Gene's practice involves patents, trademarks, copyrights, and related antitrust and unfair competition matters, with an emphasis on intellectual property litigation. Before joining Reed Smith, he was Litton’s trial counsel in the Litton v. Honeywell patent infringement case, scoring a $1.2 billion jury verdict.
Gene has counseled and represented clients in litigation matters involving a wide variety of technologies, including medical devices, video games, pharmaceuticals, steel-making processes, electronics, industrial equipment, software, telecommunications, aerospace, chemicals, transportation, simulators, satellite communications, consumer products, and manufacturing processes. He is an experienced trial lawyer, presenting cases to judges and juries, arbitrators, and mediators. He also briefs and argues appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
In addition to the litigation matters, Gene assists clients in developing and implementing strategies to maximize the value and effectiveness of their intellectual property. He negotiates technology licensing arrangements and joint development relationships, and conducts due diligence for the acquisition or divesture of intellectual property assets encompassing a wide range of technologies.