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Rodger D. Smith II

Partner

Tel: (302) 351-9205
Fax: (302) 498-6209
rsmith@mnat.com

Rodger is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.

With nearly 20 years of experience helping companies solve complex problems, Rodger’s practice focuses on intellectual property and other complicated commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation. The Dow Chemical Company, Acuity Brands, Scientific Games, and Sony Corporation are among the Fortune 1000 companies that have relied on his legal skill and judgment.  Prior to joining the firm, Rodger worked as an associate in the Litigation Department at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he was involved in a variety of challenging litigation matters.  In 2013, he was selected to the IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, and he has been consistently recognized as a leading Delaware patent litigator by Best Lawyers in America and by Chambers USA: Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  Rodger currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Delaware Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., and is a past recipient of the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award and the Kind Policy Award from the Delaware Housing Coalition.

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The Dow Chemical Company v. Nova Chemicals.  Represent patentee in patent infringement litigation involving polyethylene blends.

Acuity Brands, Inc. v. Cooper Industries, Inc.  Represented patentee in patent infringement litigation involving fluorescent light fixtures.

Cooper Technologies Co. v. Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc.  Represented accused infringer in patent infringement litigation involving downlights and emergency exit signs.

Hubbell Inc. v. Acuity Brands Inc.  Represented accused infringer in patent infringement and trade dress litigation involving antique pole top luminaires.

W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. v. Valeo-Sylvania L.L.C.  Represented patentee in patent infringement litigation involving headlamp vents.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.  Represented accused infringer in patent infringement litigation involving fluorometers for measuring fluorescences in conjunction with polymerase chain reactions (PCR).

GTECH Corp. v. Scientific Games Int’l, Inc., et al.  Represented accused infringers in patent infringement litigation involving lottery ticket vending machines.

Scientific Games Royalty Corp. v. GTECH Corp.  Represented patentee in patent infringement litigation involving group participation lottery games.

American International Group, Inc. v. C.V. Starr & Co., et al.  Represented trademark owner in action for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction for trademark infringement.

QUALCOMM Inc. v. Texas Instruments, Inc.  Represented plaintiff in a breach of contract action involving a patent portfolio agreement.

Pharmacia Corp. v. Par Pharmaceutical, Inc.  Represented patentee in Hatch-Waxman litigation concerning generic pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

Pharmacia Corp. v. Alcon Laboratories, Inc.  Represented patentee in patent litigation concerning pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

Bayer AG v. Sony Electronics, Inc. et al.  Represented accused infringers in patent litigation concerning magnetic metal particles used in manufacturing magnetic recording tapes.

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