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Gregory Nieberg
Gregory S. Nieberg
Associate
New York +1 212 841 1170 gnieberg@cov.com Download V-card

Gregory Nieberg is a litigator with experience applying his technical expertise to a wide-range of intellectual property matters, especially patent litigations involving complex technologies such as wireless electronics, semiconductor fabrication and device physics, and WiFi and 3G/4G cellular-phone standards and hardware. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants at all stages of litigation, across multiple jurisdictions, including federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, International Chamber of Commerce arbitration, and the USPTO, where Mr. Nieberg is a registered patent agent.

  • Maxell, Ltd. v. Huawei Device USA, Inc. et al. (District Court). Represented Huawei defendants in lawsuits involving patents on various cellular phone functionalities.
  • Huawei Device Co., Ltd. v. Maxell, Ltd. (USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board). Represented Huawei in two of its petitions for inter partes review of patents directed to various cellular phone functionalities relating to positioning and base-station selection techniques.
  • Optis Wireless Tech., LLC et al. v. Huawei Techs. Co. Ltd. et al. (District Court). Represented Huawei defendants in lawsuits involving patents involving cellular phone standards.
  • In the Matter of Certain Wireless Devices with 3G and/or 4G Capabilities and Components Thereof, Investigation Nos. 337-TA-868 and 337-TA-800 (U.S. International Trade Commission).
  • Represented Huawei Technologies in a multi-patent, multi-respondent infringement litigation involving smartphones, tablets, and access points for 3G and/or 4G cellular standards.
  • Represented Huawei in binding arbitration before an Int’l Chamber of Commerce tribunal to set world-wide FRAND licensing rates for a portfolio of thousands of declared Standard Essential Patents in 50 countries covering both LTE and 3G cellular communication technology.
  • Peregrine Semiconductors, Corp. v. RF Micro Devices, Inc. (District Court). Represented Peregrine in claims and counter-claims of patent infringement, involving design, layout, and fabrication of radio frequency (RF) switches.
  • Dominion Energy, Inc., et al. v. Alstom Grid LLC (District Court). Represented Alstom Grid in patent litigation involving electrical-grid management software.
  • Linex Technologies, Inc. v. Hewlett-Packard Company et al. (District Court). Represented Hewlett-Packard, in patent infringement litigation involving MIMO wireless communication systems. Matter resolved favorably on summary judgment of non-infringement and invalidity.
  • Hughes Network Sys., LLC, v. Elbit Sys. Land & C4I Ltd. (USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board). Represented Elbit Systems Land and C4I Ltd. as patent owner in an IPR proceeding filed by Hughes Network Systems LLC challenging Elbit’s patents relating to satellite and cellular communication systems.
  • Sentegra, LLC v. Samsung Techs. Am., LLC (District Court). Represented Samsung in a patent infringement action involving mobile phones and wireless payment technologies.
  • In the Matter of Certain Semiconductor Devices, Semiconductor Device Packages, and Products Containing Same, Investigation No. 337-TA-1010 (U.S. International Trade Commission). Represented Complainant in patent infringement case involving semiconductor fabrication and packaging technology.
  • In the Matter of Certain Woven Textile Fabrics and Products Containing Same, Investigation No. 337-TA-976 (U.S. International Trade Commission). Represented Respondent textile manufacturer in a patent infringement case involving woven textile fabrics.
  • Representation of major pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman litigations against several generic drug manufacturers relating to oral contraceptives.

Pro Bono

  • Successfully represented state prisoner in New York State CPL 440, appeal, and application for a writ of error coram nobis at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department.
  • Successfully represented woman from Burkina Faso who was seeking asylum in the United States.
  • Advised international NGO for sustainable fisheries on contract and various business matters.
  • Worked with a large Covington team to advise a municipality on simplifying its rules and regulations for small businesses.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York City Bar Association

Previous Experience

  • Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic (BLIP) (2010)
  • Hon. Dora L. Irizarry, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, Judicial Intern (2009)
  • Hon. Ramon E. Reyes, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, Judicial Intern (2008)
  • ZS Associates, Philadelphia, PA, Business Information Specialist (2004-2007)
  • Nanostructures Laboratory, Princeton University, Graduate Research (2002-2003)