Representative Matters

  • SaveItSafe v. Oracle. Defending Oracle in patent infringement action relating to computer security technology pending before Judge Albright in the W.D. Tex
  • Q2 Software v. Lighthouse Technology. Representing Q2 in a Declaratory Judgment action relating to check imaging technology pending before Judge Albright in the W.D. Tex
  • Neodron v. Dell, HP and Microsoft. Defending Dell, HP and Microsoft in patent infringement actions relating to computer technology pending before Judge Albright in the W.D. Tex
  • BCS Software v. Itron and Landis and Gyr. Defending Itron and L+G in patent infringement actions relating to computer network technology pending before Judge Albright in the W.D. Tex
  • Impulse Downhole v. Rubicon. Representing Impulse in patent infringement action relating to downhole drilling technology pending before Judge Albright in the W.D. Tex
  • Acorn Semi v. Samsung. Defending Samsung in patent infringement action relating to semiconductor technology pending before Judge Gilstrap in the E.D. Tex
  • Ameranth v. Starwood and Hilton. Defending Starwood and Hilton in patent infringement action relating to Internet software. The case is pending in the S.D. Cal. before Judge Sabraw, but is stayed pending resolution of the appeal in a related case where the asserted patent was held invalid
  • Xitronix v. KLA-Tencor. Successfully defended KLA in a Walker Process antitrust matter relating to allegations of fraud in the prosecution of a KLA patent. The case was pending in the W.D. Tex. before Judge Sam Sparks, who granted summary judgment in favor of KLA in August 2016, finding no fraud on the patent office. After initially transferring the appeal to the Fifth Circuit (which concluded it did not have jurisdiction and transferred the case back), the Federal Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of KLA in 2019. The Supreme Court subsequently denied cert in 2019
  • Click-to-Call v. Oracle et al. Defended Oracle and others in patent infringement action relating to call-center technology. The case was pending before Judge Sam Sparks in the W.D. Tex., but was stayed pending IPR. The USPTO found all asserted claims invalid in the IPRs. The case settled favorably while on appeal in 2018
  • Blackbird v. lululemon. Defended lululemon in patent infringement action relating to sports attire. The case was pending in the D. Del. before Judge Richard G. Andrews who granted summary judgment of non-infringement as to all asserted claims in June of 2017. The case settled favorably shortly after the summary judgment was affirmed on appeal
  • Snyders Heart Valve v. Medtronic. Defended Medtronic in patent infringement action relating to heart valve technology pending in the E.D. Tex. before Judge Mazzant. The case settled in May of 2017
  • A PTY LTD v. HomeAway. Defended HomeAway in a patent infringement matter relating to email software. The case was pending in the W.D. Tex. before Judge Robert L. Pitman, who granted judgment on the pleadings in March 2016, finding the patent invalid under section 101
  • St. Isidore v. Southside Bank and Texas Capital Bank. Defended Southside and Texas Capital in patent infringement action relating to computer security. The case was pending in the E.D. Tex. before Judge Rodney Gilstrap, but settled following institution of CBMs on all asserted claims in July 2016
  • TMS v. Overhaul Group. Defended Overhaul in trade secret misappropriation action in Travis County, Texas. The case settled favorably following mediation in April 2016
  • GroupChatter v. Itron. Defended Itron in patent infringement action relating to electronic metering technology. After successfully moving to transfer Itron from the E.D. Tex. to the N.D. of Ga., the case settled soon after transfer in 2016
  • In the Matter or Certain Television Tuners et al. 337-TA-910 Defended Silicon Labs in International Trade Commission action by Complainant CrestaTech alleging infringement of patents relating to TV tuners. The case was pending before ALJ Lord who issued an Initial Determination of no violation by Silicon Labs. The Commission Final Determination, in September 2015, similarly found no violation by Silicon Labs
  • Enzo Life Sciences v. Luminex. Defended Luminex in patent infringement action relating to clinical diagnostic technology pending before Judge Stark in the D. Del. The case settled after the Markman hearing in July 2015
  • In the Matter of Certain Integrated Circuits, Chipsets and Products Containing Same, including Televisions. Defended Zoran in International Trade Commission action by Freescale relating to memory interface technology. The case was pending before ALJ Robert K. Rogers and resulted in a Commission finding of no violation in September 2012
  • Acqis LLC v. Oracle America et al. Defended Oracle America (formerly Sun Microsystems) in a multi-defendant patent infringement case pending before Judge Leonard Davis in the E.D. Tex. The case involved allegations of infringement of numerous patents asserted against blade server technology. The case proceeded through a Markman hearing and expert discovery with Oracle settling shortly before the pretrial conference in late 2010
  • Blackboard v. Desire2Learn. Led the defense of Desire2Learn against allegations of patent infringement relating to eLearning software in the E.D. Tex., D. Md., and in the International Trade Commission. The cases settled in late 2009 after Desire2Learn prevailed on a rare motion to stay the ITC proceeding in its early stages
  • Horizon Radiology v. McKesson. Successfully defended McKesson at trial in a multi-billion dollar trademark infringement case before Judge David Hittner in federal court in Houston. Selected to replace existing counsel in the months leading up to trial in early 2009, we prevailed in establishing no likelihood of confusion before a Houston jury
  • Broadcom v. QUALCOMM. Defended QUALCOMM against allegations of misconduct arising out of standard setting activity involving QUALCOMM's patented technology. The case settled during the week before trial in early 2008
  • Crossroads v. Dot Hill Systems. Led the trial team representing Crossroads in a patent infringement relating to Crossroads storage route pending before Judge Sam Sparks in the W.D. Tex. On the first day of trial in late 2006, Dot Hill agreed to pay Crossroads US$10.5 million in past damages and a 2.5 percent running royalty
  • In the Matter of Rambus Inc. Defended Rambus at trial before the Federal Trade Commission in a matter alleging antitrust and unfair competition arising out of standard setting activity involving Rambus's patented technology. After a three month trial in the summer of 2004, Rambus won a complete victory before the FTC Administrative Law Judge – a result that was later affirmed on appeal to the D.C. Circuit