Barry Horwitz’s practice spans all traditional areas of intellectual property law, and includes an emphasis on patent, copyright, trade secret, and trademark litigation. Barry has represented leading manufacturers of mobile devices and consumer electronics products in patent litigation in several U.S. District Courts and before the International Trade Commission. Those cases involved wide-ranging technology, from computer hardware and software, mobile web browsers, and digital communications systems, to optical disc drives, LCD systems, and video conferencing. His experience includes preparing pleadings, all aspects of discovery, successfully briefing/arguing various motions and summary judgment, trial and appeals. For example, Barry second-chaired a design patent, copyright and trademark lawsuit through to trial and seven-figure jury verdict, and has successfully briefed and argued two appeals before federal circuit courts.
His diverse experience outside of litigation includes managing patent, trademark, and copyright portfolios; practicing before each of the Patent and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Boards at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including inter partes reviews (IPR) and trademark oppositions and cancellations; advising clients on the clearance and selection of trademarks; and prosecuting foreign and domestic patent, trademark, and copyright applications. Barry continues to prosecute patent applications in the fields of merchandise security systems, toys, electronics, gas and oil exploration systems, and aerospace applications, among others, and his brand management experience includes trademark, domain name and copyright counseling and enforcement for clients in a wide array of industries.
Barry has also drafted and negotiated a wide variety of intellectual property agreements, including acquisition and sale agreements, licenses, assignments, releases, and concurrent use and service agreements.