Won a complete defense victory for defendant Intrado in a trial over patent infringement and indemnity issues involving telecommunications patents and their application to the routing of wireless telephone calls.
Won unanimous defense verdict for DIC Animation City, Hallmark, United Feature Syndicate, Mattel and Live Film and Mediaworks, Inc. in a several week jury trial over copyright infringement claims by the widow of a famous screenwriter, upheld on appeal to the Ninth Circuit.
Obtained favorable Markman ruling in the Eastern District of Texas for defendant VIZIO and subsequent dismissal from patent infringement case against VIZIO’s DVD and Blu-Ray players.
Defeated multimillion-dollar patent royalties claim and obtained compensation from plaintiff in excess of $1 million on behalf of defendant, a major software developer.
Won summary judgment dismissing multi-million dollar trade dress and design patent claims against Nike over its famous AIR JORDAN basketball shoes, affirmed on appeal by the Federal Circuit.
Won summary judgment for the Roche companies, defeating a $200 million patent infringement suit, by invalidating three HIV-monitoring patents for obviousness, won appeal to the Federal Circuit and denial of rehearing en banc, and won appeal to the United States Supreme Court.
Won a jury verdict of several million dollars, a permanent injunction and attorneys' fees against a maker of toy cars who infringed Mattel's HOT WHEELS trade dress.
Won reversal on appeal for Kaiser Permanente, after taking over a case in which Kaiser had been preliminarily enjoined from using its own copyrighted photographs, with the Ninth Circuit finding "abuse of discretion" by the lower court.
Won a broad covenant not to sue for Genentech in multidistrict litigation against a university asserting a reprised patent on recombinant DNA technology, avoiding millions of dollars in potential royalties.
Won a directed verdict for Mattel at the close of the plaintiff's case, in a trademark infringement trial involving Mattel's Pearl Beach BARBIE doll line, affirmed on appeal by the Ninth Circuit.
Won a stipulated judgment and permanent injunction, with payment of damages, for Red Bull from defendants using the confusingly similar trademark "Arctic Bull" and a bull design on competing energy drink products.
Won Nike the right to make and sell two-stripe athletic apparel and shoes free from suit by Adidas, after Adidas filed a covenant not to sue, conceding all claims over whether Nike's products infringed Adidas' three-stripe trademark.
Won a substantial damages settlement and worldwide permanent injunction for K-Swiss, on the eve of trial in a trademark and trade dress infringement action, against a large retail chain that sold confusingly similar athletic shoes.
Won summary judgment dismissing $2 billion copyright infringement suit against Mattel, and an award of $500,000 in sanctions against opposing counsel, affirmed on the merits by the Ninth Circuit.
Won reversal of a permanent injunction and set-aside of a willfulness verdict in a patent infringement case we took on post-trial for Abbott Laboratories, avoiding millions in damages and preserving Abbott's HCV genotyping product line.
Won a two-month jury trial for CalComp over computer protocol for high-speed color printers, obtaining a directed verdict on the multi-million dollar trade secret and fraud claims, then settling the small contract claim for a partial offset of costs.
Won a quick dismissal for Disney, avoiding a class action under the California Unfair Practices Act, over Disney's alleged failure to warn children of the dangers of smoking in G-rated animated films in which characters were shown smoking.
Won cross-border actions in the U.S. and Germany against a German toy company that sought to rescind its assignment of copyrights and patent rights in the Bild Lilli doll, which was used in the creation of Mattel's BARBIE line.
Won a favorable settlement for Borland Software, as a declaratory judgment plaintiff suing for infringement of seven patents on object-oriented software and business methods.
Won substantial compensatory and punitive damages for Osterloh & Durham after a two-month trial over theft of trade secrets, conversion and interference with business relationships.
Won summary judgment for Mattel in federal and state court suits over whether Mattel's TARZAN dolls infringed a studio's copyrights and other rights, affirmed by the Ninth Circuit and California Court of Appeals, respectively.
Won summary judgment invalidating two semiconductor patents for obviousness asserted against Fujitsu, and won appeal to the Federal Circuit.
Won a $50 million reduction in creditor's claim for Bankruptcy Trustee, after revealing creditor's patent infringement claims on five computer and electronics patents to be vulnerable to invalidity and non-infringement defenses.
Representing one of the most prestigious luxury hotel companies in the world wide exploitation of its multiple trademarks, including hotel management agreements, license agreements and real estate development partnerships.
Representing major foreign theater chain owners in completing agreements with all major U.S. studios to ensure compliance with each studio's digital rights management requirements for the distribution of theatrical motion pictures on digital projectors.
Representing municipal governments in licensing multi-million dollar software systems.
Representing heirs of famous individuals in the protection and exploitation of the individual's name and likeness rights.
Representing major international media companies in programming license transactions, including format licenses, distribution agreements and production agreements.
Representing writers of musical compositions in the protection and exploitation of their works, including addressing all issues arising with the right to terminate assignments under the Copyright Act.
Representing a major Las Vegas hotel in developing its trademark portfolio in a complete re-branding of the hotel's accommodations.
Representing major media clients in investments in new brands on New Media platforms, such as investments in social game applications (e.g. Facebook games).
Providing advice to firm clients on pre-litigation methods of protecting IP rights.
Won summary judgment on joint authorship claims, and a complete defense verdict at the jury trial on copyright infringement claims, for Disney and ten other entertainment companies sued by the widow of a famous screenwriter.