Mr. Rory J. Radding is a member of the Firm's IP Group in the New York Office. He was formerly head of the New York IP/Patent Group at Morrison & Foerster LLP and a senior partner with Pennie & Edmonds LLP where he practiced for 30 years. Prior to practicing law, Rory was a pharmaceutical chemist with Wellcome Research Laboratory and an environmental chemist with Union Carbide Corporation. Mr. Radding is a graduate of Hamilton College receiving a degree in Chemistry in 1971 and of the Albany Law School of Union University receiving his degree in 1975. Mr. Radding is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
Mr. Radding has extensively litigated diverse patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants, involving LED lighting, plastic manufacture, electrochemical devices, ring laser gyroscopes, avionics, communications, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, computer controllers, data compression, impact sensors, bicycles, candy, cosmetics, wine, personal consumer products and television commercials, to name a few. He has acted as lead trial counsel before several of the Federal trial and appellate Courts throughout the United States including the District Courts for New York, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Federal Circuits and the United States Supreme Court, among others. He acted as appellate counsel before the Federal Circuit in the $1.2 billion jury case, Litton Systems, Inc. v. Honeywell, Inc. and the $70 million jury patent case in Celeritas Technologies Inc. v. Rockwell International Corporation. He tried and obtained a general exclusion order on behalf of Kubota Corporation and a $2.3 million fine in the case of first impression before the United States International Trade Commission (U.S.I.T.C.) involving parallel imports of used Japanese tractors. He has also litigated before the U.S.I.T.C. in the fields of chemical catalysis, video games, electric switches, chemiluminescence, bar code scanners and tractors among others. He is further registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Occasionally, instead of litigation, he employs alternate dispute resolution techniques to achieve favorable results.
Besides litigation, Mr. Radding is an accomplished negotiator in transnational transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, the establishment of joint ventures, international and domestic technology transfer including licensing as well as collaborative research agreements and equity financing. In addition, Mr. Radding is well known for developing global intellectual property strategies including prosecution, licensing and enforcement strategies involving patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Mr. Radding developed a complete global strategy for several telecommunications, Internet related companies and a consortium of worldwide banks concerning security for e-commerce.
Mr. Radding is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Founding Chairman, Intellectual Property Law Section, 1992-1994; House of Delegates, 1992-1996; Chairman, Internet Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section, 1998-2009; Chairman, Greentech and IP Committee of Intellectual Property Law Section, 2009-; Chairman, Intellectual Property Law Committee of the International Law & Practice Section, 1991-1998; Task Force on Electronic Communications, 2006-present; and Task Force on Global Warming, 2010-). He is also a member of several other associations, including the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (Chairman, Intellectual Property Committee, 1993-1995 and Program Coordinator, 2000-2003), the Licensing Executives Society (Chairman, Japan Committee, 1991-1995), the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (International Trade Committee, 1991-1994), the American Bar Association (Professional Responsibility Committee of the Litigation Section), the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association, the International Trademark Association, the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (Board Member, 2000-2003), International Technology Law Association (Board Member, 2010-; Vice-Chair, Arbitration & Mediation Committee, 2011-13; Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Committee, 2008-2011), and the Federal Circuit Bar Association. He is in addition a Master of the Hon. William C. Connor Inn of Court, a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation, a Certified Licensing Executive, a member of the American Chemical Society, Asia Society, Japan Society, Korea Society, and the International House of Japan, and a member of the Advisory Board of the National Knowledge & Intellectual Property Management Taskforce. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Albany Law School. In addition, Mr. Radding is listed in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers; New York Super Lawyers 2006-2011; and Best Lawyers in America 2007-2011.