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Eugene LeDonne Partner

“If I am presented with a case involving intricate, technical and complex facts, I will make it part of a story, I will humanize it, I will fill it with emotion, and I will present it to a judge or a jury in a fun and compelling way.”

LOCATION

New York City

+1.212.588.0800

745 Fifth Avenue, 10th Floor,
New York, NY 10151

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  • Eugene LeDonne is not only able to understand and interpret complex intellectual property litigation, procedurally and factually, but he also possesses the distinctive capability of being able to communicate the variances of intricate litigation to a wide range of audiences in ways that create compelling cases for his clients. This includes not only judges, juries and other litigators, but also corporate executives who need to be able to make informed business decisions that best benefit their case. More often than not, it is its effect on a client’s business that is the most critical aspect of a case. How the client leverages the claim to gain in the competitive marketplace or at worst minimize risk, is crucial. Mr. LeDonne focuses on interpreting a case through the lens of a client’s overall business objectives, and sets expectations that best serve their needs. While a deep understanding of the law and legal process is vital to any case, realizing the human elements at play can provide a distinct advantage and that is where Mr. LeDonne excels.
  • Theft Prevention Innovations, LLC v. Ekahau, Inc. et al., United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas (CV-16-470)
  • Orthosie Systems, LLC v. Fleetmatics USA, LLC et al., United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas (CV-15-1681)
  • BSG Tech, LLC v. Power Equipment Direct, Inc., United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas (CV-15-01156)
  • Oberalis, LLC v. Build.com, United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas (CV-15-00962)
  • Genaville, LLC v Power Equipment Direct, Inc., United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas (CV-15-00887)
  • Signal IP, Inc. v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc., United States District Court, Central District of California (CV-14-03114)
  • Rothschild Location Technology, LLC v. FleetMatics USA, LLC, et al., United States District Court, District of Delaware, (CV-14-635)
  • GPNE Corp. v. FleetMatics USA, LLC, et al., United States District Court, District of Delaware, (CV-13-2049)
  • Cruise Control Technologies, Inc. v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc., United States District Court, District of Delaware (CV-12-1760)
  • Vehicle Interface Technologies, Inc. v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc., United States District Court, District of Delaware (CV-12-1286)
  • Beacon Navigation GmBH v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. et al., United States International Trade Commission, (Investigation No. 337-TA-814)
  • Beacon Navigation GmBH v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. et al., United States District Court, District of Delaware, (CV-11-947/948)
  • PJC Logistics, LLC, v. FleetMatics USA, LLC, et al., United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, (CV-11-8150)
  • Stragent, LLC and Seesaw Foundation v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. et al., United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, (CV-10-278
  • Balther Technologies, LLC v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. et al., United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, (CV-10-78)
  • Telematics Corporation v. FleetMatics USA, Inc., et al., US District Court, Northern District of Georgia, (CV-10-03804)
  • Shire LLC v. KemPharm, Inc. et al., United States District Court, Western District of Virginia, Roanoke Division, (CV-10-434)
  • Sunrise Telecom, Inc. v. Acterna, LLC, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, (CV-05-01555)
  • Sunrise Telecom, Inc. v. Acterna, LLC, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, (CV-05-174)
  • Sunrise Telecom, Inc. v. Acterna, LLC, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, (CV-05-343)
  • Acterna, LLC v. Sunrise Telecom, Inc., U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, Greenbelt Division, (CV-04-1049)
  • Sunrise Telecom, Inc. v. Acterna, LLC, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, (CV-04-01601)
  • Creative Science Systems, Inc. v. Forex Capital Markets, LLC, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, (CV-04-03746)
  • Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management Systems, Inc., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, (CV-03-1384)
  • Acterna, LLC v. Radcom, Inc., United States District Court, District of New Jersey, (CV-03-6212)
  • Hark Chan and IP Innovation, LLC v. Brother International Corporation, US District Court, Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, (CV-02-1022A)
  • Acterna, LLC and Wandel & Goltermann Technologies, Inc. v. Adtech, Inc., U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, (CV-01-00108)
  • Finisar Corporation, et al. v. Acterna LLC, et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, (CV-01-2483)
  • Asyst Technologies, Inc. v. Emtrak, Inc, Jenoptik Infab, Inc., Jenoptik GmbH, and Meisner & Wurst GmbH, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, (CV-98-20451)
  • Sankyo Seiki Manufacturing Co., LTD and Sankyo Seiki (America) Inc. v. Ningbo Yun Sheng Group Co., Ltd., et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, (CV-98-20610)
  • Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH and Carl Zeiss Inc. v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. and Cornell Research Foundation, Inc., U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, (CV-98-8012)
  • Gerber Garment Technology, Inc. v. Investronica Inc., et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, (CV-94-2600)
  • Inter Partes Review of US Patent 6,775,601, filed on behalf of Petitioner Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Case No. IPR2015-01404
  • Inter Partes Review of US Patent 6,434,486, filed on behalf of Petitioner Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Case No. IPR2015-01110
  • Inter Partes Review of US Patent 6,842,677, filed on behalf of Petitioner Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Case No. IPR2014-00014
  • "AIA Implementation With Consequences on Patent Litigation", Tokyo University of Science Intellectual Property Seminar, April 2014
  • "Written Description, Utility Model, Validity, and Proof of Infringement in IP Adjudication," US-China Intellectual Property Adjudication Conference, Renmin University, Beijing, China, May 28-30, 2012
  • SuperLawyers® Metro Edition, 2013-present
  • West Virginia University, (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1985)
  • West Virginia University, (MBA, 1986)
  • The American University Washington College of Law, (JD, 1991)
  • Intellectual Property Enforcement
  • Intellectual Property Procurement and Strategy
  • Commercial , Business, and Shareholder Litigation and Strategic Counseling Services
  • International Trade Commission
  • Antitrust Litigation and Counseling
  • Licensing and Transactions
  • New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • American Bar Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association

