Hueston, “in demand for high-profile cases and clients,” again named to LA’s Most Influential People in Business

The Los Angeles Business Journal noted Mr. Hueston is “in demand for high-profile cases and clients,” citing his representation of Bill McGlashan in the “Varsity Blues” college admissions case; the Peter Thiel-backed data company Palantir; and Tesla founder Elon Musk in his battle with the SEC over alleged improper tweeting.

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Peloton Files IP Theft & False Advertising Lawsuit Against Maker of NordicTrack

“We are proud to be representing Peloton – one of the world’s most innovative companies – against those who steal its technology in the hopes of gaining a competitive edge,” said lead counsel Steven Feldman.

As alleged in the complaint, Icon has “attempted to free ride off Peloton’s innovative technology” by, among other reasons, displaying archived exercise class content to remote users with a synchronized dynamically-updating leaderboard that compares every remote user’s performance.  The Complaint further alleges that Peloton says Icon defrauds consumers by using what is known as “false reference pricing,” i.e. posting a price and then saying it’s a discount of the original price.

The Hueston Hennigan team includes Steven Feldman, Doug Dixon, Christy Rayburn, Karen Younkins and Haoxiaohan Cai.

The case is Peloton Interactive Inc. v. Icon Health & Fitness Inc., 20-00662, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware (Wilmington).

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Request for TRO Defeated in High-Stakes Patent Litigation

ClearOne is a global company that designs and develops conferencing, collaboration, and networked streaming devices. Its customers include Boeing, Toyota, Netflix, Exxon, and Kaiser Permanente.

“This is a very significant win for our client ClearOne,” explained partner Douglas J. Dixon. “ClearOne is a leading innovator in conferencing products, and this dispute with its rival Shure is one of its most significant legal battles. ClearOne won a preliminary injunction against Shure last year in the Northern District of Illinois, and this request for a TRO was Shure’s effort to punch back in a new forum. It failed.”

The Honorable Christopher J. Burke in the District of Delaware agreed with ClearOne that Shure “ha[d] not met [its] burden to show that irreparable harm will result absent the entry of a TRO.” The Court also agreed that ClearOne’s “invalidity challenge based on at least indefiniteness raises a substantial question as to whether the [asserted patent] is valid.”

This is just the latest in the string of many patent victories that Hueston Hennigan has achieved for ClearOne.

The Hueston Hennigan team included Douglas J. Dixon, Christy Rayburn, Karen Younkins, Sourabh Mishra, Neil Anderson, Michael Acquah, and Maxwell Coll.