Thad C. Kodish is Managing Principal of Fish & Richardson’s Atlanta office. His practice emphasizes patent litigation and intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. He appears regularly before Georgia, Texas, and California courts and throughout the country, where he has lead numerous litigation teams through patent and trademark disputes from pre-suit due diligence to final and favorable resolution. Mr. Kodish also advises clients on whether to license or purchase patents and patent portfolios, and is skilled and experienced in negotiating such licenses and acquisitions.
Mr. Kodish has handled patent cases, and performed due diligence assessments, in matters involving microprocessors, Ethernet and wireless network communications, operating system software, product activation software, telecommunications systems, computer storage devices, point-of-sale software and hardware, computer-aided design, textile and laminate flooring technologies. Mr. Kodish also has extensive experience in trademark and false patent marking matters, including leading one of the first large competitor false marking cases of the modern era to the eve of trial.
Mr. Kodish has been named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2007-2012 (as published in Atlanta magazine) in the field of intellectual property litigation. He has also been named as an Up and Coming Lawyer for intellectual property and selected as a leader in the IP practice area (2012) by Chambers USA. Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, he was a chemical engineer at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft responsible for chemical plating technologies for engine parts, particularly cubic-boron nitride applications.