Edmund J. Haughey

Edmund J. Haughey


Partner, Washington DC

Ed 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. He 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, Ed regularly counsels clients on patent and trademark protection, clearance, licensing, and enforcement strategies. He also is Co-Chair of the firm’s ITC Section 337 Litigation Practice Group.

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

Case Highlight
In re Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof
USITC (2015)

Between 2013-2015, Ed helped long-time Fitzpatrick client Canon obtain two of only five general exclusion orders issued by the International Trade Commission during that three-year period. The general exclusion orders encompass seven patents protecting Canon’s valuable toner cartridge technology, and prohibit the importation of all infringing products irrespective of source. In related district court litigations, Canon obtained 40 permanent injunctions against more than 60 defendants.
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)
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.).
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