- Intellectual Property
- IP Litigation
- Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation
- Communications & Media
- Post-Grant Proceedings
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|University ||Middlebury College, B.A|
|Law School||University of Michigan, J.D.|
Professional & Community Involvement
•Member, Boston Patent Bar Association
•Member, Women's Bar Association
•Delegate, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's Innovation Partnership Mission 2014 to Israel
•Chair, Women's Bar Association Mentoring Circles Program (2005-2009)
Courtney's practice focuses primarily on patent litigation and monetization. She counsels operating businesses, patent owners, and private equity firms on strategies for protecting and leveraging their business interests and IP assets.
In her nearly 10 years of practicing law, Courtney has achieved courtroom victories and negotiated favorable licenses on behalf of both patent owners and accused infringers in complex negotiations and protracted litigation. She executes strategy in all phases of litigation, including fact and expert discovery, motion practice, pre-trial briefing, and trial.
On the monetization side, Courtney has extensive experience identifying potential buyers and targets, designing strategic monetization plans, and negotiating transactions and draft deal documents. Courtney was the lead negotiator on a transaction which resulted in the sale by her client of a global portfolio to one of the world's largest semi-conductor manufacturers.
Courtney's practice also includes counseling and litigation relating to trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, false advertising, and breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims.
Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Courtney was an Associate at a national firm and a top IP firm.
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• Mintz Levin Helps Client Achieve Significant ITC Patent Victory , (09.04.2014)
• Mintz Levin Elevates Eight Attorneys to Members of the Firm , (05.13.2014)
• Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Selected for Boston's Future Leaders Program , (02.12.2014)
Awards & Recognitions
•Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star - Intellectual Property Litigation (2008 - 2012, 2014)
•Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce: Boston's Future Leaders (2014)
•Co-author, International Trade Commission Takes Steps to Promote Early Adjudication of Dispositive Issues , Intellectual Property Alert (07.03.2013)
• Panelist, Are You Ready for Litigation?, Best Practices in Intellectual Property 2014 , Tel Aviv, Israel (05.27.2014)
|Reported Cases||Representative Matters: International Trade Commission; Certain Consumer Electronics with Display and Processing Capabilities (337-TA-884) Represent investors in the patent portfolio of the former Silicon Graphics as complainant in the International Trade Commission. Investigation was instituted in June 2013 and among the respondent entities are Panasonic, Toshiba, Vizio, and ZTE. Most respondents settled. The ITC hearing was held over several days in May 2014, and on August 29, Mintz Levin successfully obtained a recommendation for a Limited Exclusion Order against the remaining respondent. Commission review of the Administrative Law Judge's ruling remains pending.; Certain Consumer Electronics and Display Devices and Products Containing Same (337-TA-836) Represented investors in the patent portfolio of the former Silicon Graphics as complainant in the ITC, and as plaintiff in multiple parallel District of Delaware cases. Cases were filed between late 2011 and early 2012, and all were resolved by the end of January 2013. The technology at issue relates to LCD panels, central processor units, graphics processing units, and other microprocessor technology. Successfully licensed all respondents, including some of the largest and most recognized names in the converged device space - Apple, LG, Research in Motion, Samsung, and Sony.|
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