Mircea A. Tipescu
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Mircea Tipescu combines legal know-how and technical experience to guide clients through all aspects of patent protection and enforcement. He works with a wide variety of industries, including computer software, telecommunications, ecommerce, electromechanical devices, medical devices, clinical diagnostic equipment, mechanical inventions and automotive systems.

An accomplished litigator, Mircea represents domestic and multinational clients in both federal courts and the International Trade Commission. His experience includes bench and jury trials, summary judgment proceedings, Markman hearings, fact and expert discovery, motion practice and appeals. As a licensed patent attorney, Mircea also assists clients with patent prosecution and provides counseling on patent opinions, licensing, portfolio management, competitive analysis, and due diligence matters.

Mircea is known for his skill at working one-on-one with inventors and engineers to gain a deep understanding of the technology he protects. He looks beyond the current issues to learn the full scope of his clients’ business goals and industry challenges—enabling him to deliver creative, efficient solutions.

Mircea is an adjunct professor of patent law at The John Marshall Law School. He also served as an intern with the Honorable Randall R. Rader at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Education
  • J.D.,
    The George Washington University Law School, 2001
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering/Control Systems and Automation
    Northwestern University, 1993
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering
    Princeton University, 1992
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fed. Cir.
  • U.S. Dist. Court, E.D. Michigan
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Technical Background
  • Control Systems and Automation
  • Software
Languages
  • Romanian
Experience | Non-Legal

SGS-Thomson Microelectronics, Schaumburg, Illinois
Applications Engineer (focused on software development for digital video consumer applications), March 1997-July 1998

Fluid Air Inc., Aurora, Illinois
Control Systems Engineer (focused on specialized control systems software for pharmaceutical solid dosage batch processing equipment), May 1994-March 1997

Forward Thinking
alert
October 03, 2016

Earlier this month, the Federal Circuit held a software-based patent to be eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in...

in the media
April 24, 2015
On April 24, 2015 Brinks attorneys Ralph Gabric and Mircea Tipescu were mentioned as counsel for ZTE in the Law360 article, 'Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs.' Click here to read more.
in the media
March 18, 2015
On March 18, 2015 Mircea Tipescu and Trevor Copeland were mentioned in Chicago Daily law Bulletin for their participation in the ACI Medical Device Patents conference. Click here to read more.
publication
February 05, 2015
On February 5, 2015 Daniel Parrish and Mircea Tipescu’s article, “3 Cost-Effective Ways to Protect IP When Working With Suppliers,” was published in the blog, Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry. Click here to read more.
multimedia
January 21, 2015

Brinks attorneys Kelly Burris, Mircea Tipescu and Scott Slavick ...

