Patent Litigation

Microsoft Corp. v. Lucent Technologies, Inc. – No. 02-CV-2060 B (S.D. Cal.)
Defended Microsoft in patent trial relating to MP3 audio compression. Tried to jury verdict in January-February 2007. Obtained largest defense verdict in patent law history, receiving Judgment as a Matter of Law, reversing $1.538 Billion verdict. Published at 509 F.Supp.2d 912 (S.D. Cal. 2007). The Federal Circuit affirmed the holding. Published at 543 F.3d 710 (Fed. Cir. 2008).

Multimedia Patent Trust v. LG Electronics, Inc. – No. 10-CV-2618-H (S.D. Cal.)
Defended LG in patent trial in December 2012 relating to H.264 and MPEG-4 video compression. Jury found non-infringement on all claims of all patents. The Federal Circuit affirmed the verdict. Published at 2014 WL 3512824 (Fed. Cir. 2014).

Whitewater West Industries, Ltd. v. Pacific Surf Designs, Inc. – Nos. 3:15-cv-01879, 3:17-cv-01118 (S.D. Cal.)
Lead counsel representing Pacific Surf Designs in multiple suits involving wave simulator rides, both in district court and in IPR proceedings. Obtained dismissal based on lack of standing for one patent, obtained cancellation of other patent from PTAB.

Multimedia Patent Trust v. LG Electronics, Inc. – No. 12-CV-2731-H (S.D. Cal.)
Defended LG in litigation relating to H.264 encoding and decoding. Won summary judgment of non-infringement based on preclusion grounds. Published at 2013 WL 5779645 (S.D. Cal. 2013). The Federal Circuit affirmed the holding. Published at 2014 WL 3512829 (Fed. Cir. 2014).

Versata Software v. SAP America, Inc. – No. 2:07-CV-00153 (E.D. Tex.)
Defended SAP in patent litigation relating to pricing methodology for enterprise software. Obtained judgment as a matter of law and new trial from original jury verdict. Re-trial on damages resulted in adverse award.

Alcatel-Lucent v. Amazon, Inc. – No. 6:09–CV–422–LED (E.D. Tex.)
Defended multiple online retailers in patent litigation relating to e-commerce, and represented Amazon in counterclaims regarding networking. Case settled favorably on eve of trial.

Audio MPEG Inc. et al. v. Hewlett-Packard Company – No. 2:15-cv-00073 (E.D.Va.)
Represented Hewlett Packard in patent litigation relating to MP3 audio compression, including counterclaim alleging antitrust violations due to improper patent pooling and violations of standard setting organization’s discloure policy. Case settled favorably.

Asustek Computer, Inc. v. IBM Corp. – No. 08-cv-602 (S.D. Cal.)
Represented Asustek in patent litigation relating to storage area networks and blade server technology. Case settled favorably while summary judgment motions were pending.

Asylum Research Corp. v. Veeco Instruments Inc. – No. CV03-6682 GW (C.D. Cal.)
Defended Asylum in patent litigation and trade secret matter relating to atomic force microscopes. Case settled favorably on eve of trial.

Intel Corp. v. Broadcom Corp. – No. 5:01-CV-302 (E.D. Tex.)
Represented Intel as defendant and counterclaim plaintiff in patent litigation matter relating to chipsets and network interface cards. Case settled favorably on eve of trial.