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Georg Reitboeck Partner

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New York

+1.212.863.2068

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

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OVERVIEW

Georg Reitboeck focuses on patent litigation. He handles all phases and aspects of patent infringement cases in the U.S., including discovery, claim construction and summary judgment hearings, trials and appeals. Having studied and practiced law in both the U.S. and Austria, he is well-versed in the legal systems and cultures of the United States and Europe. Bilingual in English and German, Mr. Reitboeck has represented a number of German companies in U.S. litigation, has counseled U.S. clients in German proceedings, and brings unique value to U.S./German parallel patent litigations.

Mr. Reitboeck has litigated numerous patent cases in the automotive industry, dealing with technologies such as electromechanical brake systems, semi-active suspension systems, sensors, hybrid vehicles, multimedia and navigation systems, vehicle control systems, LED lighting, tire pressure monitoring systems, and adaptive cruise control. He also has experience in a number of other fields, including medical devices, biologic drugs, textiles, mobile video technology, software anti-piracy, and computer network technology.

Aside from his litigation practice, Mr. Reitboeck counsels clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, including trademark, false advertising, and trade secret law, as well as the niche area of employee inventions. He also drafts and negotiates IP-related contracts, such as license or joint development agreements.

Earlier in in his career, Mr. Reitboeck was a partner at the New York IP-firm Kenyon & Kenyon LLP. Before moving to the U.S. in 2003, he practiced IP law at Schoenherr, one of Austria’s preeminent law firms, for several years.

Mr. Reitboeck has written on numerous patent and trademark issues in various German- and English-language publications, and has spoken on U.S. patent litigation in Germany and Austria. His doctoral thesis on employee inventions has been cited repeatedly by the Austrian Supreme Court.

  • Representing Bentley Motors in a patent infringement action concerning vehicle control systems. Jaguar Land Rover v. Bentley Motors (E.D. Va.).
  • Representing MED-EL in patent proceedings concerning cochlear implant systems. MED-EL v. Advanced Bionics (PTAB, D. Del.).
  • Represented Baxalta in a patent infringement action concerning hemophilia A biologic drug. Bayer Healthcare LLC v. Baxalta Inc. et al. (D. Del.).
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning semi-active suspension systems. Cloud Farm Associates v. Volkswagen Group of America (D. Del., Fed. Cir.).
  • Represented Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. in a patent infringement action concerning tire pressure monitoring systems. MHL v. Nissan Motor Co., Volkswagen AG et al. (E.D. Tex., Fed. Cir.).
  • Represented Goss International Americas in a patent infringement action concerning printing press technology. Goss International America v. MAN Roland (D.N.H.)
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning electromechanical brake systems. 55 Brake v. Audi of America et al. (D. Id.).
  • Represented Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America in ITC proceedings concerning hybrid vehicles. In the Matter of Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles (complainant Paice) (ITC).
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning automotive sound systems. Affinity Labs of Texas v. BMW of North America, Volkswagen Group of America, et al. (E.D. Tex.).
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning sensor-based vehicle operation systems. Velocity v. Audi of America (N.D. Ill.).
  • Represented Kangaroo Media in a patent infringement action concerning mobile video technology. Kangaroo Media v. YinzCam (W.D. Pa.).
  • Represented ViaTech Technologies in a patent infringement action concerning software anti-piracy technology. ViaTech Technologies v. Microsoft (D. Del.).
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning navigation technology incorporating traffic information. Triangle Software v. Garmin, Volkswagen Group of America et al. (E.D. Va.).
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning plastic injection molding. Cinpres Gas Injection v. Volkswagen Group of America (E.D. Mich.).
  • Represented Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America in ITC proceedings concerning GPS navigation systems. In the Matter of Certain Automotive GPS Navigation Systems (complainant Beacon Navigation) (ITC).
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning lighting technology. Light Transformation Technologies v. Anderson Custom Electronics, Volkswagen Group of America et al. (E.D. Tex.).
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning MEMS acceleration sensors. Wacoh v. Chrysler, Volkswagen Group of America et al. (W.D. Wis.).
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning processor technology. Norman IP Holdings v. Volkswagen Group of America (E.D. Tex.).
  • Represented Mercedes-Benz USA in a patent infringement action concerning automotive head rests. Thebaud v. Mercedes-Benz USA (D. Mass.).
  • Represented Mann + Hummel GmbH in a patent infringement action concerning filter technology. Donaldson v. Mann + Hummel (D. Minn.).
  • Represented Mattel in an action regarding breach of a license agreement concerning toy action figures. DML Associates v. Mattel (Del. Super.).
  • Reitboeck, Georg, and Kaitlin Abrams. “2020 Year in Review: Noteworthy Patent Precedent in an Unprecedented Year.” Haug Partners, 5 Jan. 2021, www.haugpartners.com/article/2020-year-in-review-noteworthy-patent-precedent-in-an-unprecedented-year/.
  • “Wem Arbeitnehmererfindungen in den USA gehören”, Mitt. 2020, 213 (May 2020; article on employee inventions in U.S.; published in journal of German patent attorneys).
  • “Die ‘abstrakte Idee’ im U.S.-Patentrecht nach Berkheimer,” Mitt. 2018, 537 (December 2018; article on abstract ideas in U.S. patent law; published in journal of German patent attorneys).
  • “Kosten und Nutzen der Durchsetzung eines U.S.-Patents,” wirtschaftsanwaelte.at (July 2017; article on costs and benefits of enforcing a U.S.-patent; published in Austrian business law-publication).
  • "Markierungen von U.S.-Produkten mit Patentnummern," GRUR Int. 2016, 761 (August 2016; article on marking-provision of U.S. Patent Act; published in German IP-journal).
  • "Erstattung von Anwaltskosten in U.S.-Patentstreitverfahren,” GRUR Int. 2014, 1017 (November 2014; article on attorney fee awards in U.S. patent litigation; published in German IP-journal).
  • Contribution to Kuscko/Schumacher (ed.), “marken.schutz” (chapter on trademark exhaustion under European and Austrian law in treatise on trademark law; 1st ed. 2006, 2d ed. 2013).
  • “Recent U.S. Caselaw on Patent Exhaustion, Inducement, and Patent Eligibility, and Proposed U.S. Legislation and President’s Actions Regarding Patent Assertion Entities” (November 2013; published on website of German Association of IP Experts).
  • “Das rechtliche Umfeld für (und gegen) nicht operative Patentinhaber in den USA,” GRUR Int. 2013, 419 (May 2013; article on U.S. legal environment for and against patent assertion entities; published in German IP-journal).
  • “The Future of Patent Exhaustion After Quanta,” published in “Building and Enforcing Intellectual Property Value 2009” (December 2008).
  • “Gedanken zu Erfindungshöhe und Patentdauer,” ÖBl 2008, 187 (June 2008; arguing that patents for pioneering inventions should have different duration than patents for trivial inventions; published in Austrian IP-journal).
  • “Der Begriff der Diensterfindung und angrenzende Rechtsfragen” (book published by Manz Vienna, 2003; doctoral thesis on employee inventions; repeatedly cited by the Austrian Supreme Court).
  • University of Vienna (SJD, 2002)
  • New York University (LLM, 2000)
  • University of Vienna (JD, 1997)
  • New York
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
  • German Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • German-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Austrian-American Chamber of Commerce
  • German
  • French
  • Automotive Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • ITC Litigation
  • Licensing & Transactions
  • PTAB Post-Issuance Proceedings
  • Trademarks & Unfair Competition

