My clients realize that I always give their issues very careful consideration and am thoughtful and deliberate in my analysis and advice, while working efficiently. They appreciate that I present them with all relevant information and potential options, guiding them through the logical result of adopting one trajectory over another Together we work toward the best decision possible for their objectives and businesses.
In his intellectual property practice, Ted McDonough counsels clients on a wide range of issues in patent cases that arise in many industries, including pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, diagnostic testing, medical products, consumer electronic products, entertainment, and financial services, among others. As well as litigating in patent court, Ted advises organizations and individuals from across the country in the federal patent and trademark laws and also counsels inventors from many countries around the globe.
Ted brings extensive knowledge and experience to representing clients in every phase of infringement cases, from pre-suit investigations to fact and expert discoveries, parallel U.S. Patent and Trademark Office inter partes proceedings, summary judgment motions, trials, appeals, and settlements. Recently he has been helping clients navigate the fallout and unsettled nature of the legal landscape in the aftermath of a Supreme Court decision that increased the difficulty of patenting software-based inventions. Ted closely monitors judicial decisions and regulatory moves and alerts clients of possible changes that might affect them – often looking at issues on the horizon before changes have been made.
Putting his stellar communication and analytical skills to work, Ted crafts briefs and writes persuasive arguments in IP appellate advocacy. He enjoys the intellectually stimulating and often challenging nature of this work and likes that it requires him to stay on his toes and get creative while remaining vigilant and thorough. Ted also finds it gratifying that his efforts in the appeals courts often result in him helping to shape the law in ways that make sense to him and favor his clients.
Ted is involved with rendering validity and infringement opinions, counsels clients on trademark issues and license and technology agreements, and frequently handles electronic discovery issues. With an educational background in life science, Ted draws on his scientific knowledge and training and uses this broad understanding of and familiarity with technologies, concepts, and scientific writings to benefit his clients and their patent cases. He also serves as a member of the firm’s Ethics Committee.