Eugene Mar is a partner in Farella Braun + Martel’s Intellectual Property Litigation Department. His practice focuses on patent litigation, however he regularly assists clients with all types of intellectual property disputes. He has advised and represented clients in all aspects of intellectual property litigation, including Markman hearings, jury trial, and on appeals before the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Mar has repeatedly succeeded in obtaining complete verdicts in favor of his clients, including the entry of judgment in favor of the defense on a 5-patent case at the Markman hearing, obviating the need even for summary judgment. He has represented a leading provider of computer database software and storage in obtaining summary judgment of non-infringement and also represented a global payments technology company in obtaining an early summary judgment of invalidity before the close of discovery.
Clients value Mr. Mar for his legal knowledge and strategic thinking in finding the most cost-efficient solution to an early adjudication on the merits of a case, or when necessary, shaping difficult and complex technology cases for trial. Mr. Mar obtained a summary judgment that reduced the damages by 98% for manufacturer of capillary electrophoresis and chromatography equipment in a patent and trademark dispute. He has represented some leading pioneers of DVD encryption and encoding technology in patent disputes that led to favorable settlements for his clients.
Mr. Mar has counseled and represented clients in patent, copyright, trademark, and trade dress disputes in the fields of computer software, microprocessor architecture, drug-eluting stents, capillary electrophoresis, chromatography, computer network storage, DVD encoding and encryption, the use of haptics in video game consoles and controllers, prepaid cards, payment card encryption and security, online downloadable media, and replaceable refrigerator water filters.
Mr. Mar was named to the The Recorder’s inaugural list of 50 "Fast Track" lawyers for 2012, recognizing California attorneys whose early accomplishments indicate they will be tomorrow’s top lawyers and leaders.