biography

Alastair (Ali) Warr’s practice includes all facets of intellectual property, including litigation (patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets), PTAB (post grant review (PGR), inter partes review (IPR)), patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and transactions. Ali has litigated and counseled clients in various industries including aerospace, gas turbine engines, Federal Aviation Regulations, GPS systems, power tools, battery chemistry, renewable energy, audio electronics, medical devices, electronics, IT, software, cybersecurity, water treatment, and construction.

  • Representative Experience

    Counsel for the party in bold:

    • Dodson International Parts, Inc. v. Williams International Co., LLC, Dist. Kansas, arbitration award for client in defense of breach of contract, fraud, Federal Aviation Regulations and antitrust claims relating to jet engine repairs. Award confirmed by the Kansas District Court at Dodson Int’l. Parts, Inc. v. Williams Int’l. Co., LLC, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103873 (June 15, 2020)
    • Saeilo Enterprises, Inc. v. Social Fresh, LLC d/b/a Goatguns, complaint dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction;
    • Skin Consultants, LLC and J&K Management, LLC v. Textron Aviation et al and Williams International Co., LLC,D. Mississippi, aviation (jet engine) repair tort claim, dismissed with prejudice after order compelling arbitration at 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 165319 (N.D. Miss. 2018);
    • Orthosie Sys., LLC v. Synovia Sols., LLC, defense of NPE patent infringement claim settled.
    • JSI Safety, Inc. v. Voxx International Corporation, et al., C.D. Cal., defended claims involving multiple patents and corresponding IPRs in automotive electronic market,
    • Synovia Solutions, LLC, Petitioner, Zonar Systems Inc., N.D. California, patent covering Web Based Vehicle Tracking and User on-board Status System, IPR petition granted and case settled;
    • Redwall Live Corporation v. ESG Security, Inc.,D. Ind., copyright infringement compalint dismissed with prejudice and six-figure fee awarded to client at 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22267 (S.D. Ind. 2015);
    • AvidAir Helicopter Supply, Inc. v. Rolls-Royce Corporation,D. Mo., favorable judgment for trade secret misappropriation involving gas turbine engines with damages award and permanent injunction, favorable judgment on counterclaims for antitrust affirmed on appeal by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals at 663 F.3d 966 (8th Cir. 2011);
    • Rain v. Rolls-Royce Corporation, D. Ind., 1:2007-cv-01233, defense verdict on alleged breach of settlement agreement affirmed on appeal by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals at 626 F.3d 372 (7th Cir. 2010)
  • Seminars & Presentations
    • “Civil Trade Secret Litigation”, InfraGard Conference July 2014
    • “Fundamentals of Patent Law: A Practical Introduction to Obtaining and Enforcing Patents, N.B.I.”, December 2007
    • “Fundamentals of Acquisition Transactions in Indiana: Special Asset Considerations – Intellectual Property”, April 2007 and April 2006
    • “Federal Civil Practice: A Guide for Indiana Attorneys”, April 2002 and April 2004
    • Civil Litigation of Trade Secret Misappropriation, Infraguard National Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July 2014.
    • Identifying, Protecting and Profiting from IP, ACC, 2010

Chicago

Credentials

Admissions

Indiana
N.D. Indiana
S.D. Indiana

E.D. Michigan

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

Indiana University-Indianapolis; JD
Indiana University-Bloomington; B.S. Biology, 1987; B.A. Chemistry, 1988

Prior Law Firm Experience

Krieg DeVault LLP, Partner 2002-2014
Chair of IP and Technology Group

Practice Areas