Etai’s practice is focused on patent litigation. He has represented clients in U.S. Federal Courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and before the International Trade Commission in patent cases involving a number of technical areas, including, digital signal processing, semiconductors, wireless networking, fiber optics, wireless telecommunication and mobile internet. Etai has argued before the Federal Circuit, examined and cross-examined witnesses at trial, and has presented argument in various Federal District Courts on significant issues, including summary judgment and claim construction. Representative clients include, Finisar, Howard Industries, Forest Lighting, WAC Lighting, Aruba Networks, Apple, Guy Carpenter, Marvell, Pirelli, Viacom, and T-Mobile. Etai was named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for intellectual property litigation in each of 2013-18.

Education
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

(J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Cardozo Law Review, 2006)

 

Cooper Union

(B.S., Electrical Engineering
Eta Kappa Nu, 2004)

Prior Associations
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP:

Associate, 2011-2013

 

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP:

Associate, 2007-2011

 

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Law Clerk to The Honorable Thomas P. Griesa, 2006-2007

 

Admissions

The State Bar of New York

 

United States Federal Courts:

Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Eastern District of Texas

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

 

Lectures

Patent Law 101

HackNY Summer Fellowship Program (July 29, 2013). Introductory patent law lecture to college-level software engineering and computer science students.

 

Cooper Union. 

Annual introductory patent law lecture to freshman engineering students.

Notable Representations 
Philips Lighting v. Howard Industries, Inc.

Counsel for Howard Industries in a patent infringement action filed by Philips Lighting in S.D. Miss. involving five patents relating to LED technology.

Philips Lighting v. WAC Lighting

Counsel for WAC Lighting in an ITC Investigation brought by Philips Lighting involving five patents relating to LED technology.

Lambeth Magnetic Structures vs. Western Digital

Counsel for Lambeth Magnetic Structures in a patent infringement action pending in the Western District of Pennsylvania related to magnetic materials for use in hard drives.

 
Lambeth Magnetic Structures vs. Seagate

Counsel for Lambeth Magnetic Structures in a patent infringement action pending in the Western District of Pennsylvania related to magnetic materials for use in hard drives.

 

Lambeth Magnetic Structures vs. Toshiba

Counsel for Lambeth Magnetic Structures in a patent infringement action pending in the Western District of Pennsylvania related to magnetic materials for use in hard drives.  Settled on favorable terms.

 

Toggled v. Forest Lighting

Counsel for Forest Lighting in a patent infringement action filed by Toggled in S.D. Texas involving eleven patents related to LED replacements for fluorescent lighting tubes. 

IPRs 2015: 1287 & 1289-1294 (WAC Lighting v. Philips Lighting)

Counsel for WAC Lighting in seven Inter Partes Reviews before the U.S. Patent Trial & Appeal Board.

 

Philips Lighting v. WAC Lighting

Counsel for WAC Lighting in a patent infringement action filed by Philips Lighting in D. Mass. involving ten patents relating to LED technology.

 

Finisar v. Nistica

Counsel for Finisar in a six patent case against its competitor Nistica in a patent infringement action pending in the Northern District of California involving optical communication technology.

 

Zond v. Renesas

Counsel for Zond asserting seven patents in a patent infringement action pending in the District of Massachusetts involving semiconductor processes employing plasma deposition technology.

 

Zond v. Advanced Micro Devices & Global Foundries

Counsel for Zond asserting seven patents in a patent infringement action pending in the District of Massachusetts involving semiconductor processes employing plasma deposition technology.

 

Zond v. TSMC and Fujitsu Semiconductor America

Counsel Zond asserting thirteen patents in two patent infringement actions in the District of Massachusetts and a six-patent DJ action in the District of Delaware.  The case involved semiconductor processes employing plasma deposition technology.  Settled on favorable terms.

 

Zond v. Toshiba

Counsel for Zond asserting seven patents in a patent infringement action pending in the District of Massachusetts involving semiconductor processes employing plasma deposition technology.

 

Zond v. SK Hynix

Counsel for Zond asserting seven patents in a patent infringement action pending in the District of Massachusetts involving semiconductor processes employing plasma deposition technology.  Settled on favorable terms.

 
Zond v. Gillette and Proctor & Gamble

Counsel for Zond asserting ten patents in a patent infringement action pending in the District of Massachusetts involving plasma deposition technology.

 

Zond v. Intel

Counsel for Zond asserting seven patents in a patent infringement action in the District of Massachusetts involving semiconductor processes employing plasma deposition technology.  Settled on favorable terms.

 

IPRs 2014: 460-462, 465 (Finisar v. Thomas Swan)

Counsel for Finisar in four Inter Partes Reviews before the U.S. Patent Trial & Appeal Board. 

 

Thomas Swan v. Finisar

Counsel for Finisar in an Eastern District of Texas patent infringement action brought by Thomas Swan relating to optical fiber switches.  Settled on favorable terms.

 

Mears Technologies v. Finisar

Counsel for Finisar in an Eastern District of Texas patent infringement action brought by Mears Technologies relating to optical fiber switches.  Summary Judgment granted in favor of Finisar. Affirmed by the Federal Circuit.

 

Nomadix v. Aruba Networks

Counsel for Aruba Networks in a Central District of California patent infringement action brought by Nomadix relating to network guest-access technology.

 

Aon Benfield v. Guy Carpenter

Counsel for Guy Carpenter in a Southern District of New York declaratory judgment action brought by Aon Benfield relating to real-time weather systems for insurers.

 

Unwired Planet v. Apple

Counsel for Apple in an ITC Investigation brought by Unwired Planet against Apple and RIM relating to mobile internet technology.

 

Carnegie Mellon v. Marvell

Counsel for Marvell in a Western District of Pennsylvania patent infringement action brought by Carnegie Mellon related to signal detection in read channel chips.

 

Commil USA v. Aruba Networks

Counsel for Aruba Networks in an Eastern District of Texas patent infringement action brought by Commil USA relating to wireless networking protocols.

 

Motorola v. Aruba Networks

Counsel for Aruba Networks in a District of Delaware patent infringement action brought by Motorola relating to wireless networking protocols.

 

Litton v. Pirelli

Counsel for Pirelli in a Central District of California patent infringement action brought by Litton relating to optical fiber amplifier technology.

 

Iqbal v. Ashcroft et al

Pro Bono Counsel for Javaid Iqbal, a Pakistani Muslim arrested shortly after September 11, 2001 by INS and FBI agents, in a Bivens action in the Eastern District of New York and the United States Supreme Court.

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