Michael R. Reinemann
Mr. Reinemann’s legal practice focuses on advising clients in all areas of intellectual property matters with an emphasis on patent and trademark prosecution, infringement and validity analysis, copyright counseling and protection, and representing clients in court. Mr. Reinemann has helped clients obtain key patents to their technology, and valuable trademarks on their brand names.
Mr. Reinemann works on a wide range of technologies including visual and graphical based computer programming systems, multi-processor high performance server architectures, data communication systems, data storage systems, hardware synthesis and development tools, data acquisition and instrumentation systems, GPS equipment, data center equipment, construction equipment, consumer products, and medical devices and systems.
In addition, Mr. Reinemann works on technology transfer agreements, including patent and trademark licenses, end user license agreements, and copyright transfer agreements, among others.
Mr. Reinemann also assists clients in securing and defending intellectual property rights in foreign countries including Germany, France, Great Britain, Canada, Japan, India and China.
Mr. Reinemann’s clients range from individuals and start up companies to large multi-national corporations.
Following law school, Mr. Reinemann clerked for the Honorable Mark L. Wolf, United States District Court Judge for the District of Massachusetts.
- 8,389,504 System and method for file differencing with importance ranking
- 8,364,309 User-assisted robot navigation system
- 8,336,030 System and method for coding standard testing
- 8,335,747 Client-server real estate valuation system
- 8,255,267 System and method for determining relative preferences
- 7,885,705 System and method for facilitating hip surgery
- 7,777,628 Radio frequency identification system and method for use in cast concrete components
Representative Litigation Matters
- ARAM Systems Ltd. v. NovAtel Inc.
Mr. Reinemann and other members of the firm assisted Canadian counsel in representing NovAtel Inc. of Calgary, Canada, a manufacturer of GPS solutions, in an inventorship dispute. The case was filed in the Court of Queens Bench in Calgary, Canada alleging that an employee of the plaintiff was either the sole inventor or a co-inventor of a US patent that the firm obtained for NovAtel. Mr. Reinemann worked with Canadian counsel preparing both fact and expert witnesses, including experts on US patent law as well as an expert in GPS technology. The case was tried over 18 days with over 20 witnesses taking the stand. The court issued a 40 page ruling, rejecting the plaintiff’s contentions, dismissing the charges against NovAtel, and confirming inventorship in the name of NovAtel. The decision was upheld on appeal.
- Cricket Productions, Inc. v. Various distributors of consumer products
Mr. Reinemann and other members of the firm represented Cricket Productions, Inc. of Marlborough, MA in eight patent infringement cases against various distributors and sellers of consumer products. As a result of these legal actions, the defendants settled, and agreed to take a license to Cricket’s patents and/or agreed to destroy or sell-off their current inventory.
- Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc. et al.
Mr. Reinemann represented NER Data Products, Inc. of Glassboro, NJ in a patent infringement action brought by Lexmark International, Inc. of Lexington, KY concerning its toner cartridges. Lexmark claimed infringement of 23 of Lexmark’s patents. Lexmark’s claims were based on its sale of toner cartridges under a single-use patent license. We negotiated a favorable settlement for our client prior to trial, saving the client significant expenses.
- NPC, Inc. v. International Precast Supply, Inc.
Mr. Reinemann represented International Precast Supply of Haverhill, MA, a manufacturer and distributor of construction supplies, in a patent infringement suit brought by NPC, Inc. of Milford, NH. An investigation led by Mr. Reinemann uncovered that the invention of one of NPC’s patents had been on-sale for more than a year before the application for patent had been filed. As a result, NPC was forced to publicly disclaim this patent. Mr. Reinemann also prepared and argued a successful motion for summary judgment. See NPC, Inc. v. International Precast Supply, Inc., 337 F.Supp.2d 378 (D. NH 2004).
- Measurement Computing Corp. and SoftWIRE Technology LLC v. National Instruments Corp.
Mr. Reinemann represented Measurement Computing Corp., a data acquisition and instrumentation company, and SoftWIRE Technology LLC, a software developer, both located in Middleboro, MA in a patent infringement dispute with National Instruments Corp. of Austin, TX. The case involved over 8 patents, including two patents that Mr. Reinemann successfully acquired for his clients and asserted against National Instruments. Shortly after asserting the acquired patents, the case resolved favorably for Measurement Computing Corp. and SoftWIRE Technology LLC.
- Measurement Computing Corp. v. General Patent Corporation (GPC)
Mr. Reinemann also represented Measurement Computing Corp. against patent infringement charges brought by General Patent Corporation International, a patent-holding company, and its subsidiary, Acticon Technologies LLC. Mr. Reinemann conducted an extensive prior art search, and filed a declaratory judgment suit against General Patent Corp. and Acticon who shortly thereafter stopped their efforts to license their patents to Measurement Computing Corp.
- Shawn Henry v. National Geographic Society
Mr. Reinemann represented the National Geographic Society in a breach of contract, conversion and unfair practices action brought by photographer Shawn Henry. Before trial, Mr. Reinemann got two of the three charges brought by Mr. Henry dismissed. During trial before Judge Tauro of the United States District Court in Massachusetts, Mr. Reinemann negotiated a favorable settlement.