Intellectual Property

The firm has litigated a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including inventorship, trademark, copyright, and licensing disputes.

Representative Matters include:

  • Represent a white label storefront start-up company in multiple disputes in federal court actions involving claims of trademark and copyright infringement related to client’s business of providing a platform for other companies to design and sell T-shirts and other apparel.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 technology company and an inventor in litigation centering on claims of patent inventorship, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty in which the plaintiff sought $400 million in damages. Judgment as a matter of law granted in the trial court and affirmed by the Federal Circuit. Case overseen through an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Co-counsel in pending federal court litigation, defending Bay Area technology company in patent infringement action arising from use of synchronization across the internet.
  • Co-counsel in federal court patent litigation, both defending against patent infringement claims and, in a separate action by a corporate sibling, pursuing patent infringement claims. All cases successfully resolved following a favorable summary judgment ruling on damages in the defensive litigation.
  • Integral Systems v. PeopleSoft, Inc., et al., 1991 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20878. Represented PeopleSoft in a “bet the company” copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition case filed by the founder’s prior software company. Plaintiff moved for a preliminary injunction to enjoin PeopleSoft from marketing, licensing, or benefiting from its new software product, asserting that its development was achieved solely through infringement. The trial court denied the motion, and the case was successfully resolved at that stage.

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