Overview

Kfir Levy is a partner in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office and a member of the Intellectual Property practice.

Kfir represents clients in the high tech, medical device, and telecommunications industries in patent litigation matters in federal courts, at the trial and appellate levels as well as in arbitrations and in Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC). He has considerable trial experience on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.

Kfir has represented clients in matters relating to a wide variety of technologies including telecommunications systems and products, LCD, OLED, and plasma televisions and panels, pharmaceuticals, network communications and messaging systems, flash and DRAM memory devices, wireless routing systems, aseptic filling machines, and lighting products.

He works with clients on all stages of licensing and litigation, from pre-filing investigations through trial and appeal. He also counsels clients on patent and intellectual property matters, including analysis of IP implications on joint ventures and transactions, review of patent portfolios, freedom-to-operate analyses, and pre-litigation diligence.

Kfir clerked for the Honorable Procter Hug, Jr. of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2003 - 2004.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew

Experience

Recent District Court Matters

  • Maxell, Ltd. v. ZTE Corporation et al. (E.D. Tex. 2018) – representing former Hitachi subsidiary Maxell, Ltd. in patent enforcement action involving smartphones
  • Maxell, Ltd. v Huawei Device, BlackBerry, Fandango, BLU Products, ASUS, Olympus, et al. (various jurisdictions 2016-) – representing former Hitachi subsidiary Maxell, Ltd. in licensing negotiations and patent enforcement actions involving smartphones, cameras, and related technologies
  • Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC v. LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2013) – representing defendant LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. in patent infringement action involving smartphone and telecommunications network technologies
  • Innovative Display Technologies LLC v. Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Company (E.D. Tex. 2013) – representing defendants Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Company in patent infringement action involving LCD backlight technology
  • Innovative Display Technologies LLC v. LG Electronics, Inc. et al. (D. Del. 2013) – representing defendants LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., LG Display Co., Ltd., and LG Display America, Inc. in patent infringement action involving LCD backlight technology
  • Surpass Tech Innovation LLC v. LG Display Co., Ltd. et al. (D. Del. 2014) – representing defendants LG Display Co., Ltd. and LG Display America Inc. in patent infringement action involving LCD driving technology
  • Industrial Technology Research Institute v. LG Electronics Inc. et. al.(S.D. Cal. 2013) – representing defendants LG Electronics, Inc. and LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. in patent infringement action involving
  • Affinity Labs of Texas, LLC v. General Motors LLC (E.D. Tex. 2012; W.D. Tex. 2013) – representing defendant General Motors LLC in patent infringement actions involving technology for connecting mobile devices to automobile systems
  • Allen Video Technology, Inc. v. Hitachi America, Ltd. (D. Md. 2015) – representing defendant Hitachi America, Ltd. in patent infringement action involving projector technology
  • Allen Video Technology, Inc. v. Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. et al. (D. Md. 2014) – representing defendants Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc., Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc., and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in patent infringement action involving projector technology
  • LG Display Co. Ltd. v. Obayashi Seikou Co., Ltd. (D.D.C. 2011; Japan) – representing plaintiff LG Display Co., Ltd. in multi-national dispute regarding inventorship, trade secret theft, and patent infringement over LCD technology

Other Recent Matters

  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. et al. v. Dell, Inc. et al., ICDR Case No. 01-15-0004-4328 – representing Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in arbitration involving Blu-Ray technology
  • Certain Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-873, representing respondents LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. in action involving semiconductor technology
  • Certain Mobile Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics, Inv. No. 337-TA-834, representing respondent Motorola Mobility, Inc. in action involving haptic technology used in mobile devices

Education

William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, JD, summa cum laude

Managing Editor, Nevada Law Journal

Kenyon College, BA

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • California

Court

  • US District Court for the Central District of California
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California
  • US District Court for the Southern District of California
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Memberships

  • California Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association