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Trademark portfolio management for Weather Group Television
Provides brand management and portfolio maintenance, advice, licensing, litigation and other assistance in connection with trademarks, copyrights, more Featured
Patent counseling and prosecution for Interface, Inc.
We develop and manage the patent portfolio for Interface, a leading manufacturer of carpet tile, through the use of both design and utility patent more FeaturedCase Study
Multi-state product liability claims
The firm served as lead counsel in representing Interface Flooring Systems, Inc. and affiliated entities (Interface), the world’s leading producer of  more Featured
Intellectual property counseling for Smith & Nephew
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to Smith & Nephew, an industry leader in the development of advanced medical devices and more Featured
Lee Valley Tools Ltd., et al. v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., et al.
Successfully represented Lee Valley Tools Ltd. in obtaining a U.S. patent and patent re-issuance for a power tool accessory, and successfully more Featured
Race Discrimination and Retaliation Litigation
Represented a major defense contractor in a lawsuit in which an employee claimed that he failed to receive certain promotions or job transfers more Featured
Trademark portfolio management for leading manufacturer of waterproof, breathable fabric
Represents leading manufacturer of waterproof, breathable fabric in connection with the enforcement of the company's trademarks. more Featured
Defense Verdict in Disability Discrimination Trial
Represented UnumProvident Corporation, a leading benefits provider worldwide, in a lawsuit in which the plaintiff claimed that he was discriminated more Featured
Disability, Age, and Sex Discrimination Litigation Brought by Human Resources Professional
Represented a major defense contractor in a case that involved allegations brought by a current human resources professional of discrimination and more Featured
Firestar Software Inc. v. Red Hat, Inc., et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Red Hat, an open-source software company, in a patent infringement suit brought by Firestar related to more Featured
Atlanta National League Baseball Club Inc. v. Hartford Life Ins. Co.
The firm served as lead counsel in representing the Atlanta Braves in its effort to recover benefits under a disability insurance policy compensating  more Featured
Trademark infringement for a Fortune 500 multinational computer software manufacturer
Successfully represented a Fortune 500 multinational corporation that designs and manufactures consumer electronics and computer software more Featured
Counsel for contractor on construction claims
Served as legal counsel for a general engineering contractor based in Northern and Southern California in connection with their work on the Golden more Featured
Trademark services for American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
Represents American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., the leading youth lifestyle brand, in intellectual property matters. more Featured
Milliken & Company v. Interface, Inc., et al.
We represented Interface Inc., a leading manufacturer of carpet tile, in patent litigation filed by one of its largest competitors alleging hundreds more Featured
Trademark portfolio management for a Fortune 500 multinational consumer electronics and computer software manufacturer
Represents a California-based Fortune 500 multinational corporation that designs and manufactures consumer electronics and computer software  more Featured
California Disability Discrimination and Failure to Accommodate Claim
Represented Nestlé Waters North America Inc. in a lawsuit brought in California by one of its production workers alleging that she was discriminated more Featured
Fraudulent marketing claims of one of the nation's largest fast food franchisors
Successfully represented one of the nation's largest fast food franchisors and its franchisees in an investigation of claims associated with a more Featured
Patent litigation for provider of automatic order fulfillment systems
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a provider of automatic order fulfillment systems in a patent infringement suit brought by a pharmacy more Featured
Fort James Corp. & Fort James Operating Co. v. J.H. McNairn, Ltd., et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Georgia-Pacific LLC’s subsidiaries in a patent infringement suit against two competitors in the more Featured
Trade secrets litigation for a software developer
The firm served as lead counsel for a Georgia-based software developer in a factually complex theft of trade secrets case involving the copying and more Featured
Bad faith claims counsel for large grocery chain *
Successfully represented a large grocery chain in a bad faith suit to secure benefits under its commercial general liability policy for the cost of more Featured
Pixels.com, LLC v. Instagram LLC
Represented Instagram in trademark infringement and breach of contract litigation against a user of Instagram’s API Platform. more
Wage and hour class action
Achieved favorable settlement for client in connection with defense of retail merchandising company in wage and hour class action. more
NFL Properties LLC v. Humphries, et al.
Represented NFL Properties and its member clubs in securing a broad temporary restraining order and seizure order, permitting law enforcement to more
Bodum USA, Inc. v. Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Represented Williams-Sonoma, Inc. against trademark infringement claims rooted in an initial interest confusion theory based on the retailer’s more
Spiece v. Levi Strauss & Co.
Represented client in lawsuit involving terminated distributor asserting counterclaims for antitrust violations, deceptive franchise practices and more
Tequila Supremo S.A. v. Gallo, Inc.
Represented tequila producer in ICC arbitration involving disputes under tequila supply and distribution agreement. more
Levi Strauss & Co. v. Ganaderia Brasil
Represented client in AAA arbitration against a former licensee involving trademark infringement, breach of contract, and tortious interference more
FTC v. Stepping Stonez Development, LLC and FTC v. Capitol Network Distance Learning Programs, LLC
Advised GED Testing Service LLC in supporting FTC investigation and prosecution of fraudulent high school “diploma mill” syndicates. more
Defended semiconductor manufacturer in employment discrimination matter
Represented semiconductor manufacturer in connection with declaratory action regarding employee non-compete agreement. Obtained stay of action and more
Negotiated favorable settlement involving non-compete agreement
Represented semiconductor manufacturer in connection with declaratory action regarding employee non-compete agreement. Obtained stay of action and more
Employment class action
Achieved favorable settlement for client in connection with defense of same-day delivery service in employment class action over drivers’ independent  more
Defended student loan provider with debtor claims alleging fraud and false advertising *
Defended student loan provider in connection with California debtor claims alleging fraud and false advertising in connection with certain fees paid more
Defended non-profit student loan provider in two California consumer class actions *
Defended non-profit student loan provider in connection with two California consumer class actions alleging invasion of privacy over allegedly more
Defended commercial bank in class action *
Defended commercial bank in connection with class action alleging violation of California false advertising statutes over free gift reward program. more
Quickly resolved TCPA class action for major hospitality chain *
Represented hospitality chain in connection with TCPA class action. Obtained judgment of dismissal after conducting initial investigation which more
Defended internet retailer in California privacy class action *
Represented an internet-based retailer on privacy issues associated with class action litigation under the California Invasion of Privacy Act. Case more
Defended consumer goods company in California false advertising class action *
Represented internet-based floral company in defense of class action alleging false advertising over product description. Case resolved successfully more
Obtained order decertifying unfair competition and false advertising class action on damages *
After being brought in by client as successor counsel after initial class certification ruling, conducted post-certification discovery and obtained more
Obtained summary judgment for telecommunications provider in false advertising class action *
Represented telecommunications company in California class action alleging false advertising regarding description of fees and charges. Obtained more
Defended Mental Health Parity Act class action *
Represented a large California health plan in defending alleged class action violations of the Mental Health Parity Act, alleged unfair business more
Defended scientist accused of breach of fiduciary duty *
Defended scientist/officer/inventor accused by bankruptcy trustee for former employer of breaching his fiduciary duty in connection with new startup more
Obtained judgment of dismissal for government sponsored financial services enterprise in consumer class action *
Obtained judgment of dismissal (after severing case from multi-district litigation proceeding) for government sponsored financial services enterprise  more
Defended government sponsored financial services enterprise in multiple state class actions *
Defended government sponsored financial services enterprise in connection with multiple state class actions filed by local officials seeking payment more
Racing Optics v. Aevoe
Representing plaintiff-patentee Racing Optics in patent infringement action against competitor Aevoe and its Moshi-brand touch screen protectors in more
Prosecuted bioscience trade secrets case against former corporate officer *
Obtained TRO and preliminary injunction against former officer of California bioscience company in trade secret misappropriation action. Obtained more
Defeated class certification *
Represented a major hard drive manufacturer located in Silicon Valley in the defense of a consumer class action alleging defective hard drives and more
In re Certain Athletic Footwear
Reebok against Respondents RBX Active in patent infringement and importation investigation related to athletic shoe sole functionality. Case

