Marissa Ducca’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation. Marissa represents clients in all aspects of offensive and defensive litigation matters. Her practice focuses on high-stakes, high-technology patent litigation. She has litigated numerous cases through trial and appeal in a variety of district courts and the International Trade Commission. She has significant experience in many aspects of the recent cell phone patent litigations. Marissa was recently trial counsel for Samsung against Apple in ITC Investigation 337-TA-794, and obtained an exclusion order against Apple’s iPhones and iPads.
Marissa is an electrical engineer, and has experience litigating a wide range of technologies, including semiconductor packaging, digital camera technology, internet communications, software, and medical devices. She has extensive experience in wireless and cellular communications, including a deep understanding of wireless standards, such as LTE, WCDMA, CDMA, GSM, WiFi, and other wireless technologies.
Prior to practicing law, Marissa was a practicing engineer. Marissa spent several years in the industrial automation industry, where she gained experience primarily in industrial networking and networking infrastructure, with a focus on industrial ethernet. She also has engineering experience in telecommunications, where she focused on both wired and wireless communications.
Marissa is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, and regularly advises clients about patent office procedures.
Marissa received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1999 from Purdue University. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, in 2005 from Case Western Reserve School of Law, where she was the Publisher of the Case Western Reserve Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Ohio (inactive), and before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.