Darius Keyhani

LL.M., New York University School of Law
J.D., State University of New York (Buffalo)
M.S., University of Rochester School of Medicine
M.S. Ed., University of Rochester Graduate School of Education
B.A., Cum Laude, University of Rochester

Phone: (212) 380-1325
Facsimile: (212) 202-3819
Email: dkeyhani@meredithkeyhani.com

Darius Keyhani is co-founder of the law firm of Meredith & Keyhani, PLLC (“M&K”), a New York and New Jersey IP boutique law firm, heads the patent and intellectual property litigation practice in federal courts where Darius exclusively practices.* In Global Law Expert’s Annual Guide to the World’s Top Lawyers, M&K’s IP litigation team has been nominated as the 2014 Global Law Expert IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year in New York. Darius and his team have been successful representing individuals and private and publicly held corporations in all phases of high-stakes and complex litigation from preliminary hearings through trial and settlement negotiations in patent, trade secret, copyright, trademark and unfair competition matters. Over the past decade, Darius has served as lead litigation and trial counsel in over fifty (50) cases in federal district courts throughout the United States.  See below for a list of recent representative cases in which Darius serves or has served as lead litigation and trial counsel and dispute resolution negotiator:**

LT Game International Limited et al. v. DEQ Systems Corporation, 2:13-cv-04593-WJM-MF (District of New Jersey)(representing plaintiff in declaratory judgment action of patent non-infringement and invalidity of three U.S patents relating to the electronic gaming technology);

Medgraph, Inc. v. Medtronic, Inc., Civil Action No.: 6:09-cv-06610-DGL(Western District of New York)(representing plaintiff on infringement of claims of two U.S. patents relating medical/health informatics/communications technologies);

Nassau Precision Casting Co., Inc. v. Acushnet Company, Inc., et al. Civil Action No. 2:10-cv-04226-JFB-AKT(Eastern District of New York)(representing plaintiff on patent infringement claims relating to golf club technology);

LT Game International. Ltd. v. Shuffle Master, Inc., Civil Action No.: 2:12-cv-01216-GMN–GWF (District of Nevada)(representing plaintiff on unfair competition claims under the federal Lanham Act, common law and foreign unfair competition laws);

Cott Corporation et al. v. Decas Botanical Synergies, LLC, Civil Action No.: 11-CV-00552 (RJA)(HBS)(Western District of New York)(representing plaintiff in declaratory judgment action for non-infringement and invalidity on claims of four U.S. patents relating to chemical processing for cranberry products);

Southeastern Metals Manufacturing Company, Inc. v. MGP, et al., Civil Action No. 12-316 (WJM)(MF)(District of New Jersey, 2013)(obtained favorable settlement representing declaratory judgment plaintiff on claims of non-infringement and invalidity of two patents-in-suit relating to roof gutter protection technologies);

Southeastern Metals Manufacturing Company, Inc. v. MGP Manufacturing, LLC., et al., Civil Action No.: 12-316 (WJM)(MF)(District of New Jersey)(representing plaintiff in declaratory judgment action for non-infringement and invalidity on claims of two U.S. patents relating to ventilation filer technologies);

Elizabeth Seklir Pugh d/b/a LYS v. Kmart Corporation, Case No. 1:12-cv-01391 (SLT)(RER) (Southern District of New York, 2013)(obtained favorable settlement representing plaintiff on trademark infringement claims in the women’s apparel and clothing area);

Micah Portney et al. v. Matthew B. Goettsche et al., Case No. 1:12-cv-03881-JMF, (Eastern District of New York, 2012)(obtained permanent injunction and judgment for trademark infringement);

COA Network, Inc. v. J2 Global Communications, Inc., Case No. 2:10-cv-05010(DDP) (AJWx)(Central District of California, 2012) )(obtained dismissal of infringement claims of four patents relating to telecommunications technologies);

Cott Corporation and Cliffstar, LLC v. Decas Botanical Synergies, LLC, Case No.  11-cv-0552 (Western District of New York, 2011)(defeated defendant’s motion to transfer case);

953 Associates, LLC v. Walton Street Brewing Corp. DBA Empire Brewing Company, Case No. 11-cv-2616 (JSR)(Southern District of New York, 2011)(obtained favorable resolution of the case with respect to claims of intellectual property infringement);

