Macy Skulman practices primarily in the area of intellectual property litigation. Her practice includes patent, trademark, and copyright litigation in federal courts throughout the country. Macy has researched and drafted briefs for a preliminary injunction in a patent case; presented oral arguments in district court at Markman hearings and summary judgment hearings; drafted briefs for summary judgment, claim construction, invalidity contentions and infringement contentions; developed arguments and worked with experts on invalidity, infringement, and damages issues; taken and defended fact and expert depositions; and performed direct and cross examinations in district court and at the International Trade Commission.
Macy also has experience in handling matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She has experience in AIA post-grant challenges to patent validity at the USPTO, including drafting inter partes review (IPR) petitions and patent owner responses to IPRs. She also has experience drafting patent applications.
She has a background in electrical engineering with a focus on signal and image processing. In the patent field, Macy’s technological experience is diverse, including technologies such as advanced automotive safety systems based on image processing, power supply controller chips, networking and communication systems, banking products and services, computer architecture, software and information security systems, bag-in-box and pouch packaging, compact tool carriers and power tools, elevated water tanks, women’s apparel, and electrical components in fitness machines.
- Patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation
- Inter partes review and other post grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Section 337 investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission
- Patent prosecution
- Intellectual property transactions, including licensing agreements and analysis for IP due diligence matters
- Client counseling in all areas of intellectual property