Melgar is Counsel to the Intellectual Property Practice Group of Sills
Cummis & Gross, resident in the Firm’s New York office. Mr. Melgar has
been litigating intellectual property cases throughout the U.S. district and
appellate courts for more than 20 years, representing clients in a wide range
of patent, trade secret, copyright and trademark disputes. He has negotiated
resolution of disputes and successfully litigated cases through early
settlement, mediation, dispositive motions and trial. Mr. Melgar has also successfully litigated
and argued patent issues before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board through appeals,
inter partes review (IPR) and
Melgar is a registered patent attorney licensed to practice before the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office for more than 20 years. During this time, he has prepared and
prosecuted hundreds of patent and trademark applications. Mr. Melgar also provides
general counseling to clients on patent portfolio development, intellectual property
due diligence, licensing and enforcement of rights.
Melgar’s litigation, prosecution and counseling spans a range of high tech
industries, including, computer hardware and software, medical devices,
cellular and digital transmission systems, LEDs and lasers.
to joining Sills Cummis & Gross, Mr. Melgar was Counsel to the litigation
and intellectual property groups of Chadbourne & Parke and Cadwalader Wickersham
& Taft. Prior to that, he was a partner at Morgan & Finnegan.
Patent and Trade
Corp. v. Park Assist, LLC, Civil Action No. 3-18-cv-02409 (S.D.Cal.).
Assist, LLC v. San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, Civil Action
No. 3-18-cv-02068 (S.D.Cal.).
Luminance LLC v. Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC,
Civil Action No. 18-cv-00301 (E.D.Tex.).
Companies, Inc. and
Zhejiang Yankon Group
, et. al v. Nichia Corporation,
IPR2018-00699 (PTAB), IPR2018-00601
(PTAB), IPR2017-02014 (PTAB), and IPR2017-02011 (PTAB).
Corporation v. VIZIO, Inc., Lowe’s Home Center’s et. al, 2-16-cv-01453, 2-16-cv-01455; 2-16-cv-00613,
Corporation v. Lowe's Companies, Inc. et al, 5-16-cv-00142 (W.D.N.C.).
v. Netac Tec. Co., Ltd., 2-18-cv-07932 (D.N.J.), 1-16-cv-00657 (D.Hi.),
Shenzhen Kean Silicone Product Co., Ltd. v. PKOH NYC, LLC,
LLC v. Prometheus Design Werx, LLC, 1-16-cv-09383 (S.D.N.Y.).
Innovations Inc v. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc., 1-16-cv-00355, 1-16-cv-00352
Digital Image Corporation v. Scholastic Corporation, 1-13-cv-00410 (D.
Technology, Inc. v. Harmonic, Inc., Civil Action No. 11-01040 (D. Del.).
Technology, Inc. v. Harmonic, Inc., Civil Action No. 12-00627 (D. Del.).
Automation, Inc. v. Wago Corporation, Civil Action No. 10-00718 (W.D.
Inc. v. Compaq Computer Corp., Civil Action No. 00-5141 (S.D.N.Y.).
v. Angiodynamics, Civil Action No. 10-00963 (C.D. Utah).
Cable Commc’n Corp. v. Finisar Corp., Civil Action No. 06-4206 (N.D. Cal.).
Inc. v. Goss Int’l Americas, Inc. and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Civil
Action No. 04 Civ. 00357 (D.N.H.).
Matter of Certain Wireless Commc’n Devices, Components Thereof, And Products
Containing The Same, Investigation No. 337-TA-583 (U.S.I.T.C. 2007).
International Business Machines Corp., Civil Action No. 2:03-0294 (D.
Business Machines Corp. v. Compuware Corp., Civil Action No. 04-00357
Corp. v. International Business Machines Corp., Civil Action No. 02-70906
Products Corp. v. Valeo Vision S.A.S., Civil Action No. 02-2327 (S.D.N.Y.).
Elec. Sys., Inc. v. Siemens Automotive Corp., Civil Action No. 99-40430
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG v. Corel Corp., Civil Action No. 01-9697 (S.D.N.Y.).
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG v. Adobe
Systems Inc., Civil Action No.
98-614 (D. Del.).
Rofin-Sinar Laser GmbH v. P.R.C. Corp., Civil Action No. 97-7247 (S.D.N.Y.).
Inc. v. Illinois Tool Works, Inc., Civil Action No. 96-3260 (N.D. Ga.).
IRO AB v. Sarfati & Vischiani S.p.a., Civil Action No. 694-2834-3
Trademark, Copyright and
v. The Republic of the Congo, Civil Action No. 13-713 (D.D.C.).
LLC v. The People's Republic of China, et al., Civil Action No. 10-0038
Information Systems, LLC v. The Odyssey Group, Inc., Civil Action No.
Inc. v. Swisher Int’l, Inc., Civil Action No. 03-03908 (E.D.Pa.).
Watch USA v. Meece, Civil Action No. 97-10991 (5th Cir.).
Watch USA v. Michel, Civil Action No. 97-55877 (9th Cir.).
Wackenhut Corrections Corp. Civil Action No. 01-02141 (E.D.N.Y.).