Southeastern Metals Manufacturing Company, Inc. v. Florida Metal Products, Inc. 3:07-cv-00461-HES-HTS (Middle District of Florida, 2011)(obtained favorable resolution of the case with respect to claims for patent infringement);

Air Vent, Inc. v. Vent Right Corporation, Case No. 08-00146-TFM (Western District of Pennsylvania, 2011)(obtained over one million dollar judgment for the plaintiff for damages for willful patent infringement, treble damages, attorneys’ fees and costs);

John Gilbert v.Robert Indiana, Case No. 09-cv-6352(DAB)(THK) (Southern District of New York, 2011) (obtained dismissal of counterclaims relating to rights in works of art);

Sandata Technologies, Inc. v. American Epay et al., Case No. 09-cv-6353 (LMM)(THK)(Southern District of New York, 2010)(obtained a favorable settlement on claims for patent infringement with respect to telecommunications technologies);

Nav-tv Corporation v. Navtool, Inc., Case No. 09 CV 4044 (ILG) (LB) (Eastern District of New York, 2010)(obtained favorable settlement for the plaintiff with respect to claims for trademark infringement);

Pitbull Productions, Inc. v. GameLink LLC, Case No. 5:09-cv-05354-JF (Northern District of California, 2010)(obtained a preliminary injunction and favorable settlement with respect to plaintiff’s claims for copyright infringement);

Air Vent, Inc. v. Vent Right Corporation, Case No. 08-00146-TFM (Western District of Pennsylvania, 2010)(obtained summary judgment with respect to plaintiff’s claims for patent infringement);

Cedric R. Emanuel d/b/a Just Wheels v. SPX Corporation/OTC Tools Division, Case No. 6:09-cv-220-JDL (Eastern District of Texas, 2010)(obtained a favorable settlement on claims for patent infringement);

Jake Lee v. Accessories By Peak et al., Case No. 07-cv-338-JTC (Western District of New York, 2010)(obtained summary judgment for plaintiff’s claims for willful patent infringement);

Colucci v. Callaway Golf Company, Case No. 6:08-cv-288 (JDL) (Eastern District of Texas, 2010)(obtained a jury verdict for plaintiff’s claims for patent infringement);

Nav-tv Corporation, Inc. v. Vociti Technologies, Case No. LLC 72 117 00463 JEMO (American Arbitration Association, California, 2010)(obtained judgment for claimant for breach of intellectual property license agreement and damages);

Air Vent, Inc. v. Shandex Industrial, Inc., Case No.  08-5375-SRC (District of New Jersey, 2009)(obtained consent judgment for validity of plaintiff’s patents and infringement);

Wang et al. v. CYR International, Inc., Case No. 07-cv-05462 (BSJ)(FM) (Southern District of New York, 2009)(obtained judgments, injunctions and favorable settlements with respect to plaintiff’s trademark infringement and unfair competition claims against over a dozen U.S. and international defendants); and

Pitbull Productions, Inc. v. The Urban Netmedia Group, Inc. d/b/a Universal Netmedia, Inc., Case No. 08-60791-cv- Jordan/McAliley(Southern District of Florida, 2008)(obtained injunction and judgment of $2.85 million dollars in damages for copyright and trademark infringement).

Prior to forming M&K, Darius was invited as a visiting professor at the National University in South Korea where he taught courses in intellectual property law to graduate students including lawyers and examiners at the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO).  Darius was previously affiliated with premier international, Manhattan and New York law firms where he focused on intellectual property litigation matters.

Darius was the Founder and the first Editor of the State University of New York’s intellectual property law journal (Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal), now subscribed to by the leading law schools in the country and often cited. Darius’s writings have been published and cited in academic law journals, trade journals and congressional/legislative committee advisory opinions on a variety of intellectual property law, international, and civil procedure issues and he is invited as a speaker, commentator and/or panelist at national and international forums on intellectual property legal issues.

*Darius is admitted before the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Western District of New York, New Jersey District Court, New Jersey State Bar, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and is regularly admitted pro hac vice in federal courts throughout the U.S.  Darius is not a member of the New York State Bar.

**Note that each case involves unique factual and legal circumstances and one cannot assume or conclude the same/similar outcomes in another case