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Federal Circuit Appeals

Experience Highlights

  • (Fed. Cir.); (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; the judgment was affirmed by the Federal Circuit

  • (Fed. Cir.); (D. Del.) — Defended several major gaming companies in a patent infringement lawsuit related to peer-to-peer network technologies; obtained summary judgment of non-infringement after successful claim construction proceedings; Federal Circuit affirmed on appeal

  • (Fed. Circ.); (S.D. Tex.) — Defended AKM Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Moblize, Inc., a provider of real-time data solutions for oil well monitoring and analysis, in a patent infringement case filed by a competitor seeking in excess of $200M and a preliminary injunction; obtained dismissal with prejudice and invalidity of the asserted patent based on unpatentable subject matter, which was affirmed on appeal

  • (ITC); (Fed. Cir.) — Represented respondent Suprema, Inc., a South Korean maker of biometric scanners, as lead trial counsel in the defense of a Section 337 investigation over alleged patent infringement; after a full evidentiary hearing, obtained a favorable ruling that had no material preclusive effect on the importation of Suprema’s current products; on appeal of a remaining issue, although subsequently reversed after en banc review and a 6-4 vote, obtained landmark ruling limiting the statutory authority of the ITC to remedy indirect patent infringement; ranked #2 of the Top 10 ITC Developments of 2013 by Law360; matter settled before review by the U.S. Supreme Court was sought

  • (S.D.N.Y.); (Fed. Cir.) — Obtained a complete affirmance of the dismissal of all claims against a leading consumer electronics and digital media provider before the Federal Circuit; claims included fraud, breach of contract, patent infringement, and trademark infringement

  • (N.D. Tex.); (Fed.Cir.) — Obtained a complete victory for a client accused of patent infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets in connection with computer software and methods for horizontal drilling of oil and gas wells; after obtaining a summary judgment on the trade secrets claim, V&E tried the case and obtained a judgment for our client; we obtained an affirmance of the judgment on appeal 

  • (S.D. Tex.); (Fed. Cir.); (5th Cir.) — Represented an oilfield services client from claims of breach of a patent license agreement; after we successfully established federal subject matter jurisdiction, the case settled on favorable terms