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- EducationDuke University School of Law
J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
Louisiana State University
B.S. electrical engineering, magna cum laude, 2010
Seth Reich is an associate at Caldwell Cassady & Curry who focuses his practice on patent litigation and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Reich has served as counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving patent infringement, contract disputes, contested trademarks, and trade secrets claims, among others.
Mr. Reich provides in-depth experience litigating standard essential patents (SEPs), including navigating fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) obligations. His SEP-related experience includes litigation involving 3GPP, ITU, IEEE and ETSI standards, as well as technology related to LTE, 3G, 2G and other telecommunication standards. Mr. Reich’s SEP work has resulted in favorable settlements for his clients both before and after trial.
Mr. Reich has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. He is licensed to practice in Texas state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern District of Texas, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. He has substantial experience in all phases of litigation – including experience with depositions, trials, critical motions, and appellate work – and he has been a part of multiple cases that have resulted in favorable jury verdicts and settlements for his clients.
A member of the Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Mr. Reich was selected as part of the 2015 DAYL Leadership Class. He also was honored with the 2016 DAYL Pro Bono Service Award based on his pro bono work for clients in immigration proceedings, appellate briefings, death penalty litigation and intellectual property matters for non-profit startups.
Mr. Reich earned his law degree, magna cum laude, at the Duke University School of Law. He earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, magna cum laude, at Louisiana State University.
During law school, he worked as staff editor for the Duke Law & Technology Review and claimed first-place honors in both the Kilpatrick Townsend and Twiggs-Beskind mock trial competitions. Mr. Reich also interned for the Honorable Judge Jay Zainey in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
- Acantha LLC v. DePuy SynthesMr. Reich served as trial counsel for Acantha LLP in a patent infringement lawsuit against medical device manufacturer DePuy Synthes, a subsidiary of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson. DePuy was sued based on its infringement of an Acantha patent that covers an orthopedic implant assembly used in surgical procedures. Following the August 2018 trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, a jury of five women and three men delivered a unanimous $8.2 million verdict in favor of Mr. Reich’s client.
- VirnetX, Inc. v. Apple, Inc.Mr. Reich represents VirnetX in the company’s ongoing litigation against Apple for infringement of VirnetX’s network security patents by Apple’s FaceTime, iMessage, and VPN On Demand features. Mr. Reich was part of the trial team in the second new trial heard in April 2018, where a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas awarded a unanimous verdict of $502.6 million in favor of VirnetX and found Apple’s infringement was willful. The entire verdict amount was entered as a judgment in August 2018.
- BlackBerry Limited v. BLU Products, Inc.Mr. Reich represented BlackBerry in asserting several of its key LTE, 3G, and 2G standard-essential patents against one of the largest U.S. retailers of unlocked Android mobile phones, BLU Products Inc. Mr. Reich worked with a team of technical experts to investigate and analyze accused instrumentalities on an accelerated discovery schedule, and the damages expert to prepare an SEP-compliant damages model. After dispositive motions were filed, Mr. Reich participated in licensing negotiations that resulted in a favorable settlement for BlackBerry.