Experience

Summary Judgment Affirmed on Appeal in Trademark Case

Secured summary judgment for a manufacturer in dispute over use of the client’s mark. The plaintiff in the case sought a permanent injunction in Wisconsin and Michigan and disgorgement of profits. The U.S. District Court for the District of Wisconsin granted summary judgment precluding an award of profits and denied a permanent injunction after trial. Both rulings were affirmed on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Preliminary Injunction for Chemical Company in Patent Case

Won a preliminary injunction for a large chemical company against its competitor in a patent case after beating an inter partes review petition challenging the company’s patent.   

Defense Verdict for Financial Institution in Patent Lawsuit

Won a complete defense verdict for a Midwest financial institution in a patent lawsuit brought by a large patent-assertion firm by defeating multiple asserted patents in inter partes review proceedings and successfully defending these victories at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Successful Appeal for Steel Manufacturer in Response to IPR Petition

Defeated an IPR petition filed by a large European competitor against our client, a steel manufacturer, including a successful appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

Defense Verdict for Financial Institution in Patent Lawsuit

Won a complete defense verdict for a large financial institution in a patent lawsuit brought by a patent-assertion entity that had previously successfully enforced the asserted patent against numerous parties. 

Eliminated Clean Energy Company Competitor's Patent Rights

Eliminated a competitor’s key patent rights in inter partes review proceedings for a startup clean energy company. 

Summary Judgment for Electric Motor Manufacturer in Patent Case

Defeated all patent claims after early summary judgment for an electric motor manufacturer in a lawsuit brought against it by a direct competitor asserting design patent, utility patent and trade secret claims. 

Defeated IPR Petitions Filed by Chemical Company Competitor

Protected a large chemical company’s important patent portfolio by defeating multiple inter partes review petitions filed by a direct competitor. 

Seven-Figure Settlement for Chemical Manufacturer in Patent Case

Won a high, seven-figure settlement and ongoing royalties for a large chemical manufacturer in a patent case brought against the company’s direct competitor. 

Seven-Figure Settlement for Construction Client in Patent Case

Won a high seven-figure settlement for a U.S. manufacturer of construction products in a patent case against a large European competitor.

Defense Judgment for Utility Company in Patent Lawsuit

Won a complete defense judgment for a utility company in a patent lawsuit brought by a patent-assertion entity asserting 16 patents relating to telecommunications. 

Favorable Settlement for Distributor in Patent Case

Won a favorable settlement in a case defending a distributor against design patent, utility patent and trade dress claims in the Northern District of California.

Favorable Settlement for Corporate Event Planning Company in Trademark Case

Won a favorable settlement in a trademark case in the Northern District of Illinois regarding the name of a business unit for a large, privately held company in the event planning industry. 

Successful Jury Trial for Semiconductor Manufacturer in Patent Infringement Case

Won a jury trial for a U.S. manufacturer in the semiconductor industry in a patent case against a primary competitor involving competing patent infringement claims.

Defense Verdict for U.S. Manufacturer in Antitrust Case

Won a complete defense verdict for a U.S. manufacturer in an antitrust case brought by a Japanese competitor seeking nine-figure damages. 

Favorable Settlement for Manufacturer in Trade Secret Case

Won a favorable settlement in a trade secret case for a Midwest manufacturer brought against the company’s former employee who went to work for a competitor.