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International Trade Commission Litigation

Experience Highlights

  • (ITC) – Represented consumer products company in asserting patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, false advertising and unfair competition claims against multiple Chinese-based counterfeit manufacturers, as well as large online marketplaces including Alibaba, DH Gate, and Bonanza; after institution and successful motion practice and discovery, successfully settled the dispute against the online marketplaces and obtained default judgments against the Chinese-based counterfeit manufacturers

  • (ITC); (Fed. Cir.) — Defending the world’s leading supplier of personal computers in ITC Section 337 investigations regarding audio, video, and computer hardware and software technologies

  • (ITC) — Lead counsel to a wireless handset manufacturer in investigation regarding media player technology; obtained summary determination of invalidity based on lack of patentability; affirmed on appeal

  • (ITC) – Represented a leading semiconductor materials manufacturer against a former competitor in an investigation regarding silicon wafer manufacturing; obtained a complete dismissal of the action

  • (ITC) — Represented a retail plastics bag manufacturer before the ITC relating to patent infringement by foreign manufacturers and domestic importers of plastic bags; we obtained one of only two general exclusion orders issued by the ITC in 2004 and successfully stopped the importation of infringing plastic bags by a number of competitors

  • (ITC) — Represented a major smartphone manufacturer before the ITC relating to alleged patent infringement concerning flash memory chips; we obtained a favorable ruling of no violation and no infringement after a two-week hearing before the ALJ

  • (ITC) — Represented a major smartphone manufacturer in an investigation brought by BTG International before the ITC relating to NAND multi-level flash memory devices; we tried the case to the ALJ and obtained a favorable settlement shortly before issuance of the ALJ’s opinion

  • (E.D. Tex.); (N.D. Cal.); (ITC) — Represented a smartphone manufacturer in multiple patent infringement matters involving global licensing disputes relating to standard-essential cellular telephony patents

  • (ITC) — Represented the world’s leading PC manufacturer in a case involving noise cancellation technology used with multiple-microphone PCs;  after deposing the technical expert and obtaining admissions of noninfringement, the case settled on favorable terms one month before trial

  • (ITC); (D.Del.) — Lead trial counsel in a multi-national patent litigation between Sharp and AU Optronics; after Sharp initiated the patent litigation by asserting seven patents against AU Optronics in the ITC and Delaware, identified over 12 patents for AU Optronics to counter-assert in the ITC, multiple United States district courts, China, and Taiwan; shortly after AU Optronics counter-asserted its patents in the United States, the parties settled the dispute with a global patent license agreement

  • (ITC) — Represented Hitachi, Ltd. of Japan and Hitachi Data Systems Corp. in a patent litigation brought by EMC Corporation involving large scale data storage and virtualization technology implemented by redundant array of independent disks

  • (E.D. Tex.); (ITC) — Represented a global automobile manufacturer in the defense of a patent infringement action relating to telematics systems

  • (ITC) — Represented Hitachi Maxell of Japan in a patent litigation involving patented zero-mercury-added alkaline battery technology

  • (ITC) — Represented a digital radio technology company in an investigation brought by a patent holding company; the patents at issue involved parallel processing CPUs; resolved the case with a favorable settlement

  • (ITC) — Defended a major smartphone manufacturer in an ITC investigation involving several patents relating to flash memories and methods of manufacturing them; the case settled shortly before trial began on favorable terms for our client

  • (ITC) — Represented a large retail grocery chain in patent investigation brought by a grill manufacturer before the United States International Trade Commission relating to multiple mode (solid and gas fueled) outdoor grills; obtained favorable settlement and complete resolution for our client