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Strategic acquisition for global manufacturer of aircraft systems
Served as buyer's counsel for one of the largest providers of aircraft equipment and on board systems for commercial, regional and business more
Arizona State University v. Seattle Genetics
Summary Judgment Victory for Seattle Genetics in a technology licensing and breach of contract dispute involving a life-saving cancer therapy. After more
Auto-Kaps LLC v. Clorox Co., No. 2:15-cv-01737 (E.D.N.Y. 2015).
Represent Clorox in a patent infringement claim alleging that the spray bottle in which Clorox sells almost all its liquid cleaning products more
Obtained important published appellate ruling establishing rights for California trade secret defendants *
Represented a San Diego, California biopharmaceutical company and individual officers in the defense of a trade secret action brought by former more
Sale of membership interests for Maxwell Chase Technologies, LLC
Served as seller's M&A counsel for Maxwell Chase Technologies, LLC, a U.S.-based producer of absorbent and non-absorbent packaging solutions for more
Thought, Inc. v. Oracle Corporation
Successfully defended patent infringement case in the Northern District of California for client Oracle against Thought, Inc. involving seven patents  more
Advanced Media Networks LLC v. AT&T Inc et al
Recently, Kilpatrick Townsend won summary judgment for AT&T Mobility against Advanced Media Networks,
LLC (AMN) in a patent infringement
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Bolt-On Acquisition of Medical Device Manufacturer
Represented French private equity fund sponsor and its portfolio company, a Franco-American manufacturer of surgical devices, in the leveraged more
Good Technology v. AirWatch
Served as counsel for AirWatch, a leader in mobile device management, in defense of claims of infringement related to accessing, manipulating, more
Defense of telecommunications company in patent infrigement litigation
Defended telecommunications company against patent infringement claims from 2-Way Computing, Inc. involving "push-to-talk" walkie-talkie cell phones more
Medtronic v. Edwards Lifesciences
Led an eight lawyer team defending Edwards Lifesciences in a four patent case Medtronics brought involving Edwards’ flagship prosthetic surgical more
Cytec Engineered Materials, Inc. v. Hercules, et al.
Represented global chemical products company in antitrust and unfair competition lawsuits against a number of the client's suppliers that were more
Moorberg v. 1-800-Flowers.com Inc.
Representing leading online retailer in litigation brought against other retailers under the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act

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EON Corp IP Holdings LLC v. Sensus USA Inc, Motorola Mobility et. al.
Kilpatrick Townsend was successful on behalf of Motorola Mobility in winning summary judgment against EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC in the Northern more
Englander v. Bassett Furniture Industries Inc., et al.
Achieved a settlement on behalf of Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. in litigation brought against Bassett and over 150 other furniture more
Grecia v. Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
Represented Sony Network Entertainment International LLC in patent infringement action related to authorizing access to digital content. William more
Patent litigation for telecommunications company
Defended telecommunications company in a patent infringement case involving a patent related to an Internet based security, fire and emergency more
Inter partes review relating to Internet video calls
Successfully obtained the institution of an IPR of U.S. Patent No. 6,108,704, and a final holding of invalidity of all challenged claims was issued more
Inter partes reviews for Unified Patents
Began representing Unified Patents in IPRs in 2015 with the following IPRs: Unified Patents Inc. v. Finnavations LLC  IPR2015-1209, more
Inter partes review relating to online rewards programs
Starbucks Corporation v. Kroy Holdings, LLC, IPR2015-00260. more
Inter partes review relating to digital rights management
Sony Network Entertainment International LLC v. William Grecia, IPR2015-00422.
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Copyright counsel for television broadcasting company
In anticipation of widely-promoted championship boxing match, we successfully filed an anticipatory copyright infringement suit and secured a more
Inter partes review challenge for Motorola Mobility
Represented Motorola Mobility in an inter partes review challenge of U.S. Patent No. 7,516,484 relating to a reader adapted for a portable more
Q Publishing Group Ltd. v. OutFront Media Inc.
Representing Outfront Media (formerly CBS Outdoor) in a trademark infringement matter filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. more
Viacom International Inc. v. John Does 1-5
Representing Viacom in a case filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against the website operator, Nick Reboot, in more
Lions Gate Films Inc. v. John Does
Represented Lions Gate Films Inc. in litigation for Expendables 3 movie. Our team filed a copyright complaint against six torrent and download more
Expendables 3 Enforcement
Represented Lions Gate Entertainment in enforcing its intellectual property rights for the movie Expendables 3.  more
Trademark advice for Paramount Pictures
We advised Paramount on trademark issues raised by television and film titles. more
Parts.com v. Yahoo! Inc.
Represented Yahoo in lawsuit filed by the registrant of the domain name <parts.com>, which is also a trademark registered with the USPTO. The more
Patents, right-to-use, pre-litigation and counseling advice for Logitech
The firm provides patents, right-to-use, pre-litigation and counseling advice for all Logitech product areas, including remote controls, digital more
Patent infringement litigation for Hitachi and Renesas Technology
Represented Hitachi and Renesas Technology as lead appellate counsel in an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, more
Inter partes review for Oracle Corporation
We obtained successful results for Oracle Corporation in three inter partes review proceedings (IPRs) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board more
Counsel to Ace Group International, LLC
Provides client counseling relating to brand management, portfolio maintenance, licensing, litigation and copyright matters. more
Abbott Medical Optics (fka Advanced Medical Optics) v. Alcon *
Represented Abbott Medical Optics (AMO, fka Advanced Medical Optics), a supplier of advanced refractive technologies, as plaintiff in one more
Pulse-Link Inc. v. Tzero Technologies Inc.
Represented Tzero Technologies in patent infringement actions relating to ultra wideband communications technologies. The case settled following more
Lochner Technologies LLC v. Lenovo (United States) Inc., Hitachi America Ltd et al.
Represented Hitachi America Ltd. in a patent infringement action on a patent related to modular computer systems. We were successful in settling  more
IP due diligence for Visa
IP due diligence for Visa's acquisition of Cybersource (2010), Playspan (2011), and Fundamo (2011). more
Inter Partes Review relating to RAID memory
Representing First Data in IPR challenges of two patents relating to RAID memory controllers. First Data v. Cardsoft  (PTAB Case Nos.: more
Inter Partes Review relating to Encryption
Represented Oracle and another party in an IPR of a patent involved in litigation and directed to online encryption. This case was terminated after a  more
Insurance coverage for an abatement company
Served as lead counsel representing a national abatement company in its effort to secure insurance coverage for an explosion and fire more
Open Text v. Alfresco
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Alfresco Software in a lawsuit involving allegations of patent infringement related to content more
Resonate Inc. v. Nortel Networks Corporation
Lead counsel for Alteon Web Systems, which was acquired by Nortel Networks, in patent infringement action relating to switching in large Internet

