Mr. Wingfield has handled all aspects of patent litigation, including claim construction proceedings, summary judgment hearings, trials and appeals. Mr. Wingfield’s representative matters include:
- CellCast Techs., LLC v. United States, Case No. 15-cv-1307 (C.F.C.):Mr. Wingfield is representing third-party defendant International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning the government’s national alert messaging technology.
- Leviton Mfg. Co., Inc. v. Pass & Seymour, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-46 (E.D.N.Y). Mr. Wingfield is representing Pass & Seymour in a long-running dispute involving P&S’s core technology, ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), between the two market leaders in the United States GFCI market. The case is in the Eastern District of New York and involves multiple patents.
- Touchstream Techs., Inc. v. Vizbee, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-6247 (S.D.N.Y.). Mr. Wingfield is representing Vizbee in a defense of patent infringement lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York.
- CardinalCommerce Corporation. Mr. Wingfield represented CardinalCommerce in two patent infringement cases against SecureBuy, LLC and three covered business method patent (“CBM”) reviews involving CardinalCommerce’s innovative methods and systems for authenticating e-commerce transactions. The Patent Trial Board denied institution of SecureBuy’s CBM petitions.
- Williamson v. Citrix et al., No. 11-cv-02409 (C.D. Cal.). Mr. Wingfield is a member of the trial and appellate team representing defendant IBM in a patent infringement case involving web conferencing software technology. The Federal Circuit sat en banc and made a new law concerning means-plus-function claims, which provides grounds to challenge functional claims in software patents and has been recognized as one of the most important patent law decisions of 2015.Subsequently, the Federal Circuit affirmed the invalidity of the patent as directed to unpatentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
- Augme Technologies, Inc. Mr. Wingfield represented Augme in multiple patent infringement cases brought by Augme involving software for delivery of targeted advertising over the Internet, and a case involving trademark infringement.
- Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. Mr. Wingfield has represented Bell Helicopter in two patent infringement cases involving helicopter landing gear. The district courts in both cases issued Markman rulings favorable to Bell Helicopter and both cases settled shortly thereafter.
- Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc. v. International Securities Exchange, LLC, No. 07-cv-623 (N.D. Ill.). Mr. Wingfield was a member of the trial and appellate team that represented defendant and patent owner International Securities Exchange in both the district court and the court of appeals in a patent infringement case involving a system for automatically trading financial instruments. In the first appeal from this case, the appellate court vacated the district court’s grant of summary judgment of non-infringement and affirmed the district court’s dismissal of Chicago Board Options Exchange’s inequitable conduct defense. In the second appeal from this case, the appellate court vacated the district court’s finding that a computer-implemented means-plus-function claim was invalid as indefinite.
- Picture Patents, LLC v. Aeropostale, Inc. et al., 788 F. Supp. 2d 127 (S.D.N.Y. 2011), aff’d Picture Patents, LLC v. Aeropostale, Inc. et al., No. 2011-1558 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 13, 2012). Mr. Wingfield was a member of the team that represented defendant IBM in both the district court of appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of IBM concerning the ownership of 12 patents obtained by a former employee after leaving IBM. The court of appeals summarily affirmed that determination, and the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari.
- In re Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-739. Mr. Wingfield represented third party Pass & Seymour, Inc. in an advisory proceeding before the U.S. International Trade Commission concerning its ground fault circuit interrupters. This case raised an issue of first impression as to whether the manufacturer could intervene in an enforcement action against its distributor.
- In the Matter of Certain Dimmable Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Products Containing Same, Investigation No. 337-TA-830. Mr. Wingfield is a member of the team that represented respondent GE in a patent infringement case involving light bulb ballasts.
- In the Matter of Certain Display Devices Including Digital Televisions And Monitors, Investigation No. 337-TA-713 (ITC 2010). Mr. Wingfield was a member of the team that represented respondent TPV in a patent litigation concerning televisions and flat-screen monitors.
- In the Matter of Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters And Products Containing The Same, Investigation No. 337-TA-615, 2009 WL 962585 (ITC 2009), aff’d in part General Proctecht Group, Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 619 F.3d 1303 (Fed. Cir. 2010) and Pass & Seymour, Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 617 F.3d 1319 (Fed. Cir. 2010). Mr. Wingfield was a member of the trial and appellate team that represented complainant Pass & Seymour in both the U.S. International Trade Commission and on appeal to the Federal Circuit. All six asserted patents were held valid, enforceable and infringed after the hearing before the Commission. The decision was affirmed-in-part resulting in the exclusion of 15 of 16 respondents from the market.
- In the Matter of Certain Hard Disk Drives, Components Thereof, And Products Containing The Same, Investigation No. 337-TA-616 (ITC 2008). Mr. Wingfield was a member of the team that represented respondent Hewlett-Packard against allegation of infringement of patents relating to disk drive manufacturing.
- In the Matter of Certain Wireless Communication Equipment, Articles Therein, And Products Containing The Same, Investigation No. 337-TA-577 (ITC 2006). Mr. Wingfield was a member of the team that represented respondent Ericsson in a patent infringement case involving cellular telephony technology.
- AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Sandoz Inc., Civil Action No. 3:16-cv-1508 (D.N.J.).Mr. Wingfield represented AMAG in a patent litigation concerning its innovative treatment for chronic kidney disease, FERAHEME®.
- Cephalon, Inc. Mr. Wingfield represented Cephalon in multiple patent infringement cases involving its innovative treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, TREANDA®.After a bench trial, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware found the asserted patents valid and infringed. The case is currently under submission at the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Wingfield is a board member of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, a member of the Publications and Amicus Committees of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, and a member of the National Bar Association.