Mr. Ginnings was part of a team that represented Cisco Systems, Inc. in a patent infringement litigation brought by a licensing entity in the Eastern District of Texas related to conference call software. After successfully moving to transfer the case out of the Eastern District of Texas, Mr. Ginnings and the team were able to obtain a stay of the litigation while the patents were challenged (and ultimately invalidated) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Prior to joining Desmarais LLP, Mr. Ginnings was part of a team that represented a major multinational printing and imaging company as the complainant in two successive Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission concerning toner cartridge technology. In those investigations, Mr. Ginnings and the team were tasked with proving infringement by dozens of respondents in cases that were vigorously litigated, and Mr. Ginnings and the team were able to obtain general exclusion orders for the client in both investigations.
Mr. Ginnings earned his bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from Rice University, and his law degree from George Washington University School of Law. During law school, Mr. Ginnings served as a law clerk to Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun of the U.S. International Trade Commission. After earning his undergraduate degree, Mr. Ginnings also spent a year working in the Houston office of Baker Botts LLP, where he assisted with patent prosecution for the firm’s clients in the oilfield services industry and for multiple university and research institution clients.
Mr. Ginnings has been involved in his firms’ pro bono work, including securing an appellate victory for a criminal defendant who was convicted after procedural missteps deprived a jury of critical evidence during the deliberation process.
Mr. Ginnings has been recognized as a Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers (2017-2018) and has served as a member of the Young Lawyers Committee of the New York Intellectual Property Lawyers Association. Prior to joining Desmarais LLP in 2016, Mr. Ginnings was an associate at Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, where he represented clients in the digital imaging, printing, pharmaceutical, medical device, and electronic device industries.
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Memberships & Affiliations
- Federal Circuit Bar Association
- New York Bar Association
- Super Lawyers Magazine, New York Metro Area, Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation, 2017-2018