Overview

Justin Cohen is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office. Mr. Cohen focuses his practice on intellectual property (IP) litigation and counseling, primarily in the areas of software, electrical, telecommunications and semiconductor technologies. He has represented clients in various patent, copyright and trademark litigation in a variety of federal district courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Mr. Cohen also helps clients identify, evaluate, license and enforce their IP assets.

The 2019 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals recognized Mr. Cohen as "instinctively incisive before a jury."

In addition to his IP practice, Mr. Cohen has extensive experience counseling companies on cybersecurity issues. He assists companies by performing systematic security audits, investigating security incidents and breaches, and assessing and assisting with incident response readiness.

Representative Experience

  • Defended major semiconductor company in multiple patent infringement suits relating to capacitive touch circuits and related software
  • Defended major semiconductor company in six patent case involving semiconductor fabrication processes and structures
  • Defended a semiconductor developer in a Section 337 proceeding in the U.S. International Trade Commission relating to level shifter circuitry

  • Represented a patent holder in asserting a patent portfolio involving various aspects of personal computer power management against cell phone companies across multiple lawsuits
  • Represented patent owner of standard-essential patents in multiple licensing and litigation matters involving power-over-ethernet (IEEE 802.3af and 802.3bt), including serving as lead trial counsel in obtaining a jury verdict of infringement and validity, and successfully defeating multiple standards-related counterclaims and defenses in two jury trials, two appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and numerous licensing mediations and negotiations
  • Defended a major airline in numerous patent infringement lawsuits related to secure payment systems, mobile applications, airport kiosks and encryption algorithms in federal district courts in Texas, Delaware and California

  • Defended a leading telecommunications infrastructure-equipment company and a wireless handset manufacturer in a patent infringement lawsuit related to 3G cellular-transmission protocols in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; obtained jury verdict of non-infringement and invalidity of all asserted patent claims
  • Defended a wireless handset manufacturer in several patent infringement lawsuits related to long term evolution (LTE), core processor functionality and user interface features in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

  • Defended a major supplier of industrial mining equipment in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by a competitor involving computer-aided engineering/computer-aided engineering (CAD/CAE) design processes

  • Defended a major supermarket chain and product suppliers against a trademark infringement lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida involving vegan product labeling
  • Represented a major airline in various trademark enforcement matters, including a trademark infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Represented a large nonprofit organization in various trademark enforcement matters, including a trademark infringement lawsuit to enforce its famous marks in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Represented a client with restaurants in several states in a contested concurrent use proceeding in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board through trial; obtained opinion from the board granting the registration

  • Defended global investment firm in a copyright infringement lawsuit involving industry newsletters in the Northern District of Texas
  • Defended a large data center in a copyright infringement lawsuit related to software for managing its infrastructure and cloud hosting, co-location and website hosting services in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

  • Defended a manufacturer of 3D printing/rapid prototyping machines in a patent infringement lawsuit related stereolithography technology in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Credentials

Education
  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Kettering University (formerly GMI), B.S., Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Michigan
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association; Chair, Education Committee, 2015-2017; Vice Chair, 2014
  • Dallas Bar Association; Intellectual Property Section; Vice Chair, New Lawyers Committee, 2012-2014
  • Arts Counsel Texas, Board Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section Board Member, 2019
  • Anti-Defamation League, Texoma Regional Board, 2020
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2021, 2022
  • IAM Patent 1000, the World's Leading Patent Professionals - Litigation, International Asset Management magazine, 2019-2021
  • Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2018-2021
  • Texas Super Lawyers magazine, Top 100 Texas Up-and-Coming Attorneys, 2017
  • Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2015-2017

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