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Ramos, Carey (1)
New York
Tel: +1 212 849 7000 Fax: +1 212 849 7100
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3464 5600 Fax: +852 3464 5700

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.

  • Currently defending Hong Kong Limited in patent and trademark litigation filed by Altinex, Inc. in the Central District of California with respect to the alleged offering by third-party suppliers of certain products on the and AliExpress websites.
  • Currently defending Hong Kong Limited in trademark litigation filed by Spy Optic, Inc. in the Central District of California with respect to the alleged offering by third-party suppliers of certain products on the and AliExpress websites.
  • Successfully represented Toshiba Corporation and Toshiba American Information Systems, Inc. in proceedings at the United States International Trade Commission concerning allegations of patent infringement by Black Hills Media, LLC and Graphics Properties Holdings, Inc. respectively with respect to certain models of Toshiba televisions, Blu-ray players and tablet computers (and parallel cases filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware). The ITC issued a determination of no violation and the Black Hills Media investigation and terminated the GPH investigation following a settlement reached during Commission review..
  • Won dismissal for Baidu, Inc.—on First Amendment grounds—of an action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging that Baidu has violated certain federal, state and local laws due to the alleged failure of plaintiffs’ political advocacy to appear in search results on
  • Won injunctive relief and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for the music publishing industry in copyright infringement actions against Internet “file sharing” services Napster, Grokster, Kazaa, Morpheus and Aimster; Bertelsmann AG (for its investment in Napster);; and UMG Recordings (the “Farmclub” case).
  • Successfully represented Baidu, Inc. in an action against domain registrar for breach of security resulting in a major cyber-attack on the search engine service.
  • Represented The DVD Forum in winning dismissal of antitrust litigation with respect to its standard-setting activities.
  • Successfully represented the DVD6C Patent Licensing Group in numerous AAA/ICDR arbitrations against DVD hardware and disc manufacturers in North America, Europe and Asia for breach of the DVD6C Patent License.
  • Won dismissal for The Andrew Lloyd Webber Art Foundation of actions disputing title in a famous Picasso Blue-Period painting, Portrait of Angel Fernández de Soto (The Absinthe Drinker), which subsequently sold at auction for $54 million.
  • Stanford Law School
    (J.D., 1979)
    • Stanford Law Review:
      • Note Editor
  • Yale College
    (B.A., magna cum laude, 1976)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The State Bar of New York; The District of Columbia Bar; Admitted to Practice, United States Supreme Court; United States Courts of Appeals: Second Circuit, Sixth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Ninth Circuit, District of Columbia, Federal Circuit; United States District Courts: Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Northern District of New York, District of Columbia, Eastern District of Texas; Registered Foreign Lawyer, Law Society of Hong Kong

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison:
    • Partner, 1989-2011
  • Ranked by Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America in Complex Litigation, esp. IP, Media & Technology, 2024
  • Ranked by Legal 500 USA, Intellectual Property: Trade Secrets (Litigation and non-contentious matters), “Recommended Lawyers”, 2023
  • Ranked by Legal 500 USA, Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Media and Entertainment: Litigation, “Recommended Lawyers”, 2023
  • Listed in IAM Patent 1000 “The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners,” 2013
  • Ranked in New York Media & Entertainment Copyright and Contract Disputes, Chambers USA 2013
  • Winner, Client Choice Award for Media & Entertainment Law, Hong Kong, 2015
  • Speaker and Panelist, Fordham Intellectual Property Institute, 2008-2010
  • Member, BNA Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal:
    • Advisory Board
  • Elected Member, American Law Institute

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America