Overview

Norris Boothe focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation matters, where he has engaged in patent litigation in the software, semiconductor, medical device, and consumer products fields. Drawing on his business experience, Mr. Boothe has also litigated business disputes involving trade secrets, licensing, antitrust, and commercial transactions, and performed due diligence in M&A transactions. Mr. Boothe has practiced before the International Trade Commission and worked on both district court and appellate litigation matters. Mr. Boothe is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Before becoming an associate with the firm, Mr. Boothe worked as a summer associate in 2013 and as a law clerk where he performed legal research and drafted briefs in preparation for patent litigation. In 2014, Mr. Boothe served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Lucy H. Koh in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Prior to launching his legal career, Mr. Boothe held various technical and executive roles for technology and software companies. He has several years of experience programming applications, designing databases, managing websites and data products, and managing engineering and product teams in both large businesses and start-up companies.

While attending UC Berkeley School of Law, Mr. Boothe served as associate editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and also participated in the AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition.

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Experience

Representing plaintiff-patentee Racing Optics in patent infringement action against competitor Aevoe and its Moshi-brand touch screen protectors in D. Nevada. Argued Markman hearing in October 2016, with trial expected in November 2017, with related actions before the USPTO.

As lead trial counsel to the inventor and patent owner, obtained a verdict of willful infringement and an award of $20.3 for past damages after a seven day jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas. The Court increased the award to $23.6 million after ruling on post-trial motions. The two related inter partes review hearings resulted in an exceedingly rare final determination upholding the patentability of all challenged claims.

Defending Broadcom and its six downstream customers Technicolor, HTC, Comcast, Arista, NETGEAR, and ARRIS in patent infringement and importation investigation brought against them by Tessera Technologies, related to semiconductor chip packaging technology. Trial set for March 2017 before Administrative Law Judge Dee Sandra Lord, with related actions in D. Delaware and Europe. In re Certain Semiconductor Devices, U.S. ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-1010

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Education

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D. (2015)

University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management, M.B.A., Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies and Marketing (2003)

Haverford College, B.A., Physics (1993)

Admissions

California (2015)

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2016)

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (2016)

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (2017)

Professional & Community Activities

Vintners Club, Board of Directors, Member (2012-Present)

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