Eric Faragi

Special Counsel

eric.faragi@bakerbotts.com

New York

P: +1.212.408.2591 F: +1.212.259.2591
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Eric Faragi's practice focuses on litigation and counseling clients in connection with intellectual property matters, particularly patent matters in high technology areas, as well as patent prosecution and portfolio management. A named inventor on four U.S. Patents, Mr. Faragi has nearly a decade of experience as an engineer in the electronics industry which provides him with a keen ability to understand complex technologies as well as the business concerns of clients.

Mr. Faragi is skilled in litigation of matters in high technology areas from complaint to appeal, leveraging his engineering background and work experience in the electronics industry. Technologies include: flash memory, semiconductor fabrication, liquid crystal displays, cellular technologies, communications, video compression, magnetic recording media, and medical devices. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Faragi worked as a senior staff engineer at Motorola, where he researched and developed advanced manufacturing technologies (including liquid crystal displays and interconnects, alternate shielding technologies and consumer changeable housings) for next-generation cell phones and pagers.

Mr. Faragi also represents pro bono clients in various family law matters for Her Justice (f/k/a inMotion), an organization which provides assistance to women who are the victims of domestic violence or who are otherwise impoverished. He received the John K. Geiger Award as part of inMotion's 2013 Commitment to Justice Awards for his work in representing low-income women in family law cases. Mr. Faragi received the 2015 President's Pro Bono Service Award from the New York State Bar Association for the 12th Judicial District for his pro bono service in family law matters. This prestigious honor is awarded for outstanding pro bono contributions made by individual attorneys, law students, law firms, corporate counsel, or government offices.

Related Experience

Litigation Matters

  • In the Matter of Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges and Components Thereof (United States International Trade Commission) – defense of Fujifilm in an infringement investigation of Sony's patents asserted against magnetic recording media
  • In the Matter of Certain Magnetic Data Storage Tapes and Cartridges Containing the Same (United States International Trade Commission)assertion of Fujifilm's patents relating to magnetic recording media against Sony
  • Koninklijke KPN N.V. v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas) – defense of Samsung against allegations of infringement of patents asserted against MMS, turbo coding, home automation, and cellular infrastructure equipment
  • Nalco Company v. Ashland Inc. (United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) – defense of Ashland in a patent infringement action involving chemical mixers in pulp processing plants
  • Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. AT&T Mobility LLC (United States District Court for the District of Delaware) – defense of AT&T in a patent infringement action involving SMS and MMS technology
  • Negotiated Data Solutions, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas) – defense of Samsung in a patent infringement action involving USB technology
  • Ameranth, Inc. v. Seamless North America, LLC (United States District Court for the Southern District of California) – defense of Seamless in a patent infringement action involving internet-based ordering systems
  • Fractus, S.A. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas) – defense of Samsung against allegations of infringement of patents related to antenna technology
  • Agere Systems, Inc. v. Sony Corporation (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas) – assertion of Agere’s patents relating to semiconductor manufacturing
  • Kara Technology Incorporated v. Stamps.com Inc. (United States District Court for the Central District of California) – assertion of Kara Technology’s patents related to Internet postage products
  • Honeywell International Inc. v. Renesas Technology Corp. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas) – defense of Renesas in a patent infringement action involving liquid crystal display drivers
  • CEA v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (United States District Court for the District of Delaware) – defense of Samsung against allegations of infringement of patents related to liquid crystal displays
  • Lexar Media, Inc. v. Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. (United States District Court for the Northern District of California) – defense of Fuji against allegations of infringement of patents involving flash memory systems
  • Overture Services, Inc. v. FindWhat.com, Inc. (United States District Court for the Central District of California) – defense of FindWhat.com, a provider of Internet search and advertising services, in a patent infringement action
  • Safety Syringes, Inc. v. Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (United States District Court for the Southern District of California) – defense of Aventis in a patent infringement suit involving safety devices for prefilled medical syringes
  • Pro bono representation of impoverished mothers and children in family court proceedings in various courts of the State of New York, including: Bronx, New York, and Queens Family Court; Bronx Supreme Court; and the First and Second Departments of the Appellate Division

IP Counseling, Patent Prosecution, and Post-Grant Proceedings

  • Vidyo, Inc. – intellectual property counseling and the prosecution and management of a worldwide patent portfolio directed to audiovisual compression and transmission
  • Columbia University – patent prosecution matters
  • MasterCard Incorporated – intellectual property counseling and patent prosecution matters
  • Simple Works, Inc. – intellectual property counseling and patent prosecution matters
  • Liberty Media – counseling and due diligence regarding intellectual property issues
  • Samsung Electronics Co. – representation in inter partes review proceedings
  • Fujifilm Corporation – representation in inter partes review proceedings

Awards & Community

Recognized as a New York Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2016

News

Publications, Speeches & Presentations

American Conference Institute's Advanced Forum on Patent Litigation Proceedings

Speeches & Presentations