TROY, MI, May 23, 2019 – Troy, Michigan-based intellectual property law firm Young Basile Hanlon & MacFarlane, P.C. announced today that White & Case litigator Kevin Menes is joining its Silicon Valley office.

“We are very pleased to have Kevin on our team,” said Andrew R. Basile, Jr., the firm’s president. “Kevin’s experience on significant patent litigation matters will be a great complement to the Young Basile intellectual property litigation team.”

Mr. Menes joins Young Basile’s litigation practice with extensive experience handling patent infringement matters in federal courts and U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations involving a wide range of technologies including thin film transistor liquid crystal displays, mobile operating systems, computer-aided design, and connected home devices.

Mr. Menes has been an integral member of multiple trial teams, with experience in all aspects of patent litigation.  His ability to work with engineers and leading experts to quickly internalize and convert technical information into digestible, convincing arguments for judges has resulted in numerous successful outcomes for clients like Google, Nest, and Autodesk.  He has drafted and filed all forms of pleadings, motions, and briefs in ITC investigations, federal district court trials, and Federal Circuit appeals.  He has also taken and defended the depositions of fact, expert, and 30(b)(6) witnesses, including founders and executives.

Mr. Menes’ technical experience includes leading the defense of numerous asserted patents involving a wide range of technologies including thin film transistor liquid crystal displays, mobile operating systems, computer-aided design, and connected home devices.  In an ITC investigation involving TFT-LCD display technology, he successfully led the defense on two patents relating to silicon etching processes used in the manufacturing of TFT arrays.  Representing Google in multiple ITC investigations, Mr. Menes worked closely with technical experts and client representatives to develop successful defenses relating to video codec technologies and other aspects of Google’s Android platform.  He has also inspected and analyzed source code on behalf of Nest relating to demand response energy savings programs, proximity and other sensor technologies, and algorithmic temperature control and thermal modelling.

Mr. Menes received his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Chico. He is licensed to practice in California

About Young Basile

With offices in Michigan, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Texas, Young Basile provides a full range of intellectual property and commercial legal services to global and national clients in technology-intensive industries, including software, automotive, electronics and medical devices.

For additional information, please contact Andrew R. Basile at abasile@youngbasile.com.

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