Todd Vare is a trial and appellate lawyer with a national litigation practice focused on intellectual property and business disputes involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, IP and technology licensing, software development, data protection and privacy matters.
IP Litigation Experience
Mr. Vare’s patent litigation experience includes a wide variety of technologies, including Internet-based systems and processes, online retail systems, telecommunications, integrated circuits, software, cellular antenna systems, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, herbicides and pesticides, dielectric fluids, and mechanical devices. Mr. Vare has led teams in jury trials and argued numerous Markman and summary judgment hearings. Mr. Vare also has litigated business disputes involving trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He has been listed since 2012 in the Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation. In 2017, Mr. Vare was recognized as a "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Patent Litigation. and is consistently recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer in
Data Security and Privacy Protection
Mr. Vare frequently counsels clients on cybersecurity and data protection, privacy, computer and software issues, e-commerce processes, and other business technology matters. He has assisted clients in managing responses to data breaches involving large and small companies, including breaches affecting all 50 states and dozens of countries. He counsels clients on consumer class actions and state and federal regulatory investigations. He also regularly works with clients to develop proactive plans and processes to prevent data breaches and to respond when they occur. Mr. Vare is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is on the Board of Editors for the Pratt’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Report (published by LexisNexis®). Mr. Vare also serves as co-chair for the firm’s Data Security and Privacy Practice Group.
In addition to trial work, Mr. Vare has substantial appellate experience. He argued before the United States Supreme Court in U.S. v. Santos (opinion issued June 2, 2008), which resulted in a victory for his client in a criminal case involving the scope of the federal money laundering statute. He also has successfully argued appeals before the Federal Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, and Indiana Court of Appeals, as well as before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board.