Jeremy Dutra is a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, antitrust litigation and complex commercial business disputes.

Jeremy represents clients before federal district courts throughout the country and the International Trade Commission, as well as courts of appeals and numerous state courts. He has litigated cases involving a diverse array of technologies, including automation, stainless steel processing, software, automotive products and consumer electronics. He has also litigated cases involving trade secret misappropriation, false advertising and unfair competition. Jeremy has been involved in multiple trials, hearings and oral arguments in his 13 years of practicing law.

In addition to his litigation experience, Jeremy counsels clients concerning trademark, trade dress and intellectual property license agreements. He also guides clients concerning government contracts, teaming agreements and subcontracts, bid protests before the Court of Federal Claims, and internal audits and investigations.

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  • Successfully challenged, before the US Court of Federal Claims and US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a competition conducted by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for failure to comply with the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act.
  • Successfully defended a network services company against a protest filed at the US Court of Federal Claims (Case No. 15-1541) and appealed to US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Appeal No. 2012-1655) against an information technology services contract.
  • Successfully defended major US metals distributor in a trade secrets-based Section 337 unfair imports dispute before the US International Trade Commission involving stainless steel, resulting in termination of distributor from the investigation and no remedy issued against it.
  • Successfully defended power management company in patent infringement suit involving electronic power distribution units.
  • Defending a power and automation technologies company accused of patent infringement in the US District Court, Eastern District of Texas.
  • Representing the owner of a patented juicer in an infringement action before the US District Court, Northern District of California.
  • Representing the manufacturer of a high-performance blending system in appeal to US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit of Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences decision in inter partes reexamination.
  • Successfully defended a network services company against multiple protests filed at the US Court of Federal Claims (Case Nos. 11-400C & 11-416C) and appealed to US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Appeal No. 2012-5039) against a US$500 million information technology services contract. In securing complete victory for our client, we made new law clarifying the requirements for timely filing protests challenging the terms of a solicitation.
  • Successfully defended a GAO protest of an award to a client by the US Agency for International Development.
  • Obtained a favorable jury verdict on behalf of an employer defending against breach of a sales commission agreement.
  • Representing the owner of a patented storm protection system in an infringement action before the US District Court, Southern District of Florida.
  • Defending a manufacturer of truck transmissions accused of patent infringement; securing a summary judgment of non-infringement from the district court, which the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed.
  • Representing a multifamily real estate investment firm before the Virginia Supreme Court, securing reversal of a lower court decision, which resulted in a vacatur of a multimillion-dollar arbitration award. In securing complete victory for our client, we made new law in Virginia clarifying that the court, not an arbitrator, has jurisdiction in the first instance to determine whether an arbitration agreement exists between the parties.
  • Representing Japan- and US-based freight forwarders in connection with a US Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal price-fixing investigation and related civil class actions.
  • Defending a compressor manufacturer regarding a DOJ criminal price-fixing investigation and related civil class actions.
  • Representing a major sports franchise and an affiliated ticketing company in private litigation alleging antitrust violations against a competing ticketing company.
  • Securing dismissal of a client from a patent infringement lawsuit filed in the US Court of Federal Claims.
  • Defending an insurance broker in a class action alleging violations of federal and state antitrust laws.
  • Defending a leading producer of flat glass in an antitrust action alleging price fixing in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act.

Education

  • Georgetown University, J.D., cum laude, member, The Tax Lawyer, 2003
  • The George Washington University, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2000

Admissions

  • Virginia, 2018
  • District of Columbia, 2004
  • Maryland, 2004

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Ct. of App., District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Columbia
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Maryland
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Michigan
  • U.S. Ct. of Federal Claims
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