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Kaplan, Marc L.

Marc L. Kaplan

Direct Tel: +1 312-705-7450
Tel: +1 312 705 7400 Fax: +1 312 705 7401

Marc Kaplan is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Chicago office.  He joined the firm in 2012 and his practice focuses on high-stakes complex commercial litigation and intellectual property disputes, including patent, copyright and trademark infringement, antitrust, unfair business practices, and intellectual property licensing.  He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering and a graduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan.  He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.  He has applied his education and technical training to intellectual property matters involving technologies such as computer systems architecture, programmable logic devices, user interfaces, medical devices, cloud computing, telecommunications, data encryption, microprocessor design, semiconductor fabrication and packaging, video encoding, memory systems, and business methods.   

Marc has tried cases in courts throughout the country involving many complex intellectual property issues, including FRAND licensing, standards setting, patent exhaustion, unfair competition, patent interferences, and patent reexamination proceedings.  He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and has prosecuted patent applications in a number of areas, such as cameras, smartphone design, and industrial tooling.

  • Allogene
  • C.R. Bard
  • Google
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • NEC
  • Nokia
  • Qualcomm
  • Samsung
  • Symantec
  • Represented C.R. Bard in a patent litigation against Medline regarding catheter trays and catheterization procedures.  The first case to trial in a series of disputes between the parties settled favorably. 
  • Represented Alcatel Lucent and AT&T in a $100 million patent case that resulted in a complete victory for our clients.  A jury in the Eastern District of Texas found all of the asserted patent claims not infringed and invalid for anticipation, obviousness, and lack of written description.
  • Represented Qualcomm in multiple patent infringement cases against Apple in the Southern District of California and before the U.S. International Trade Commission.  A jury in the Southern District of California found that Apple infringed three asserted Qualcomm patents, that those patents were valid, and that Apple owed Qualcomm a significant royalty per device.  At the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Administrative Law Judge found a violation and granted a limited exclusion order against the accused Apple products. 
  • Represented Qualcomm in an antitrust action brought by Apple in the Southern District of California.  Apple dismissed its claims immediately before trial and entered into a long-term license agreement with Qualcomm. 
  • Represented Nokia in a patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas against Traxcell Technology in a case relating to position and location services.  The Court ruled on summary judgment that Nokia did not infringe any of the asserted claims, and Nokia is defending this victory on appeal.
  • University of Michigan
    (J.D., cum laude)
  • University of Michigan
    (M.S.E., Biomedical Engineering)
  • University of Michigan
    (B.S.E., Computer Engineering)
  • The State Bar of Illinois
  • United States District Courts:
    • Northern District of Illinois
    • Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Courts of Appeals:
    • Federal Circuit
  • Registered to Practice Before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office