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Technology Intellectual Property


Cross-border and domestic intellectual property transactions have become standard practice for many businesses. In this competitive global marketplace, technological innovation and name recognition are fundamentals for any company to succeed. To manage this, clients need experienced legal counsel that is well versed in negotiating and closing sales, licensing, outsourcing, technology research and development, and other agreements and contracts.

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  • BlackBerry in several patent infringement cases, including:
    • A complete victory for the client following a two-week trial involving a three-patent suit, which resulted in the jury finding all three patents not infringed and invalid. NXP B.V. v. BlackBerry Limited, et al., Case No. 6-12-cv-00498 (Middle District of Florida).
    • A successful defense where the case settled favorably for our client the evening before closing arguments. Innovative Sonic Ltd. v. BlackBerry (f/k/a Research In Motion Ltd) et al., Case No. 6-10-cv-00455 (Northern District of Texas).
  • Brocade, Citrix and Barracuda against Parallel Networks, a non-practicing entity, in patent infringement lawsuits related to web-caching technology, in the District Court of Delaware. We forced Parallel to dismiss all claims with prejudice and with no payment by our clients. Parallel Networks, LLC v. Barracuda Networks, Inc., Case No. 1-13-cv-01412; Parallel Networks, LLC v. Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Case No. 1-13-cv-01413; Parallel Networks, LLC v. Citrix Systems, Inc., Case No.1-13-cv-01414.
  • Panasonic in successful outcomes of multiple matters, including:
    • A favorable settlement for Panasonic and Nintendo in an International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation instituted by non-practicing entity, Optical Devices LLC. Certain Optical Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (USITC 337-TA-897).
    • A victory in an ITC investigation involving Black Hills Media and accusations of infringing five US patents. In the matter of Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems, Tablets and Mobile Phones, Components Thereof and Associated Software (USITC 337-TA-882)

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