Intellectual Property

Hueston Hennigan’s battle-tested intellectual property litigators enforce and protect clients’ critical assets. We simplify the complex, think strategically at every stage of the matter, and focus on our clients’ ultimate goals—whether victory at trial, pre-trial resolution, or a reputation for aggressively safeguarding their intellectual property.

Our lawyers’ experience extends to the full range of intellectual property matters, including patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, and business torts. We have represented clients in trials and appeals in multiple venues, including federal courts throughout the United States, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board, and the International Trade Commission.

We are best known for our outstanding results in complex, high-stakes disputes in the high tech sector. With a combination of technical backgrounds and extensive trial experience, our diverse teams understand sophisticated technology, and we excel at crafting innovative strategies to solve our clients’ most vexing legal problems. Our approach is creative and often disruptive—we know how to distill technical issues into clear, concise, and compelling arguments that sway arbiters and juries.

At every state of the litigation process, we find opportunities to improve our clients’ position. Our trial-ready focus has yielded an exceptional record of success, including summary judgments, jury verdicts, and hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for our clients. Our lawyers are also effective at negotiating highly favorable settlements, driven to achieve the best outcomes for clients both in and out of the courtroom.

Representative Experience

  • Shure v. ClearOne. Representing ClearOne, the market leader in installed audio conferencing, in a patent infringement action against Shure Inc. relating to ClearOne’s beamforming microphone array.
  • Monster v. VPX and Bang EnergyRepresenting Monster Energy Company in connection with patent and trademark matters against Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Peloton Interactive Inc. v. Flywheel Sports Inc. Representing Peloton Interactive in a patent infringement action against Flywheel relating to Peloton’s category-creating bike.
  • Diece-Lisa Indus., Inc. v. Disney Store USA, LLC, et al. Obtained dismissal of a dozen subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Company from multimillion-dollar trademark infringement and unfair competition action involving Toy Story 3. Recently argued appeal before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
  • T-Mobile v. Huawei Technologies. Won a seven-figure verdict and liability findings on behalf of T-Mobile following a three-week jury trial alleging intellectual property theft and breach of contract by China’s largest phone manufacturer.
  • Cellular Communications Equipment LLC v. T-Mobile. Represented T-Mobile in over a dozen patent infringement lawsuits filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas asserting patents relating to various cellular communication standards. Obtained a customer-in-suit stay and ultimately resolved all the lawsuits on terms very favorable to T-Mobile.
  • Core Wireless v. LG. Represented Core Wireless regarding smartphone user interface inventions and obtained a favorable jury verdict that all accused LG devices infringed and that all asserted claims were not invalid as well as seven-figure damages.
  • Direct Technologies LLC v. Electronic Arts Inc. et al. Won a unanimous defense verdict for Electronic Arts in jury trial on copyright claim related to The Sims 3, the third installment in the company’s best-selling series of life simulation games. Also won summary judgment for Electronic Arts on companion claim for alleged trade secret misappropriation and secured affirmance of that ruling by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
  • In re Certain Electrical Connectors, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same. Defended Bosch, Foxconn, and Hon Hai before the U.S. International Trade Commission in patent infringement matter relating to automotive body control modules.
  •  Implicit Networks v. Juniper Networks. Represented defendant Juniper in a lawsuit brought in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by Implicit Networks 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.
  • Oracle v. Google. Represented Oracle in its ongoing high-profile copyright litigation against Google regarding the Android operating system.
  • Oracle v. Oregon. Achieved favorable settlement for Oracle in its highly publicized litigation against the state of Oregon over development of the state’s online health insurance marketplace.
  • DrugLogic v. Oracle. Won summary judgment on behalf of Oracle in a patent infringement case related to pharmacovigilance software.
  • Collins v. Western Digital Technologies. Represented Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and Western Digital in a lawsuit accusing our client of infringing patents relating to a method for developing diamond-like carbon films on hard disk drives. The case settled favorably shortly before trial.
  • Successfully defended Electronic Arts in trademark infringement and right of publicity actions related to EA SPORTS ActiveFight NightMedal of Honor, and Mirror’s Edge video games.