Reza is an accomplished patent and trade secret litigator who represents plaintiffs and defendants in the high-tech and life sciences fields. He draws on his strong technical background to successfully lead cases in federal district courts, at the International Trade Commission (ITC), and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Reza handles disputes across a wide range of technical areas, including cellular communications, Wi-Fi, internet and computer networking, semiconductors, wearable electronics, computer architecture, computer vision and modeling, emergency systems, electronic surveillance systems, automotive systems, consumer electronics, fintech, and MRI technology.
A seasoned litigator, Reza has extensive experience in all phases of litigation and managing client relationships. He argues hearings and motions before district court judges and inter partes review (IPR) panels, examines witnesses at trial, and manages discovery. Reza also advises clients on pre-litigation and general IP strategy matters, including issues relating to transactions such as venture capital activity and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Mintz, Reza was an intellectual property partner at a multinational law firm, where he led teams in IP litigation. During his tenure, his trial victories were regularly highlighted in top legal and business publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The American Lawyer’s Litigation Daily, the National Law Journal, Bloomberg News, and Law360. In particular, Litigation Daily’s “Litigator of the Week” article highlighted his representation of Motorola in a district court jury trial victory of $765 million. And Law360 wrote about his representation of EagleView in a $125 million jury win just a few months earlier. Further, his representation of Cisco in multiple ITC and PTAB actions that resulted in multiple exclusion orders against competitor Arista was featured in Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, and The Recorder. Also, the National Law Journal and other publications profiled his litigation victory that resulted in one of the country’s first rulings setting a FRAND rate, In re Innovatio.
Reza also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on assisting veterans in obtaining benefits, counseling nonprofit organizations that serve homeless youth, and advising on matters involving election integrity.
- Intellectual Ventures v. Honda (N.D. Texas; PTAB) – Represented Honda in settled patent litigation in district court and an inter partes review against Intellectual Ventures.
- AllRounds, Inc. v. eShares d/b/a Carta, Inc. (N.D. Cal.) – Represented AllRounds in settled trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement litigation against Carta.
- Gigamon, Inc. v. Apcon, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) – Brought in just before trial and represented Apcon as a defendant in six-patent litigation involving internet and computer networking technology, with a complete trial victory for Apcon.
- Koninklijke KPN, N.V. v. Sierra Wireless, Inc. (D. Del.) – Represented Sierra Wireless as the defendant in settled patent litigation regarding cellular communication technology.
- Motorola Solutions, Inc., et al. v. Hytera Communications Corporation Ltd. (N.D. Ill.) – Represented Motorola Solutions in trade secret and copyright litigation against competitor Hytera, including examining a key technical witness for Motorola at trial. After a nearly four-month trial, the jury quickly returned a verdict of $765 million in damages to Motorola.
- Eagle View Technologies, Inc., et al. v. Xactware Solutions, Inc. (D. N.J.) – Represented Eagle View in a five-patent case as plaintiff against competitor Xactware. Successfully defended all claims from Section 101 challenges and tried the case to a jury, resulting in a $125 million damages verdict for Eagle View and a finding of willful infringement against Xactware. The judge also entered a permanent injunction in favor of Eagle View against Xactware’s products.
- Canon, Inc. v. Avigilon U.S.A. Corp.; Axis Comms. v. Avigilon Fortress Corp. (D. Mass; PTAB) – Represented Motorola subsidiary Avigilon in district court litigation and in five inter partes review (IPR) challenges to its patents. Argued hearings for all five IPRs and achieved complete victory in all, with all challenged claims surviving, after which the district court litigation between the parties was resolved.
- Immersion Corp. v. Fitbit, Inc. (N.D. Cal.) – Represented Fitbit in a three-patent case as the defendant in US litigation and also guided Chinese counsel in developing arguments for parallel litigation in China. The dispute was resolved after the US judge invalidated one patent on Section 101 grounds, a favorable claim construction hearing indicated that another patent would be invalidated, and a Chinese court invalidated a patent on obviousness grounds.
- Cisco Systems, Inc. v. Arista Networks, Inc. (ITC; PTAB) – Represented Cisco in multiple ITC and PTAB actions regarding core internet and computer networking technology, resulting in multiple exclusion orders that prevented its competitor, Arista, from importing any and all of its products, and upholding Cisco’s patents.
- Intel Corp. v. Future Link Systems, LLC (D. Del.) – Represented Intel in a settled nine-patent declaratory judgment litigation involving a variety of computer architecture technologies that Intel was accused of infringing.
- In re Innovatio (N.D. Ill.) – Represented several major Wi-Fi device manufacturer defendants and their corporate customers as the defendants in a 21-patent case that was one of the country’s first to rule on the issues of a FRAND rate and essentiality of a patent to a technological standard. The judge ruled that all 441 claims were subject to a FRAND obligation (as the defendants argued) and set a very low FRAND rate.
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Recognition & Awards
Included on Super Lawyers: Rising Star list (2022)
Eta Kappa Nu
Tau Beta Pi
- Fellow, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology