Reece Nienstadt

Attorney at Law
Washington, DC
888-860-5678 x710 (telephone)
888-706-1173 (fax)
Reece Nienstadt, a registered patent attorney, practices IP litigation at the trial and appellate levels. In addition, he prepares and prosecutes patent applications involving electrical and mechanical technologies, among others.
Mr. Nienstadt has significant experience in the fields of electronic circuitry, semiconductor fabrication, computer hardware, telecommunications, electron beam and laser beam optics, micro-electromechanical devices, chemical processes, medical devices, and liquid crystal displays.
Prior to joining Mei & Mark LLP, Mr. Nienstadt was an attorney at the Washington, D.C., office of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.
Previously, Mr. Nienstadt also worked as a registered patent agent at an intellectual property boutique in San Francisco, where he prepared and prosecuted utility applications for high-tech clients in a range of technologies that included semiconductor fabrication, micro-electromechanical devices, electron beam optics, laser beam optics, and computer algorithms.
While earning his undergraduate degree, Mr. Nienstadt interned at Siemens Semiconductor in Munich and Highland Technology in San Francisco.
Representative Cases
U.S. Courts of Appeals
Daewoo Electronics America Inc. v. Opta Corporation, et al., No. 14-17498 (9th. Cir. 2015).
Kaneka Corp. v. Xiamen Kingdomway Group Co., Pacific Rainbow International Inc., and Shenzhou Biology and Technology Co., No. 14-1373 (Fed. Cir. 2015).
Han v. United Continental Holdings, Inc., et al., No. 13-3871 (7th Cir. Aug. 11, 2014).
Kwok v. Delta Air Lines Inc., et al., No. 14-10552 (11th Cir. Aug. 25, 2014).
Pass & Seymour, Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 617 F.3d 1319 (Fed. Cir. 2010).
General Protecht Group, Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 619 F.3d 1303 (Fed. Cir. 2010).
U.S. International Trade Commission Section 337 Investigations
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-929, Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-890, Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems and Components Thereof.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-833, Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, and Treatment Plans for Use in Making Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances, the Appliances Made Therefrom, and Methods of Making the Same.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-824, Certain Blu-Ray Disc Players, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-739, Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Products Containing Same.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-731, Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-615 (Post-ITC CBP Proceeding), Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Products Containing Same.
U.S. District Court Litigation – IP
Kaneka Corp. v. Zhejiang Medicine Co., No. 2:11-cv-02389 (C.D. Cal.).
Walker Digital, LLC v. Ayre Acoustics, Inc., No. 1:11-cv-00321 (D. Del.).
Orinda Intellectual Props. USA Holding Group, Inc. v. Asustek Computer Inc., No. 4:11-cv-02010 (N.D. Cal.).
Leviton Mfg. Co. v. Fujian Hongan Elec. Co., No. 3:10-cv-03961 (N.D. Cal.).
U.S. District Court Litigation – Commercial Litigation
Daewoo Elecs. Am. Inc. v. Opta Corp., No. 3:13-cv-1247 (N.D. Cal.) (complex commercial dispute).
Han v. United Continental Holdings, Inc., No. 13-CV-2067 (N.D. Ill.) (class action).
Kwok v. US Airways Group, Inc., No. 13-CV-2068 (N.D. Ill.) (class action).
Kwok v. Delta Air Lines, Inc. No. 1:13-cv-1713 (N.D. Ga.) (class action).
Zhejiang Ouhai Int’l Trade Corp. v. Southern California Valves (C.D. Cal.), No. 2:09-cv-09329 (international business dispute).
U.S. District Court Litigation – Criminal Defense
United States v. Alvarez (E.D. Va. 2009) (alleged insurance fraud) (pro bono).
Education
J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
B.S., Physics, Stanford University
Bar Admissions
California, District of Columbia, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Professional Affiliations
Member, Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Languages
Spanish, German
Professional Recognition
Recognized in the Washington, DC “Rising Stars” list for Intellectual Property Litigation, Super Lawyers magazine (2014-2017)