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Advertising

Right of Publicity litigation on behalf of Russian comedian 
Represented Russian comedian, Evgeni Petrosyan, against satellite television broadcaster for unlicensed use of image in advertising campaign; secured  more
Privacy advice for telecommunications giant
Advise global telecommunications leader about FTC privacy regulations and the COPPA Rule specifically. more
Advertising agreement for advertising agency *
Represented advertising agency in negotiations with international mobile phone carrier. more
False advertising case for a regional telecommunications company against a national Internet service provider *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding false advertising case against a national Internet service provider. more

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Latin American telecom dispute for major telecom company
Represented major telecom company in dispute with former joint venture partner in Latin America. Case tried before a three-arbitrator panel for more
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
Counsel to AT&T/BellSouth Regarding South Carolina Corporate Headquarters Development *
Represented AT&T/BellSouth in connection with the construction of its corporate headquarters towers in South Carolina. Provided project counsel more

Anti-counterfeiting & Gray Market

Brand development and brand protection
Performs not only trademark clearance and application work, but also domestic and international policing, anticounterfeiting, franchising, licensing,  more

Antitrust & Trade Regulation

Covad Communications v. BellSouth Corporation (antitrust litigation in Atlanta federal district court)
The firm served as lead counsel representing BellSouth in this significant antitrust case, which raised issues under essential facilities doctrine more
U.S. v. Echostar Communications, Hughes Electric Corp., General Motors Corp., and DirecTV Enterprises *
Supervised investigation and case for the U.S. Department of Justice. more
U.S. v. SBC Communications and BellSouth Corporation *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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U.S. v. US West *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
United States v. Primestar, Inc. *
Supervised litigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Antitrust class action for AT&T
Defended AT&T in an antitrust class action against allegations that it and other wireless carriers colluded, in violation of the antitrust laws, more
Antitrust monopoly litigation for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding antitrust monopoly case. Won on motion to dismiss. more
Antitrust case for regional telecommunications company alleging conspiracy among RBOCs *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding significant antitrust case alleging conspiracy among Regional Bell more
Antitrust class action for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for regional telecommunications company regarding antitrust class action. Won on motion to dismiss. more
Antitrust case for a regional telecommunications company regarding alleging monopolization *
Served as in-house counsel for regional telecommunications company regarding antitrust case alleging monopolization of telecommunication market. Vast  more
Antitrust case for a regional telecommunications company regarding alleging monopolization *
Served as in-house counsel for regional telecommunications company regarding antitrust monopoly case won on motion to dismiss. more

Appellate & Supreme Court

Camafel Building Inspections v. BellSouth Advertising & Publishing (class action in Florida and Georgia federal district and appellate courts)
The firm served as lead counsel and scored a major victory for BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Corporation in a class action filed more
Contract dispute for communications provider
Represented communications provider in contract dispute with competitor. more
Covad Communications v. BellSouth Corporation (antitrust litigation in Atlanta federal district court)
The firm served as lead counsel representing BellSouth in this significant antitrust case, which raised issues under essential facilities doctrine more
McGarry v. Cingular Wireless LLC (class action under the TCPA in Georgia trial and appellate courts)
The firm served as lead counsel and secured the denial of class certification in a class action filed against Cingular Wireless in Georgia state

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Duval Wiedmann L.L.C. v. Inforocket.com Inc.
Briefed and argued on behalf of AT&T in Duval Wiedmann, L.L.C. v. Inforocket.com, Inc., 620 F.3d 496 (5th Cir. 2010). The case more
Putative nationwide class action litigation against national telecommunications company
Represented a national telecommunications company in a putative class action lawsuit, in which plaintiffs alleged fraud over its allegedly defective more

Appellate Litigation

Copyright infringement litigation for global mobility company
Defended a global mobility company in copyright infringement litigation alleging that mobile network carriers were liable for unauthorized sharing of  more
Duval Wiedmann L.L.C. v. Inforocket.com Inc.
Briefed and argued on behalf of AT&T in Duval Wiedmann, L.L.C. v. Inforocket.com, Inc., 620 F.3d 496 (5th Cir. 2010). The case more

Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring

In re Sea Launch Company LLC *
Represented Sea Launch Company, LLC, a heavy lift satellite launch company, in their Chapter 11 case  in which we successfully reorganized more
Bankruptcy representation for major telecommunications provider located in Puerto Rico *
Represented a major telecommunications provider based in Puerto Rico, as a debtor in its bankruptcy case filed in the Bankruptcy Court for the more
Preference program for debtor
The firm served as lead counsel representing a debtor in a preference program including initiation of approximately 100 actions against preference more
In re NII Holdings
Represented creditors committee for NII Holdings Inc. (f.k.a. Nextel International) in connection with restructuring of its unsecured debt.
 