publication
September 28, 2010
Mircea A. Tipescu wrote the article 'Patent Misuse' for the September 28, 2010 edition of InsideCounsel.com. Click here to read more.
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August 31, 2010
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August 03, 2010
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July 20, 2010
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June 08, 2010
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Presentations
  • "Demystifying the Recent Decisions and Appeals at the ITC," Brinks Sponsoring CenterForce IP Enforcement Summit, Chicago, IL, April 12, 2016 
  • “Utilizing the ITC in Your Enforcement Strategy,” IP Strategy Summit Conference, Chicago, IL, May 12, 2015
  • “Inter Partes Review (IPR) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board,” Northwestern JTIP Symposium, Chicago IL, March 6, 2015
  • Testing the NPE Waters - Evaluating Whether ‘Trolls’ Are Targeting the Medical Device Space,” ACI’s 5th Advanced Summit on Medical Device Patents, Chicago, IL, March 4-5, 2015
  • “Protecting Your Intellectual Property (IP) When Working with Your Suppliers,” MedTech World MD&M West Conference, Anaheim, CA, February 10-12, 2015
  • "2015 IP Developments," Brinks CLEarKnowledge Now Webinar, January 21, 2015
  • “How the ITC can Bolster Your IP Strategy,” IP Strategy Summit, New York, New York, November 11, 2014
  • "From the attorney - Patent reform reinvents medtech innovation," MedTech World MD&M Chicago Exposition and Conference, Chicago, IL, September 10-11, 2013
Representative Matters
  • InterDigital Communications, Inc. et al. v. ZTE Corp. and ZTE (USA) Inc. (D. Del. 2011- 2014). Representing ZTE Corp. and ZTE USA in a patent infringement action relating to 3G and 4G cellular technology.
  • In the Matter of Certain Wireless Devices with 3G Capabilities and Components Thereof (ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-868, 2011-2014). Representing respondents ZTE Corp. and ZTE USA in a section 337 patent infringement investigation at the International Trade Commission relating to 3G and 4G cellular technology
  • In the Matter of Certain Wireless Devices with 3G Capabilities and Components Thereof (ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-800, 2011-2014). Representing respondents ZTE Corp. and ZTE USA in a section 337 patent infringement investigation at the International Trade Commission relating to 3G cellular technology.
  • Shop Vac Corporation v. Alton Industries Group Ltd. (N.D. Ill. 2013). Represented Alton Industries in patent infringement action relating to wet dry vacuums.
  • In the Matter of Certain Electronic Devices For Capturing And Transmitting Images and Components Thereof, No. 337-TA-831 (U.S. Int'l Trade Comm'n 2011-2013). Representing complainant Eastman Kodak Company in a section 337 patent infringement investigation at the International Trade Commission based on importation of Respondents’ (Apple and HTC) smartphone and tablet products.
  • Trading Technologies International, Inc. v. Stellar Trading Systems, Ltd., et al., (N.D. Ill. 2010-2014). Represented Stellar Trading Systems in patent infringement action relating to electronic trading software.
  • Shop Vac Corporation v. Alton Industries Group Ltd. (N.D. Ill. 2010). Represented Alton Industries in multi-count action alleging false advertising and patent infringement relating to wet dry vacuums.
  • Robbins v. John Wall, Inc., et al., (W.D. Pa. 2009). Represented Robbins in patent infringement action relating to extruded fencing.
  • Eaton Corporation v. ZF Friedrichshafen A.G. and ArvinMeritor, Inc. (E.D. Mich. 2008). Represented defendants ZF Friedrichshafen A.G. and ArvinMeritor, Inc. in a patent infringement action relating to software controlled heavy-duty truck transmission technology.
  • Herman Miller, Inc. v. Teknion Corp. and Okamura Corp. (N.D. Ill. 2007-2008). Subject: Represented Herman Miller in a patent infringement action relating to Herman Miller's iconic Aeron® chair.
  • Constellation IP, LLC v. Avis Budget Group, Inc., et al., (E.D. Tex. 2007). Represented The Progressive Corporation in patent infringement matter involving computer generated presentation systems. 
  • Constellation IP, LLC v. Marriott Int'l, Inc., et al., (E.D. Tex. 2006). Represented The Progressive Corporation in patent infringement matter involving computer generated presentation systems. 
  • New Medium Technologies LLC, et al. v. Barco N.V., et al., (N.D. Ill. 2005-2007). Represented LG Philips LCD in a patent infringement action relating to audio/video enhancement and synchronization technology.
  • Osmic, Inc. v. Magnequench International, Inc. (S.D. Ind. 2005). Represented Osmic in patent infringement action relating to a process for making an alloy.
  • One World Technologies, Inc., et al. v. Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd., et al., (N.D. Ill., 2004-2006). Represented One World Technologies, Inc. and Ryobi Technologies, Inc. in an action for infringement of our clients' patents relating to a miter saw having a laser arbor and to a portable power tool support assembly.
  • Motorola, Inc. and GMP/Wireless Med., Inc. v. Nonin Med., Inc. (N.D. Ill. 2004). Represented Motorola and GMP in patent litigation relating to wireless diagnosis and medical equipment.
  • In the Matter of Certain Automated Mechanical Transmission Systems for Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty Trucks and Components Thereof (ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-503, 2004-2005). Represented respondents ZF Friedrichshafen A.G., ArvinMeritor, Inc. and ZF Meritor LLC, in a section 337 patent infringement investigation at the International Trade Commission relating to software controlled heavy-duty truck transmission technology.
  • In the Matter of Certain Home Vacuum Packaging Machines (ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-496, 2003). Represented respondents The Holmes Group, Inc. and The Rival Company in a section 337 patent infringement investigation at the International Trade Commission relating to vacuum packaging machines.
  • MLR, LLC v. U.S. Robotics Corp., et al., (N.D. Ill. 2002-2003). Represented defendants Ericsson and Sony-Ericsson in a patent infringement action relating to multi-modal cellular telephone technology.
  • General Electric Co. v. Power Measurement Ltd., et al., (D. Conn. 2002). Represented Power Measurement Ltd. and Power Measurement Inc. in defending a ten patent infringement action related to digital power monitoring systems and in a related counter action for antitrust, tortious interference with prospective business relationship and unfair competition.
Press Releases & Events
April 12, 2016

Brinks is sponsoring the CenterForce IP Enforcement Summit in Chicago, IL, on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

October 23, 2014
CHICAGO—Gary M. Ropski, a shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione and the firm's past president, has been named the #1 Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer in Illinois by Leading Lawyers, and fifty-nine ...
May 13, 2014
Laura Beth Miller, Mircea A. Tipescu and Hersh H. Mehta will be featured presenters at The IP Strategy Summit on May 13, 2014, in Chicago. Mircea will be a panelist for the session “Defending Against NPEs” at 10:45 am. At a special Lunch ...
June 19, 2013
CHICAGO — LAF, a nonprofit organization that provides free legal assistance to tens of thousands of low-income, elderly and disabled individuals in Chicago and suburban Cook County, has honored Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione with its ...
December 10, 2012
CHICAGO – Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, today announced that Bashir M.S. Ali, David P. Lindner, John A. Lingl, Stephen C. Smith, Scott A. Timmerman and Mircea A. ...
September 18, 2012
CHICAGO – Leading Lawyers Network has named 54 attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, as 2012 Leading Lawyers in intellectual property in Illinois for 2012. The roster ...
Honors
  • Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, 2012-2015
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2008, 2009, 2014
Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • ITC Trial Lawyers Association
  • Princeton Club of Chicago
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