Website / Software Technologies
ICON Internet Competence Network v. Travelocity.com LP (N.D. Tex. 2012): Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement for Travelocity in patent infringement lawsuit involving web site systems for generating a virtual reality scene, where the plaintiff sought damages of over $25 million.
DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com, L.P. (E.D. Tex. 2012): Defended Travelocity, Expedia, and Orbitz in a patent infringement lawsuit involving a web site system for matching the look and feel of an affiliate website.
Ceats, Inc. v. Continental Airlines, et al. (E.D. Tex. 2012) Represented defendants in patent infringement case related to online ticketing. Jury returned verdict of invalidity on all claims.
Eolas v. Go Daddy (E.D. Tex. 2012) Represented Go Daddy in a suit by Eolas in multi-patent case involving web browser and application technology. Case favorably settled on the eve of trial.
Realtime Data v. Citrix Systems Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2009) Defended Citrix in multi-patent case involving data compression technology. Case settled shortly before trial.
Accolade Systems LLC v. Citrix Systems Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2009) Obtained summary judgment in favor of client Citrix releasing Citrix from all asserted claims in software patent infringement suit.
Petrochemical / Oil & Gas
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP v. INEOS Group Ltd., et al. (Galveston, TX County Court, 2010) Obtained temporary injunction against world’s third largest chemical company in Texas state court, to prevent use and disclosure of trade secrets involving high density polyethylene manufacturing technology. Suit arose from defendant’s licensing of confidential polyethylene technology to various manufacturers in other countries, in contravention of licensing agreements. Injunction was affirmed on appeal by the Houston Court of Appeals. The case settled before trial, but after the successful appeal.
Polymer Solvents LLC v. PPG Industries, Inc. (E.D. Tex., 2007) Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of defendant PPG involving solvent-resin composition technologies.
CNX Gas Co. LLC Et Al v. CDX Gas, LLC (W.D. Pa.) Counsel for counterclaim plaintiff CDX in suit alleging infringement of multiple patents directed to improved drilling methods and systems for accessing subterranean zones to, for instance, drain coal bed methane from coal seams. Case settled shortly before scheduled trial.
Dresser, Inc., v. Industrial Valve Sales & Service, Inc. (E.D. Texas, 2006) Contract, trademark, and unfair competition suit to protect Dresser’s trademarks and business; case settled.
Touchcom Technologies Inc v. Dresser, Inc. (E.D. Texas, 2005) Obtained summary judgment of invalidity of all asserted claims for Dresser in software patent infringement suit alleging infringement across all primary products sold in the United States with damages alleged to exceed $100 mil. Case subsequently resolved favorably in lieu of appeal.
Electronics / Chip Technologies
Research In Motion v. Eastman Kodak (N.D. Tex. 2008-2012) and In the Matter of Certain Mobile Telephones and Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras, and Components Thereof (337-703) – Represented RIM in multi-jurisdictional dispute, including i) as a declaratory judgment plaintiff in a multi-patent infringement action related to camera technology and data integration technology, and ii) respondent in ITC Investigation involving camera technology. Case settled.
Broadcom v. Emulex, (C.D. Ca. 2011) Defended Emulex against six patents asserted involving multiple technologies including serializers/deserializers, clock recovery and Fibre Channel. Won jury verdict for Emulex on Fibre Channel patent. Mistrial declared on remaining patents after jury was deadlocked in favor of Emulex.
MHL Tek v. Nissan et al. (E.D. Tex. 2009) Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement on all claims for clients Subaru and Porsche before Judge Ward in case concerning tire pressure monitoring systems. Defense win affirmed on appeal by the Federal Circuit.
DeepNines Inc. v. McAfee Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2008) Represent plaintiff DeepNines on patent involving network security. Obtained a jury verdict of $18 Million on direct infringement, induced infringement, and contributory infringement, as well as false marking.
Disc Link Corporation v. H&R Block Digital Tax Solutions, et al (E.D. Texas, 2007) Obtained a favorable settlement for defendant Corel in patent infringement suit by Acacia subsidiary involving portable read-only-media.
Motorola, Inc. v. STMicroelectronics, Inc. / STMicroelectronics, Inc. v. Motorola, Inc. (E.D. Texas, Marshall and Beaumont Divs., 2004) Represented a large semiconductor manufacturer in contemporaneous litigation matters filed in separate forums involving 13 patents pertaining to microelectronics, video, and telecommunications technology; case settled.
Contact Lenses – Rembrandt Vision Technologies, L.P. v. CIBA Vision Corp. (E.D. Tex., 2008) Represent Rembrandt in the assertion of a patent on silicon hydrogel contact lenses. Won jury trial verdict of $41 million and all claims valid and infringed.
Food Processing – Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. v. Swift & Co. (N.D. Tex., 2006) Represent Cargill Meat Solutions in patent case involving electrical stimulation to improve tenderness of beef and beef processing health and safety technologies; case settled.