Artem (Art) N. Sokolov practices in all areas of intellectual property (IP) law, with an emphasis on complex intellectual property litigation counseling. He has litigated patent, trademark, unfair competition and breach of contract (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND)) cases in federal courts around the country, as well as before the International Trade Commission.
Art's litigation experience includes trials, Markman proceedings, injunction hearings, depositions, motion practice, post-trial briefing, as well as managing fact and expert discovery. He is also routinely involved in inter partes reviews before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Art frequently assists clients with corporate IP issues, including due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions. Art also has significant experience with licensing issues, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating license agreements and contracts.
As a registered patent attorney, Art has prepared and prosecuted patents covering semiconductor devices, networking, cellular and digital telecommunications, digital signal processing and imaging, medical devices, optics, computer software and hardware, and the mechanical arts. He has also handled numerous oral arguments before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. In addition, Art has prepared opinions addressing infringement, validity and patentability issues.
Art is the author of numerous publications and is a frequent speaker on various intellectual property topics, including conducting intellectual property seminars for clients around the globe.
Previously, Art served as a law clerk to the Honorable Leonard P. Stark, US District Court Judge for the District of Delaware, where he prepared opinions for a complex civil docket that included intellectual property litigation, securities actions, contract disputes and constitutional law. Art also assisted Judge Stark with drafting opinions for cases before the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to his clerkship, Art worked as an associate in the Washington, DC, office of an intellectual property boutique. While in law school, Art was an articles editor for the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law.