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Gregory  S. Donahue

PRACTICE AREAS

Patent Litigation
Inter Partes Review

EDUCATION

  • University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 1999)
  • Dartmouth College (A.B. Engineering Sciences 1996)

LICENSES & ADMISSIONS

  • Licensed to practice by State Bar of Texas
  • Licensed to practice at United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Admitted in Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Affiliations

  • Named Texas Super Lawyer, 2020-2023
Gregory S. Donahue
Partner
CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel: (512) 539-2625
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  • DiNovo Price LLP Included Again in 2024 Best Law Firms® Rankings
    11/02/2023 | Best Lawyers

    DiNovo Price LLP has again been included in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®. Best Law Firms, according to the official press release, is “the oldest and most respected Purely Peer Review® research and accolades company;” and it publishes this annual, peer-reviewed guide to the legal profession worldwide. The 14th edition of the publication recognizes DiNovo Price as a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in Litigation – Patent. The official press release is available here.
     

  • Five DiNovo Price Attorneys Recognized as 2023 Texas Super Lawyers
    09/20/2023

    The 2023 edition of Texas Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, has named five DiNovo Price partners – Andrew DiNovo, Adam Price, Christopher Goodpastor, Nicole Glauser, and Gregory Donahue – to its list of Super Lawyers.  

  • Five DiNovo Price Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Texas Super Lawyers
    09/21/2022

    The 2022 edition of Texas Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, has named five DiNovo Price partners – Andrew DiNovo, Adam Price, Christopher Goodpastor, Nicole Glauser, and Gregory Donahue – to its list of Super Lawyers.  

  • “World Of Warcraft Patent Case Settles Ahead Of Texas Trial,” Law360
    02/22/2022 | Law360

    Blizzard Entertainment said it has settled claims that popular games like World of Warcraft and Diablo infringe a Luxembourg company's patents, notifying a Texas federal court of the deal just a day before the trial was set to kick off.

  • “Blizzard Can’t Beat Networking Patent Infringement Suit,” Law360
    01/19/2022 | Law360

    A Texas federal judge denied a summary judgment bid from incoming Microsoft subsidiary Blizzard Entertainment Inc. on Wednesday, rejecting its attempt to escape a suit accusing it of infringing a networking patent.

  • PTAB Denies Institution of Matterport’s Four IPR Petitions Against Surefield’s Patents on 3D Image-Based Rendering
    11/19/2021

    DiNovo Price is pleased to announce a victory on behalf of our client Appliance Computing III, Inc., d/b/a Surefield. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied institution of four petitions for inter partes review filed by Matterport, Inc. against patents on 3D image-based rendering for real estate held by Surefield.

  • Six DiNovo Price Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Texas Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
    09/22/2021

    The 2021 edition of Texas Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, has named five DiNovo Price partners – Andrew DiNovo, Adam Price, Christopher Goodpastor, Nicole Glauser, and Gregory Donahue – to its list of Super Lawyers and one associate, Daniel Schmid, to its list of Rising Stars.

  • Six DiNovo Price Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Texas Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
    10/19/2020

    The 2020 edition of Texas Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, has named five DiNovo Price partners – Andrew DiNovo, Adam Price, Christopher Goodpastor, Nicole Glauser, and Gregory Donahue – to its list of Super Lawyers and one associate, Daniel Schmid, to its list of Rising Stars.

  • PTAB Victory Against NetApp, Inc. on Behalf of KOM Software, Inc. Relating to Patents on Restricting Access to a Storage Medium
    09/22/2020

    DiNovo Price is pleased to announce a victory on behalf of our client KOM Software, Inc (“KOM”). On August 17, 2020 and September 22, 2020, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) issued its final written decisions on three petitions for inter partes review filed by NetApp, Inc. against KOM’s U.S. Patent Nos. 6,654,864 and 9,361,243 relating to restricting access to a storage medium. The PTAB found that multiple claims of U.S. Patent 6,654,864 and U.S. Patent 9,361,243 “have not been shown to be unpatentable."

  • DiNovo Price Secures Decision Denying Institution of Inter Partes Review Regarding Applicability of the “Holiday Rule”
    08/21/2019

    DiNovo Price is pleased to announce a victory on behalf of our client KOM Software, Inc.  In IPR2019-00597, the PTAB denied institution of inter partes review for U.S. Patent No. 6,654,864, finding that the “holiday rule” applied to extend the patent owner’s deadline to file a continuing application.

  • Ex Parte Reexamination Victory Against Samsung on Behalf of Papst Licensing Relating to Patent on Interface Devices for Communication Between Camera Phones and Computers
    06/28/2019

    DiNovo Price is pleased to announce a victory on behalf of our client Papst Licensing GmbH & Co., KG.  On August 1, 2018, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Nikon Corporation, Nikon, Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Corp. of North America, JVCKenwood Corp., JVC Company of North America, FujiFilm Corp., FujiFilm North America Corp., and Sanyo Co. Ltd. filed a Request for Ex Parte Reexamination of Papst’s U.S. Patent No. 6,865,449 (’449 patent”) with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”), asserting that claims 1 - 18 of the ’449 patent were invalid and unpatentable.  On June 28, 2019, the PTO issued its Notice of Intent to Issue Reexam Certificate, confirming the patentability of claims 1 - 18 of U.S. Patent No. 6,865,449.

  • DiNovo Price Recognized Among Top 5 IPR Firms by Patexia; Three Partners Recognized as Top 25 Performers
    12/17/2018

    DiNovo Price LLP and partners Andrew DiNovo, Christopher Goodpastor, and Greg Donahue have been recognized for exceptional performance in the field of Inter Partes Review in Patexia Inc.’s 2018 IPR Intelligence Report, an annual report that provides rankings, statistics, and comprehensive analysis of IPR stakeholders. 

