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Kristina R. Cary

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Education

  • Suffolk University (JD)
  • Franklin W. Olin College (BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Kristina is a patent litigation attorney whose practice concentrates primarily in hardware and software cases. She handles nearly all aspects of patent litigation, with an emphasis on highly technical components including patent portfolio analysis and patent infringement and validity analyses.

Kristina’s practice is highly influenced by her background in electrical and computer engineering. While working at several companies and in the capacity as independent consultant, she directed her skills towards both hardware and software projects.  Kristina applies this technical knowledge to her intellectual property practice in order to successfully represent her clients.

Representative Matters

  • Certain Consumer Electronics with Display and Processing Capabilities (337-TA-884) Represented 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 were Panasonic, Toshiba, Vizio, and ZTE. Most respondents settled. The ITC hearing was held over several days in May 2014, and on August 29, 2014 Mintz Levin successfully obtained a recommendation for a Limited Exclusion Order against the remaining respondent, which chose to settle while Commission review of the Administrative Law Judge’s was 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.
  • Certain LED Photographic Lighting Devices and Components Thereof (337-TA-804) Represented California-based complainant (plaintiff) and its UK parent, companies that make LED lighting systems for use in film and TV production, at the International Trade Commission. The ITC handed down its Final Initial Determination of infringement on September 7, 2012. On January 17, 2013, the ITC issued a General Exclusion Order (GEO) against respondents (defendants) based in both China and the United States. The result in this case is particularly notable because it is rare for the ITC to issue a GEO. It is much more common for complainants to seek and receive a Limited Exclusion Order from the court due to the rigorous criteria and careful balancing of interests that apply to requests for GEOs.