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In re Certain Laser Abraded Denim Garments
Defended Levi Strauss & Co. in a patent infringement and importation investigation, related to laser-fading of denim, against 17 global clothing more
Fujifilm Corporation v. Motorola Mobility LLC
We defended Motorola against Fujifilm's assertion of five patents relating to digital cameras and the transmission of files through a cell phone. more
California wage-hour, meal-rest break class action for national bedding manufacturer
Co-counsel for nationally recognized bedding manufacturer in successfully defending and resolving through mediation a class action filed in more
Age and sex discrimination litigation for one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers
Represented one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers in litigation brought by an 18-year employee who claimed that she was terminated more
Age discrimination litigation against California energy-efficient consulting and software firm
Represented a California-based company in litigation filed in the Middle District of Tennessee by a former employee who claimed that he was more
Surety v. Entrust
Co-counsel for defendant Canadian data security company accused of infringing patent relating to encryption techniques used in creating verifiable more
In re Certain Wireless Headsets
Lead counsel for respondents Sennheiser electronics & Co. GmbH and Sennheiser USA in patent investigation involving Bluetooth headphones. Settled  more
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. v. LSI Corp.
Represented defendant and patent holder LSI Corp., a semiconductor designer and manufacturer, in a breach of contract case and jury trial involving a  more
Video Enhancement Solutions v. Epson America
Represented Epson America Inc. as defendant in a patent infringement case related to the reduction of blocking artifacts in video displays. Succeeded  more
Age discrimination litigation for national consumer products manufacturer
Represented a consumer products manufacturer in a lawsuit brought in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California by a more
Effingo Wireless Inc. v. Motorola Mobility LLC
We represented Motorola Mobility in defending patent infringement claims related to wireless earpiece technology in the Western District of Texas. more
Medtronic v. Edwards Lifesciences
Defended Edwards Lifesciences in a four patent case Medtronics brought involving Edwards’ flagship prosthetic surgical heart valves. Furthermore, more
Comarco and ACCO
Led a team defending ACCO Brands USA and its subsidiary Kensington Microware against allegations that its universal laptop power supplies infringed more
Parallel Iron, LLC v. Adobe Systems Incorporated
Represented defendant Adobe in a patent infringement case involving distributed storage systems. Case settled shortly after Adobe successfully moved more
Universal Electronics, Inc. v. Logitech, Inc.
Represented defendant and counterclaimant Logitech, one of the leading innovators in universal remote control technology, in a patent infringement more
iMTX Strategic LLC v. Rhapsody International Inc.
Representing Rhapsody International, a leading provider of streaming music services, against claims of patent infringement involving a single patent more
Kilopass Technology Inc. v. Sidense Corp.
Defended Sidense Corp. in litigation asserting patent infringement, trade libel and defamation, intentional interference with prospective economic more Case Study
Levi Strauss & Co et al. v. Papikian Entreprises Inc. et al.
Represented Levi Strauss & Co. in a trademark infringement suit against an online infringer.Levi Strauss & Co. v. Papikian, No. more
Inter partes review challenge for C&D Zodiac
Kilpatrick Townsend successfully instituted an inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 8,590,838, titled “Aircraft Interior more
Value extraction from pending patent applications
Expanded the claims in a pending patent portfolio for computer physical security devices for a consumer products company, where such claims were more
Plasmanet Inc. v. Iwin Inc. et al.
Defended one of the earliest online gaming companies, iwin.com, against a claim that its web site design infringed the trade dress of the plaintiff's  more
Copyright counseling to Charlene Li and other authors
Copyright counseling to Charlene Li and other authors of non-fiction books regarding avoidance of infringement related to prior employment. more
Copyright and Trademark counseling for Margaret Fishback Powers
Copyright and Trademark enforcement, licensing & counseling regarding the poem "Footprints in the Sand" by Margaret Fishback Powers. more
Liveops Inc. v. Teleo Inc. et al.
Successfully defended trade secret misappropriation claims on behalf of former company founder and entrepreneur. (N.D. Cal.) more
EML Technologies LLC v. Leen & Associates Inc. et al.
Represented EML Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of lighting products, in a dispute related to patents for industrial lighting. Case more
Bayer Schering Pharma AG v. Lupin Ltd., et al.
Represented appellee Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in successful defense of district court’s order dismissing Bayer’s claims of patent infringement. more
LMP Corporation v. Universal Manufacturing Corporation
Represented plaintiffs who were inventors of a patented energy saving electronic ballast technology which defendant licensed from plaintiffs, then more
Inter partes re-examination for patentee of a security device
Represented the patentee of a patent directed to a security device for electronic equipment in an inter partes re-examination proceeding more
Patent litigation for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of carpet tile
The firm served as lead counsel for a leading manufacturer of carpet tiles in four cases, consolidated for pretrial purposes, concerning the client's  more
Paramount Pictures Corporation v. Jon Langley et al.
Represented Paramount Pictures Corporation just weeks before the release of its holiday blockbuster motion picture, "Varsity Blues," the more
Computer software copyright counseling and prosecution for multiple representative clients
Computer software copyright counseling and prosecution for Dolby Laboratories, Nexant, the University of California, and many others. more
Representation of president and CEO in State of California investigation
Defended president and chief executive officer of real estate investment trust against State of California investigation alleging unlawful sale of more
Theme Promotions Inc. dba Theme Co-Op Promotions vs. News America Marketing FSI Inc.
Succeeded in winning a jury verdict for a small San Francisco marketing firm against a subsidiary of the $55-billion News Corporation empire,

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Ultra Clean Logs v. Enviro-Log Inc.
Represent manufacturing concern in licensing dispute with sub-licensor. (Ben Hill County Superior Court, Georgia) more
Talecris Biotherapeutics Inc. v. Baxter International Inc. and Baxter Healthcare Corp.
Represented Baxter International Inc. and Baxter Healthcare Corp., a leading global medical products and services company, in a patent more
Ex-parte reexam for Visa U.S.A. Inc.
Prepared a draft ex-parte reexam for client Visa, against Restricted Spending Solutions Pat. 6,044,360. This patent related to spending more
Datasci, LLC v. Quintiles Transnational Corp.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Quintiles Transnational Corp. in a patent infringement suit relating to electronic data capture more
Adobe Systems Inc. v. Fritsch
Worked with the Business Software Alliance on an investigation of online dealers in counterfeit software, including auction site dealers. We obtained  more
New pro bono program with Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network
Launched a new pro bono program with Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network to provide representation to immigrant victims of trafficking. This more
Intellectual enforcement programs for Levi Strauss & Co.
Design and implement various enforcement programs aimed at stopping the distribution of counterfeit and gray market LEVI’S® jeans, as well as more
Flexsys Americas LP v. Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. et al.
Successfully defended follow-on damages patent infringement action against Korean petrochemical concern by defeating claims on summary judgment. more
Polo Ralph Lauren v. Hagege
Filed suit against the defendant for trademark infringement and unfair competition based on his unauthorized sale and distribution of apparel bearing  more
McGee v. Ross Stores Inc.
Represented defendant in class action lawsuit involving the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act. more
In the Matter of Certain Silicon Microphone Package and Products
Represented manufacturer of silicon microphone products before the International Trade Commission. more
Emeryville Lofts v. Nibbi Brothers *
Represented Nibbi Brothers General Contractors in resolving claims in a lawsuit alleging that it mismanaged the renovation of 140 live-work lofts and  more
Oracle Corporation and Oracle U.S.A. Inc. v. Parallel Networks LLC
Represented plaintiff Oracle Corporation in an action for declaratory judgment of non-infringement of Parallel Networks' patents relating to dynamic more
Summit Entertainment LLC v. Daiana Santia
Represent Summit Entertainment in this copyright infringement and computer fraud and abuse act case brought against a hacker who had breached servers  more
Patent litigation for telecommunications company
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of telecommunications company in a patent infringement matter in the Northern District of Georgia involving  more
Brown v. LiveOps Inc.
Successfully pursued statutory and contractual claims for indemnification by former officer and director; case concluded with a favorable settlement.  more
Unit Process Co. v. Tyco Flow Control
Represented Tyco Flow Control in defense of state and federal exclusive dealing, tying, monopoly, trade libel and franchise law claims brought by more
Representation of former CEO and Board chair in SEC investigation
Defended former chief executive officer and Board chair against SEC and audit committee investigations alleging securities fraud. more
Patent reexamination advice for footwear manufacturer
Provided strategy advice to an international footwear manufacturer regarding whether to seek reexamination of four to six patents owned by its more
Litigation counsel to a financial services company *
Successfully represented a financial services company in a lawsuit regarding the enforceability of an arbitration provision contained in a contract more
Scott Valley Bank v. Kalka *
Served as lead counsel for a Northern California bank pursuing recovery of a multi-million dollar loan for construction of a luxury home in the more
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC v. Zoomba LDC and www.shoppsjailbreak.com
Represented Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC in a copyright and DMCA infringement litigation involving its PlayStation® family and more. more
Clean Heat LLC v. Enviro-Log Inc.
Represented a green technology company in licensing dispute and prosecuted cross-claim for breach of warranty and fraud. Clean Heat LLC v. more
On-going clearance project for a major retailer
The firm advises a major retailer about potential patent infringement issues associated with hundreds of products sold or considered for sale by the more
Patent infringement litigation for Hitachi and Renesas Technology
Represented Hitachi and Renesas Technology as lead appellate counsel in an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, more
Volcom Inc. v. Roc Nation LLC
Defended Jay Z and Roc Nation against a claim of trademark infringement. Volcom Inc. alleged that the red diamond design used by Roc Nation in more
Trademark counseling and portfolio management
Trademark counseling and portfolio management to Oracle (enterprise software), Dignity Health (healthcare), Nexant, Inc. (energy sector software), more
Star Patrol Enterprises Inc. v. Saban Entertainment Inc.
Represented Saban Entertainment, Inc. against a complaint for copyright infringement, breach of contract, inducing breach of contract, and more
DC Comics; Time Warner; Disney Enterprises, Inc.; and Nike Inc. v. Steven Koh
Represented DC Comics, Disney, Nike, and Warner Bros. in a lawsuit against a swap meet owner and its vendors based on the sale of counterfeit and more
Patent infringement litigation for Kennametal Inc.
Representation of Kennametal Inc., a $2 billion per year NYSE company, in a patent litigation action that its biggest global competitor filed in the more Case Study
Fonovisa Inc. v. Cherry Auction Inc. (Representing The International Anticounterfeiting Coalition Inc.)
Represented the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition, Inc. in the Ninth Circuit and filed an Amicus Brief on behalf of numerous intellectual more
Wedgetail Ltd. et al. v. Huddleston Deluxe Inc.
Represented Huddleston, a custom fish lure manufacturer, in a patent infringement action related to mechanical device-related patents.

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epicRealm Licensing LLC v. Franklin Covey Co.
Represented Oracle Corporation, the world’s most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems company, as a third party more
Misuse of Confidential Information and Improper Solicitation Litigation
Represented a California employer in action brought by our client against a former employee and competitor alleging the improper use of confidential more
TecSec Inc. v. Oracle Corporation, et al.
Representing Oracle in a matter filed in the Eastern District of Virginia. Summary judgment of non-infringement was entered in favor of defendants. more
Blue Marlin Corporation et al. v. VF Corporation et al.
Obtained preliminary injunction against major clothing manufacturer's infringement of client's "five star" trademarks under a “reverse confusion” more
Fisherman’s Wharf Bay Cruise Corporation dba Red and White Fleet v. Blue and Gold Fleet, Inc. et al.
Prosecute antitrust and unfair competition claims on behalf of maritime operator against its primary competitor, concluding with a successful more
CSIRO v. Lenovo et al.
Trial counsel for CSIRO in litigation for patent infringement involving 802.11 wireless LAN technology. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial more
Paramount Pictures Corporation v. Piche
Represented Paramount Pictures Corporation in copyright litigation. Paramount and Universal had plans to launch trailers for summer tent-pole films more
Barragan v. Nestlé Waters
Represented Nestlé Waters North American in employment litigation. more
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. v. Bleem LLC
Represented plaintiff in action involving use of copyrighted screen shots in comparative advertising and misappropriation of trade secrets.

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James M. Harrington v. CIBA Vision Corporation
Served as co-counsel for CIBA Vision Corporation in patent false marking litigation. The plaintiff, James M. Harrington, brought this action more
Nazomi Communications Inc. v. Nokia Corporation, Garmin et al.
Represents Garmin, a leading manufacturer of global positioning and navigation devices, as defendant in a patent infringement case related to patents  more
Embarcadero Systems v. Vascor
Represented Vascor, a subsidiary of American President Lines (APL) in this suit involving breach of contract relating to a software system licensed, more
The Prudential Insurance Company of America v. Actuate Corp.
Represented Actuate Corporation in copyright, breach of contract, and unfair competition litigation for unlicensed use of software. The Prudential more
Inter Partes Review relating to Internet video calls
Handled inter partes review of Pat. 6,108,704 with a holding of a reasonable likelihood of prevailing. The ‘704 patent relates to more
KAI U.S.A., Ltd. v. Buck Knives Inc.
Represented defendant and counterclaimant Buck Knives in a patent infringement case involving spring-assisted folding knives.
Kai U.S.A., LTD.  more
Complex insurance coverage litigation for California utilities contractor
Obtained a favorable settlement for a Bay Area utilities contractor in a contentious complex insurance coverage litigation involving multiple primary  more
MB Technologies Inc. v. Oracle Corporation et al.
Represented Oracle Corporation (Oracle) against claims of copyright infringement of its technology to build user interfaces. The case involved more
Sale of classified substandard and non-performing loans for United Community Banks Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc. in its bulk sale of $266 million in classified substandard and non-performing loans. more Case Study
Levi Strauss & Co. v. Bells Fashion Inc. et al.
Successfully halted major “LEVI’S®” jeans counterfeiting operation in Los Angeles.

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Hitachi Ltd. v. International Rectifier Corporation
Counsel for Hitachi in patent infringement litigation involving the design and fabrication of power MOSFET devices. Hitachi Semiconductor more
Belinda Y. Brown v. Georgia-Pacific Corporation Products LLC
The firm serves as lead counsel on behalf of Georgia-Pacific in a qui tam false marking suit filed by Belinda Brown in the United States more
International enforcement for consumer electronics company
Assisted a large consumer electronics company in a successful enforcement campaign in Europe by obtaining quick and powerful utility models in more
In re Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Using Tungsten Metallization
Represented the complainant at the International Trade Commission against twenty-three respondents. Obtained favorable settlements from 16 of the more
GE Healthcare UK Ltd. v. Beckman Coulter Inc. and Beckman Coulter Genomics Inc.
Represented defendant Beckman Coulter, a leader in the development and manufacture of complex biomedical testing products, in a patent infringement more
Representation in federal and state grand jury investigations
Represented witnesses and potential targets in federal and state grand jury investigations; negotiated immunity and amnesty agreements. more
Blingville LLC v. Zynga Inc. et al.
Represented Zynga. The plaintiff was preparing to launch a social game called “BlingVille,” and filed a declaratory judgment action after receiving more
Orion IP LLC v. Nike Inc. et al.
The firm represented adidas against plaintiff Orion IP LLC, now Clear With Computers, in a suit where multiple defendants, including PACCAR and more
O'Brien v. Hasbro Inc.
Defended Hasbro in a putative class action brought on behalf of all California purchasers of a Tinkertoy set. The Plaintiff alleged that Hasbro more
Molnlycke Health Care Group AB v. Ossur & Medline
Served as lead counsel on behalf of Molnlycke Health Care Group AB in a patent infringement suit against two competitors in the Northern District of more
U.S. Glass v. City of San Jose, et. al. (S.J. Amoroso) *
Served as lead counsel representing a large California general contractor in a dispute with a glass curtain wall subcontractor over construction of a  more
Intellectual Ventures v. Motorola Mobility LLC
Defending Motorola Mobility LLC in the District of Delaware. Intellectual Ventures filed a patent infringement action against Motorola accusing more
Representation of directors and officers in DOJ investigation
Defended directors and officers against U.S. Department of Justice investigation for criminal antitrust violations. more
Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. v. Nichia Corp.
Represented Seoul Semiconductor Co., a display components company, in an antitrust case, alleging several baseless lawsuits brought by  more
Representation of home furnishings retailer in copyright and trademark infringement
Defended leading home furnishings retailer in copyright and trademark infringement action. more
In re Yahoo! litigation
Represented Yahoo! in a national class action case for false advertising, breach of contract and unfair competition. The plaintiffs sought to certify  more
Accounting malpractice jury trial for national accounting firm *
Successfully represented a national accounting firm in a 10-week accounting malpractice jury trial in which the plaintiff alleged $300 million in more
B.I. Systems LLC v. Actuate Corporation et al.
The firm represents Actuate Corporation, a leading developer of business intelligence and enterprise performance software, as defendant in a patent more
Contract litigation for Taiwanese computer/NB manufacturer
Represented a Taiwanese computer/NB manufacturer in a contract related action before a U.S. District Court in California. more
Intel, Microsoft, et al. v. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation ("CSIRO")
Trial counsel for CSIRO, an agency of the Australian government, as defendant in litigation for declaratory relief of patent infringement involving more
Trademark dispute for pharmaceutical company
Successfully and efficiently settled a trademark dispute between two pharmaceutical companies on a worldwide basis, shortly after adversarial more
Global Cash Access v. Game Financial Corporation
Represented plaintiff in a patent infringement action concerning cash access services for casino patrons in the District of Nevada. The matter more
Patent infringement claims against media company
Representing a media rights company in a patent infringement matter by a competitor involving patents relating to stadium seats. The Southern more
Litigation for national athletic training facility franchisor
Served as lead counsel for an athletic training facility franchisor and approximately 14 of its current and former officers and directors in a suit more
Represented fiduciary in DOJ investigation for mail, wire, and honest services fraud.
Defended fiduciary against U.S. Department of Justice investigation for honest services, mail and wire fraud. more
False Claims Act Retaliation Litigation
Represented Emory University, Inc. in an action brought by a former employee who claimed she was discharged for engaging in protected activity under more
Return of a security deposit
Recovered significant award plus interest from a rehabilitation center that refused to return a sizable deposit to a low-income disabled couple. more
McKesson Info. Solutions v. Epic Sys. Corp.
The firm served as lead counsel in the representation of Epic Systems Corporation, a leading Wisconsin-based health care software company, against more
Nevada SCSI Enterprises Inc. v. Hitachi Ltd.
Represented Hitachi, Ltd. in a patent infringement action brought by Nevada SCSI Enterprises in the District of Nevada on four patents related to more
Levi Strauss & Co. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co.
Represented appellant Levi Strauss & Co. in successful appeal from the trial court's judgment rejecting its trademark dilution claim. The Ninth

