Theodore (Ted) J. Mlynar

Theodore (Ted) J. Mlynar

New York

Email ted.mlynar@​

Phone +1 212 918 3272

Fax +1 212 918 3100


Practice groupIntellectual Property

Ted Mlynar is the head of the firm's U.S. Blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) practice.

For more than 20 years, Ted has been developing and implementing innovative solutions to some of the most difficult intellectual property problems in the world. Combining a keen legal acumen, first-chair trial experience, and a deep understanding of technology, Ted works closely with technology clients to resolve disputes outside the court room, where possible, and inside, when necessary.

Ted brings to bear a wealth of practical experience of intellectual property law – including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition. Whether it is industry behemoths engaged in patent world war, patent trolls threatening expensive lawsuits, David fending off Goliath, or competitors engaged in an all-out struggle for survival, Ted provides a practical and winning approach to complex proprietary technology problems.

In particular, Ted has in-depth experience advising technology, insurance, and financial clients in blockchain technology applications, both from a legal and a technical point of view. Ted can code and has been acknowledged by the Chamber of Digital Commerce as a "subject matter expert" in the field of smart contracts. He has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Coindesk, and Law360 regarding blockchain and smart contract applications, and is frequently asked to speak on this evolving technology.

Awards and recognitions


Media, Technology and Telecoms: Fintech
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Southern California, 1994

B.S. Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1991


American Intellectual Property Law Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association

International Intellectual Property Society

International Trademark Association

New York Intellectual Property Law Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

New Jersey

New York

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Representative experience

Defended Sprint in four-patent case involving CDMA infrastructure equipment. Granted summary judgment of equitable estoppel. Affirmed on appeal.

Represented cryptocurrency investor in connection with cryptocurrency wallet software defect.

Defended world's leading consumer electronics company in seven-patent case in the Eastern District of Texas.

Defended Motorola Solutions and others in ten-patent case brought by Round Rock Research involving RFID technology.

Defended Motorola in two-patent case brought by WiAV Networks involving wireless communications technology.

Defended a major telecommunications company in patent case brought by On Track Innovations involving near field communication (NFC) technology.

Co-Chaired trial team defending ATMI in three-patent case brought by Praxair involving gas storage and dispensing technology. Settled favorably.

Led international team of lawyers in multi-jurisdiction patent litigation for ATMI against Praxair involving gas storage and dispensing technology.

Co-Chaired representation of multinational hospitality company in trademark oppositions against international restaurateur. Obtained summary judgment.

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