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Roderick McKelvie
Roderick R. McKelvie
Senior Counsel
Washington +1 202 662 5195 rmckelvie@cov.com Download V-card

Rod McKelvie advises clients on litigation strategies in patent infringement and related disputes. At Covington he draws on his experience as a U.S. District Court Judge, where for more than 10 years he managed, tried and resolved hundreds of cases, as well as his experience for 30 years as an appellate and trial lawyer.

  • Representing a steel manufacturer sued for patent infringement and obtaining a jury verdict of no infringement and that the asserted claims are invalid.
  • Representing the University of Pittsburgh in an appeal to the Federal Circuit and obtaining a reversal of a trial court decision that had dismissed its patent infringement case.
  • Representing an industrial services client sued for infringement and obtaining from the plaintiff a covenant not to sue the client and a dismissal of the case.
  • Consulting with various lawyers and clients on the strengths and weaknesses of positions being asserted by or against them in patent infringement and related litigations.
  • The Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property (2005-2016)
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers for Intellectual Property (2010-2014)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation (2007-2012, 2014-2015)
  • IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (2015)
  • Who's Who Legal, Patents (2015-2016)
  • Legal 500 US, Recognized for Patent Litigation: Full Coverage (2010, 2014)
  • Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Practitioners (2010)
  • International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for Patent (2005-2010)
  • The Washingtonian (December 2004, December 2007, December 2009, December 2011, December 2013): named one of the top intellectual property lawyers in Washington.