  • PTAB Victory Against Apple on Behalf of Papst Licensing Relating to Patents on Interface Devices for Communication Between Camera Phones and Computers
    04/01/2018

    DiNovo Price is pleased to announce a victory on behalf of our client Papst Licensing GmbH & Co., KG. On April 13 and 26, 2018, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued its final written decisions on two petitions for inter partes review filed by Apple, Inc. against Papst’s U.S. Patent Nos. 8,504,746 (“’746 patent”) and 9,189,437 (“’437 patent”) relating to interface devices for communication between camera phones and computers. The PTAB found that Apple “has not demonstrated by a preponderance of the evidence” that the challenged claims of the ’746 patent and claims 1, 4-6, 9-16, 18, 30, 32, and 34 of the ’437 patent are unpatentable.

  • PTAB Victory Against Qualcomm Inc. on Behalf of Bandspeed, Inc. Relating to Patents on Management and Use of Communications Channels in Wireless Networks
    09/18/2017

    DiNovo Price is pleased to announce a victory on behalf of our client Bandspeed, Inc. On August 5, 2017, August 23, 2017, and September 7, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) issued final written decisions on five petitions for inter partes review filed by Qualcomm Inc. against Bandspeed, Inc.’s U.S. Patent Nos. 7,477,624 (“’624 Patent”), 8,542,643 (“’643 Patent”) and 8,873,500 (“’500 Patent”), relating to selecting and using communications channels based on performance in systems that use frequency hopping protocols in wireless networks such as Bluetooth®.

  • PTAB Denies Institution of IPR Petitions Filed by Huawei, LG, and ZTE Against Papst Licensing’s Patents on Interface Devices for Communication Between Camera Phones and Computers
    07/01/2017

    DiNovo Price is pleased to announce a victory on behalf of our client Papst Licensing GmbH & Co., KG. In May, June, and July 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied institution of  four petitions for inter partes review filed by one or more of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., LG Electronics, Inc., and ZTE (USA), Inc. against Papst’s patents on interface devices for communication between camera phones and computers.  The PTAB found that the petitioners had not established a reasonable likelihood that it would prevail with respect to any of the challenged claims of Papst’s U.S. Patent Nos. 6,865,449; 8,504,746; 8,966,144; and 9,189,437.  

  • PTAB Denies Institution of Nine IPR Petitions Filed by Apple Against Papst Licensing’s Patents on Interface Devices for Communication Between Camera Phones and Computers
    04/01/2017

    DiNovo Price is pleased to announce a victory on behalf of our client Papst Licensing GmbH & Co., KG. In March and April 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied institution of nine petitions for inter partes review filed by Apple, Inc. against Papst’s patents on interface devices for communication between camera phones and computers.  The PTAB found that Apple had not established a reasonable likelihood that it would prevail with respect to any of the challenged claims of Papst’s U.S. Patent Nos. 6,470,399; 8,504,746; 8,966,144; and 9,189,437.

  • "Huawei Reaches Deal to Settle E-Watch Phone Patent Suit," Law360
    01/27/2017 | Law360

    A Texas federal judge signed off Friday on a confidential settlement that resolves allegations China-based telecom giant Huawei infringed e-Watch Inc. patents covering cellphone camera technology.

  • "Apple Latest to Settle E-Watch's Camera Phone Patent Row," Law360
    01/20/2017 | Law360

    Apple Inc. has become the latest technology giant to reach a settlement ending e-Watch Inc.’s claims that the company is infringing two patents related to cellphone camera technology, according to a document filed in Texas federal court on Friday.

  • DiNovo Price Obtains Denial of Qualcomm’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Asserting License and Release Arising from Acquisition of CSR plc
    07/01/2016

    DiNovo Price is pleased to announce a victory on behalf of our client Bandspeed, Inc. (“Bandspeed”). On June 26, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division, denied the motion for judgment on the pleadings of Qualcomm, Inc, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., and Qualcomm Innovations Center, Inc. (“Qualcomm”), which asserted that the acquisition of CSR plc by Qualcomm Global Trading Pte. entitled Qualcomm to the benefit of Bandspeed’s previous license agreement with Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited. The court denied the motion, finding “a dispute exists on the face of the pleadings as to the factual relationship between [Qualcomm] and Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited, and the court will not take judicial notice of any facts that would connect [Qualcomm] to Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited.” 

  • "Most Image Patent Claims Challenged By Apple Survive PTAB," Law360
    05/09/2016 | Law360

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board found Friday that Apple and ZTE showed that three claims of an e-Watch Inc. patent on digital image technology were invalid as obvious over prior art, but failed to show that eight other claims were unpatentable.

  • PTAB Victory Against Apple and ZTE on Behalf of e-Watch, Inc. Relating to Wireless Camera Phone Patent
    05/06/2016

    DiNovo Price is pleased to announce a victory on behalf of our client e-Watch, Inc. On May 6, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a 58-page final written decision on petitions for inter partes review filed by Apple, Inc. and ZTE Corporation against e-Watch’s wireless camera phone patent, finding that Apple and ZTE “have not shown by a preponderance of the evidence that any one of claims 1 – 8 [of U.S. Patent No. 7,365,871] is unpatentable.”

  • PTAB Denies Institution of IPR Petitions Filed by Apple and Samsung Against e-Watch’s Wireless Camera Phone Patent 
    07/01/2015

    DiNovo Price is pleased to announce a victory on behalf of our client e-Watch, Inc. In May and July 2015, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied institution of petitions for inter partes review filed by Apple, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. against e-Watch’s wireless camera phone patent.  The PTAB found that Apple and Samsung failed to establish “a reasonable likelihood of prevailing in showing the unpatentability” of any challenged claim of e-Watch’s U.S. Patent No. 7,365,871.