Diana Barrett Kruze joined the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster in 2006. Her practice focuses on patent and copyright litigation. Ms. Kruze also has extensive experience with licensing, ITC actions and reexaminations. She represents clients in a wide range of technical disciplines including software, medical devices, nano-drugs, user interfaces, cellular communications, satellite systems, and semiconductor processing and packaging.
Ms. Kruze clerked for Judge James Ware and externed for Judge Saundra Armstrong, both of the Northern District of California.
Ms. Kruze is a graduate of University of California, Hastings College of the Law and was elected Order of the Coif. While at Hastings, she was Senior Symposium Editor for the Hastings Law Journal and received multiple CALI and Witkin awards for academic excellence.
Represented satellite service provider in a patent infringement lawsuit in Texas in which we successfully obtained summary judgment of invalidity based on anticipation.
Represented toy company against competitor in a copyright action which resulted in favorable settlement for the client shortly after filing the complaint.
Represented internet service provider in a patent infringement lawsuit involving browser and bookmarking technology in Texas. Wrote three summary judgments for invalidity, inequitable conduct, and license defense. The parties successfully settled the case, and the action was dismissed shortly after oral argument on the summary judgment motions.
Represented Autodesk in a suit against a software company for copyright infringement in Delaware which resulted in favorable settlement, including public acknowledgment that the defendant had Autodesk's code and design elements and an apology for same.