+1.212.863.2068
greitboeck@haugpartners.com

Related Services

  • Automotive Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • ITC Litigation
  • Licensing & Transactions
  • PTAB Post-Issuance Proceedings
  • Trademarks & Unfair Competition

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Haug Partners LLP
745 Fifth Avenue, 10th Floor,
New York, NY 10151

+1.212.863.2068
haugpartners.com

Georg Reitboeck

Partner

OVERVIEW

Georg Reitboeck focuses on patent litigation. He handles all phases and aspects of patent infringement cases in the U.S., including discovery, claim construction and summary judgment hearings, trials and appeals. Having studied and practiced law in both the U.S. and Austria, he is well-versed in the legal systems and cultures of the United States and Europe. Bilingual in English and German, Mr. Reitboeck has represented a number of German companies in U.S. litigation, has counseled U.S. clients in German proceedings, and brings unique value to U.S./German parallel patent litigations.

Mr. Reitboeck has litigated numerous patent cases in the automotive industry, dealing with technologies such as electromechanical brake systems, semi-active suspension systems, sensors, hybrid vehicles, multimedia and navigation systems, vehicle control systems, LED lighting, tire pressure monitoring systems, and adaptive cruise control. He also has experience in a number of other fields, including medical devices, biologic drugs, textiles, mobile video technology, software anti-piracy, and computer network technology.

Aside from his litigation practice, Mr. Reitboeck counsels clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, including trademark, false advertising, and trade secret law, as well as the niche area of employee inventions. He also drafts and negotiates IP-related contracts, such as license or joint development agreements.

Earlier in in his career, Mr. Reitboeck was a partner at the New York IP-firm Kenyon & Kenyon LLP. Before moving to the U.S. in 2003, he practiced IP law at Schoenherr, one of Austria’s preeminent law firms, for several years.

