Doug Winnard
Partner / Chicago

P: 312-881-5944
F: 312-380-7018

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Doug has a wealth of litigation experience in intellectual property, commercial litigation, and products liability. Doug has served as lead counsel for major companies in several patent infringement matters. He has worked on all stages of complex litigation, from preliminary analysis to trial, and in many different fields, from pharmaceutical products to chromatography and aerial mapping. He has represented clients in three patent infringement trials: a jury trial, a federal bench trial, and a hearing at the International Trade Commission. He obtained favorable results each time.

  • Consumer Electronics Litigation
    • Represents Fortune 10 consumer electronics company in ten patent-infringement cases brought by Uniloc, a prolific non-practicing entity, relating to telecommunications, user-interface, computer security, and battery technologies. Successfully argued on appeal at the Federal Circuit, obtaining favorable judgment in a precedential opinion. Helped secure a dismissal with prejudice as to one patent. Secured dismissal of multiple Uniloc cases based on constitutional standing ground, derailing Uniloc’s nationwide litigation campaign against numerous defendants.
    • Represents Fortune 10 company in patent infringement action brought by Koss Corporation.
    • Represented Fortune 10 company as lead counsel in patent infringement action brought by non-practicing entity Mesa Digital, LLC. Obtained a stipulation of dismissal of all claims with prejudice.
    • Represented Fortune 10 consumer electronics company in patent-infringement case brought by SMTM Technology, LLC.
    Hatch-Waxman Litigation
    • Represents Merck as co-counsel in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement action brought against sixteen groups of defendants related to Merck’s Bridion® medicine for reversal of neuromuscular block.
    • Represented Merck as co-counsel in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement action related to Merck’s Nasonex® nasal spray. Obtained favorable settlement.
    In re Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Ltd. TCPA Litigation

    Represented Major League Baseball Advanced Media in putative class action related to claims arising under Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Obtained favorable settlement.

    Cedar Lane Technologies v. Teledyne Digital Imaging US, Inc.

    Represented Teledyne Digital Imaging as lead counsel in patent infringement action. Obtained favorable settlement.

    Uniloc v. Home Box Office, Inc.

    Represented HBO in patent infringement action. Obtained judgment of invalidity on motion to dismiss, which was subsequently affirmed on appeal.

    Front Row Technologies LLC v. MLB Advanced Media, L.P.

    Represented Major League Baseball Advanced Media in patent infringement action. Obtained dismissal of all claims with prejudice.

    Vioxx Litigation - Government Action Cases

    Represents Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. in several actions brought by State Attorneys General.

    Visual Intelligence LP v. Optech, Inc.

    Represented defendant aerial mapping system manufacturer in patent infringement action.

    Alltech Associates, Inc. v. Teledyne Instruments

    Represented defendant scientific instrument manufacturer in patent infringement action. Obtained favorable settlement after close of discovery.

    St. Jude Medical, Inc. v. AccessClosure, Inc. (prior to Goldman Ismail)

    Represented plaintiff medical device manufacturer in patent infringement action. Obtained jury verdict of $27.1 million, the largest jury verdict in the district to date.

    Microsoft Corp. v. TiVo, Inc. (prior to Goldman Ismail)

    Represented respondent TiVo in Section 337 action for patent infringement. Following bench trial, Microsoft agreed to dismissal of all claims.

    • Partner, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP
    • Associate, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP
    • Associate, Irell & Manella LLP
    • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
      • Wigmore Scholar
      • Order of the Coif
      • Northwestern Law Review, Membership editor, Lowden-Wigmore Prize for Legal Scholarship
      • Winner, Julius Miner Moot Court Competition
    • University of Virginia (B.A., Economics and Government, with distinction)
      • Echols Scholar
  • Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em: The Collapse of the Auction Rate Securities Market and the Problem of Standing for Securities Holders Under Rule 10b-5, 104 Nw. U. L. Rev. 2 (2010).

    • Selected by Super Lawyers as an Illinois Rising Star (2018-2021)
    • State of Illinois
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • State of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California