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Clement Naples

Clement Naples is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and serves as lead counsel in patent infringement actions and other IP-related litigation. Mr. Naples has extensive experience litigating in the International Trade Commission and in District Courts across the country. In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Naples has negotiated complex patent license agreements, including agreements covering worldwide patent portfolios worth in excess of US$100 million. Mr. Naples also regularly consults regarding the sale or acquisition of companies with significant patent assets.

Prior to law school, Mr. Naples was a Lead Engineer at Silicon Valley Group Lithography Systems, now ASML, where he focused on the design and development of the optical train of the Micrascan line of deep-UV step-and-scan lithography tools. He also wrote custom software for modeling the optical performance of the machines.

Mr. Naples’s cases have covered a wide range of technologies, including:

  • Telecommunications
  • Biometric devices
  • Optics
  • Semiconductors 
  • Heavy oil processing
  • Hedge fund administration software
  • Wireless technologies
  • MPEG compression

Mr. Naples also has extensive experience litigating cases involving large volumes of source code. He also prosecuted patents in various fields, such as computer software, satellite thrusters and mass spectrometry.