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Due diligence for 363 bankruptcy sale of telecommunications business
Representation of telecommunications company conducting due diligence in 363 sale of telecommunications business. more
In re OneStar Long Distance
Represented the creditors' committee and now Chapter 7 trustee for OneStar Long Distance Inc. in connection with liquidation of assets of a more
Creditors’ committee representation for Fortune 1000 communications company
Represented creditors’ committee for a Fortune 1000 communications company. more

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)

Business process outsourcing transactions involving a global telecommunications provider
Represented a global telecommunications provider with regards to business process outsourcing transactions involving call center operations to more
Business process outsourcing transactions involving a global telecommunications provider
Represented a global telecommunications provider with regards to business process outsourcing transactions involving call center operations, more

Class Actions

Camafel Building Inspections v. BellSouth Advertising & Publishing (class action in Florida and Georgia federal district and appellate courts)
The firm served as lead counsel and scored a major victory for BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Corporation in a class action filed more
McGarry v. Cingular Wireless LLC (class action under the TCPA in Georgia trial and appellate courts)
The firm served as lead counsel and secured the denial of class certification in a class action filed against Cingular Wireless in Georgia state

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Putative nationwide class action for national telecommunications company
Represented a national telecommunications company in a putative nationwide class action in which the plaintiff was represented by a leading Alabama more
Antitrust class action for AT&T
Defended AT&T in an antitrust class action against allegations that it and other wireless carriers colluded, in violation of the antitrust laws, more
Class action for a regional telecommunications company
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding class action. Won on motion to dismiss. more
Putative nationwide class action litigation against national telecommunications company
Represented a national telecommunications company in a putative class action lawsuit, in which plaintiffs alleged fraud over its allegedly defective more
Consumer class action litigation for large telecommunications company
Serving as lead counsel for large telecommunications company, the firm successfully resolved a major consumer fraud putative class action by proving more
Consumer class action litigation for a national telecommunications company
Represented a national telecommunications company in a putative class action lawsuit, in which plaintiffs alleged fraud over its allegedly defective more
Class action for large telecommunications company *
Serving as lead counsel for large telecommunications company, the firm won a significant motion to dismiss a national putative class action by more
Class action litigation regarding improper access charges for a global telecommunications company *
Represented a global telecommunications company in class action based on FCC ruling finding acquired telecommunications company collected improper more

Complex Business Litigation

Complex business litigation for telecommunications company
Represented a telecommunications company in a dispute with its joint venture partner relating to the provision of mobile wireless more
Camafel Building Inspections v. BellSouth Advertising & Publishing (class action in Florida and Georgia federal district and appellate courts)
The firm served as lead counsel and scored a major victory for BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Corporation in a class action filed more
Litigation for national cable company
Represented a leading national cable company in dispute with a regional telecom company over whether telecom’s IPTV services violate cable more
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
Contract dispute for communications provider
Represented communications provider in contract dispute with competitor. more
Covad Communications v. BellSouth Corporation (antitrust litigation in Atlanta federal district court)
The firm served as lead counsel representing BellSouth in this significant antitrust case, which raised issues under essential facilities doctrine 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
BellSouth Corp. v. Forsee (trade secret/restrictive covenant litigation before Georgia trial and appellate courts and in arbitration)
The firm served as lead counsel for BellSouth in a highly-publicized dispute involving Sprint’s hiring of the second highest-ranking corporate more
U.S. v. Echostar Communications, Hughes Electric Corp., General Motors Corp., and DirecTV Enterprises *
Supervised investigation and case for the U.S. Department of Justice. more
U.S. v. SBC Communications and BellSouth Corporation *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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U.S. v. US West *
Supervised investigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
United States v. Primestar, Inc. *
Supervised litigation and case on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Contract Dispute for Telecommunications Company
Successfully represented a major telecommunications company in a multimillion contract dispute with a joint-venture partner. The matter settled more
Complex business litigation for AT&T Corporation
Obtained summary judgment and a dismissal of all claims of corporate defamation and unfair and deceptive trade practices for AT&T Corporation. more
McGarry v. Cingular Wireless LLC (class action under the TCPA in Georgia trial and appellate courts)
The firm served as lead counsel and secured the denial of class certification in a class action filed against Cingular Wireless in Georgia state