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In re May Smith Trust
Prosecute breach of fiduciary duty claims against former trustee. (San Francisco Superior Court) more
Inter Partes Re-Examination
Represented a consumer products company in an inter-partes re-examination proceeding brought by a third party requester to invalidate the more
Patent litigation for Ring Industrial Group
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Ring Industrial Group L.P. in an action against a competitor of its patented drainage products.  After more
Representation of president and chief executive officer in DOJ investigation
Represented president and chief executive officer of federally insured financial institution in DOJ investigation for financial fraud and subprime more
Fabric design copyright litigation for Spectravest Inc.
Represented Spectravest, Inc., an apparel manufacturer, in more than 100 cases and more than 50 TRO's granted. more
Molecular Probes v. Texas Fluorescence Laboratories
Lead counsel for plaintiff in patent infringement case involving fluorinated xanthene fluorophores. After district court accepted our client’s

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Universal Electronics Inc. v. Logitech Inc. et al.
Served as lead counsel for Logitech, a global leader in the development of innovative personal peripherals, in defense and counterclaims of a patent more
Defendant representation in embezzlement investigation
Represented defendant in embezzlement investigation and prosecution. more
Bad faith suit for a semiconductor chip manufacturer *
Successfully represented a semiconductor chip manufacturer in a bad faith insurance coverage lawsuit arising out of a toxic tort putative class more
Patent litigation for major automobile manufacturer
Represented major automobile manufacturer in a patent infringement suit brought by a sales technology company. more
Aliphcom v. Blueant Wireless Inc.
Represents AliphCom dba Jawbone, a manufacturer of wireless headsets speakers, and other products enhancing mobile technology, in a trade dress more
Overture Services Inc. v. Did-It.com Inc.
Represented Overture, Yahoo!’s predecessor in the paid online search business, in an action for computer trespass and violation of the federal more
Orion IP LLC v. Nike Inc. et al.
The firm represented adidas against plaintiff Orion IP LLC, now Clear With Computers, in a suit where multiple defendants, including PACCAR and more
Whether the former parent of a sold subsidiary must assume the post-divestiture obligations of the subsidiary to pay a $5 million per claim self-insured retention after the subsidiary declared bankruptcy
We represent the former parent of a bankrupt, former subsidiary, in connection with disputes with the former subsidiary's general liability insurance  more
Patent litigation for Maryland-based GPS tracking company
The firm served as Lead Counsel on behalf of a Maryland-based company which offers GPS tracking and fleet management solutions for business with more
Trademark, copyright and anti-counterfeiting services for Levi Strauss & Co.
Represents Levi Strauss & Co. (Levi) for setting brand enforcement strategies, distribution policies (including gray marketing), more
Statewide election protection hotline
For the last five election cycles, the firm has hosted the Statewide Election Protection Hotline at its offices on Election Day in more
Mauna Kea Properties, Inc. v. DAP Construction, LLC *
Represented DAP Construction LLC, a general contractor, in the resolution of claims related to an alleged $40 million defective design of luxury more
Patent portfolio management
Represented numerous companies in the financial services, toy, clinical instrument, office products, and semiconductor industries to developing their  more
Patent infringement action for Taiwanese mechanical component manufacturer
Represented a Taiwanese mechanical component manufacturer in a patent infringement action before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of more
Supreme Court amicus curiae brief to enforce civil liability under U.S. law
The Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) acknowledged Rick Grossman and Nancy Tompkins at their annual dinner for writing a Supreme Court amicus more
Time Warner Entertainment Company et al. v. Golden Touch Inc., et al.
Filed complaints and applications for temporary restraining orders and seizure orders against various retailers, wholesalers, and importers of more
Global trademark portfolio management and enforcement for Brahmin Leather Works Inc.
Provide global trademark portfolio advice and counsel to Brahmin Leather Works, Inc., a luxury handbag and accessories company, including trademark more
$60 million disposition of business assets
Represented YP, the largest local search, media and advertising company in North America as IP counsel on Alpine’s acquisition of YP’s Earn Per Call more
Patent and trademark litigation for leading manufacturer of motor sports-related tear-off products
Represented leading manufacturer of tear-off products in a case related to multi-layer tear-off products often used in the motor sports industry. The  more
M2 Software Inc. v. Viacom Inc. et al.
Represented Viacom, Inc. in trademark infringement action in which M2 Software alleged that Viacom's use of its M2: Music Television mark more
Hurricane Katrina relief
Provide a variety of services and representation to victims of Hurricane Katrina and the organizations that assist them. Over a dozen firm lawyers more
American Video Graphics, L.P. v. Hewlett-Packard Co. et al.
Counsel for plaintiff NVIDIA Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturer, which intervened in this patent infringement action to defend its customers. more
Guardian ad litem
Represent children and/or their best interests in a variety of settings and courts. Lawyers routinely serve as guardians ad litem, representing the more
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. v. Filipiak
Successfully represented Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., a computer software company, in a copyright infringement more
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. v. Connectix Corporation
Represented plaintiff in copyright infringement action dealing with issues of fair use in the context of reverse engineering and intermediate more
Intellectual Ventures v. Motorola Mobility LLC
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Motorola Mobility, in a lawsuit involving allegations of patent infringement related to mobile phone

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E.W. Thorpe Inc. v. Baca *
Served as counsel for Baca in a construction litigation arbitration involving delay/disruption claims, imposition of liquidated damages and more
Akamai Technologies Inc. et al v. Limelight Networks Inc.
Representing amicus curiae The Financial Services Roundtable in pending appeal involving the proper standard for direct patent infringement more
Patent infringement litigation for an industry leader in medical devices
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of an industry leader in medical devices in a patent infringement litigation involving intramedullary nail more
Oracle Corporation et al. v. Light Reading Inc.
Obtained a preliminary injunction for our client in a trademark infringement case. Oracle Corp., et al. v. Light Reading, Inc., No. more
adidas America Inc. v. Akeva LLC
The firm is lead counsel for adidas in multi-defendant patent litigation relating to more than a dozen patents on athletic footwear.

