Garfield B. Simms PhD

Garfield Simms' litigation practice focuses on complex technologies involving digital imaging, digital cameras, electronic sensors, electronic commerce, data caching, bar code readers, and power management systems in electronic devices. In addition, he has prosecuted trademark and patent applications and counseled clients regarding intellectual property rights for semiconductor devices and processes, internet security systems, medical diagnostic equipment, electromechanical and mechanical devices, biometric identification systems, and electronic circuits.

Garfield's recent representations include defending IBM in a patent infringement case relating to management of data caching on computer networks, as well as Eastman Kodak against Sony Corporation in a patent infringement lawsuit involving 27 patents related to digital image processing, compression and storage, and CCD structure and operation in digital cameras. He is also among a group of lawyers that defended VIZIO, a leading digital television manufacturer, in a patent lawsuit filed by Funai before the International Trade Commission and Customs and Border Protection.

Other companies with which Garfield has worked on substantial matters include Elonex (a U.K. computer manufacturer), Freescale Semiconductor, Hand Held Products, Motorola, and Power Dekor Group Co.

He holds both a master's and doctoral degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis in gallium arsenide semiconductor device design and chip fabrication from the University of Delaware.

Garfield is a member of the Massachusetts and D.C. bars and is admitted to the District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He belongs to Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu honor societies and holds two U.S. patents.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) ITC Section 337 and 3) Patent Litigation
Law School Northeastern University School of Law
Admitted Year 2001
Education Delaware State College (B.S., 1985)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Most recent firm Jones Day
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