Nationally recognized as a top litigator, Russell Tonkovich has won verdicts in some of the largest patent infringement cases in the country. In addition to patent infringement litigation, his practice focuses on trade secret litigation, patent licensing negotiation, licensing disputes, and counseling clients to resolve complex business disputes involving intellectual property.
Russ has represented Fortune 500 companies as well as startup companies in a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, semiconductors, smartphones, consumer electronics, optical networking, internet technologies, computer software, and computer networking.
Russ has litigated cases in federal district courts throughout the country, including the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, Central District of California, and the Northern District of California. He has strong jury trial experience and has won several patent jury trials for clients in the major patent infringement venues. He also has considerable experience representing clients in patent infringement cases before the US International Trade Commission (ITC).
As a medical doctor, Russ has significant experience in representing biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies regarding a range of technologies from pharmaceutical products to DNA arrays and sequencing.
Russ is also registered before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has experience advising clients regarding inter partes review, reexamination, and other patent office procedures.