Mintz is pleased to announce that Jonathan J. Engler has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice in Washington, D.C. A seasoned intellectual property attorney, Mr. Engler’s practice focuses on representing clients in patent, trade secret, copyright and trademark litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and in appeals of those disputes at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Drawing on his extensive experience as an ITC attorney in private practice and his tenure as an attorney with the ITC and in the U.S. Department of Commerce, Mr. Engler successfully represents parties on both sides of ITC disputes, including representing them in relation to the enforcement of remedial orders through U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Cases he has handled have been directed to semiconductors, batteries, LED lighting, cellular communications, networks, and consumer electronics, and have involved some of the most widely recognized electronics and consumer products companies.
“The addition of Jonathan is an important step in the continued evolution and enhancement of our leading Intellectual Property Practice,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz. “His significant experience handling Section 337 intellectual property investigations before the ITC, as well as trade secret and trademark litigation on behalf of a variety of cutting edge technologies, further cements Mintz’s leading position in the market.”
Prior to joining Mintz, Mr. Engler was a partner Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP, a law firm that specializes in ITC Section 337 litigation and international trade matters, where he represented U.S. and international technology companies in all phases of ITC investigations and before the Federal Circuit. Before joining that firm, he spent seven years as an attorney for the federal government focused on international trade. Mr. Engler was an attorney in the ITC’s Office of General Counsel, during which time he advised the agency on Section 337 matters and handled Federal Circuit appeals, and also served as an interim legal counsel to a Commissioner. He also served as a senior attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the Department of Commerce, a role that involved representing the department in international trade litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade, the Federal Circuit, North American Free Trade Agreement arbitration panels, and the World Trade Organization. Mr. Engler began his career as an associate with a large international firm, where he counseled clients in international trade matters and practiced in the firm's Washington, D.C. and Brussels, Belgium offices.
“We are delighted to have Jonathan on board,” said Michael Renaud, Chair of Mintz’s Intellectual Property Division. “His arrival deepens the strength of our D.C. Intellectual Property litigation team, and clients will benefit greatly from his insight and perspective gained while serving at the ITC.”
Mintz’s Intellectual Property Practice boasts an accomplished team of patent litigators with deep experience handling Section 337 investigations at the ITC. The team has successfully protected the exclusive rights of patent owners with high-value portfolios covering innovations in biotechnology, semiconductors, graphics processors, LED and other technologies, including on behalf of companies such as Advanced Micro Devices, Globalfoundries, and Glycosyn. Mintz’s IP team has earned cease & desist and exclusion orders (both limited and general) and represented clients in enforcing them through CBP. The firm maintains a deep bench of experienced patent litigators representing both Complainants and Respondents at the ITC, and its ITC team members have experience handling patent, trade secrets, and trademark matters in this critical venue.