Experience

Summary Judgment in Trademark Dispute Affirmed on Appeal

Successfully defended a manufacturer of pet supplies in a lawsuit in which a competitor alleged trademark infringement. The decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri was affirmed on appeal to the Eighth Circuit. In addition, the circuit court reversed and remanded the lower court’s finding of validity regarding the competitor’s trademark, which the client had challenged.

Favorable Result in DMCA Copyright Case

Obtained an order dismissing claims for secondary copyright infringement against an internet service provider (ISP) and its management company. The plaintiffs sought to hold the clients liable for copyright infringement allegedly committed by the ISP’s subscribers through peer-to-peer file-sharing. The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas dismissed the plaintiffs' vicarious infringement claims against the ISP with prejudice, and ordered that all claims against the management company be dismissed with prejudice.

Dismissal of Patent Claims with Prejudice for Telecom Company

Successfully defended client against patent infringement claims brought by non-practicing entity, resulting in the plaintiff voluntarily dismissing its claims with prejudice.

Secured Dismissal for Biometric Solution Client in Patent Infringement Case

Obtained voluntary dismissal with prejudice of a patent infringement case brought by a patent assertion entity against biometric solution client.

Successfully Defended Augmented Identity Company Against Patent Infringement Claims

Successfully defended our client, a technology company focusing on augmented identity, against patent infringement claims brought by a non-practicing entity, resulting in the plaintiff voluntarily dismissing its claims with prejudice.

Summary Judgment for Manufacturer in Patent Case

Obtained summary judgment and favorable resolution for our client, a major manufacturer, regarding six patents in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. 

$12 Million Jury Verdict in Patent Infringement Case

Obtained jury verdict and award of $12 million in past damages against a client's subsidiary for infringement of computer software patent. Additionally, obtained jury verdict of noninfringement on patent infringement counterclaims.

Secured Consent Judgment for Manufacturer in Patent Infringement Case

Defended manufacturer of night-vision systems against claims of patent infringement and secured a consent judgment of non-infringement.

Multimillion-Dollar Patent Infringement Verdict

Won multimillion-dollar jury verdict of patent infringement for trace detection equipment in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.