing campaigns
  • LSI Corporation v. Regents of the University of Minnesota, IPR2017-01068 - hard disk drive read channel coding
  • Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. v. PhishMe, Inc., PGR2017-00009 - simulated phishing campaigns
  • Thorley Industries LLC v. Kolcraft Enterprises, IPR2016-00352 - juvenile products
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company v. Ardent Mills, LLC - IPR2014-000592 - grain milling
Patent and Trademark Prosecution - Representative Clients
  • The Aerospace Corporation
  • Aesthetic Integration
  • AGR International
  • Airviz Inc.
  • Chromalox Inc.
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Comrise Inc.
  • Enterra Solutions
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc.
  • Koss Corporation
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MSCI Barra
  • Near Earth Autonomy
  • Schell Games
  • Sloan Valve