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Putative nationwide class action for national telecommunications company
Represented a national telecommunications company in a putative nationwide class action in which the plaintiff was represented by a leading Alabama more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more
Guglielmo v. WorldCom Inc.
Briefed and argued on behalf of WorldCom in Guglielmo v. WorldCom, Inc., 148 N.H. 309, 808 A.2d 65 (2002). The case involved unfair trade more
ERISA litigation for a regional telecommunications company regarding company stock in employee benefits plans *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding an ERISA case involving claims about prudence of the company’s stock more
Patent disputes for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding multimillion patent dispute involving a technology licensing company more
Securities fraud class action for regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for regional telecommunications company regarding securities fraud class action involving multi-billion dollar claim. Case  more
Covenant and non-disclosure case for a regional telecommunications company’s executive *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding covenant and non-disclosure case involving the company’s former more
Trademark litigation for a regional telecommunications company *
The firm served as lead in-house trial counsel for a regional telecommunications company in a successful three day preliminary injunction hearing more
Antitrust monopoly litigation for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding antitrust monopoly case. Won on motion to dismiss. more
Precedent setting right-of-way case for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding precedent setting right-of-way case won on summary judgment. more
Antitrust case for regional telecommunications company alleging conspiracy among RBOCs *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding significant antitrust case alleging conspiracy among Regional Bell more
Antitrust class action for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for regional telecommunications company regarding antitrust class action. Won on motion to dismiss. more
Class action for large telecommunications company *
Serving as lead counsel for large telecommunications company, the firm won a significant motion to dismiss a national putative class action by more
Antitrust case for a regional telecommunications company regarding alleging monopolization *
Served as in-house counsel for regional telecommunications company regarding antitrust case alleging monopolization of telecommunication market. Vast  more
Florida personal injury litigation for large telecommunications provider *
Served as lead in-house lawyer on all major personal injury litigation against large telecommunications company in Florida. Supervised multiple more
Antitrust case for a regional telecommunications company regarding alleging monopolization *
Served as in-house counsel for regional telecommunications company regarding antitrust monopoly case won on motion to dismiss. more
IT contract disputes for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as lead in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company resolving performance disputes involving IT contracts. Settled for more
Litigation regarding independent contractor doctrine for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding litigation based on independent contractor doctrine. Summary judgment more
Trade secrets litigation services for a major re-seller of telecommunications equipment
Represented a major North Carolina based re-seller of telecommunications equipment in an action against a former employee who violated a 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
Contract dispute for telecommunications provider
Represented a leader in telecommunication services in connection with alleging over-billing of switched access usage charges in violation of the more
Contract dispute against telecommunications company
Represented leader in telecommunication services in connection with alleging over-billing of switched access usages chargers in violation of more
Class action litigation regarding improper access charges for a global telecommunications company *
Represented a global telecommunications company in class action based on FCC ruling finding acquired telecommunications company collected improper more
False advertising case for a regional telecommunications company against a national Internet service provider *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding false advertising case against a national Internet service provider. more

Construction & Infrastructure

Counsel to AT&T/BellSouth Regarding South Carolina Corporate Headquarters Development *
Represented AT&T/BellSouth in connection with the construction of its corporate headquarters towers in South Carolina. Provided project counsel more
Fiber optic systems contractor litigation *
Lead counsel in pursuing creditor claim for fiber optic systems contractor in excess of $2 million against a telecommunications company in bankruptcy  more

