Partner at Desmarais LLP
Tamir Packin’s practice focuses on trials of complex patent cases. He has led teams through all phases of litigation ensuring that they approach every task with an eye towards reaching a favourable verdict (or favourable pre-verdict judgment), and securing it during post-trial proceedings and on appeal.
Mr Packin’s trial and litigation experience spans a wide range of industries and technologies, including personal computers, data centre servers and switches, mobile handset technologies, computer security and software, networking equipment, wired and wireless telecommunications, voice-over-IP, cable modems, semiconductor processing, flash memory, pharmaceuticals, robotics, medical devices and ceramics.
In his most recent trial, Mr Packin successfully defended Cisco Systems in a patent infringement suit brought by Egenera, in which Egenera sought over $400 million in damages. At trial in January 2019, the court reviewed Cisco’s improper inventorship defence against Egenera’s remaining patent-in-suit. As lead trial counsel for Cisco, Mr Packin pursued an aggressive trial strategy of adversely calling two of Egenera’s key witnesses – the omitted inventor and Egenera’s chief technology officer (a co-inventor) – in Cisco’s case-in-chief. Mr Packin’s cross-examinations led to the court calling into question the “inventors’ historical revisionism” and holding that it “does not credit Schulter and the other inventors’ post-hoc protestations that Schulter did not jointly conceive the ‘430 patent.” In May 2019, the court invalided the remaining patent and entered judgment in favour of Cisco.
- Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law, JD, 2007, cum laude, Order of the Coif, Associate Editor, Cardozo Law Review
- Princeton University, BSE, 2004, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, certificate in robotics and intelligent systems, Sigma Xi