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Clif Bar & Company v. Luna Fitness of Tempe LLC
Served as primary counsel for Clif Bar & Company, a leading maker of sports/energy/nutrition food and beverages, in a trademark infringement  more
Lawsuit against insurance broker and major insurance carriers for bid-rigging and other market misconduct
The firm served as lead counsel in litigation against our client’s insurance broker and several major insurance carriers, including AIG, Travelers, more
Patent reexaminations litigation for accused infringer *
Drafted several third-party comments and petitions in inter partes reexamination for a number of patents relating to memory buffers for more
D&O coverage for the costs of responding to a grand jury investigative subpoena
After our client entered into an “amnesty” agreement with the Justice Department that obligated our client and its directors and officers to more
Construction dispute for Northern California contractor
Successfully represented Northern California contractor on a $51 million bid protest involving the structural retrofit of a portion of the Dumbarton more
Weinrib v. Williams-Sonoma Inc., Pottery Barn Inc. and West Elm Inc.
Represented Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and West Elm in copyright litigation. Plaintiff settled after defendants filed for summary judgment. Weinrib more
Patent infringement litigation against commercial developers
Represented research organization patent holder alleging infringement against commercial developers of wireless LAN technology. more
Marvel Enterprises and Funimation Productions v. New Image Sportswear Co.
Obtained an ex parte temporary restraining order and seizure order and seized thousands of infringing shirts on behalf of Marvel, the owners  more
Representation of beneficiary against securities broker
Represented beneficiary against securities broker for unauthorized trading and breach of fiduciary duty. more
Zynga Inc. v. Bang With Friends Inc.
Representing Zynga Inc. in the Northern District of California to protect its trademark rights in the WITH FRIENDS family of brands against an online  more
VISA USA indirect purchaser litigation
Successfully defended proposed class action indirect purchaser cases filed across the country. Credit/Debit Card Tying Cases. (San Francisco  more
AliphCom v. MyTalk Inc.
Represents AliphCom, a manufacturer of wireless headsets, in a trademark infringement suit involving wireless communications devices. AliphCom v.  more
Wyler Summit Partnership v. Turner Broadcasting System
Represented Turner Broadcasting System against a variety of breach of contract and related claims. The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of more
Zynga chipseller enforcement and litigation program
Represented Zynga in a litigation enforcement program targeting high value resellers of virtual chips used in Zynga’s online poker game, with the more
Lauth Group Inc. v. U.S. Real Estate Limited Partnership
Served as lead counsel representing USAA Real Estate Company, the real estate investment affiliate of United Services Automobile Association (USAA), more
Digital Chocolate Inc. v. Zynga Game Network Inc.
Defended Zynga against the plaintiff’s allegation that Zynga’s MAFIA WARS game infringed the plaintiff’s trademark rights in its pre-existing more
Sealy Technology LLC v. Simmons Bedding Company
Representing Sealy Technology in a design patent and trade dress action involving Sealy's Stearns & Foster mattress designs against Simmons more
Lockton v. AT&T Broadband et al.
Obtained summary judgment for leading telecommunications provider in business tort action brought by former officer and minority shareholder of more
Aventis Pharma S.A. v. Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Represented Baxter Healthcare Corporation, a leading global medical products and services company, in a patent infringement action involving alleged more
Viatical life insurance litigation
Successfully represented a client that provided contingent cost insurance to viatical companies in breach of contract, negligence and fraud claims more
Ice Cream Distributors of Evansville v. Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Inc., et al.
We represented Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Inc. in litigation filed by a former distributor of Dreyer's products alleging violations of the Sherman and  more
Phoenix Licensing L.L.C./LPL Licensing L.L.C. v. Union Bank N.A
Represented Union Bank, N.A. in patent litigation relating to automated marketing materials. Phoenix Licensing, L.L.C. et al v. Aegon USA, Inc. more
Barry W. Thomas v. Motorola, Inc.; Barry W. Thomas v. Cingular Wireless LLC, et al.; Barry W. Thomas v. Cox Communications, Inc., et al.; Thomas v. Adelphia Communications Corp., et al.; Thomas v. Alltel, et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a number of defendants, including Motorola, AT&T, and Cox Communications in two parallel patent more
Lead discovery counsel in labor and employment class action
Served as lead discovery counsel for a national franchisor in a complex wage and hour class action matter. As lead discovery counsel, successfully more
Copyright infringement litigation for Internet service provider
Successfully defended to settlement a copyright infringement case involving our client, an Internet service provider. more
Williams-Sonoma Inc. v. Soho Corporation et al.
Successfully litigated trademark infringement suit. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. v. Soho Corporation et al., No. 4:05-cv-03240 (N.D. Cal. filed more
Time Warner Entertainment Company L.P. v. Does 1-1000
Represented Warner Bros. to remove counterfeit Looney Tunes products from retail sales areas around the country to support the holiday sales more
Krav Maga Associations of America Inc. v. Eyal Yanilov et al.
Defended a group of Krav Maga instructors against a claim that their use of the term “Krav Maga” infringed the plaintiff’s alleged trademark right in  more
Representation of majority trustees in breach of fiduciary duty matter
Represented majority trustees of charitable trust organization against co-trustee for breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful conversion of trust funds. more
Computer Access Technology Corporation v. Catalyst Enterprises Inc.
Represented defendant, an electronic testing equipment manufacturer, in copyright, trade dress and unfair competition trial. Matter settled more
Fisherman's Wharf Bay Cruise Corporation v. Blue & Gold Fleet
Represented plaintiff in predatory pricing, tying, price and services discrimination claims against rival provider of San Francisco Bay Cruises.

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Trademark litigation for Zynga Inc.
Successfully represented Zynga Inc. in trademark litigation in connection with an online game called “MafiaVille.” The defendant responded to more
Construction litigation claims for large supplier of hydroelectric equipment
Represent one of the world's largest suppliers of hydroelectric equipment and are presently defending and asserting claims involving a hydroelectric more
Smith v. EyeWonder Inc.
Representing defendant in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California with regard to a motion to stay pending arbitration in Georgia.  more
Williams-Sonoma Inc. v. Friendfinder Inc. et al.
Achieved judgment for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. against unauthorized use of client’s trademarks in connection with adult websites. Williams-Sonoma, more
Youngblood Timepieces Inc. v. Fossil Inc., et al.
Represented Fossil Inc. and Macy's Merchandising Group, Inc. against allegations that the plaintiff owned trademark rights in its founder’s  more
Copyright infringement against music, video, book and entertainment retailer
Represented defendants against claims that search engine capabilities rendered them liable for copyright infringement. more
Video-on-demand patent litigation for national cable entertainment provider
Represented national cable entertainment provider in pending multi-district patent litigation relating to video-on-demand services. Settled.
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Levi Strauss & Co. v. GTFM Inc.
Obtained successful suit against major manufacturer for infringement of client's famous Tab Trademark. Attained published summary judgment opinion more
DeWolfe v. Richmond
Represented a number of amicus curiae including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the ACLU in successful appeal more
Employee Breach of Contract Litigation
Represented Office Depot, Inc. in a lawsuit in which the plaintiff claimed that our client breached an employment contract and was unjustly enriched more
Inter partes re-examination for equipment manufacturer
Represented an analytics equipment manufacturer as a third party requester in an inter partes re-examination proceeding to invalidate more
Patent counseling for AquaBounty Technologies
Successfully obtained the first patent for transgenic fish development for AquaBounty Technologies, a marketer and developer of biotechnology more Case Study
Select Retrieval LLC v. Aqua Superstore Inc. et al.
The firm represents Market America, Inc., an Internet marketer and broker of products and services, as defendant in a patent infringement action more
Laboratory Skin Care et al. v. White et al.
Represented international law firm sued for malpractice related to foreign patent filing; concluded with a favorable settlement. (San more
Schreiber Foods Inc. v. Saputo Cheese Inc. *
Lead counsel for food products company accused of infringing U.S. patent relating to enzymes used in cheese manufacture. Won summary judgment of more
DC Comics v. John Does 1-10
Represented DC Comics in this copyright infringement case filed against an unknown leaker of unreleased images from “The Watchmen” comic. DC Comics more
Litigation counsel to a financial services company *
Successfully represented a financial services company in a dispute over the validity and enforceability of a contract to reinsure workers' more
Bayer Schering Pharma AG, et al. v. Sandoz Inc., et al.
Successfully dismissed Bayer’s patent infringement claims against client Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in ANDA litigation over the generic version of more
Construction counsel
Served as legal counsel for Northern California general contracting firm regarding its work on San Francisco's historic Grace Cathedral. more
Representation of company and executive officers in California Attorney General investigations
Defended directors and officers against California Attorney General investigation for civil and criminal antitrust violations. more
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. v. Divineo
Served as co-counsel in representing Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. in a copyright infringement action. The defendants had violated more
Williams-Sonoma Inc. v. Tradewinds Textiles Inc. and Tuesday Morning Corp.
Represented Williams-Sonoma in case alleging trademark and copyright infringement as well as unfair competition claims against home goods more
Genetics Institute Inc. v. Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Counsel for Baxter Healthcare Corporation in complex commercial case and declaratory judgment patent lawsuit involving protein purification more
International Control Systems LLC v. Sony Electronics Inc., Hitachi Home Electronics (America) Inc. et al.
Represented Hitachi Home Electronics (America) in a patent infringement action brought by International Control Systems, LLC on a patent related to

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M. A. Mortenson Co. v. Highlands Hospital *
Served as counsel representing M.A. Mortenson Construction, a commercial and heavy construction contractor, against claims of water intrusion. In a more
Collinbrook Mortgage Co. v. Equifax Information Services LLC
The firm served as lead counsel for Equifax, one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in claims brought by Collinbrook Mortgage more
Marvell v. CSIRO
Trial counsel for CSIRO as defendant in litigation for declaratory relief of patent infringement involving 802.11 wireless LAN technology. Marvell more
Baxter Healthcare Corporation v. Genetics Institute Inc.
Counsel for Baxter Healthcare Corporation in complex technical contract case involving recombinant blood proteins. Settled after trial.