Construction Litigation

Counsel to AT&T/BellSouth Regarding South Carolina Corporate Headquarters Development *
Represented AT&T/BellSouth in connection with the construction of its corporate headquarters towers in South Carolina. Provided project counsel more
Fiber optic systems contractor litigation *
Lead counsel in pursuing creditor claim for fiber optic systems contractor in excess of $2 million against a telecommunications company in bankruptcy  more

Contracts & Commercial Agreements

Employee benefits advice for one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services
Advised one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services with respect to compensation and employee benefit plan issues in a more Featured
Putative nationwide class action for national telecommunications company
Represented a national telecommunications company in a putative nationwide class action in which the plaintiff was represented by a leading Alabama more
Duval Wiedmann L.L.C. v. Inforocket.com Inc.
Briefed and argued on behalf of AT&T in Duval Wiedmann, L.L.C. v. Inforocket.com, Inc., 620 F.3d 496 (5th Cir. 2010). The case more
Breach of contract and fraud case for telecommunication company 
Serving as lead counsel for a large telecommunication company, the firm won a motion to dismiss claims alleging breach of rights of way agreement. more
IT contract disputes for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as lead in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company resolving performance disputes involving IT contracts. Settled for more
Strategic alliance negotiations between Internet hosting company and a leading telecommunications company
Represented Internet hosting company in negotiation of strategic alliance with a leading telecommunications company. more
Represented networking technology company in patent pool project
Represented networking technology company in patent pool project. more
Printing and directory sales agreements for a business services company
Represented a business services company in printing and directory sales agreements. more

Copyright

Copyright infringement litigation for global mobility company
Defended a global mobility company in copyright infringement litigation alleging that mobile network carriers were liable for unauthorized sharing of  more
Patent and copyright advice and counsel to Comverse Technology Inc./Comverse Inc. 
Provide patent, trademark and copyright advice and counsel to Comverse Technology Inc., a leading mobile telecommunications software provider, more

Directors & Officers Litigation

Brown v. LiveOps Inc.
Successfully pursued statutory and contractual claims for indemnification by former officer and director; case concluded with a favorable settlement.  more

Due Diligence

Employee benefits advice for one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services
Advised one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services with respect to compensation and employee benefit plan issues in a more Featured

Employee Benefits

Employee benefits advice for one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services
Advised one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services with respect to compensation and employee benefit plan issues in a more Featured
ERISA litigation for a regional telecommunications company regarding company stock in employee benefits plans *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding an ERISA case involving claims about prudence of the company’s stock more
Executive compensation and employee benefits for one of the largest cable equipment providers
Represented all of the executive teams of one of the largest cable equipment providers in connection with the acquisition of the company by an more
Employee benefits advice for one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services
Assisted one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services in identifying and successfully correcting operational plan errors  more

Employment Litigation

ERISA litigation for a regional telecommunications company regarding company stock in employee benefits plans *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding an ERISA case involving claims about prudence of the company’s stock more

Environmental & Land Use

Action resolution for multiple companies
Represented several companies with regard to resolution of an action brought by an environmental organization challenging issuance of Georgia's more
Environmental representation for a major wireless telecommunications provider *
Represented a major wireless telecommunications provider in all environmental aspects of its cell tower acquisitions and development. more

Environmental Litigation

Action resolution for multiple companies
Represented several companies with regard to resolution of an action brought by an environmental organization challenging issuance of Georgia's more

ERISA Litigation

ERISA litigation for a regional telecommunications company regarding company stock in employee benefits plans *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding an ERISA case involving claims about prudence of the company’s stock more

Executive Compensation

Executive compensation and employee benefits for one of the largest cable equipment providers
Represented all of the executive teams of one of the largest cable equipment providers in connection with the acquisition of the company by an more

Global Sourcing and Technology

Managed network services transaction for a telecommunications services company
Completed a global managed network services transaction on behalf of a telecommunications services company. The transaction involved the provision of  more
Global managed network services transaction for a telecommunications provider
Represented a global telecommunications provider in the negotiation of a global managed network services transaction involving the provision of more
Strategic alliance for global telecommunications provider
Represented a global telecommunications provider in a strategic alliance with a leading cloud services platform to provide content delivery and more
Business process outsourcing transactions involving a global telecommunications provider
Represented a global telecommunications provider with regards to business process outsourcing transactions involving call center operations to more
Business process outsourcing transactions involving a global telecommunications provider
Represented a global telecommunications provider with regards to business process outsourcing transactions involving call center operations, more
Outsourcing of IT to India by technology service provider
Represented technology service provider in outsourcing of call centers, HR functions and application development and maintenance to service provider more
Outsourcing for digital media distribution and management solutions provider
Represented leading provider of digital media distribution and management solutions to the television, media and entertainment industries in more

