Ahmed ElDessouki is a counsel in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice focuses on patent and technical trade secret litigation. His cases have focused on a variety of technologies, including semiconductors, LEDs, payments technologies, enterprise software, and consumer electronics.
- Counsel for a computer drive manufacturer and data storage company in: (i) a three-patent offensive competitor case currently pending in the Northern District of California; (ii) a two-patent defensive competitor case involving error correction technology currently pending in the Western District of Texas; (iii) a two-patent case currently pending in the Western District of Texas involving USB technology; and (iv) a seven-patent case in the Western District of Texas involving semiconductor fabrication technology; successfully settled for the client.
- Trial counsel for a LED lighting company in a two-week trial at the International Trade Commission concerning packaging of LED chips, and in related IPR proceedings at the patent office. Obtained a complete defense victory.
- Counsel for a portfolio accounting software company in: (i) two offensive trade secret litigations against a competitor and two former employees who left the company to join the competitor; (ii) an offensive trade secret litigation against a former reseller of the client’s leading portfolio accounting software; and (iii) defense of an attempted monopolization and breach of contract claims brought by a former reseller of the client’s software.
- Counsel for a computational software company in breach of contract and copyright infringement actions before the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC); successfully resolved.
- Counsel for an automotive company in a seven-patent defensive case brought in the Western District of Texas and in related IPR proceedings. Successfully transferred the case to the Eastern District of Michigan on Mandamus, where it was stayed pending IPRs.
Prior to law school, Ahmed was an RF hardware engineer at BlackBerry, where he was responsible for W-CDMA and LTE receiver technologies.
Ahmed is a member of the State Bar of New York and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Most recently, Ahmed has been registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the Law Society of Ontario.
*Includes work performed at a previous firm.