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Brock S. Weber Senior Associate, Intellectual Property

Brock focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent litigation and trade secrets disputes, and other high-stakes commercial litigation. He has experience litigating all aspects of patent disputes, including trial experience in the Eastern District of Texas, where he helped obtain a complete defense victory for a major technology company in one of the most significant cases of that year.

Brock also has experience litigating Covered Business Method and Inter Partes Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Brock has a technical background in the computer sciences realm, including industry experience as a software engineer and a systems analyst / web developer prior to law school. His intellectual property practice involves a wide variety of technologies, such as computer hardware, software, network security, network communications, digital media, video game technology, and organic chemical processes. The following is a list of representative matters in which Brock has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • (E.D. Tex.); (N.D. Cal.) – Represented a leading semiconductor fabricator in multiple patent lawsuit regarding fabrication technologies; successfully moved to transfer from E.D. Tex. to N.D. Cal., where we prevailed on a motion to dismiss for lack of standing 
  • (N.D. Cal.) — Represented leading Internet companies in consolidated patent infringement actions related to distributed processing technology; obtained judgment on the pleadings invalidating all three asserted patents for claiming unpatentable subject matter
  • (D. Del.) (PTAB) — Counsel for a social networking company in a patent infringement action relating to on-line marketplaces; obtained dismissal of litigation after successfully invalidating the asserted patent in a Covered Business Method review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • (N.D. Ga.) – Counsel for a leading flash drive manufacturer in defending against a patent concerning USB flash drive technology 
  • (N.D. Cal.) — Counsel for a leading technology company in a patent suit concerning digital rights management and encryption technology
  • (E.D. Tex.) — Counsel for a leading technology company through trial on three patents that covered searching and indexing technology
  • (D. Del.) — Counsel for leading technology companies in a patent infringement action relating to distributed file system technology
  • (C.D. Cal.) — Counsel for a television company in a patent infringement action relating to MPEG-2 technology

Patent Litigation

  • (D. Conn.) — Counsel for an enterprise software company in a patent infringement action relating to database access control technology
  • (E.D. Tex.) — Represented leading technology companies in related patent cases concerning searching and indexing technology
  • (D. Del.) — Counsel for a leading technology company in a patent dispute concerning digital image processing and display technology 
  • (D. Del.) — Counsel for a medical device company in a patent infringement action relating to dental drill assistance technology
  • (D. Del.) — Counsel for a social networking company in a patent infringement action relating to search technology
  • (E.D.N.C.) — Counsel for an enterprise software company in a patent infringement action relating to metadata removal and document comparison technology
  • (M.D.N.C.) — Counsel for an enterprise software company in a patent infringement action relating to metadata removal technology
  • (W.D.N.C.) — Counsel for an Internet company in a patent infringement action relating to mortgage lender database technology
  • (D. Mass.) — Counsel for a Taiwanese electronics company in a patent infringement action relating to LED technology
  • (E.D. Tex.) — Counsel for a leading cloud storage company in a patent dispute concerning remote storage technology 
  • (E.D. Tex.) — Counsel for a network security company in a patent dispute concerning blade server technology
  • (E.D. Tex.) — Counsel for a Taiwanese technology company in a patent infringement action relating to optical disk drive technology
  • (D. Del.) — Counsel for a financial payments company in a patent infringement action regarding data entry terminals and databases
  • (S.D. Fla.) — Counsel for a television company in a patent infringement action relating to MPEG-2 technology
  • (E.D. Tex.) — Counsel for a Japanese technology company in a patent infringement suit involving secured network communications
  • (E.D. Tex.) — Represented a Japanese gaming company in a patent suit regarding interactive gaming technology 
  • (C.D. Cal.) — Represented a large vehicle manufacturer in a patent dispute concerning network authentication technology 
  • (N.D. Ohio) — Represented a chemical manufacturer in a patent suit concerning rubber chemical additives 
  • (E.D. Tex.); (D. Del.) — Represented a Japanese technology company in a patent dispute concerning blade server technology

USPTO Proceedings

  • (PTAB) — Counsel for a social networking company in a Covered Business Method (CBM) proceeding challenging a patent relating to on-line marketplaces; successfully obtained invalidation of the patent in a Final Written Determination
  • (E.D.N.C.); (D. Del.); (PTAB) — Represented an enterprise software company as defendant in a district court patent infringement action and in two inter partes review petitions relating to metadata removal and document comparison technology; following institution of the asserted patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the case settled favorably
  • (PTAB) — Counsel for software companies in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings challenging three patents relating to distributed computing
  • (PTAB) — Counsel for a medical device company in an IPR proceeding challenging patent relating to dental drill assistance technology

Trade Secrets Litigation

  • (D. Mass.) — Counsel for a music technology company in a trade secrets action concerning computer software for management and cloud storage of music files

Complex Commercial Litigation

  • (Mich. Cir. Ct.) — Counsel for a Taiwanese solar company in a breach of contract action concerning polycrystalline silicon
  • (D. Mass.) — Counsel for a Taiwanese technology company in a breach of contract, unjust enrichment and unfair competition action concerning interactive display advertisements

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bweber@velaw.com
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San Francisco, CA 94105
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Brock's Practices

  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2008 (The George Washington University International Law Review, Associate Editor; Thurgood Marshall Scholar)
  • University of Wisconsin, B.S., Computer Science with distinction, 2003
  • Admitted to practice: California; Northern District of California; Central District of California; Eastern District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, Washington, D.C., Office of General Counsel Intern, 2006
  • Software Engineer, System Analyst/Web Development, 2004−2005
  • Member: American Bar Association