Health Care Litigation

Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

Insurance Recovery

Counsel to AT&T/BellSouth Regarding South Carolina Corporate Headquarters Development *
Represented AT&T/BellSouth in connection with the construction of its corporate headquarters towers in South Carolina. Provided project counsel more
Fiber optic systems contractor litigation *
Lead counsel in pursuing creditor claim for fiber optic systems contractor in excess of $2 million against a telecommunications company in bankruptcy  more

Intellectual Property Litigation

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
Inter partes review for Motorola Mobility LLC
Serves as lead counsel representing Motorola in IPR trials before the United States Patent and Trademark Office for two related patents that are the more
EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC v. Motorola Mobility LLC
On March 5, 2014, the firm was successful on behalf of Motorola Mobility in winning summary judgment against EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC less than

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Advanced Video Technologies LLC v. Motorola Mobility Inc.
The firm serves as lead counsel in the representation of Motorola Mobility against claims of patent infringement in a suit involving video coding and  more
Trademark case for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding trademark case in which we obtained permanent injunction and more
Trademark litigation for a regional telecommunications company *
The firm served as lead in-house trial counsel for a regional telecommunications company in a successful three day preliminary injunction hearing more
Trademark case for large telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for large telecommunications company regarding trademark case in which we obtained permanent injunction and more
Patent litigation for national intellectual property company
Representing patent holder in patent infringement litigation on wireless telecommunications patents related to mobile phone synchronization, random more

International Strategy

Trademark portfolio management for ESi Acquisition Inc.
Represents ESi Acquisition Inc. in trademark matters, including the provision of domestic and international trademark assistance to protect the more
Patent and trademark assistance for Xignux
Represents Xignux, a Mexican industrial consortium, in an array of patent and trademark matters for its business divisions in the electrical, wire more

Labor Relations

Advice on labor relations and union avoidance issues
Advised various companies on more than 50 union organizing campaigns with a greater than 95 percent win rate. Clients have included more

Licensing and Procurement

Website related acquisitions and licensing for major media network
Represented major U.S. media network in numerous acquisitions and licensing of hardware, software and content to design, develop, host and operate more
Technology license for a networking equipment company
Represented networking equipment company in technology license. more Featured
Represent a top 10 city in agreement to obtain network cable systems and software
Represented a top-10 U.S. city in a transaction where the city engaged a major telecommunications company to procure, install and implement fiber

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Managed Network Services Transactions

Managed network services transaction for a telecommunications services company
Completed a global managed network services transaction on behalf of a telecommunications services company. The transaction involved the provision of  more
Global managed network services transaction for a telecommunications provider
Represented a global telecommunications provider in the negotiation of a global managed network services transaction involving the provision of more

Mergers & Acquisitions

Employee benefits advice for one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services
Advised one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services with respect to compensation and employee benefit plan issues in a more Featured
Asset sale for a national telecommunications company
Represented a national telecommunications company in a $56 million asset sale. more
Acquisition for a communication and aviation electronics company
Advised a communication and aviation electronics company in relation to its acquisition of a Swedish satellite communication company. more
Sale of a consumer market research firm
Represented a consumer market research firm in its sale to another company. 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
$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
$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

Nordic Legal Services

Acquisition for a communication and aviation electronics company
Advised a communication and aviation electronics company in relation to its acquisition of a Swedish satellite communication company. more