Mr. Reitboeck has written on numerous patent and trademark issues in various German- and English-language publications, and has spoken on U.S. patent litigation in Germany and Austria. His doctoral thesis on employee inventions has been cited repeatedly by the Austrian Supreme Court.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Representing Bentley Motors in a patent infringement action concerning vehicle control systems. Jaguar Land Rover v. Bentley Motors (E.D. Va.).
  • Representing MED-EL in patent proceedings concerning cochlear implant systems. MED-EL v. Advanced Bionics (PTAB, D. Del.).
  • Represented Baxalta in a patent infringement action concerning hemophilia A biologic drug. Bayer Healthcare LLC v. Baxalta Inc. et al. (D. Del.).
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning semi-active suspension systems. Cloud Farm Associates v. Volkswagen Group of America (D. Del., Fed. Cir.).
  • Represented Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. in a patent infringement action concerning tire pressure monitoring systems. MHL v. Nissan Motor Co., Volkswagen AG et al. (E.D. Tex., Fed. Cir.).
  • Represented Goss International Americas in a patent infringement action concerning printing press technology. Goss International America v. MAN Roland (D.N.H.)
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning electromechanical brake systems. 55 Brake v. Audi of America et al. (D. Id.).
  • Represented Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America in ITC proceedings concerning hybrid vehicles. In the Matter of Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles (complainant Paice) (ITC).
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning automotive sound systems. Affinity Labs of Texas v. BMW of North America, Volkswagen Group of America, et al. (E.D. Tex.).
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning sensor-based vehicle operation systems. Velocity v. Audi of America (N.D. Ill.).
  • Represented Kangaroo Media in a patent infringement action concerning mobile video technology. Kangaroo Media v. YinzCam (W.D. Pa.).
  • Represented ViaTech Technologies in a patent infringement action concerning software anti-piracy technology. ViaTech Technologies v. Microsoft (D. Del.).
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning navigation technology incorporating traffic information. Triangle Software v. Garmin, Volkswagen Group of America et al. (E.D. Va.).
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning plastic injection molding. Cinpres Gas Injection v. Volkswagen Group of America (E.D. Mich.).
  • Represented Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America in ITC proceedings concerning GPS navigation systems. In the Matter of Certain Automotive GPS Navigation Systems (complainant Beacon Navigation) (ITC).
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning lighting technology. Light Transformation Technologies v. Anderson Custom Electronics, Volkswagen Group of America et al. (E.D. Tex.).
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning MEMS acceleration sensors. Wacoh v. Chrysler, Volkswagen Group of America et al. (W.D. Wis.).
  • Represented Volkswagen Group of America in a patent infringement action concerning processor technology. Norman IP Holdings v. Volkswagen Group of America (E.D. Tex.).
  • Represented Mercedes-Benz USA in a patent infringement action concerning automotive head rests. Thebaud v. Mercedes-Benz USA (D. Mass.).
  • Represented Mann + Hummel GmbH in a patent infringement action concerning filter technology. Donaldson v. Mann + Hummel (D. Minn.).
  • Represented Mattel in an action regarding breach of a license agreement concerning toy action figures. DML Associates v. Mattel (Del. Super.).

PUBLICATIONS

  • Reitboeck, Georg, and Kaitlin Abrams. “2020 Year in Review: Noteworthy Patent Precedent in an Unprecedented Year.” Haug Partners, 5 Jan. 2021, www.haugpartners.com/article/2020-year-in-review-noteworthy-patent-precedent-in-an-unprecedented-year/.
  • “Wem Arbeitnehmererfindungen in den USA gehören”, Mitt. 2020, 213 (May 2020; article on employee inventions in U.S.; published in journal of German patent attorneys).
  • “Die ‘abstrakte Idee’ im U.S.-Patentrecht nach Berkheimer,” Mitt. 2018, 537 (December 2018; article on abstract ideas in U.S. patent law; published in journal of German patent attorneys).
  • “Kosten und Nutzen der Durchsetzung eines U.S.-Patents,” wirtschaftsanwaelte.at (July 2017; article on costs and benefits of enforcing a U.S.-patent; published in Austrian business law-publication).
  • "Markierungen von U.S.-Produkten mit Patentnummern," GRUR Int. 2016, 761 (August 2016; article on marking-provision of U.S. Patent Act; published in German IP-journal).
  • "Erstattung von Anwaltskosten in U.S.-Patentstreitverfahren,” GRUR Int. 2014, 1017 (November 2014; article on attorney fee awards in U.S. patent litigation; published in German IP-journal).
  • Contribution to Kuscko/Schumacher (ed.), “marken.schutz” (chapter on trademark exhaustion under European and Austrian law in treatise on trademark law; 1st ed. 2006, 2d ed. 2013).
  • “Recent U.S. Caselaw on Patent Exhaustion, Inducement, and Patent Eligibility, and Proposed U.S. Legislation and President’s Actions Regarding Patent Assertion Entities” (November 2013; published on website of German Association of IP Experts).
  • “Das rechtliche Umfeld für (und gegen) nicht operative Patentinhaber in den USA,” GRUR Int. 2013, 419 (May 2013; article on U.S. legal environment for and against patent assertion entities; published in German IP-journal).
  • “The Future of Patent Exhaustion After Quanta,” published in “Building and Enforcing Intellectual Property Value 2009” (December 2008).
  • “Gedanken zu Erfindungshöhe und Patentdauer,” ÖBl 2008, 187 (June 2008; arguing that patents for pioneering inventions should have different duration than patents for trivial inventions; published in Austrian IP-journal).
  • “Der Begriff der Diensterfindung und angrenzende Rechtsfragen” (book published by Manz Vienna, 2003; doctoral thesis on employee inventions; repeatedly cited by the Austrian Supreme Court).

EDUCATION

  • University of Vienna (SJD, 2002)
  • New York University (LLM, 2000)
  • University of Vienna (JD, 1997)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
  • German Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • German-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Austrian-American Chamber of Commerce

LANGUAGES

  • German
  • French