Clarke Stavinoha works on a range of intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on complex patent litigation and patent prosecution.
Mr. Stavinoha's litigation practice ranges from competitor cases to defending against non-practicing entities. He has experience in many of the country's most popular patent venues, including the Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of California, District of Delaware, and District of Colorado. Mr. Stavinoha engages in various aspects of patent litigation matters, including infringement analyses, validity analyses, drafting pleadings, discovery, motion practice, and claim construction. Mr. Stavinoha also has substantial experience litigating patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. He has experience drafting and opposing motions to dismiss and motions for judgment on the pleadings related to patent eligibility. In addition, Mr. Stavinoha has authored multiple presentations concerning recent developments in the law of patent eligibility for presentation to clients and colleagues.
Mr. Stavinoha also has experience representing both petitioners and patent owners in inter partes review proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr Stavinoha has managed, prepared, and defended against several inter partes reviews, all of which involved co-pending district court cases.
Mr. Stavinoha's practice also includes helping companies develop their patent portfolios. He has experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications involving a variety of technologies including telecommunications, financial services, energy, software, electronic hardware and the mechanical arts.
During law school, Mr. Stavinoha was a judicial intern to the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn in the Northern District of Texas.
Outside of work, Clarke enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, cooking, and entertaining family and friends.