Patent Litigation

GellyFish Technology of Texas LLC v. T-Mobile USA Inc., et al.
Represented T-Mobile, Sharp and Motorola Mobility against patent infringement claims. We filed detailed counterclaims demonstrating why the asserted more
Linex Technologies Inc. v. Proxim Wireless Corporation et al.
Represented Proxim Wireless Corporation, a provider of broadband wireless systems, in a patent infringement action involving wireless data more
Verizon Services Corp. v. Cox Fibernet Va., Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Cox Communications, which was accused of infringing a competitor’s patents relating to voice over more Case Study
Patent litigation for a major provider of Internet access *
Represented a major provider of Internet access in a patent litigation suit. Secured summary judgment of invalidity of the patent in suit, which  more
Patent litigation for national telecommunications provider *
Represented a national telecommunications provider in a case that secured summary judgment of non-infringement. 
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Taurus IP LLC v. Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz USA LLC
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz USA LLC in connection with a string of successes in the more
In re Certain Wireless Communications Equipment, Articles Therein, and Products Containing the Same
Represented Samsung Electronics in its assertion and defense of patents related to cellular telecommunications, including signal conversion and more
Inter partes review for Motorola Mobility LLC
Serves as lead counsel representing Motorola in IPR trials before the United States Patent and Trademark Office for two related patents that are the more
MicroStrategy Incorporated v. Business Objects S.A.
Co-lead counsel for defendant accused of patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation regarding business intelligence database software and more
EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC v. Motorola Mobility LLC
On March 5, 2014, the firm was successful on behalf of Motorola Mobility in winning summary judgment against EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC less than

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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
Investigation on Certain Portable Communication
Representing Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. in a Section 337 ITC investigation filed by Digitude Innovations LLC against several entities involving  more
Softview LLC v. AT&T Mobility LLC
Defending AT&T Mobility in the District of Delaware. Softview filed an action alleging that AT&T Mobility, along with numerous wireless 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
Patent infringement litigation for United States airline
Defending United States airline against multiple actions in the District of Delaware alleging infringement of obtaining data transaction information more
Bear Creek Technologies Inc. v. Cox Communications Inc. et al.
Represents Cox Communications, Inc. in a patent infringement suit filed by Bear Creek Technologies, Inc. in the Eastern District of Virginia. more
GTZM Technology Ventures LTD v. Cox Communications Inc. and CSC Holdings LLC, et al.
Represents Cox Communications, Inc. and CSC Holdings, LLC in a patent infringement suit pending in the District of Delaware involving modem more
Autoscribe Corp. v. AT&T
Defending AT&T against Autoscribe Corporation and Pollin Patent Licensing, LLC, a financial services and payment processor company, in a patent more
Garnet Digital LLC v. Apple Inc., et al.
Defending AT&T in the Eastern District of Texas. Garnet Digital filed a case against mobile device manufacturers and carriers alleging more
Advanced Video Technologies LLC v. Motorola Mobility Inc.
The firm serves as lead counsel in the representation of Motorola Mobility against claims of patent infringement in a suit involving video coding and  more
Duval Wiedmann L.L.C. v. Inforocket.com Inc.
Briefed and argued on behalf of AT&T in Duval Wiedmann, L.L.C. v. Inforocket.com, Inc., 620 F.3d 496 (5th Cir. 2010). The case more
Patent disputes for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding multimillion patent dispute involving a technology licensing company 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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Patent litigation for broadband communications technology developer
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of broadband communications technology developer in a patent infringement suit involving broadcast delivery  more
Verizon Services Corp., et al. v. Vonage Holdings Corp., et al. *
Lead patent counsel on two of three Verizon VOIP patents found valid and infringed ($117.5 million settlement after $58 million verdict more
Rembrandt Techs., LP v. Charter Commc'ns, Inc., In re Rembrandt Techs. LP
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of CoxCom, Inc. in two suits brought by Rembrandt in the Eastern District of Texas and other districts on more
Patent litigation for national intellectual property company
Representing patent holder in patent infringement litigation on wireless telecommunications patents related to mobile phone synchronization, random more
Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing LLP v. Cox Communications; In re Katz Interactive Call Processing Patent Litigation; Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing LLP v. EarthLink Inc.
Lead counsel on behalf of Cox Communications and EarthLink in a suit filed by Ronald A. Katz Licensing Technology in the U.S. District Court for the more
Patent litigation for global industrial company
Represented a global industrial company in a patent case involving a plastic carrier for integrated circuit chips. The firm obtained a defense more
Dotcast, Inc. v. Movie Gallery, Inc., et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Dotcast in a suit in the Northern District of Georgia to recover patent rights in the hands of a more
Appellate litigation services on a notable press rights decision *
Led the appellate effort on a notable press rights decision for a large media company, where a federal, common law right was recognized to shield more