+1.212.588.0800
eledonne@haugpartners.com

RELATED SERVICES

  • Intellectual Property Enforcement
  • Intellectual Property Procurement and Strategy
  • Commercial , Business, and Shareholder Litigation and Strategic Counseling Services
  • International Trade Commission
  • Antitrust Litigation and Counseling
  • Licensing and Transactions

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Haug Partners LLP
745 Fifth Avenue, 10th Floor,
New York, NY 10151
+1.212.588.0800
haugpartners.com

Eugene LeDonne

Partner

HIGHLIGHT

“If I am presented with a case involving intricate, technical and complex facts, I will make it part of a story, I will humanize it, I will fill it with emotion, and I will present it to a judge or a jury in a fun and compelling way.”

OVERVIEW

Eugene LeDonne is not only able to understand and interpret complex intellectual property litigation, procedurally and factually, but he also possesses the distinctive capability of being able to communicate the variances of intricate litigation to a wide range of audiences in ways that create compelling cases for his clients. This includes not only judges, juries and other litigators, but also corporate executives who need to be able to make informed business decisions that best benefit their case. More often than not, it is its effect on a client’s business that is the most critical aspect of a case. How the client leverages the claim to gain in the competitive marketplace or at worst minimize risk, is crucial. Mr. LeDonne focuses on interpreting a case through the lens of a client’s overall business objectives, and sets expectations that best serve their needs. While a deep understanding of the law and legal process is vital to any case, realizing the human elements at play can provide a distinct advantage and that is where Mr. LeDonne excels.

REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT COURT AND ITC LITIGATION MATTERS

