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Advertising & Publishing

Defended copyright challenge of Google's Book Search project
The firm served as lead counsel for Google Inc., in defending copyright infringement lawsuits brought by the Author’s Guild, et al., and separately

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Aerospace & Defense

Insurance recovery litigation for naval shipbuilding and repairing manufacturer
Successfully represented a naval shipbuilding and repairing manufacturer in a dispute regarding coverage for substantial property damage and business  more
Runway Safe v. Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation (“ESCO”)
We represent ESCO, a Zodiac Aerospace subsidiary, in an IPR filed by Zodiac competitor Runway Safe challenging a patent related to aircraft arresting  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
Major trade secret misappropriation and breach of license case for aerospace defense contractor
Lead counsel representing an aerospace defense contractor in a major trade secret misappropriation and breach of license dispute alleging that the more Featured

Apparel, Accessories & Luxury Goods

Fashion in Prints v. General Textile, et. al.
Successfully represented defendant General Textile in breach of contract action which was tried to jury verdict in United States District Court for more

Banking & Credit Unions

Sale of performing loans and classified assets for First Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of $198 million of performing loans and classified assets, including other real estate owned, more
Sale of insurance agency subsidiary for First Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its managing general insurance agency subsidiary, Kimbrell Insurance Group, in a cash more
Sale of Insurance Agency subsidiary
Represented First Financial Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its subsidiary, First Southeast Insurance Services, Inc. to Hub International Limited in a more
Private equity offering for United Community Banks, Inc.
Represented United Community Banks, Inc. in a $380 million private equity offering. more

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Experience Highlights

Obtained reversal of adverse products liability ruling in North Carolina Supreme Court
Stark v. Ford Motor Company, 723 S.E.2d 753 (N.C. 2012) – Represented Ford Motor Company in a petition for discretionary review and merits 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
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
Defended copyright challenge of Google's Book Search project

The firm served as lead counsel for Google Inc., in defending copyright infringement lawsuits brought by the Author’s Guild, et al., and more