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Sklar v. Microsoft
Represented plaintiff in patent litigation involving the task bar feature of Microsoft’s Windows XP and Vista operating systems. more
M2 Software Inc. v. M2 Comm LLC et al.
Represented a Christian music company against a separate trademark infringement claim brought by M2 Software. We worked with survey experts to more
Copyright and trademark counseling for LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.
Copyright and trademark counseling regarding graphic and font designs, photographs, text, music, etc. for LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. more
Rambus Inc. v. Freescale Semiconductor Inc. et al.
Successfully represented respondents LSI Corp. and Seagate Technologies in defense of a patent infringement action involving external memory more Case Study
Apple Computer Inc. v. Psystar Corporation
Obtained summary judgment and a permanent injunction against a computer company utilizing Apple’s copyrighted operating system software on non-Apple more
Peregrine Systems Inc. v. Arthur Andersen Worldwide S.C.
Prosecute professional negligence claims against former Big 5 accounting firm and foreign affiliates. (San Diego Superior Court) more
In re Maxim Integrated Products Inc. MDL
Defended Union Bank, N.A. and Wells Fargo involving numerous patents relating to the security and encryption asserted against mobile banking apps. more
Patent litigation for technology and software corporation
The firm serves as lead counsel on behalf of defendant technology and software corporation in patent litigation filed against it by Telematics more
Representation of chief financial officer in SEC investigation
Defended chief financial officer against SEC in securities fraud investigation alleging accounting fraud, backdating options, and improper revenue more
Ellison Educational Equipment Inc. v. QuicKutz
Represented plaintiff in patent inventorship, copyright and trademark matter in the Central District of California. The matter settled more
Overture Services Inc. - Car Dealer Matters
Represented Overture Services (Yahoo!’s predecessor in the paid search business) in a group of a fourteen separate lawsuits brought by Los Angeles more
Lawsuit against insurance broker and major insurance carriers for bid-rigging and other market misconduct
The firm served as lead counsel in litigation against our client’s insurance broker and several major insurance carriers, including AIG, Travelers, more
Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream v. ConAgra Foods Inc.
Represented Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream in breach of contract litigation involving manufacturing and distribution agreements. more
Solus Micro Technologies Inc. v. Calient Networks
Counsel for Calient Networks, an optical switching and transmission equipment manufacturer, in complex commercial arbitration involving optical more
Time Warner Entertainment Co. v. Harper Stephens
Represented Warner Bros. in this case brought against a cybersquatter who had registered 102 domain names based on the Harry Potter property. We more
Breach of contract and copyright infringement litigation for manufacturer of business intelligence software
Represent a manufacturer of business intelligence software, in breach of contract and copyright infringement litigation. The defendants are  more
Checkmate Strategic Group Inc. v. Yahoo! Inc.; Lane's Gifts LLC v. Yahoo! Inc.
Represented Yahoo! in competing national class actions, one filed in state court in Arkansas and a second in the Central District of California, more
Employment Class Action against Publicly Traded Manufacturing Company
Represented company in a large California employment class action in California Superior Court, defending claims of unpaid meal breaks, improper more
Defendant representation in federal prosecution matter
Represented defendant in federal prosecution for bribery of government official. more
Tech Park at North Canyons v. WHTBP Real Estate Limited Partnership *
Negotiated the resolution of claims arising from alleged defects in construction of a multiple building commercial project. Tech Park further claimed  more
NTN Buzztime Inc. v. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
Obtained a favorable settlement for Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA), an electronic gaming products company, in this case before more
Copyright infringement action for public company
Defended public company against copyright infringement action involving musical composition used in Super Bowl advertisement. more
The Learning Co., Houghton Mifflin v. Zynga Inc.
Defended Zynga against trademark infringement claims alleging that Zynga’s “Oregon Trail” element of its FrontierVille game violated The Learning more
Golan et al v. Ashcroft et al.
Represented plaintiffs in action involving copyright restoration under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. Golan, et al. v. Ashcroft, et al more
Atlas Brace Technologies USA LLC v. Leatt Corporation and DOES 1-10, Inclusive
Representing Leatt Corporation in the Central District of California. Atlas Brace Technologies filed an action in the Central District of California more
Employee and employee benefits advice for nonprofit organizations
Represent more than 400 nonprofit organizations in the communities in which we practice. A substantial portion of this work includes employment and more
Litigation for landlord tenants
Represent tenants in suits against landlords for deplorable conditions in rental housing when the landlords have refused to repair the premises. more
Brayton Purcell LLP v. Recordon & Recordon
Represented Brayton Purcell LLP in a copyright infringement case brought to protect our client’s proprietary website material, successfully obtained more
Patent reexaminations litigation for declaratory judgment plaintiff *
Drafted third-party comments and petitions in the reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 6,849,827 relating to input voltage for a welding power source, more
Litigation for a national food service research and development company
The firm served as lead counsel representing a research and development company serving the food industry in its declaratory judgment action to more
Trademark enforcement services for a leading footwear and apparel manufacturer
Represents a leading footwear and apparel manufacturer in trademark litigation and enforcement work. more
Health insurance association entry into China
Represented as lead counsel BlueCross BlueShield Association, a health insurance association, in connection with the strategic development of more
Multi-family residential project for Torchlight Investors
Represented Torchlight Investors in receivership disposition of 564 unit multi-family residential project in Duluth, Georgia.   more
Cody et al. v. City of Albany et al.
Lead mass action asserting civil rights claims on behalf of group of homeless individuals pro bono against municipality to halt illegal  more
Patent reexamination for Austin Hughes Electronics Ltd.
Successfully obtained a final determination for our client Austin Hughes Electronics Ltd., rejecting the claims in an inter partes reexamination of Epicenter Pat. 6,609,034 relating to server racks with KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) switches. A successful stay of litigation was obtained. more
Dees v. Saban Entertainment Inc.
Represented Saban Entertainment Inc. (Saban) against claims of copyright infringement, unfair competition, and breach of contract. The more
Dudnikov et al. v. MGA Entertainment Inc.
Represented MGA Entertainment Inc., the owners of the Bratz property, in one of the first cases to address allegations of a wrongful ISP takedown more
McDermott v. San Francisco Women's Motorcycle Contingent
Represented appellee San Francisco Women's Motorcycle Contingent in successful effort to affirm the holding of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

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Duramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Watson Laboratories Inc., et al. 
Represented Watson in pending ANDA litigation of generic version of SEASONIQUE®. Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Watson Laboratories, Inc., more
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC v. Bridgestone Americas, Inc., et al.
Represented SCEA in a Lanham Act, unfair competition, misappropriation and tortious interference action involving SCEA's fictional character used to

