Bryan Wilson is a trial lawyer specializing in intellectual property and commercial litigation, and is the co-head of the firm’s Trade Secret Working Group. His successful track record in recent years includes trade secrets and patent cases in both state and federal courts. Mr. Wilson is also active in prelitigation counseling for clients on intellectual property, commercial, and privacy and data security issues.
Mr. Wilson’s jury trials include Soitec, Inc. v. Silicon Genesis Corporation (United States District Court, Boston; invalidating patents asserted against client Silicon Genesis Corporation, for methods of silicon wafer manufacturing), Applied Biosystems, Inc. v. Illumina, Inc. (United States District Court, San Francisco; finding noninfringement and invalidating patents asserted against client Applied Biosystems, involving DNA sequencing technology), and Hansen Medical, Inc. v. Luna, Inc. (Santa Clara County, California Superior Court; $36 million trade secret and breach-of-contract verdict in favor of client Hansen Medical, involving technology for guiding medical catheters). Mr. Wilson’s recent bench trials include Immunomedics, Inc. v. SinoMab (Delaware Chancery Court; finding breach of employee’s nondisclosure agreement, involving antibody technology) and Altavion v. Konica Minolta, Inc. (San Mateo County Superior Court, California; post-trial briefing completed and awaiting decision, trade secrets case involving document authentication software).
Representative patent cases that were settled before trial include defending semiconductor equipment manufacturer AST Elektronik, Inc., in cases involving rapid thermal processing equipment and sputtering technology; representing Ecolab, Inc., in cases involving food processing technologies; and representing Codian, Inc., in a case brought by Polycom, Inc. alleging infringement of patents relating to videoconferencing technologies.
Mr. Wilson also has extensive experience in arbitration proceedings with JAMS/Endispute, the American Arbitration Association, and private arbitration proceedings, including the arbitration of business disputes and trade secret matters.
Mr. Wilson’s speaking engagements include Responding to Demand Letters (Morrison & Foerster, 2004); Recent Developments in Privacy Litigation (PLI, 2004); Document Creation and Retention (Association of Corporate Counsel, 2007); Security Beach Notification (Morrison & Foerster, 2009); Making the Most of Life Sciences Patents (All Hands Conference, 2009); and Rethinking Data Security (Morrison & Foerster, 2011).