The firm served as local counsel for adidas International Marketing B.V. in a patent infringement action filed by Akeva L.L.C. The complaint sought damages and injunctive relief for adidas's alleged infringement of two patents owned by Akeva. Discovery in the case was completed. The parties submitted briefs regarding claim construction and filed motions for summary judgment. After the District Court issued its ruling on claim construction and Akeva conceded non-infringement, the Court entered a final order and judgment finding that adidas did not infringe any of the claims of the patents asserted by Akeva. On November 13, 2006, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion affirming the District Court's entry of summary judgment in favor of adidas.
Akeva L.L.C. v. adidas Salomon AG, No. 03-1207 (M.D.N.C. filed Dec. 19, 2003).