We practice in the areas of Intellectual Property Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation, and Commercial Transactions. We approach cases differently, and our record speaks for itself. Listed below are a few representative examples of our work.
- Co-Lead trial counsel in Tellabs’ 2014 trial victory over Fujitsu. Our lawyers conceived, developed, and pursued Tellabs’ RAND-breach claim against Fujitsu—the sole issue of the 2014 trial. After a Northern District of Illinois jury found Fujitsu owed a RAND obligation and willfully breached its promise (ﬁnding willfulness under a clear and convincing standard), the judge ordered a show cause hearing to determine why Fujitsu’s patent should not be held unenforceable. The case settled on conﬁdential terms before the court entered a ﬁnal ruling on this issue of ﬁrst impression.
- Lead trial counsel for Respondent Realtek Semiconductor in Inv. No. 749(c). Unlike other respondents in the investigation, all of whom elected to argue the asserted patent was invalid, we focused Realtek’s defense on non-infringement issues. In its ﬁnal determination, the International Trade Commission found the asserted patent valid, but not infringed. The cornerstone of this ﬁnding was our lawyer’s trial examination of the opposing expert, which persuaded the ITC that the contrary position urged by Complainant led to “absurd” results.
- Our lawyers conceived, pursued, and developed Tellabs’ trade secret misappropriation, tortious interference, unfair competition, and business disparagement claims against Fujitsu. This bet-the-company case has garnered signiﬁcant attention in the industry. The case was recently settled on conﬁdential terms.
- Lead trial counsel for The British Museum after it was sued in a trademark action in Texas by an offshore “cybersquatter.” Bringing counterclaims on behalf of the British Museum, our lawyers obtained a realignment of the parties for trial, persuading the Court that the museum was the truly wronged party. The case included multiple days of testimony-including entry into evidence of video tapes, news articles, and even the Frank Sinatra song Foggy Day-and it ultimately settled after our cross examination of the opponent’s corporate representative. As a result of our lawyers’ efforts, the domain name britishmuseum.com was properly restored to the British Museum.
- Lead trial counsel for minority shareholders in bringing a breach of ﬁduciary duty, shareholder oppression, and breach of contract suit against the majority shareholder of a closely-held corporation. After observing our lawyers present their case on the ﬁrst day of trial, defendants agreed to pay a 150% premium to an offer they rejected just 2 weeks earlier in order to settle the case.
- Lead counsel for a metals industry client in a global enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation transaction. The concessions that our lawyer secured from the ERP implementer—one of the top 50 technology companies in the world—prompted the implementer to subsequently seek his advice on licensing negotiation strategies.