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Non-Practicing Entity Patent Litigation 2013: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives

Author(s): R. David Donoghue
Practice Area: Intellectual Property, Litigation
Published: Dec 2013
PLI Item #: 49133
CHB Spine #: G1163


R. David Donoghue is a trial attorney and the deputy practice group leader of Holland & Knight's Intellectual Property Team, focusing his almost 15 years of experience upon intellectual property litigation and particularly upon patent disputes. Mr. Donoghue's most recent trial experience includes a jury verdict including a finding of willfulness, a full trebling of damages and a full award of attorney's fees in the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Donoghue has also been chosen as lead trial counsel in RPXIS's insurance program defending companies against non-practicing entities. And he is Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated.

In addition to his focus defending retailers and their supply chains against non-practicing entities, Mr. Donoghue's practice spans diverse technology areas, including internet technologies, cellular telephony, computer software, WiFi, pharmaceuticals, automotive technologies, electrical technologies, television production equipment, nutritional supplements and numerous medical devices.

Mr. Donoghue was previously with Delphi Technologies, the world's largest automotive supplier, where he was a founding member of Delphi's Technology Licensing and Litigation Group and handled substantial international intellectual property litigation and licensing matters.

Mr. Donoghue has served as an adjunct professor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, teaching legal research and writing and intellectual property courses. At the beginning of his legal career, Mr. Donoghue served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gordon J. Quist, federal district judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

Mr. Donoghue earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center.  He earned his B.S.E., Aerospace Engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan.

Honors & Awards

  • Chicago's Rising Stars: 40 Under 40, The National Law Journal, 2013
  • IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, 2013 - Patent Contentious, Trademark Contentious, and Licensing
  • Rising Star, Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, 2013
  • Current Developments Editor for the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
  • Chicago Bar Association Herman Kogan Media Award
  • Chicago Business Lawyer magazine 2010 40 and Under 40, 2010