Recent Matters

  • Plaintiff-side pre-litigation settlement: through pre-litigation positioning and strategy, obtained complete capitulation from client’s adversary, resulting in adversary assigning all IP rights in question to client and paying all attorneys’ fees and costs associated with pre-litigation investigation
  • Defense-side pre-litigation lawsuit avoidance: developed and implemented action plan to foreclose adversary from being able to pursue lawsuit with threatened temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, leading to mutual walk-away settlement
  • Plaintiff-side confidential litigation settlements: obtained multiple confidential settlements in or near the 8-figure range in lawsuits involving trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks, and contract claims
  • Defense-side confidential litigation settlement: defended technology company against a rival pursuing a scorched-Earth lawsuit claiming more than $100 million in damages, disposing of all claims other than trade secret misappropriation and conspiracy through dispositive motion practice.With trial on the horizon, settled for the rough estimate of fees and costs remaining to take the case through trial and appeal
  • JB Knowledge Technologies v. BuildingConnected, et al.: developed and implemented defense strategy for BuildingConnected and its co-founders against a bet-the-company-lawsuit brought by a competitor asserting trade secret misappropriation and related claims resulting in complete dismissal with prejudice
  • GSI Technology v. United Memories, et al.: obtained trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract jury verdict in five-week trial against former design contract vendor
  • Garretts v. Greenlee’s Cinnamon Bread and More, et al.: prevailed in ten-week bench trial and obtained trade secret injunction protecting secret recipe against use by former business associate along with per se and punitive damages
  • Underground Technologies v. Pipelife Jet Stream: prevailed in two-week arbitration regarding failed business arrangement
  • ON24 v. SnapSession, et al. obtained temporary restraining order against former employees of company and their new competing business misusing confidential company materials
  • One Block Off the Grid v. American Solar Connection, et al.: succeeded in trade secret misappropriation litigation, which successfully shut down former employees and their new competing venture that hacked sales leads databases
  • Formfactor v. Micro-Probe, et al.: defeated semiconductor trade secret misappropriation claims and related claims by summary judgment
  • Jobscience v. CV Partners, et al: defeated trade secret claims and related claims through trade secret disclosure motion practice and motions to dismiss
  • ChipConnect v. Calibur11, et al.: obtained preliminary injunction against former business partners for copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation
  • Represented several other companies in trade secret and copyright disputes, successfully pursuing and defending against DMCA take-down actions, temporary restraining orders and preliminary and permanent injunctions
  • Represented and advised several buy-side and sell-side companies in post-merger and acquisition disputes regarding earnouts, escrows and other pre- and post-transaction events
  • Arbitrated and mediated several disputes to resolution