Courtney Dabbiere focuses her practice on patent litigation matters. Ms. Dabbiere has litigated and/or analyzed patents in a wide range of technologies, including telecommunication systems, electrical and mechanical systems, pharmaceutical products, textile products, athletic footwear, oil drilling software systems, and medical device technologies, as well as design patents.
Ms. Dabbiere has experience in many aspects of litigation, including infringement and validity analyses, motion practice, claim construction, discovery, taking and defending of depositions, expert discovery, pre-trial proceedings, and trial. In addition, she has prepared several appeal briefs to the Federal Circuit.
Ms. Dabbiere is a registered patent attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a variety of technologies, as well as represented companies in inter partes review proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
While attending Emory University School of Law, Ms. Dabbiere was Managing Editor of the Emory International Law Review and participated in the TI:GER® Program, a collaboration between the law school and Georgia Institute of Technology which focuses on technology commercialization in a multidisciplinary context. In 2011, Ms. Dabbiere studied abroad in the international summer school program at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Ms. Dabbiere was recognized in 2022, 2023 and 2024 as one of the "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" for Intellectual Property Law by The Best Lawyers in America®.
Ms. Dabbiere is proficient in Spanish.
Represented adidas AG, adidas North America, Inc., adidas America, Inc., and adidas International Trading AG in patent infringement and importation investigation at ITC brought by Nike, Inc., related to the design and manufacture of shoe uppers for knitted footwear, with related action in Oregon federal court. One of the largest patent cases in the footwear industry, the case involved nine U.S. patents from multiple distinct families of patents, each covering a different subject matter. After completing both fact and expert discovery, the case was settled on confidential terms shortly before the evidentiary hearing at the ITC. In re Certain Knitted Footwear, U.S. ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1289; Nike, Inc. v. adidas AG et al., No. 3:21-cv-01780 (D. Or.)
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Emory University School of Law J.D. (2015) with honors
University of Southern California B.S. (2012) Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Court of Appeals (2016)
Georgia Superior Court (2015)
Supreme Court of Georgia (2016)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2016)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2016)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2015)
University of Southern California Alumni Club, Member
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