Patent Prosecution & Counseling

Patent litigation advice for international investment firm
Advised an international investment firm regarding cellular telephony litigation developments and predictions. more
Intellectual property development for Digital Audio Broadcasting company
Secured first patents for consortium of broadcasters for in-band, on-channel digital radio, aka HD radio. more
Patent and copyright advice and counsel to Comverse Technology Inc./Comverse Inc. 
Provide patent, trademark and copyright advice and counsel to Comverse Technology Inc., a leading mobile telecommunications software provider, more
Patent portfolio for technology company that optimizes Internet routing
Represents a company that develops technology for optimizing routing and content delivery across the Internet to implement a strategy for managing more
Patent prosecution and counseling for a wireless technology and services provider
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to a world-leading provider of wireless technology and services. The firm works with more
Patent and trademark assistance for Xignux
Represents Xignux, a Mexican industrial consortium, in an array of patent and trademark matters for its business divisions in the electrical, wire more
Patent protection for broadband communications company
Obtained patent protection for a privately-held broadband communications company.  The protection covered the company's video signal processing and more

Patent Reexamination & Inter Partes Disputes

Reissue patent litigation for telecommunications company
Successfully prosecuted a reissue application to correct claim of priority for a telecommunications company. more
Patent Reissue Proceeding
Obtained additional patent claims related to multicast messaging through a reissue proceeding. more
Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings
Representing patent owner in multiple inter partes reexamination proceedings related to patents for mobile telephone communication technologies. The more
Sipnet EU S.R.O. v. Straight Path IP Group, Inc.
Counsel for Petitioner in a pending Inter Partes Review.

Sipnet EU S.R.O. v. Straight Path IP Group, Inc., Case No. IPR 2013-00246 more
Inter partes review for Motorola Mobility LLC
Serves as lead counsel representing Motorola in IPR trials before the United States Patent and Trademark Office for two related patents that are the more
Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings
Representing owner of a patent directed to configuring a wireless device in an inter partes reexamination which involves an appeal to the Federal more
Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings
Represented patent owner in an inter partes reexamination for a patent directed to multimedia messaging. Convinced examiner to withdraw 12 rejections  more
Motorola Mobility LLC v. Arnouse Digital Device Corp.
Counsel for Petitioner in an Inter Partes Review filed against a Patent asserted in the District of Vermont. Final Written Decision issued on more
Inter Partes Review challenge for Motorola Mobility
Representing Motorola Mobility in an Inter Partes Review challenge of U.S. Patent 7,516,484 relating to a reader adapted for a portable more
Patent reexamination for wireless communications patent *
Represented patent owners in ex parte reexamination proceedings. Participated in successful defense of patent covering wireless more
Patent reexamination for global provider of wireless telecommunication technologies
Represented a wireless telecommunication technology company in requesting ex parte reexamination of its patent in order to cite prior art more
Patent reexaminations litigation for owner of wireless telecommunication technologies
Representing a patent owner in multiple inter partes and ex parte reexaminations, where the subject patents and their international  more
Patent reissue for wireless telecommunication company
Representing a wireless telecommunication patent owner in a broadening reissue application, where the subject patent is part of an international more

Portfolio Strategy & Management

Brand development and brand protection
Performs not only trademark clearance and application work, but also domestic and international policing, anticounterfeiting, franchising, licensing,  more
Intellectual property matters for Premiere Global Services
Represents Premiere Global Services, a major provider of a global communications platform, in trademark, copyright and false advertising matters, more
Trademark portfolio management for ESi Acquisition Inc.
Represents ESi Acquisition Inc. in trademark matters, including the provision of domestic and international trademark assistance to protect the more
Patent and trademark assistance for Xignux
Represents Xignux, a Mexican industrial consortium, in an array of patent and trademark matters for its business divisions in the electrical, wire more

Private Equity

Private equity transaction for First Mile Communications, Inc.
Represented First Mile Communications, Inc., a broadband wireless company, with venture capital/ investment fund matters. 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

Real Estate Finance & Capital Markets

Multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan transaction
Successfully closed on a multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan. The transaction involved hiring and monitoring more