  • Theft Prevention Innovations, LLC v. Ekahau, Inc. et al., United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas (CV-16-470)
  • Orthosie Systems, LLC v. Fleetmatics USA, LLC et al., United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas (CV-15-1681)
  • BSG Tech, LLC v. Power Equipment Direct, Inc., United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas (CV-15-01156)
  • Oberalis, LLC v. Build.com, United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas (CV-15-00962)
  • Genaville, LLC v Power Equipment Direct, Inc., United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas (CV-15-00887)
  • Signal IP, Inc. v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc., United States District Court, Central District of California (CV-14-03114)
  • Rothschild Location Technology, LLC v. FleetMatics USA, LLC, et al., United States District Court, District of Delaware, (CV-14-635)
  • GPNE Corp. v. FleetMatics USA, LLC, et al., United States District Court, District of Delaware, (CV-13-2049)
  • Cruise Control Technologies, Inc. v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc., United States District Court, District of Delaware (CV-12-1760)
  • Vehicle Interface Technologies, Inc. v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc., United States District Court, District of Delaware (CV-12-1286)
  • Beacon Navigation GmBH v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. et al., United States International Trade Commission, (Investigation No. 337-TA-814)
  • Beacon Navigation GmBH v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. et al., United States District Court, District of Delaware, (CV-11-947/948)
  • PJC Logistics, LLC, v. FleetMatics USA, LLC, et al., United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, (CV-11-8150)
  • Stragent, LLC and Seesaw Foundation v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. et al., United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, (CV-10-278
  • Balther Technologies, LLC v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. et al., United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, (CV-10-78)
  • Telematics Corporation v. FleetMatics USA, Inc., et al., US District Court, Northern District of Georgia, (CV-10-03804)
  • Shire LLC v. KemPharm, Inc. et al., United States District Court, Western District of Virginia, Roanoke Division, (CV-10-434)
  • Sunrise Telecom, Inc. v. Acterna, LLC, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, (CV-05-01555)
  • Sunrise Telecom, Inc. v. Acterna, LLC, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, (CV-05-174)
  • Sunrise Telecom, Inc. v. Acterna, LLC, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, (CV-05-343)
  • Acterna, LLC v. Sunrise Telecom, Inc., U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, Greenbelt Division, (CV-04-1049)
  • Sunrise Telecom, Inc. v. Acterna, LLC, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, (CV-04-01601)
  • Creative Science Systems, Inc. v. Forex Capital Markets, LLC, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, (CV-04-03746)
  • Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management Systems, Inc., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, (CV-03-1384)
  • Acterna, LLC v. Radcom, Inc., United States District Court, District of New Jersey, (CV-03-6212)
  • Hark Chan and IP Innovation, LLC v. Brother International Corporation, US District Court, Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, (CV-02-1022A)
  • Acterna, LLC and Wandel & Goltermann Technologies, Inc. v. Adtech, Inc., U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, (CV-01-00108)
  • Finisar Corporation, et al. v. Acterna LLC, et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, (CV-01-2483)
  • Asyst Technologies, Inc. v. Emtrak, Inc, Jenoptik Infab, Inc., Jenoptik GmbH, and Meisner & Wurst GmbH, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, (CV-98-20451)
  • Sankyo Seiki Manufacturing Co., LTD and Sankyo Seiki (America) Inc. v. Ningbo Yun Sheng Group Co., Ltd., et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, (CV-98-20610)
  • Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH and Carl Zeiss Inc. v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. and Cornell Research Foundation, Inc., U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, (CV-98-8012)
  • Gerber Garment Technology, Inc. v. Investronica Inc., et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, (CV-94-2600)

REPRESENTATIVE USPTO LITIGATON MATTERS

  • Inter Partes Review of US Patent 6,775,601, filed on behalf of Petitioner Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Case No. IPR2015-01404
  • Inter Partes Review of US Patent 6,434,486, filed on behalf of Petitioner Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Case No. IPR2015-01110
  • Inter Partes Review of US Patent 6,842,677, filed on behalf of Petitioner Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Case No. IPR2014-00014

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • "AIA Implementation With Consequences on Patent Litigation", Tokyo University of Science Intellectual Property Seminar, April 2014
  • "Written Description, Utility Model, Validity, and Proof of Infringement in IP Adjudication," US-China Intellectual Property Adjudication Conference, Renmin University, Beijing, China, May 28-30, 2012

AWARDS

  • SuperLawyers® Metro Edition, 2013-present

EDUCATION

  • West Virginia University, (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1985)
  • West Virginia University, (MBA, 1986)
  • The American University Washington College of Law, (JD, 1991)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association