Mr. Merek’s practice areas include litigation of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition matters before District Courts throughout the United States and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Merek has twenty-five years of litigation experience and has acted as lead counsel on Intellectual Property cases pending in the states of Alabama, California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington. Mr. Merek has been lead counsel on numerous appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Merek has also represented a Fortune 500 company in a European Opposition proceeding.
Mr. Merek’s practice also includes appearances before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board as well as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Jim has extensive experience in initiating and defending reexamination proceedings and also files and prosecutes patent and trademark applications in the United States and foreign countries. Mr. Merek also counsels corporations and individuals on licensing, infringement, validity, enforceability and patentability matters.
Mr. Merek has experience in the following fields: Automotive; Computer; Environmental; Telecommunications; Medical Devices; Manufacturing; Coal Mining; Water and Wastewater Filtration; Air Filtration, Testing and Monitoring Equipment; Agricultural Equipment; Railroad; Containers; Electromechanical Devices; Coal Tar Emulsions; Chemical Additives; Oil/Gas Drilling; Fuel Storage and Supply Systems; Industrial Refuse Equipment; Food Processing; and, Golf equipment.