Kravitz Jason C

Jason C. Kravitz



Jason Kravitz is a co-leader of the Intellectual Property group. Jason is a trial lawyer and his practice focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, privacy, false advertising, and software implementation disputes. He has litigated cases involving a broad array of technologies, including software and hardware, personal care products, wireless devices, footwear, dental implants, chemical catalysts, and ad tech.

What do you focus on?

I focus on litigating and resolving intellectual property disputes. I have confidence in my ability to assess a case and am generally receptive to creative alternative fee arrangements.

Litigation, Arbitration and Administrative Proceedings

I've tried complex cases in courts across the country. I've also argued Markman, summary judgment and injunction hearings in dozens of courts. I represent clients in UDRP proceedings and in matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the Federal Trade Commission. I advise clients on copyright matters, including disputes over source code, and DMCA issues, software implementation disputes and TCPA and other privacy claims.

Trademark Management and Enforcement

I help clients strategically manage and enforce their domestic and international trademark portfolios. I also counsel companies on new product development and advertising/promotion issues.

Internet-related Counseling

I frequently advise clients on Internet-related issues and data protection and privacy issues. I have extensive experience in data breach investigations and remediation and led the team that defended NebuAd in a case related to micro-targeted online advertising technology.

What do you see on the horizon?

Western companies will continue to struggle navigating China's complex IP system and will need the assistance of lawyers with real-world experience. Digital content will continue to be the center of the copyright universe. Litigation financing is having a profound impact on litigation and dispute resolution.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully persuaded PTAB to deny institution of IPR against two separate patents directed to tampon applicators and owned by Edgewell Personal Care Brands (owner ofSchick, Playtex, Hawaiian Tropic and Edge brands) (IPR2017-00694 and IPR2017-00693)
  • Defended Edgewell Personal Care Co., the maker of Schick razors and Edge shave gels, against patent infringement allegations involving private label razors. The case was terminated. The Gillette Co. v. Edgewell Personal Care Co.(S.D.N.Y.)
  • Defended ERP software implementation consultant against allegations of fraud and breach of contract. Case settled favorably shortly before trial.
  • Defended IDentrix, developer of security software used by TSA, against trademark infringement allegations involving “Identix” and “Identrix” registered marks. The case settled. MorphoTrust USA, LLC v. IDentrix, LLC et al.(D. Mass.)
  • Defended specialty chemical company against allegations of willful patent infringement and inequitable conduct involving Nobel prize-winning catalyst technology.
  • Represented Advertise.com, the leading ad network for online advertising, in an action brought by AdSupply for copyright infringement in connection with software involving online advertisement delivery. The case settled. AdSupply, Inc. v. Advertise.com, Inc. (C.D. Cal.)
  • Led team that defended 29 companies, including some of the world's best known brands, in case in which 450 defendants were accused of patent infringement by an NPE involving a patent directed at online access to geographically and topically based information. The case was dismissed. GeoTag Inc v. Frontier Communications (E.D. Tex.)
  • Defended Neff, a snowboard and skateboard fashion company, against allegations of trade dress infringement. The case settled after summary judgment motion filed. Oakley, Inc. v. Neff, LLC (S.D. Calif.)
  • Represented the Schick division of Edgewell Personal Care Co. in a patent litigation dispute involving razors and razor cartridges. The case was dismissed. Eveready Battery Co. Inc., et al. v. Dorco USA, Inc., et al. (D. Conn.)
  • Defended Peoplefluent, a provider of cloud-based talent management software, against patent infringement allegations filed by an NPE. The case settled. Trunqate LLC v. Peopleclick, et al.(E.D.N.C.)
  • Defended TrueX Media, a digital advertising company, against allegations of trademark infringement concerning use of TRUEX MEDIA mark. The case settled. True Media LLC v. Truex Media Inc. et al. (N.D. Ill.)
  • Represented Freeplay Music, a digital music library, in a copyright infringement case against a Japanese power tool manufacturer concerning use of music in advertisements. The case settled. Music, LLC v. Makita Corporation and Makita U.S.A., Inc. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Defended Compandent, which develops innovative DSP algorithms and related software, against allegations of copyright infringement involving certain software files. The case settled. Vocal Technologies, Ltd. v. Compandent, Inc. (W.D.N.Y.)
  • Represented Shamballa Jewels, a Danish company that designs and sells distinctive high-end jewelry, in a trademark infringement action involving a jewelry manufacturer. The case was dismissed after settlement. Shamballa Jewels ApS v. Midas Chain, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Defended Taleo Corporation and Vurv Technology, Inc., software companies in the talent management space, against allegations of patent infringement involving online resume processing technology. The case settled during trial. Kenexa BrassRing Inc. v. Taleo Corp. and Vurv Technology, Inc. (D. Del.)

Senate approves legislation to crack down on patent trolls

The Boston Globe | July 28, 2018

Boston Intellectual Property co-practice group leader Jason Kravitz is quoted in this article analyzing legislation approved by the Massachusetts Senate to reduce patent infringement claims made by “patent trolls.”  Jason says such legislation is important in a state with a strong entrepreneurial economy.

DQ Sues W.B. Mason over Use of “Blizzard”

Boston Herald | March 18, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston IP litigation partner Jason Kravitz is mentioned as lead attorney for W.B. Mason in its countersuit against Dairy Queen, about a trademark case over the use of the term “Blizzard.” “We obviously don’t think we’re in the wrong, at all,” Kravitz said. “These are fundamentally different business lines—fundamentally different channels of trade. We don’t think any reasonable person is ever going to confuse a bottle of water with W.B. Mason on the label and a Dairy Queen frozen dessert.”

Office Supplier Fires Back at Dairy Queen in Trademark Spat

Courhouse News Service | March 16, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston IP litigation partner Jason Kravitz is mentioned as lead attorney for W.B. Mason in its countersuit against Dairy Queen, about a trademark case over the use of the term “Blizzard.” “We obviously don’t think we’re in the wrong, at all,” Kravitz said. “These are fundamentally different business lines—fundamentally different channels of trade. We don’t think any reasonable person is ever going to confuse a bottle of water with W.B. Mason on the label and a Dairy Queen frozen dessert.”

WB Mason Strikes Back Against Dairy Queen 'Blizzard' Suit

Law360 | March 15, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston partners Jason Kravitz and Gina McCreadie, senior counsel Deborah Thaxter, and associate Leslie Hartford are mentioned for representing W.B. Mason in a trademark infringement case against Dairy Queen over the use of the word “blizzard.”

Buffett's Dairy Queen sues W.B. Mason over 'Blizzard'

Law360 | March 15, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston partners Jason Kravitz and Gina McCreadie, senior counsel Deborah Thaxter, and associate Leslie Hartford are mentioned for representing W.B. Mason in a trademark infringement case against Dairy Queen over the use of the word “blizzard.”

Contact

Jason C. Kravitz

Partner
Co-leader, Intellectual Property

Boston

Phone: 617-345-1318


Fax: 866-947-1715

Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Washington University, B.A., cum laude

Massachusetts

Rhode Island

District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

  • The Best Lawyers in America©—Ranked for Litigation—Intellectual Property (2018–2019)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine—Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer (2014–2018)
  • World Trademark Review 1000—Recommended as a leading Massachusetts lawyer for trademark enforcement and litigation (2013–2019)
  • Managing Intellectual Property—Recognized as an “IP Star” (2013–2018)
  • Legal 500 United States—Ranked for Trade secrets (2017)

Jason is a member of the International Trademark Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

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