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Jeffrey N. Costakos

Jeffrey N. Costakos

Foley & Lardner LLP

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Jeff Costakos is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP where he is a trial and appellate lawyer. He has over 25 years’ experience litigating complex patent and intellectual property cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission and in district courts throughout the United States. Mr. Costakos has been lead counsel in dozens of patent litigations spanning technologies as diverse as DNA sequencing and micro-arrays, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, encryption, compass technology, electrochromic mirrors, optics, automotive interiors, computer algorithms, construction technology, sails and sail making, agricultural genetics, printing, and papermaking. He has argued numerous appeals before the Courts of Appeals for the Federal and Seventh Circuits.

Mr. Costakos is a vice chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice and a member of the Patent Office Trials Group. He is also a member of the Life Sciences and Automotive Industry Teams.

Mr. Costakos was trial counsel in the landmark patent damages case, Rite-Hite Corp. v. Kelley Co., Inc., which was affirmed en banc by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Costakos has been primary counsel in numerous inter partes review (IPR) proceedings and has argued IPR final hearings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including for the victorious parties in Illumina, Inc. v. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, IPR2012-00006,- 00007 and -00011 (aff’d Fed. Cir. 2015), and Intelligent Bio-Systems, Inc. v. Illumina Cambridge Ltd., IPR2013-00517.

Jeffrey N. Costakos is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Coordination of Issues Between PTAB and District Court Proceedings (July 14, 2017) - Patent Litigation 2017: Advanced Techniques & Best Practices, Friday, November 17, 2017

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