Robert Tadlock focuses his practice on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. He has experience in all aspects of litigation, including pre-filing investigations, drafting and responding to discovery, taking and defending depositions, drafting and arguing dispositive and discovery motions, working with experts, preparing for trial and assisting lead trial counsel during trial.
Mr. Tadlock was recognized as a Northern California "Rising Star" for Intellectual Property Litigation in 2010 and 2012 by SuperLawyers magazine.
Work For Clients
Evolutionary Intelligence v. Yelp Inc. (E.D. Tex.) Member of litigation team defending Yelp in patent litigation relating to storing data in computer memory.
Evoluntionary Intelligence v. Twitter, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) Member of litigation team defending Twitter in patent litigation relating to storing data in computer memory.
Kilopass Technology, Inc. v. Sidense Corp. (N.D. Cal.) Member of litigation team defending Sidense in patent litigation relating to one-transistor, one-time programmable embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) technology. Defeated patent claims on summary judgment and plaintiff dismissed business tort claims with prejudice. Currently seeking attorneys’ fees.
In re Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. MDL, (W.D. Pa.) Member of litigation team defending Union Bank, N.A. in patent litigation relating to Union Bank’s Mobile Banking App.
Phoenix Licensing L.L.C./LPL Licensing, L.L.C. v. Union Bank, N.A., (E.D. Tex.) Member of litigation team representing Union Bank, N.A. in patent litigation relating to automated marketing materials.
Actuate Corp. v. Aon Corp., (N.D. Cal.) Member of litigation team representing Actuate in copyright and breach of contract litigation for unlicensed use of software. Matter settled.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) v. Buffalo, Inc. et al.; Intel Corp. and Dell Corp.; Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Netgear; Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Nintendo of America, Inc., Fujitsu Computer Systems Corp., ASUS Computer International, D-Link Systems, Inc., Belkin Corp., Accton Technology Corp., SMC Networks, Inc. and 3Com Corp; Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., Marvell Asia Pte., Ltd. and Marvell Int’l, Ltd. (E.D. Tex, Fed. Cir.) Member of trial team representing the national science agency of the Australian government in patent litigation involving wireless communications technology in 802.11 a, g, and n standards. Case settled favorably during the first week of trial.
Apple Inc. v. Psystar Corp. (N.D. Cal.) Member of litigation team representing Apple that obtained summary judgment and a permanent injunction against another computer company based upon copyright infringement and violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the permanent injunction and inapplicability of copyright misuse.
Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream v. Ice Cream Distributors of Evansville, LLC (N.D. Cal.) Representing Dreyer’s in litigation alleging violations of the Sherman and Cartwright Acts, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (“RICO”) Act, and Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §17200. Court has granted Dreyer’s Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff’s Complaint.
The Prudential Insurance Company of America v. Actuate Corp., (D.N.J.) Member of litigation team representing Actuate in copyright, breach of contract, and unfair competition litigation for unlicensed use of software.
Weinrib v. Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Pottery Barn, Inc., and West Elm, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.) Member of litigation team representing Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and West Elm in copyright litigation. Plaintiff settled after defendants filed for summary judgment.
Apple Inc. v. Eforcity Corp. et al., (N.D. Cal.) Member of litigation team representing Apple in case alleging patent and trademark infringement as well as unfair competition claims against manufacturers of accessories for the Apple iPhone®, iPod®, and iPad™.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. v. Tradewinds Textiles, Inc. and Tuesday Morning Corp., (N.D. Cal.) Member of litigation team representing Williams-Sonoma in case alleging trademark and copyright infringement as well as unfair competition claims against home goods manufacturers.
Sklar v. Microsoft (E.D. Tex.) Represented plaintiff in patent litigation involving the task bar feature of Microsoft’s Windows XP and Vista operating systems.
Informatica Corp. v. Business Objects Data Integration, Inc. (N.D. Cal.) Member of trial team that represented defendant in patent litigation involving business intelligence software.
Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream v. ConAgra Foods, Inc. (Alameda County Sup. Ct.) Represented Dreyer’s in breach of contract litigation involving manufacturing and distribution agreements.