Firm Profile

Edmund J. HaugheyEdmund J. HaugheyPartner, DC

Professional Experience

Mr. Haughey's practice covers the full spectrum of intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis on patent and trademark litigation. His experience encompasses a broad range of technologies across the mechanical, electrical, computer, and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Haughey has represented business and industry leaders in litigations in the U.S. district and appellate courts and in section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Haughey regularly counsels clients on patent and trademark protection, clearance, licensing, and enforcement strategies. Mr. Haughey also is Co-Chair of the firm’s ITC Section 337 Litigation Practice Group.

Mr. Haughey has an active pro bono practice representing veterans and non-profit organizations, and has been recognized by the Federal Circuit Bar Association for his pro bono service.

Awards and Recognition

Mr. Haughey is recognized as an IP Star in the 2013 and 2014 editions of Managing Intellectual Property. He is listed as a Top Washington, D.C. Intellectual Property Litigator in the 2013 and 2014 issues of Super Lawyers: Washington, D.C. Edition. He is recognized in IAM 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Litigators 2012, 2013 and 2014 as a leading attorney and in Legal 500 2014 for Trademarks – non-contentious (full coverage). He also was listed in IAM 250: The World’s Leading Patent Litigators 2011.

What Others Say:


  • “highly organised and agile” and “well suited to litigating major disputes in the fast-moving ITC” (IAM 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Litigators 2013)

  • “applauded for his courtroom and presentation skills and ability to handle any type of technology” (IAM 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Litigators 2012)

  • “knows exactly how to handle things in the courtroom” (IAM 250 The World’s Leading Patent Litigators 2011)

For more information on the selection process, see:

IAM 250
IAM 1000

Education

J.D., William & Mary School of Law, 1998, Order of the Coif
B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1995

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Virginia, 1998; District of Columbia, 2000; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Activities

American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA); Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA); International Trademark Association (INTA); ITC Trial Lawyers Association (ITCTLA)

Representative Matters

  • Representing Canon against thirty-four companies in a patent infringement action involving toner cartridges and OPC drums for laser printers (ITC and S.D.N.Y.).
  • Representing Canon against Color Imaging and General Plastic in a patent infringement action involving toner bottles for laser copiers (N.D. Ga.).
  • Representing MasterCraft Boat Company in a patent licensing dispute (AAA Arbitration).
  • Representing Canon against UniNet Imaging in a patent infringement action involving toner bottles for laser copiers (E.D. Va.).
  • Defending Canon in a patent infringement action brought by Walker Digital involving digital cameras (D. Del.).
  • Defending Canon in a patent infringement action brought by Lodsys involving inkjet printers and software (E.D. Tex.).
  • Defending Canon is a patent infringement action brought by Norman IP Holdings involving interrupt enabling and clock generator circuitry (E.D. Tex.).
  • Representing Canon against twenty companies in a patent infringement action involving toner cartridges for laser printers (ITC and S.D.N.Y.).
  • Representing Novartis in patent infringement actions against Teva, Roxane, and Macleods involving methods of treatment with the antiviral compound Famvir® (D.N.J. and D.D.C.).
  • Representing Canon against Copylite and Polek & Polek in a patent infringement action involving toner bottles for laser copiers (E.D. Va.).
  • Representing Canon against Densigraphix in a patent infringement action involving toner bottles for laser copiers (E.D. Va.).
  • Representing several major pharmaceutical companies in patent term adjustment (PTA) actions (D.D.C.).
  • Representing Munters against Novelaire Technologies in a patent infringement action involving methods and systems for conditioning air (N.D. Ga.).
  • Representing Canon in a patent infringement action against GCC and Q-Imaging involving toner cartridges for laser printers (S.D.N.Y. and Fed. Cir.).
  • Representing Mutual of Omaha in multiple trademark infringement and unfair competition actions (D. Neb.).
  • Representing Rohde & Schwarz in a patent interference involving the real-time testing of digital television antenna transmitting systems (B.P.A.I.).
  • Defending Canon in a patent infringement action brought by Compression Labs involving digital image compression (E.D. Tex. and N.D. Cal.).
  • Representing Donnelly in a patent infringement action against Johnson Controls involving digital compasses and electrochromic mirrors for vehicles (W.D. Mich.).
  • Representing The Varsity in multiple trademark infringement and unfair competition actions (S.D. Ga. And M.D.N.C.).
  • Representing Trojan Technologies in a patent infringement action against Calgon Carbon involving ultraviolet wastewater disinfection (S.D. Ga.).
  • Representing Tanning Research Laboratories in a trademark cancellation proceeding against Johnson & Johnson (T.T.A.B.).

EVENTS

21st Annual Fordham Intellectual Property Law and Policy Conference
Fordham IP Institute
April 4-5, 2013
Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Patent Conference
Wolters Kluwer-Shenzhen, China
Recent U.S. Patent Decisions and Their Significance to Chinese Companies
October 19-20, 2011

PUBLICATIONS

The Claim Game
IAM Magazine
May/June 2012
“Your Opinion Matters To Us”—The Continued Value of Patent Counsel Opinions in a Post-America Invents Act Era
Bloomberg Law Reports
February 2012
The America Invents Act: Provisions That May Impact ITC Investigations
Financier Worldwide Magazine
January 2012
Supreme Court Holds That Induced Infringement Requires Knowledge That the Induced Acts are Infringing, and Willful Blindness Suffices for Such Knowledge
Fitzpatrick Case Update
May 31, 2011
Make your IP work harder for you
IP Review
Summer 2009
Consider the Possibility of Future Claim Preclusion Before Filing a Complaint for Patent Infringement
Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal
April 2009
Five Ways to Improve Your Company's Bottom Line Through Proactive Intellectual Property Management
SGMA
February 12, 2009
Is a Substantial Question of Validity Enough?
IP Law 360
December 8, 2008
Design Patents Stage a Comeback: What It Means for Manufacturers
SGMA
October 28, 2008

IN THE NEWS

Fitzpatrick Recognized as a Leading Patent Firm by IAM Patent 1000 Three Years in a Row
IAM Patent 1000
June 2014
Seventeen Fitzpatrick Partners Recognized as IP Stars
Managing Intellectual Property
April 2014
Nineteen Fitzpatrick Partners Named As Top Intellectual Property Litigators
Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition & Super Lawyers: Washington, D.C. Edition
September 2013
Fitzpatrick Recognized as a Leading Patent Firm by IAM Patent 1000 Two Years in a Row
IAM Patent 1000
May 2013
Fifteen Fitzpatrick Partners Recognized as IP Stars
Managing Intellectual Property
April 2013
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Recognized as a Leading Patent Firm by IAM Patent 1000
IAM Patent 1000
June 2012
Fitzpatrick listed as a Tier 1 Patent Litigation Firm
IAM Patent Litigation 250
April 2011
Fitzpatrick Cella Elects Five New Partners and Names One of Counsel
January 1, 2007

PRESS RELEASES

Fitzpatrick Cella Elects Five New Partners
January 1, 2007