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Andrew D. Skale

  • Manage and protect global patent portfolio for Ruby Tuesday, Inc.
  • Represented SpinMaster, a leading global children's entertainment company, in a patent infringement case related to the company's Zero Gravity® Laser toy vehicle, which was named "Best Toy" by Popular Mechanics at the 2019 Toy Fair. Obtained a preliminary injunction in December 2019 enjoining the sales of the infringing toys by defendant, which was appealed. The parties settled their dispute and the case was dismissed by stipulation.
  • Manage and protect global patent portfolio for &pizza.
  • Successfully represented former NFL linebacker, 3x pro bowl, Rookie of the Year, Shawne Merriman in numerous IP matters, including litigation against Under Armour Inc.
  • Represents Acorns in patent and trademark matters around the world.
  • Represents Black Girls Rock! with respect to trademark matters.
  • Represents Silk Road Medical in trademark matters around the world.
  • Represents PriceSmart in global intellectual property matters,
  • Represents Barnana with respect to trademark matters.
  • Represents Orchid cryptocurrency in global trademark matters.
  • Represents toy company BOTI International Ltd. in global trademark matters.
  • Represents Evofem Biosciences, Inc. in global trademark matters.
  • Represents Skillz in global trademark matters.
  • Represents X-Artists Books with respect to trademark matters
  • Successfully represented MMA fighter Rampage Jackson in a lawsuit with his former manager.
  • Represented SeQual Technologies, Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit, obtaining a favorable settlement.
  • Settled a case for ASICS spokesperson/wrestler Jordan Burroughs in a dispute against Burroughs' previous licensee. Represented ASICS in a contract litigation involving Lutte Licensing.
  • Successfully licensed the Bel Air brand for numerous film and television projects
  • Settled a patent infringement case for Chart Industries, Inc. against GP Strategies Corporation and continues to represent Chart Industries, Inc. in its patent matters before the US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Representing The Brain Observatory, a non-profit research and public benefit organization, in trademark and licensing matters.
  • Represents Upper Deck International in a litigation adverse to The Upper Deck Company.
  • Represents Pony, Inc. in its trademark matters around the world
  • Represented Michelle “Bombshell” McGee in a contract dispute.
  • Represented Stephen Slesinger, Inc. regarding rights to the Winnie-the-Pooh characters, obtaining summary judgment against the Walt Disney Company
  • Represented Stormceptor Corp., obtaining a favorable jury verdict of patent infringement.
  • Represented New Name, Inc. against Disney Enterprises, Inc., regarding trademark and copyright infringement, obtaining a favorable settlement.
  • Represents Red Ryder with respect to trademark matters.
  • Represented Cook Like a Chef, Inc., regarding the television program, Cook Like a Chef.
  • Assist Fantasy Sports, LLC in managing their growing IP portfolio.
  • Represents the Sierra Nevada Corporation in various intellectual property matters.
  • Represented Avid Identification Systems, Inc., obtaining a mandatory preliminary injunction against Banfield, the Pet Hospital.
  • Representing Chelsea’s Light Foundation, a non-profit organization working to protect children from sexual predators, in trademark and contractual matters.
  • Represented Intel Corporation, obtaining summary judgment against a major competitor
  • Represented Equiplite, in a patent infringement litigation, obtaining a favorable result.
  • Represented Clariti Eyewear, Inc. in successfully appealing to the Federal Circuit, obtaining summary judgment in a patent infringement case. See Aspex Eyewear, Inc. v. Clariti Eyewear, Inc., 605 F. 3d 1305 (Fed. Cir. 2010)
  • Represented Angles BeautyCare Group, Inc. in a jury trial concerning trademark infringement and unfair competition, obtaining a favorable settlement
  • Represents Bullets2Bandages, an apparel brand designed to give thanks to veterans and their families, in various intellectual property matters.
  • Represented Pony, Inc. in two separate trademark disputes against Ford Motor Company and Nike, obtaining favorable results in each case.
  • Obtained judgment for client and maximum statutory damages award for cybersquatting, trademark infringement, and unfair competition
  • Obtained a $12 million summary judgment motion for a breach of contract related to pet food ingredients.
  • Settled a patent infringement case for Suicide Fantasy Sports against ESPN Inc.
Case Study
Mintz represents former NFL star Shawne Merriman with trademark issues concerning his Lights Out brand, including in matters involving major sports apparel brands. Mintz has brought trademark infringement, false endorsement, and unfair competition suits and successfully settled trademark cases.
Case Study
Mintz supported and advised sports brand Overtime in the formation and launch of the Overtime Elite (OTE) league for young basketball players seeking to turn pro, and we continue to advise the company and OTE on sports, entertainment, social media, employment, health care, and other issues.
Case Study
At the peak of toy-buying season, Mintz helped Spin Master Ltd. obtain a preliminary injunction preventing toy company E. Mishan & Sons, Inc. (Emson) from importing and selling Radical Racers toys in the US after Spin Master sued Emson for infringing patents covering its Zero Gravity® toys.