Maya’s practice focuses on patent and intellectual property litigation.

Maya advises companies and organizations on how to protect their valuable intellectual property rights and address the new legal questions raised by 3D printing. She represents plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property disputes and has significant experience planning, coordinating and executing the defense of complex litigation involving multiple defendants and jurisdictions. When allegations of infringement arise, or when clients believe that their patent, trade secret or other IP rights have been infringed, Maya collaborates with clients to analyze the situation, assess the extent of potential infringement or damages, and to develop and implement an effective response. In addition to litigation, and when appropriate, Maya investigates and recommends alternative approaches to dispute resolution, including settlements and negotiation of licenses. 

Maya represents clients from numerous industries, with an emphasis on the technology sector, including 3D printing. She has litigated cases involving hearing aid technology, cable television technology, electronic payment technology and other technologies. Maya also has achieved client victories in product liability, class action and slavery reparations litigation, and regularly represents parents on a pro bono basis in international child abduction cases.

In 2001, she served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Over the course of her legal career, Maya has received numerous honors from various organizations and publications, including the American Inns of Court, the Virginia State Bar, Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, Virginia Business Magazine, Virginia Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America (IP), and Inside Business.

Maya is the former head of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, sits on the firm’s Associates Committee, and is Co-Chair of the Richmond office’s Pro Bono Committee.

Relevant Experience

  • Lead counsel for defendant in litigation involving secure online transactions. The case is currently pending.
  • Lead counsel for defendant in litigation involving smartphone app technology. The case is currently pending.
  • Lead counsel for defendant in litigation involving POS technology. The case is currently pending.
  • Lead counsel for defendant in litigation involving website searching technology. The case is currently pending.
  • Lead counsel for defendant in federal court and ITC litigation involving UBS thumb drive technology. The federal court case remains pending; the ITC case resolved favorably.
  • Lead counsel for defendants in litigation involving ownership of patents covering wireless email technology. The case is currently pending.
  • Lead counsel for defendant in patent infringement litigation involving technology relating to parking systems. The case is currently pending.
  • Lead counsel for defendant in patent infringement litigation involving package tracking technology. The case settled favorably.
  • Trial counsel for patent holder in Energy Transportation Group, Inc. v. Sonic Innovations, Inc. et al. Civ. Act. No. 05-422(GMS) involving hearing aid technology. The jury returned a verdict for client ETG, finding willful patent infringement and awarding damages of $31 million against two defendants. The Federal Circuit affirmed the jury's verdict and the trial court's post-trial rulings. (2012)
  • Trial counsel for patent holder in infringement litigation involving cable television technology. After obtaining successful ruling in week-long trial on licensing issues, case was favorably settled with multi-million dollar license. (2011)
  • Lead counsel for patent holder in infringement litigation relating to document security technology. The case was favorably settled. (2011)
  • Lead counsel for defendant in patent infringement litigation involving utility and design patents. The case was favorably settled. (2010)
  • Lead counsel in ICC arbitration involving dispute over patent license agreement. The case was favorably settled. (2010).
  • Lead counsel for defendants in patent infringement litigation involving above-ground storage tanks. Case was favorably settled with no-cost license for defendants. (2009)
  • Counsel for Fortune 500 company in trademark infringement litigation against competitor. Case was favorably settled. (2008)
  • Lead counsel for defendant Interactive Communications International, Inc. in TGIP, Inc. v. AT&T Corp. et al, (E.D. Tex.). After obtaining summary judgment of non-infringement on majority of products at issue, settlement reached resulting in dismissal before trial. (2007)
  • Trial counsel for patent owner ePlus in ePlus, Inc. v. SAP, Civil Action No. 3:05cv281 (E.D. Va.) in infringement litigation involving electronic procurement systems. Case was favorably settled while awaiting the court's decision following a four-week trial. (2006)
  • Counsel for patent owner in infringement litigation to prevent defendant companies from using technology related to wireless email. Case was favorably settled after receiving jury verdict of infringement and validity. (2006)
  • Significant experience with software and business method patent litigation.
  • Counsels clients on legal issues related to use of open source software.

Memberships

  • Thomas Jefferson Intellectual Property American Inn of Court

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected as one of 2015’s Women Leaders in the Law by ALM
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Star, 2014-2017
  • The Best Lawyers In America, Intellectual Property Law, 2009, 2011-2017. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Best Lawyers’ webpage.
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Patent Litigation, 2009, 2011-2017. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Best Lawyers’ webpage.
  • Managing Intellectual Property, Top 250 Women in IP, 2013
  • Benchmark Litigation Top 250 Women in Litigation, 2012; Future Star, 2013-2017 
  • Martindale-Hubbell 2014 Top-Rated Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law
  • AV® Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leader in the Law, Intellectual Property, Virginia, Chambers USA, 2009-2015, 2017 
  • 2015 Class of “Influential Women of Virginia,” Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, 2007-2018. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Super Lawyers’ webpage
  • Top 50 Women Virginia Super Lawyers, 2016
  • “Up and Comers,” Chambers USA, 2008
  • “Future Litigation Star,” Benchmark Litigation Guide, 3rd ed., 4th ed., 5th ed. 

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