Retirement Income Plans

Multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan transaction
Successfully closed on a multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan. The transaction involved hiring and monitoring more
Multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan transaction
Successfully closed on a multi-million dollar contribution of qualifying real estate to pension plan. The transaction involved hiring and monitoring more

Special Committee Representation

Recapitalization of telecommunications company
Represented Special Committee of the Board of a telecommunications company in a recapitalization, which included a new investment of approximately more

Tax

Tax controversy representation
Represented a privately held company in tax litigation involving a “rent-strip” computer leasing transaction. more

Tax Controversy & Litigation

Tax controversy representation
Represented a privately held company in tax litigation involving a “rent-strip” computer leasing transaction. more
Tax controversy representation
Represented a privately held company in tax litigation involving a “rent-strip” computer leasing transaction. more

Trade Secret

Complex business litigation for telecommunications company
Represented a telecommunications company in a dispute with its joint venture partner relating to the provision of mobile wireless more
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
Liveops Inc. v. Teleo Inc. et al.
Successfully defended trade secret misappropriation claims on behalf of former company founder and entrepreneur. LiveOps, Inc. v. Teleo Inc. et more
BellSouth Corp. v. Forsee (trade secret/restrictive covenant litigation before Georgia trial and appellate courts and in arbitration)
The firm served as lead counsel for BellSouth in a highly-publicized dispute involving Sprint’s hiring of the second highest-ranking corporate more
Trade secrets litigation services for a major re-seller of telecommunications equipment
Represented a major North Carolina based re-seller of telecommunications equipment in an action against a former employee who violated a more

Trademark

Trademark dispute for mobile software application developer
Represented a startup mobile software application developer in a trademark dispute with a competitor. When our client tried to register its trademark  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
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
Rubicon Communications LP v. AT&T Intellectual Prop. II, L.P., et al.
Represented various AT&T entities in negotiating a favorable settlement before trial in litigation involving purported breaches of a previous more
Patent and copyright advice and counsel to Comverse Technology Inc./Comverse Inc. 
Provide patent, trademark and copyright advice and counsel to Comverse Technology Inc., a leading mobile telecommunications software provider, more
Trademark litigation for a regional telecommunications company *
The firm served as lead in-house trial counsel for a regional telecommunications company in a successful three day preliminary injunction hearing more
Brand development and brand protection
Performs not only trademark clearance and application work, but also domestic and international policing, anticounterfeiting, franchising, licensing,  more
AliphCom v. MyTalk Inc.
Represents AliphCom, a manufacturer of wireless headsets, in a trademark infringement suit involving wireless communications devices. AliphCom v.  more
Intellectual property matters for Premiere Global Services
Represents Premiere Global Services, a major provider of a global communications platform, in trademark, copyright and false advertising matters, more
Trademark portfolio management for ESi Acquisition Inc.
Represents ESi Acquisition Inc. in trademark matters, including the provision of domestic and international trademark assistance to protect the more
Patent and trademark assistance for Xignux
Represents Xignux, a Mexican industrial consortium, in an array of patent and trademark matters for its business divisions in the electrical, wire more

Trademark & Trade Dress Litigation

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
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
Trademark case for a regional telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding trademark case in which we obtained permanent injunction and more
Trademark litigation for a regional telecommunications company *
The firm served as lead in-house trial counsel for a regional telecommunications company in a successful three day preliminary injunction hearing more
Trademark case for large telecommunications company *
Served as in-house counsel for large telecommunications company regarding trademark case in which we obtained permanent injunction and more
AliphCom v. MyTalk Inc.
Represents AliphCom, a manufacturer of wireless headsets, in a trademark infringement suit involving wireless communications devices. AliphCom v.  more

White Collar Crime & Special Investigations

Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

 

Knowledge process services for telecommunications company
Represented Telecommunications Company with regards to knowledge process outsourcing transactions involving research, analysis, and reporting to more

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Experience Highlights

Strategic alliance between web hosting company and telecommunication company
Represented a publicly held web hosting company in strategic marketing alliance with a leading telecommunications company. more
Employee benefits advice for one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services
Advised one of the nation's largest providers of telephone and broadband services with respect to compensation and employee benefit plan issues in a more
Technology license for a networking equipment company
Represented networking equipment company in technology license. more

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