Carey Ramos is Partner in the New York and Hong Kong offices and Co-Chair of the firm’s National Media & Entertainment Practice. He has a broad practice that concentrates on cross-border disputes and media and technology matters. Mr. Ramos has successfully represented prominent clients in widely publicized patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret actions involving music, motion pictures, computer technology, telecommunications, consumer electronics and fashion/luxury products.
In a career spanning over 36 years, Mr. Ramos has achieved over $5 billion in monetary recoveries for his clients, obtained injunctive relief in numerous matters, and successfully defended hundreds of clients in defeating claims asserted, on an individual or class basis in court and regulatory proceedings and arbitrations, in IP, antitrust, securities, products liability, environmental, executive compensation, employee benefits, contract, warranty, insurance, corporate control, merger, hostile takeover, real estate, landlord-tenant, oil and gas, auction, tax, and theatrical and art law disputes.
With extensive experience in matters concerning technology standards and patent pools, he serves as counsel to the DVD6C and BD4C patent licensing organizations, which license DVD and Blu-ray patents worldwide, and spearheads DVD6C license enforcement through litigation and international arbitration proceedings. Mr. Ramos advises clients on antitrust and competition law issues, with particular focus on the technology, media and entertainment industries, and has represented clients in litigation and before regulatory and enforcement authorities in the United States and Europe with respect to such matters.
Mr. Ramos has handled and won many of the leading cases in the past 15 years involving claims of secondary liability (contributory, vicarious, inducement, aiding and abetting and conspiracy) asserted against Internet companies for alleged copyright, trademark and patent infringement by third parties using their websites, storage services or technologies, in the U.S. Supreme Court, Second, Seventh and Ninth Circuits and district courts nationwide. These cases have produced landmark decisions that have defined the boundaries of intellectual property rights in the online era, including the Grokster decision in the Supreme Court, the Napster decisions in the Ninth Circuit, and the Aimster decision in the Seventh Circuit.