The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of the world's premier and most diversified sports, entertainment, and media company, and co-defendant for infringement of a South Carolina tennis teaching professional’s U.S. patent relating to a hybrid tennis court. The patent covers a tennis court having one type of surface (such as grass) on one side of the net and a different surface (such as clay) on the opposite side. The plaintiff sued the client because it promoted a match between the top two tennis players in the world on a half grass-half clay tennis court called Battle of the Surfaces. The problem with the plaintiff's case was the match took place in Spain, which required the tennis court to be in Spain as well. Since she possessed only a U.S. patent, the plaintiff attempted to create new law by alleging that televising the match in the U.S. and the use of images of the court on web sites promoting the match in the U.S. should constitute infringing "use" of the tennis court. Judge Joseph Anderson of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, Rock Hill Division, disagreed and granted motions in favor of our client to dismiss the complaint. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed Judge Anderson's decision.

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Covad Communications v. BellSouth Corporation (antitrust litigation in Atlanta federal district court)
Served as lead in-house counsel representing BellSouth in this significant antitrust case, which raised issues under essential facilities doctrine more
Defense of transportation company in nine-count lawsuit involving the sale of railcars
Representing XPO Intermodal in a suit brought by the purchaser of 340 railcars asserting eight separate claims including breach of a non-disclosure more
Sale of telecommunications and entertainment company to venture capital fund
Represent telecommunications and entertainment company as seller's counsel in connection with the company's sale to a venture capital/investment fund. more
Cooper v. Sony Music Entertainment Inc., et al.
Defended Sony Music Entertainment Inc., So So Def Productions and other defendants in a series of lawsuits asserting copyright infringement and other more