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Intellectual Property

Our intellectual property practice encompasses patent, trademark, trade secret and business torts, both enforcing our clients' IP and defending our clients from other's alleged IP. Our trial-driven focus maximizes our client's vantage point at all stages of litigation. We litigate in venues across the country at the trial level and on appeal, including the Patent Trial and Appeals Board, Eastern District of Texas, District of Delaware, Northern District of California, Central District of California, Southern District of California, Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of New York, International Trade Commission, and Federal Circuit. Overall, our extensive experience and specialized knowledge allow us to litigate efficiently and cost-effectively, and have taught us how to distill complex, technical subjects into clear, concise legal arguments and trial themes. We excel in complex, high-technology, high-stakes cases.

Representative Matters

  • Clear with Computers v. Hyundai Motor America, Inc., No. 6:09-cv-479 LED (E.D. Tex.) Represented patentee Clear with Computers regarding a novel electronic proposal preparation invention and obtained a favorable jury verdict, a damages judgment of $19.5 million, and affirmation on appeal.
  • TiVo Inc. v. EchoStar Communications Corp., No. 2-04-cv-01 DF (E.D. Tex.) Represented patentee TiVo, the developer of the first commercially available DVR, in a patent infringement action, which resulted in:
    • A favorable jury verdict of willful infringement
    • A damages judgment of $104 million
    • A permanent injunction
    • Affirmation in relevant part on appeal
    • A judgment of contempt
    • Supplemental damages award of $103 million
    • Contempt damages award of over $200 million
  • Implicit Networks, Inc. v. Juniper Networks, Inc. Represented defendant Juniper in a lawsuit brought by Implicit alleging infringement of patents relating to a method for processing data in a computer network, securing a double summary judgment ruling that all asserted patent claims against Juniper were both invalid and not infringed.
  • Digital CBT v. TiVo Inc. Efficiently represented defendant TiVo in a patent litigation, which resulted in a favorable settlement and low costs.
  • Collins v. Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Represented Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and Western Digital in a lawsuit accusing them of infringing patents relating to a method for developing diamond-like carbon films on hard disk drives. The case settled favorably shortly before trial.
  • Knowles Electronics, LLC v. American Audio Components, Inc. Represented defendant AAC Acoustic Technologies Holdings Inc., a leading Chinese manufacturer of miniature audio components, in a trade secret case, which resulted in denial of plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction after two months of expedited discovery, including expert reports and depositions, and an 11-day hearing.
  • AmberWave Systems Corp. v. Intel Corp. Represented patentee AmberWave, a company founded by an MIT professor and his students that invented and developed advanced semiconductor materials and manufacturing processes, in a set of patent litigations, which resulted in a favorable settlement.
  • T-Mobile v. Huawei Technologies. Represented T Mobile in a trade secrets lawsuit against the Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies alleging the manufacturer stole T-Mobile's smartphone testing robot.
  • Represented leading footwear company in defending against federal trademark, trade dress, and design patent infringement claims brought by competing footwear manufacturer.
  • Represented founder and franchisor of nation's premier comedy club in franchise and licensing disputes, including obtaining certiorari in U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Represented apparel company in proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Represented maritime engineering company in novel copyright dispute related to alleged infringement of a drilling rig design.