State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Stephen Korniczky was lead counsel for Defendants HTC Corporation and HTC America Inc. in a two-patent infringement action brought by Intellect Wireless in the Northern District of Illinois. At trial, the Honorable William T. Hart ruled that Intellect Wireless had engaged in inequitable conduct before the Patent Office rendering the patents unenforceable. The decision was upheld on appeal to the Federal Circuit and, subsequently, the case was found to be exceptional. Intellect Wireless and its litigation counsel were held jointly and severally liable for HTC's attorney fees and costs. The patents covered wireless portable communication devices that receive and display caller ID information, nonfacsimile pictures, video messages and/or Multimedia Messaging Service.
Korniczky was also lead counsel for Defendants HTC Corporation, HTC America and Exedea Inc. (collectively "HTC") in a patent infringement action brought by Wi-LAN Inc. in the Eastern District of Texas. Wi-LAN alleged that HTC infringed its standard essential patent (SEP) covering the 3GPP HSDPA mobile phone standard. After a six day trial, the jury awarded a complete defense victory finding that HTC did not infringe the asserted patent, and that the patent claims are invalid based on anticipation and/or obviousness.
In addition, Korniczky was lead counsel for Defendants, Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. and Samsung SDI America Inc., in a patent infringement action brought by Honeywell International Inc. in the District of Delaware. On the eve of trial, he successfully invalidated the patent-in-suit which related to LCD backlighting technology when the Hon. Joseph J. Farnan granted the motion for summary judgment of invalidity filed by Korniczky on behalf of his clients. The decision was subsequently upheld on appeal to the Federal Circuit.
Korniczky is a partner in the firm's intellectual property practice, with more than 100 IP attorneys worldwide. Korniczky has been litigating patent and other IP cases for 28 years, except for a two-year term when he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Giles Sutherland Rich at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. In January of this year, AmLaw Daily named him Litigator of the Week for his victory against Intellect Wireless, and in June the Daily Journal named him one of the Top IP Litigators in California.
Korniczky is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America and is a former president and board member for the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association. He is listed in Chambers and has been honored as one of the "Best Lawyers in America," "Top 30 IP Attorneys in California" and "Southern California Super Lawyers."
Korniczky comes from a family of patent lawyers and martial artists. He holds black belt degrees in judo and vee jitsu. Korniczky was also inducted into his alma matter, Polytechnic University's Athletic Hall of Fame, where he captained the university's judo and wrestling teams.
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