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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
Trade secrets litigation for a major physician staffing and placement firm in Georgia state court
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a major physician staffing and placement firm in an action against a competitor and former 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
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 Featured
Trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation in Georgia federal court
Lead counsel on behalf of York International, a large independent supplier of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration products,  more Featured
Constar Inc. v. Dintaman (trade secret/restrictive covenant litigation in Mississippi federal court)
The firm served as lead counsel for Constar, an international plastics container manufacturer, in a trade secret/restrictive covenant action against more Featured
Summary judgment for E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.
Served as lead counsel on behalf of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company against claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair trade more Featured
Premium Mortgage Corp. v. Equifax Information Services, et al.
Served as counsel to Equifax. The plaintiff, a mortgage broker, alleged that a subsidiary of Equifax Inc. misappropriated trade secrets more Featured
Trade secret, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Civil RICO litigation in Atlanta federal district court
Represented Alliance of Professionals & Consultants, a major temporary staffing company, in a lawsuit in federal district court in Atlanta more Featured
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 Featured
Trade secret litigation for provider of video services *
Successfully obtained summary judgment for provider of video services to horse racing association stating that its retention of union work force and more Featured
Intellectual property portfolio management services for one of the largest apparel companies in the world
Represents one of the largest apparel companies in the world in protecting their hosiery, hosiery machinery, knitwear, casual wear, shoes, lingerie more
Restrictive covenant litigation for EyeWonder in New York federal court and in arbitration
The firm served as lead counsel for EyeWonder, Inc. in the Southern District of New York to enforce restrictive covenants when its former head of more
Misappropriation of trade secrets by a former employee of BB&T
Represented Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) as plaintiff in a case against a former employee for misappropriation of trade secrets  more
Patent, trade secret, and other IP counseling for biotech client
Handled patent and general intellectual property strategy and advised biotech client at the forefront of immunotherapy for cancer and infectious more
Defense of LabCorp against trade secrets and copyright infringement claims
Represented world’s leading health care diagnostics company in federal case involving trade secrets and copyright infringement claims stemming from a  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
AirWatch LLC v. Mobile Iron, Inc.
Represented AirWatch LLC in a patent and trade secret litigation relating to mobile device management and security software. Case settled. AirWatch more
Litigation for Atlanta-based company against former employees and officers
Represented Atlanta-based company that provides consulting in connection with SEC disclosures in lawsuit against former employees and officers; case more
Trade secret misuse against automobile dealer
Served as local counsel in lawsuit against one of Porsche Cars North America’s largest dealers alleging that the dealer misused Porsche Cars North 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
Voluntary dismissal of trade secrets and non-disclosure agreement case
Defended world’s leading mattress manufacturer in litigation involving claims for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of a non-disclosure more
Neusoft Medical Systems, U.S.A., Inc. v. Neulsys, LLC et al.
Represented Neusoft Medical Systems, U.S.A., Inc. (“Neusoft USA”) in prosecuting claims against a distributor and in defending counterclaims made 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
Trade secrets litigation for a major therapy staffing and placement firm in Florida state court
Represented a major therapy staffing and placement firm in Florida state court in a trade secrets lawsuit against a former employee. The case more
Trade secrets claim against a large financial institution
Represented a large financial institution in a trade secrets action. We resolved claim prior to arbitration. more
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 secret and breach of contract litigation against engineering and manufacturing firm
Represents an engineering and manufacturing firm accused of developing machinery using the confidential information and trade secrets of a supplier more
Esbin & Alter LLP v. Zappier et al.
Retained to defend independent software developer on a pro bono basis against former law firm employer that alleged copyright infringement, fraud, 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.

Sony Computer Entm't America Inc. v. Bleem LLC et al more
Litigation for international manufacturer of IP-based security systems
Represented an international developer and manufacturer of Internet Protocol-based security systems and its newly-hired marketing executive in more
Trade Secrets Litigation Lawsuits
Represents clients in several multimillion dollar trade secret lawsuits pending in several federal courts and before the AAA. 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
Copyright infringement and theft of trade secrets for corporate education and training company *
Represented corporate education and training company asserting theft of trade secrets and copyright infringement claims for copying website against more
Service Engineering Co. v. Southwest Marine Inc. *
Represented Triple A in litigation against major ship repair competitor, Southwest Marine (Southwest). Southwest began the fray by suing Triple A for  more
Represented Telecommunications Company in Trade Secret Dispute
Represented a large telecommunications company in a lawsuit in which it was accused of disclosing trade secrets related to cellphone technology, and more
Purchasing Power LLC v. Bluestem Brands Inc.
Serves as local counsel for Bluestem Brands in their defense against allegations that they breached the terms of a non-disclosure agreement and more
Non-compete and trade secret litigation for businesses and individuals
Representing businesses and individuals in non-compete and trade secret litigation. Successfully argued for the application of Georgia law to 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
Trade Secrets and Non-compete Cases
Serving as lead counsel for large public and private companies, the firm successfully enforced non-compete clauses and obtained court orders more
Successful defense of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Stored Communications Act, and trade secrets claims
Defended online database services provider against CFAA, SCA and trade secrets claims in the EDNY, obtaining successful settlement. more
Litigation for home automation technology distributor
Defended a major distributor of high-end home automation technology against manufacturer’s claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of more
Misappropriation of trade secrets for a major paper, packaging and foam fabrication company
Defended a major paper, packaging and foam fabrication company against a competitor's lawsuit alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious more
Officers litigation for Absolute Fire Control Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel representing a former partner of Absolute Fire Control Inc., a sales and service provider of fire equipment, in more
Intellectual property counseling for Krispy Kreme
Advise Krispy Kreme on protection of technology important to its business including preparation and filing of patent applications, protection of more
Breach of contract litigation regarding covenants not to compete for major wholesale distributor *
The firm served as lead counsel and successfully represented a major Winston Salem, NC wholesale distributor in litigation involving two breach of more
Patent prosecution and counseling services for a leading manufacturer of windows and doors
Provided patent procurement and counseling services for a leading developer and manufacturer of windows and doors. These services include procuring more
Helping clients prevail in intellectual property disputes
Successfully represented a number of technology companies in matters involving charges of trade secret misappropriation venued in state court (for more
Carlotta Amson v. Hormel HealthLabs Inc. et al.
Lead counsel for Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, in unfair competition case which resulted in preliminary injunction to more
Aerospace America, Inc. v. Abatement Technologies, Inc.
Represented Abatement Technologies Inc., manufacturer of negative air machines used for asbestos removal, in an action brought by a competitor based 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
Trade secrets and intellectual property litigation for global adhesive manufacturer
Represented large global adhesive manufacturer in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in a case involving a former more
Lord Corporation v. S&B Technical Products Inc., et al.
Counsel for Lord Corporation. Prosecuted Lanham Act claims in trade secret case. Case pending.
 
Lord Corporation v. S&B Technical  more
Litigation arising from medical device distributor relationship
Representing Plaintiff Neusoft Medical Systems, U.S.A., Inc. in a lawsuit involving claims of conversion, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse more
Patent and trademark advice for a Fortune 200 global consumer goods company
Represents a Fortune 200 global consumer goods corporation and provides advice related to protecting their food production processes and more

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Trade secrets litigation for a major physician staffing and placement firm in Georgia state court
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a major physician staffing and placement firm in an action against a competitor and former more
Summary judgment for E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.
Served as lead counsel on behalf of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company against claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair trade 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
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

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