Counsel to Worldwide Leader in the Payments Technology Industry
Counseled worldwide leader in the payments technology industry across a variety of practice areas in connection with technology development and licensing, and payment processing service offerings.
Patent Portfolio Development Related to Autonomous Vehicles
Led a team of patent attorneys to prepare and file several patent applications for a large client directed to the control, management and diagnostic testing of autonomous vehicles.
Trial Win for Telecommunications Client on Tortious Interference Claims
Won at two-week trial for a major telecommunications company in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on tortious interference claims against an entity that had conspired with a local telephone company to engage in a traffic pumping scheme. The judgment entered in our client's favor approximated $2 million, and the Eighth Circuit affirmed the decision.
Dismissal of $1 Billion Class Action Claim
Multimillion-Dollar Venture Capital Investment into Biotech Company
Advised lead investor on multimillion-dollar Series A venture capital investment into biotech company developing and commercializing cutting-edge technologies for gene editing, gene expression and bioprocessing.
IP Due Diligence for $900 Million Business Acquisition
Handled the IP due diligence for a client that acquired a payments technology company valued at about $900 million.
Inter Partes Review for Multinational Security Company
Handled four different inter partes reviews for multinational company specializing in security and identity solutions.
Advised on Patent Matters Related to Automotive Technologies
Advised in-house counsel on patent-related matters, including noninfringement and invalidity analyses of competitor patents. Prepared and prosecuted patent applications directed to variety of automotive technologies including automotive manufacturing, infotainment systems, electric vehicle (EV) charge controllers, audio systems, suspension systems and other mechanical systems.
Advised Emerging Fintech Company on Funding and Commercialization of Technology
Advised financial technology emerging company on its Series Seed and Series A venture capital rounds and commercialization of its technology.
Class Action in Large IoT Liability Case for Plaintiff Against Automotive Manufacturer
Serves as lead counsel for three certified plaintiffs’ classes totaling an estimated 400,000 to 500,000, in a case alleging that various cars and trucks suffer from a series of cybersecurity defects that render the vehicles susceptible to being hacked in a way that would allow the hacker to remotely control the vehicles’ operational and safety systems, including acceleration, braking, steering and ignition. Claims include breach of warranty and violations of various states’ consumer protection statutes.
Payment Authentication Patent Portfolio for Fintech Client
Developed patent portfolio for large fintech client in the area of payment authentication services. Multiple patent attorneys prepared and filed numerous patent applications directed to authenticating online users using client device metadata.
Outside Counsel for Global Rental Car Business
Served as outside legal counsel to a global leader in the rental car business in connection with technology development, software licensing and telecom services.
Representation in Class Action Involving Biometric Information Privacy Act
Represented corporate client in employment- related class action involving the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.
Patent Portfolio Management for Multinational Aerospace Corporation
Managed patent applications relating to semiconductors, avionics, antennas, modeling, simulation, non-destructive testing, flight control systems, communication systems, electronics, and unmanned systems.
Acquisition of Home Building CRM Company for Global Diversified Supplier
Managed acquisition of company providing CRM, sales automation, dynamic content management, and reporting for the home building and real estate sectors.
Acquisition of Software Company for Global Diversified Supplier
Managed acquisition of company providing web-based design software for a wide range of home improvement and renovation projects.