Associate

Courtney M. Krawice

Intellectual Property, ITC Section 337 Actions, Patent Litigation

Overview

Courtney Krawice an associate in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office and a member of the Intellectual Property practice.

Courtney has a background in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Patent Law and focuses her practice on patent litigation at the International Trade Commission and various district courts.

Courtney’s patent litigation experience includes pre-suit diligence, motions practice, drafting and arguing Markman briefs, managing discovery, taking and defending depositions, and pre-trial preparations. In addition, Courtney advises clients on IP portfolio development and management.

Prior to Mayer Brown, Courtney spent a year in the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic advising clients and prosecuting patent and trademark applications. Courtney also spent a summer in the Department of Justice’s Intellectual Property Litigation group defending the government in intellectual property matters before the Court of Federal Claims. Prior to law school, Courtney worked for two different intellectual property boutique firms assisting with patent prosecution.

Experience

Representative District Court Experience:

  • Murj, Inc. v. Rhythm Management Group, LLC et al. (D. Md. 2021) – Drafted the winning motion to dismiss based on invalidity under Section 101 to favorably resolve single-patent infringement case.

Representative Section 337 Experience at the USITC:

  • Certain Smart Thermostat Hubs, Systems Containing the Same, and Components of the Same (ITC 2022-2023) – Settled investigation on favorable terms for patentee late into the discovery phase of a three-patent investigation concerning smart home and IoT devices patents while serving as the technical lead.
  • Certain Mobile Electronic Devices (ITC 2022-2023) – Obtained settlement on favorable terms for patentee Maxell days prior to the evidentiary hearing involving multiple patents related to image processing, fingerprint authentication, and wireless communication technologies.

Education

  • American University Washington College of Law, JD, cum laude
    Administrative Law Review, Senior Staffer
  • George Washington University, BS, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Courts

  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Co-Chair of the Washington DC Bar’s Intellectual Property Community
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