Jacques L. Etkowicz – Litigation Expertise
Mr. Etkowicz has been involved with intellectual property (IP) litigation for the last several years with RatnerPrestia. His active non-litigation practice and over 20 years of engineering experience bring a balanced perspective to his litigation activities.
The litigation experience of Mr. Etkowicz includes patent cases dealing with such diverse subject matter as design patents, computer software patents, and software copyright issues, as well as trademark, unfair competition, and theft of trade secret cases relating to software, know-how, and customer lists.
Prior to joining RatnerPrestia Mr. Etkowicz was an engineer for over 20 years concentrating on digital circuit and system design. During his time as a practicing engineer Mr. Etkowicz focused his efforts in a variety of high tech areas including advanced airborne communications systems, shipboard systems for the processing of threat data, avionics simulators, and hardware/software integration. Mr. Etkowicz received numerous commendations as an engineer and was singled out for his design role during the development of an updated version of Presidential Helicopter Squadron, Marine One.
Mr. Etkowicz’s experience in dealing with complex engineering issues allows him to readily adapt to the rapid changes commonplace in litigation situations.
Several recent litigations in which Mr. Etkowicz has been involved include:
Graphic Security Systems Corporation v. JuarTrade, KFT. , Civil Action No. 98-8028 (S.D. Fla 1998) (Copyright/Contract dispute)
Dutailier International Inc. & Groupe Dutailier Inc. v. Stoneville Furniture Co., Inc. & Towne Square Furniture Inc. , 99-CV-920 (D. Del. 1999) (Settled and Case Dismissed 2000) (design patent infringement of glider rocking chairs). Premier Mill Corporation v. Netzsch Incorporated, 99-CV-5970 (E.D. Pa. 1999) (Settled and Case Dismissed 2000) (Patent Infringement).
Kleerdex Company v. TC Millwork, Inc., Cancellation Proceeding 32,098 (TTAB 2001) (petition granted to cancel Registration No. 2,400,181 for VIDEX)
Kleerdex Company v. TC Millwork, Inc., Cancellation Proceeding 91-150013 (TTAB 2001) (petition granted to cancel application Serial No. 76/079,580 for VYDEX)
Kleerdex Company v. Skydex Technologies, Inc ., Opposition Proceeding Opposition Proceeding 91-153029 (TTAB 2002) (dismissed per agreement of the parties) Kleerdex Company v. Skydex Technologies, Inc ., Opposition Proceeding Opposition Proceeding 91-153297 (TTAB 2002) (dismissed per agreement of the parties)
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