Mr. William H. Mandir, Esq.

Partner, Sughrue Mion, PLLC
Design patent protection in the US
For over 25 years, Mr. Mandir has successfully represented companies as lead counsel in trials and appeals for patent cases in Federal District Court and in Section 337 Investigations at the International Trade Commission.  He is also a registered patent attorney and maintains a significant prosecution practice focusing on prosecuting patents in the electrical, software, and mechanical and design arts, including Inter Partes Reviews, before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 
Mr. Mandir has been consistently named as an expert in Euromoney’s Patent Expert Guide, and is an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law (Franklin Pierce Law Center), where he co-teaches International Trade Commission Law and Practice.  Mr. Mandir has a special interest in Israel, and is the Co-Chair of the AIPLA’s Committee of Intellectual Property in Israel.

Mr. Mandir’s litigation experience includes several design patent cases.  He successfully represented respondent Old Dominion Footwear in the landmark design patent case filed by Crocs Inc., in the International Trade Commission, In re Certain Foam Footwear, USITC Inv. No. 337-TA-567.  Mr. Mandir’s client Old Dominion was the only respondent in the Investigation found not to infringe Croc’s design patent, and therefore not subject to the ITC’s General Exclusion Order.