Candice Decaire practices intellectual property law, with expertise in patent and trade secret protection. Ms. Decaire has counseled and represented clients in litigation, appeals, arbitration, ITC investigations, and inter partes review proceedings concerning diverse technologies such as computer hardware and software, biologics, pharmaceuticals, carpet, thermal imaging/night vision equipment, "bullet proof" armor, industrial bearings, aircraft equipment, and medical devices. Ms. Decaire also advises clients about strategies for protecting and profiting from intellectual property and data, with particular focus on the Internet of Things and wearable tech, including assessment and mitigation of risks of infringement or misappropriation, and data privacy and security issues. Ms. Decaire helps biotech and other clients with IP and licensing policies, strategies, and agreements, including as to due diligence and investigation of validity and freedom to operate.

Professional & Community Activities

Alumnae Association of Smith College, Member

Georgia Bar Association, Diversity Committee, Member

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Member

Intellectual Property Owners’ Association, Corporate IP Management Committee, Member

International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member

Mother Attorneys Mentoring Attorneys, Member

Life Science Washington, Member

Washington Technology Industry Association, Member

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. (1998)
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Smith College, A.B., Art History and Architecture
    Ada Comstock Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • Washington (pending)
  • Georgia (2000)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2000)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia (2003)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (2003)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2003)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2005)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (2009)

Clerkships

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia — Honorable Anthony A. Alaimo

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Striving for excellence, efficiency, and grace under pressure – a job well done. Vigorous advocacy, informed and guided by an understanding of our client’s priorities.

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Candice C. Decaire

Experience Highlights

Intellectual Ventures v. Motorola Mobility LLC
Defending Motorola Mobility LLC in the District of Delaware. Intellectual Ventures filed a patent infringement action against Motorola accusing more
The Coca Cola Co. v. PepsiCo Inc., et al.
Represented Pepsi-Cola Co. and PepsiCo in a patent infringement suit brought by Coca-Cola in the Northern District of Georgia involving bag-in-box more
SoftView LLC v. Kyocera Corp. and Motorola Mobility LLC

In only the second appeal of a final written decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in an inter partes review, the more

Patent Litigation for developer of porous plastic and porous fiber products
Lead counsel for the plaintiff, a leader in the development and manufacturing of porous plastic and porous fiber products, in patent infringement more