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Intellectual Property counsel to NewPort Communications
Served as lead IP counsel to the founders of NewPort Communications (NewPort), a venture-backed start-up company, to devise and execute an IP more
Internal investigation into trust activities
Represent trustees in an investigation by authorities into activities of former trustee of personal trust. (D. Alaska) more
Zynga guidebook litigation
Represented Zynga in litigation against a network of individuals and entities which sold guidebooks containing “secrets” to Zynga’s games to more
Nancy Garen v. Steven Feder (ADA "Miss Cleo")
Represented the author of a Tarot card reading book against the operators of a 900 number line made famous by the “Miss Cleo” television more
Representation of former Board of Directors chair and president in DOJ investigation
Defended former Board of Directors chair and president against U.S. Department of Justice for criminal fraud and unauthorized lending practices. more
Intellectual asset acquisition and transactions assistance to an office supplies manufacturer
Assisted client, a manufacturer of office supplies, in monitoring published patent applications and issued patents.  The firm was thus able to more
Time Warner Entertainment Company L.P., et al. v. KJ, et al.
The Santee Alley district in Los Angeles and the Canal Street district in New York were notorious centers for the retail sale of counterfeit more
BioGenex Laboratories Inc. v. Rashidi
Represented BioGenex in prosecution of trade secret case involving automated molecular pathology staining and imaging systems. The case settled more
AliphCom et al. v. Doe
Represents AliphCom dba Jawbone, a manufacturer of wireless headsets speakers, and other products enhancing mobile technology, in a trade dress more
Z-Line Designs Inc. v. Sauder Woodworking Co.
Represented Z-Line Designs, a major ready-to-assemble furniture manufacturer and distributor, in a design patent and trade dress infringement more
False patent marking case for Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
Represented Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., a subsidiary of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., in false patent marking qui tam case filed more
Cross patent license for emerging growth company
Represent an emerging growth company in enhanced oil recovery in a global cross patent license agreement with Chevron USA and numerous other supply, more
Uniform license agreements for a federation of independent health insurance companies
The firm serves as a consultant to a federation of independent health insurance companies in revising their diverse license agreements into an more
Nibbi Bros./DFPF v. LGBT *
Served as lead counsel on behalf of Nibbi Brothers Construction and DFPF in litigation seeking coverage of complex claims of construction defects. more
Leuthold et al. v. Destination America Inc.
Defended proposed class action lawsuit alleging wage and hour violations. (N.D. Cal.) more
GRiD Systems Corp. v. Texas Instruments Inc.
Represented Tandy Corporation (Radio Shack) in this patent/antitrust case against Texas Instruments (TI). Tandy Corporation (Tandy) alleged that TI more
Inter partes reexaminations for Logitech Inc.
Successfully prosecuted to final rejections in 2012 three inter partes reexaminations on behalf of our client Logitech, at which time the more
Mohawk Industries Inc. and Shaw Industries Inc. v. Interface Inc.
Represented Interface Inc. in a suit filed by two competitors alleging that Interface had "falsely marked" certain carpet tiles and thus was subject more
Patent reexaminations litigation for accused infringer *
Drafted several third-party comments and petitions in inter partes reexamination of a patent relating to a hierarchical menu structure for more
Loan assumption transaction assistance for loan servicer
Assist loan servicer with documenting, negotiating and closing loan assumption transactions involving subordinate debt and rating agency review on a more
Representation of director and officer in securities fraud investigation
Defended director and officer against SEC in securities fraud investigation alleging accounting fraud and backdating stock options. more
Accelerated Examination
Represented numerous clients to obtain patents in the PTO's accelerated examination process to obtain patents in about one year or less concerning more
Patent litigation for Kumho Korea Petrochemical Co.
Obtained early summary dismissal of ITC patent infringement investigation on collateral estoppel grounds, subsequently upheld by full Commission.

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NEC Corporation v. Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd. and Hyundai Electronics America Inc.
Co-lead trial counsel. Defense of semiconductor patents in E.D. Virginia. Settled. more
Ormco Corporation v. Align Technology Inc.
Represented defendant Align Technology Inc., maker of Invisalign “invisible” orthodontic appliances, in a patent infringement case involving software  more
VCode Holdings Inc. et al. v. adidas America Inc., Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Ltd. et al.
Represented Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Ltd. in a patent infringement action on a patent related to a two-dimensional bar code more
Patent reexaminations litigation for accused infringer *
Drafted inter partes reexamination request for a microprocessor patent (US 5,829,031 ) involving parallel instruction execution being more
Zynga Inc. v. Vostu USA Inc. et al.
Represented Zynga Inc. in multinational lawsuits against Vostu. Zynga alleged that Vostu had launched on a Brazilian social networking site several more
Diodem LLC v. Biolase Technologies Inc.
Represented defendant Biolase Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of medical and dental lasers, in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning lasers more
GO Computer Inc. v. Microsoft Corp.
Represented GO Computer, Inc. in antitrust action alleging exclusionary practices. GO Computer Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation (State of more
Trademark infringement for retail and fashion brand owners
Represented leading retail and fashion brand owners alleging trademark infringement and domain name cybersquatting. more
Representation of chief lending officer and director in FDIC investigation
Defended former chief lending officer and director against FDIC for negligence, improper and unauthorized lending practices, and breach of fiduciary more
Informatica Corp. v. Business Objects Data Integration Inc.
Counsel for defendant Business Objects Data Integration in a patent infringement action involving business intelligence software.

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Advanced Video Technologies LLC v. Motorola Mobility Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel in the representation of Motorola Mobility against claims of patent infringement in a suit involving video coding and  more
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. v. Garcia et al.
Represented Sony Computer Entertainment America in action to stop the unlawful distribution of “modding” devices and pirated video games. Sony more
EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC v. Motorola Mobility LLC
On March 5, 2014, Kilpatrick Townsend was successful on behalf of Motorola Mobility in winning summary judgment against EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC more
Protective orders for domestic violence victims
Represents victims of domestic violence who are seeking protective orders for themselves and their children against batterers and stalkers. more
Flexsys America L.P. v. Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. et al.
Successfully defended Korean petrochemical company against charges of infringement; obtained decision of non-infringement after bench trial, upheld more
Oxford Gene Technology Ltd. v. Telechem International Inc.
Represented Telechem International Inc., a provider of biochemistry-related products and services, in a patent infringement dispute involving more
Intellectual asset acquisitions and transactions for The Weather Channel
Represented The Weather Channel in intellectual asset acquisitions and transactions. The innovations allow it to provide targeted content to users, more
Amarel v. Connell Rice and Sugar Co. *
Defended Connell Rice and Sugar Co., the largest rice exporter in the United States, in a nine-week jury trial of antitrust claims brought against more
Harris Corporation v. Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd.
Co-lead trial counsel. Defense of nine semiconductor patents in E.D. Virginia. Settled. Harris Corporation v. Hyundai Elec Indust, et al., more
Copyright counseling and prosecution for Williams-Sonoma Inc.
Copyright counseling and prosecution of graphic, sculptural and architectural building designs for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. more
AGI, Inc. v. AT&T, Inc., et al.
Defend innovative online advertising and directory publishing company in Unfair Practices Act case brought by regional directory publisher, alleging more
Chinese Hospital v. Brown & Toland Medical Group
Represented Chinese Hospital in action against major physicians network alleging market abuse. (SF Sup. Ct.). more
Online enforcement program
Established one of the first comprehensive Internet monitoring and enforcement programs, and we currently direct numerous international online more
Trademark, copyright and anti-counterfeiting services for Levi Strauss & Co.
Represents Levi Strauss & Co. (Levi) for setting brand enforcement strategies, distribution policies (including gray marketing), more
Patent license negotiations for electronics company
Represented a large foreign-based manufacturer of consumer electronics goods in protracted patent license negotiations against the dominant more
Patent litigation for transportation services company
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a transportation services company in a patent infringement suit regarding software for managing more
Oxford Gene Tech., Ltd v. Affymetrix Inc.
United States counsel for Affymetrix, Inc., a biotechnology research equipment manufacturer, in patent lawsuits involving polynucleotide more
Class action litigation for Ingenio in California federal court and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
We represent Ingenio, Inc. in a class action in federal district court in San Francisco (Northern District of California). The plaintiff and putative  more
Representation of patent holder
Represented patent holder alleging infringement of business intelligence software. more
CGI-AMS v. Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company
Represented plaintiff in breach of contract, fraud and unfair competition arbitration matter resulting from non-payment of fees in an IT outsourcing more
Patent litigation related to estimated arrival times for four major airlines
Successfully represented four major airlines in patent infringement case involving location and estimated time of arrival of vehicles. Although more
Copyright litigation against U.S. municipality
Served as lead counsel in litigation against a U.S. municipality for violation of moral rights in a public sculpture by Lee Roy Champagne. more

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Experience Highlights

In re Maxim Integrated Products Inc. MDL
Defended Union Bank, N.A. and Wells Fargo involving numerous patents relating to the security and encryption asserted against mobile banking apps. more
Abbott Medical Optics (fka Advanced Medical Optics) v. Alcon
Represented Abbott Medical Optics (AMO, fka Advanced Medical Optics), a supplier of advanced refractive technologies, as plaintiff in one more
Lead discovery counsel in labor and employment class action
Served as lead discovery counsel for a national franchisor in a complex wage and hour class action matter. As lead discovery counsel, successfully more
Open Text v. Alfresco
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Alfresco Software in a lawsuit involving allegations of patent infringement related to content more