Manny J. Caixeiro

Partner

Manny Caixeiro represents industry leaders and cutting-edge companies in their most challenging litigation matters. Manny focuses on complex commercial and intellectual property disputes across a range of industries, including software, medical devices, financial services, and entertainment. He has extensive experience litigating issues involving patent damages, valuation, and licensing on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Highly knowledgeable in this area, he also analyzes the strength and value of a patent portfolio, enabling clients to maximize their returns in transactions, obtain more accurate litigation assessments, budget more precisely, and avoid undue expenses and inefficiencies.

Manny routinely utilizes litigation to enforce his clients' rights under a wide variety of contracts, including merger agreements, acquisition agreements, licensing agreements, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreements, and employment agreements. He has successfully defended consumer class actions in the retail, mortgage servicing, and financial services industries, and has obtained favorable results for his clients in many business tort cases, including fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and tortious interference matters.

Manny has extensive experience defending his clients' trade secrets and other proprietary information. He has litigated multiple trade secret and restrictive covenant cases, including in the entertainment and insurance industries. He has also litigated patent disputes in the fields of medical devices (including surgical implants and computerized instruments), software and networking, and mobile device applications.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Defended a medical device company in a patent infringement case concerning surgical implants. The case settled favorably on the eve of trial
  • Analyzed the potential value of patents in portfolios of medical device, entertainment, food industry, software, and technology companies
  • Represented an investment trust in a patent infringement case regarding geolocation technologies in smart phone applications. The case resulted in summary judgment and sanctions awards for the client
  • Obtained favorable settlements for a financial services company in patent infringement cases relating to geolocation and mapping technologies
  • Represented an online marketing company in a patent infringement action relating to visual display technologies
  • Represented software providers in B2B patent litigation disputes over computerized fax and messaging technologies
  • Represented a manufacturer of automatic external defibrillators in a series of patent infringement litigations
  • Represented an esports organization in variety of intellectual property and commercial litigations, including disputes concerning trademark rights, breach of contract, and ownership
  • Managed a portfolio of litigations for a national bank, and provided substantial legal advice, in connection with series of residential mortgage-backed securities litigations
  • Represented a nationwide mortgage servicing company in connection with consumer class actions brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and similar state statutes
  • Represented an executive of a medical laboratory in a business dispute with his former partners
  • Represented a publishing company in a dispute with an acquirer of assets, based on the acquirer’s allegation that it was entitled to indemnification
  • Represented a food industry cooperative in a class action lawsuit over an allegedly improper collection of sales tax; obtained dismissal of the complaint
  • Represented a software provider in litigation over a licensing agreement; obtained summary judgment for the client
  • Represented an insurance brokerage firm in litigations over employees' post-employment restrictive covenants
  • Represented a talent agency in a dispute over commissions allegedly owed by celebrity clients in connection with a fashion-branding deal and talent agency agreements
  • Represented an independent film company in a dispute over promotion of a film
  • Represented sports agents in connection with a dispute over the sale of an agency business
  • Represented an esports company in trademark licensing deals
  • Represented a technology company in patent licensing and acquisition deals

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Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. Columbia Law School 2003
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Editor, Business Law Review
  • B.A. Sociology Yale University 2000

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Recognition
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  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2014 – 2017
  • New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel Honoree, 2015