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  • Intellectual Property
  • California
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Practice Area
  • Intellectual Property
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Professional Experience
Partner
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Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. v. CMC Magnetics Corp., et. al. - Counsel for Matsushita in a patent infringement action involving DVD technology.
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Victor Company of Japan, Inc. v. Quanta Computer, Inc., et al. - Counsel for JVC in a patent infringement action relating to DVD technology.
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Lexar Media, Inc. v. Toshiba - counsel for Lexar in successful jury trial in Santa Clara, California state court over trade secret misappropriation and breach of fiduciary duty involving pioneering flash memory technology. The $465.4 million jury award is the largest in that court’s history and the third largest ever in a US intellectual property trial.
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Richard Williamson, Trustee (of the Liquidating Trust for Excite@Home) v. AT&T Corp. (California state court) - California counsel for plaintiff, Richard Williamson alleging misappropriation of trade secrets (high speed internet network design) and breach of fiduciary duty by AT&T and others. The matter settled on the eve of trial in Santa Clara County, California for $400 million, which included a $340 million cash payment by AT&T, and the release of $60 million in bankruptcy reserves.
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Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. v. Cinram - counsel for plaintiff in patent infringement action involving DVD technology. Summary judgment granted of no inequitable conduct and on several invalidity defenses.
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Cree, Inc. v. Nichia - counsel for Cree in trade secret multi-patent, multi-jurisdiction dispute involving LED semiconductor technology. Summary judgment granted for Cree, dismissing trade secret claims.
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Lexar Media v. Fuji - counsel for plaintiff in patent action involving flash memory technology.
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Lexar Media v. Toshiba - counsel for plaintiff in trade secret action involving flash memory technology.
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Toshiba v. Lexar Media - counsel for defendant in patent infringement action involving flash memory technology.
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Trustees of Boston University and Cree Lighting Co. v. AXT, Inc. - counsel in patent infringement action involving LED semiconductor technology.
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BEI Technologies, Inc. v. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. - counsel for defendants in patent infringement action involving sensor technology.
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DVD Copy Control Association v. Bunner - counsel for plaintiff in trade secret litigation involving DVD technology.
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Synopsys v. Nassda - counsel for defendant in patent infringement actions involving software tools for integrated circuit testing and design.
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Synopsys v. An-Chang Deng, et al. - counsel for defendants in trade secret action involving software tools for integrated circuit testing and design.
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Lucent v. Micron Technology - counsel for defendant in patent infringement action involving 25 patents relating to semiconductor and telecommunications technologies.
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Genesys v. Kana Communications - counsel for defendant in patent infringement action involving email routing/management technology.
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VIVUS, Inc. v. Kercso - counsel for plaintiff in patent action involving drug delivery technology.
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Harvard Scientific v. VIVUS, Inc. - counsel for declaratory judgment defendant in patent action involving drug delivery technology. Action dismissed on defendant's motion.
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Mentor v. LySonix, et al. - counsel for defendants in patent infringement action involving medical device technology (judgment entered for defendants, reversed on appeal). 244 F.3d 1365.
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Cohesion Corporation v. Fusion - counsel for plaintiff in trade secret action involving wound healing technology.
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Automated Business Companies v. OKIDATA - counsel for defendant in patent infringement action involving facsimile technology.
Education
Western New England
J.D.
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SUNY Albany
B.A.
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Professional Associations
California State Bar # 151650
Member
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Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
201 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
USA
Telephone: (650) 802-3000
Fax: (650) 802-3100