Lance W. Shapiro
Lance Shapiro is an associate in the intellectual property litigation group, specializing primarily in patent litigation across technical fields of wireless telecommunications, hardware, software, computer-based technologies, consumer electronics, semiconductors, and LED technologies.
Lance is experienced in performing pre-suit analyses, identifying invalidity, infringement and claim construction positions, and engaging in all aspects of fact and expert discovery in district courts, including drafting motions, responding to discovery requests, and preparing and deposing witnesses. Lance further has experience with post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Lance also maintains an active pro bono practice before state courts and federal agencies.
During law school, Lance twice interned for the Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to law school, Lance worked as an engineering consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton where he developed requirements and statistical analytics for a predictive expenditure management software system. He also worked for three summers during college as an engineering intern at Northrop Grumman.
Lance earned a degree in Systems Engineering with High Distinction from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of the prestigious Rodman Scholars Honors Program. Lance studied abroad for two summers at the University of Vienna, specializing in German Language and European Legal and Economic Studies.
- Verizon Business Network Services v. A Major Multinational Telecommunications Equipment Company (PTAB): representing a major multinational telecommunications equipment company in a series of inter partes review directed to optical transport networks.
- Cellect, LLC v. Samsung Electronics (D. Colo., PTAB): defending Samsung Electronics in a suit alleging infringement of eleven patents directed to cameras in smartphones and tablets, and twenty inter partes reviews.
- Ultravision Technologies, LLC v. Samsung Electronics (E.D. Tex., PTAB): defending Samsung Electronics in a patent infringement action involving six patents related to LED displays.
- Carrum Technologies, LLC v. A Major International Automotive Manufacturer (D. Del., PTAB): defending a major international automotive manufacturer in a patent infringement litigation involving adaptive cruise control technology.
- Canon, Inc. v. TCL Electronics (E.D. Tex., PTAB): defended TCL in a five patent lawsuit related to smart TV functionality and interfaces, leading to a favorable settlement before trial.
- Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 v. Qualcomm (D. Del., PTAB): represented IP Bridge in a patent infringement suit involving eight patents related to semiconductor technology and in related inter partes reviews before the PTAB.
- Harris Corp. v. A Major Multinational Telecommunications Equipment Company (E.D. Tex., D. Del.): represented a major multinational telecommunications company in an action alleging infringement of patents directed to various networking, LTE, and Power-Over-Ethernet technologies.
- StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (D. Mass, E.D. Va., C.D. Cal., Fed. Cir.): represented StrikeForce in a series of district court actions and related appeal asserting its patents relating to out-of-band authentication techniques and systems.
- PACid v. Samsung Electronics (E.D. Tex.): represented Samsung in the Eastern District of Texas in a patent infringement suit involving authentication. The matter settled after Samsung filed a motion to dismiss on § 101 grounds.
- Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, et al. (PTAB, Fed. Cir.): represented three global computer gaming companies, including Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard, in multiple petitions for inter partes review and appeal to the Federal Circuit challenging three patents related to broadcasting information over computer networks.
- DIFF Scale Operation Research v. Extreme Networks (S.D.N.Y.): represented Extreme Networks in a seven patent lawsuit, which was resolved quickly and favorably for Extreme.
- Visual Content IP v. Samsung Electronics (E.D. Tex.): defended Samsung Electronics in district court litigation regarding image sensors and imaging software.
- Conducted patent portfolio infringement assessments and pre-suit analyses.
- Co-author, “Juries to play key role in SEP litigation for infringement and damages,” Global Competition Review and Intellectual Asset Management (January 6, 2023)
- Co-author, “Volatile US executive policy landscape means uncertainty for injunctions in SEP litigation,” Global Competition Review (December 21, 2022)
- Co-author, “Licensing Strategies for SEP Licensors in the Internet of Things Age,” Bloomberg Law’s Tech & Telecom Law (December 13, 2018)
- Co-author, “Internet of Things: Manufacturers’ Patent, Business Considerations,” Bloomberg Law’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (May 18, 2018)
- Co-author, “Internet of Things: Next Patent War Zone,” Bloomberg BNA’s Patent Trademark & Copyright Journal (January 11, 2018)
- Author, Note, “E-Discovery: Bargaining Bytes for Settlement,” 27 GEO. J. LEGAL ETHICS 887 (2014)
- JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2015; Leon Robbin Patent Award; senior editor, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
- BS (Systems Engineering), High Distinction, University of Virginia, 2010; Rodman Engineering Honors Scholar, Tau Beta Pi; Omega Rho; Systems Engineering Department Excellence Award
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2016
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2016
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2018
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2018
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2018
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2021
- The Best Lawyers in America – Ones to Watch (2023)