Ricoh Company, Ltd. v. Eastman Kodak Company (S.D. N.Y. Bankruptcy Court 2013)
Currently lead patent counsel for Ricoh in this adversarial proceeding for infringement of eight Ricoh patents relating to printing technology.
Eastman Kodak Company v. Ricoh Company, Ltd. (S.D.N.Y. 2012)
Currently lead counsel for Ricoh in Kodak's suit alleging breach of a patent license agreement and seeking significant royalties claimed to be owed by Ricoh to Kodak as a result of Ricoh's acquisition of Pentax Imaging Systems.
Stemina Biomarker Discovery, Inc. v. Metabolon, Inc.; Metabolon, Inc. v. Stemina Biomarker Discovery, Inc. (W.D. Wisc. 2012)
Currently lead counsel for Metabolon in a declaratory judgment action brought by Stemina Biomarker against Metabolon, and in Metabolon’s patent infringement suit against Stemina Biomarker. The Metabolon patents at issue relate to methods for creating, compiling, and identifying metabolomic data indicative of various disease states.
Realtime Data, LLC, D/B/A IXO v. Packeteer, et al., (E.D. Tex.)
Co-lead counsel for Realtime Data in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern district of Texas against four manufacturers of equipment and software and their customers in the WAN Optimization and Application Delivery markets. Obtained favorable Markman, pretrial, and summary judgment rulings for Realtime Data. Took the cases through the beginning of trial in January of 2010, and negotiated successful settlements with the remaining defendants after jury selection. These cases established a licensing program for Realtime Data.
In re: Halftone Color Separations (‘809) Patent Litigation (C.D. Cal.)
Lead counsel for Ricoh Americas. Successfully settled patent infringement case in a multidistrict litigation about printing technology.
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. v. MediaTek, Inc. (C.D. Cal.)
Lead counsel for Sanyo Electric in a patent infringement action brought against MediaTek for infringement of two patents relating to CD-ROM decoder chips. Obtained dismissal of MediaTek’s counterclaim for patent infringement on summary judgment. Successfully defeated defendant’s motions for non-infringement winning all claim construction issues. Defeated summary judgment motions directed to Sanyo’s damages case, establishing the right of a foreign plaintiff to recover lost profits in the Unites States. The case settled after being fully prepared for trial as part of a global settlement of this case and the Texas case between the same parties. Reported decisions can be found at 2006 WL 454 2736 (C.D Cal.) and 2006 WL 453 2984. (C.D. Cal).
MediaTek, Inc. v. Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (E.D. Tex.)
Lead counsel for Sanyo Electric in a patent infringement action brought against Sanyo for infringement of three patents relating to digital signal processing chips. Markman decision was largely favorable to Sanyo. The case settled on the eve of trial as part of a global settlement of this case and the Los Angeles case between the same parties.
British Telecommunications v. Verizon Communications et al. (D. Del.)
Lead counsel for BT in six patent infringement suits brought by BT against telecom companies for infringement of patents covering the installation of fiberoptic cable. The cases were successfully settled at various stages.
Plasma Physics and Solar Physics v. various flat panel and semiconductor makers (E.D. N.Y.)
Lead counsel for plaintiffs in patent infringement actions brought against 14 major Japanese and Korean manufacturers of semiconductors and flat panel displays. Successfully settled all of the cases, establishing a major patent licensing program for Plasma Physics and Solar Physics.
Plasma Physics v. IBM (E.D. N.Y.)
Lead counsel for Plasma Physics in cases against IBM, AMD, TI, STMicroelectronics, Analog Devices, and Conexant. The cases were filed in June 2002. Successfully settled all cases, some on the eve of trial.
NBA v. Motorola & STATS (S.D. N.Y)
Bench trial of trademark, copyright and unfair competition action in April 1996. Handled the bulk of the courtroom work and made the closing argument after trial. Motorola won on all but the unfair competition claim in the District Court, and won on unfair competition in the Second Circuit. Reported decisions can be found at 939 F. Supp. 1071 (S.D.N.Y. 1996); rev’d in part, vacated in part and aff’d in part; 105 F.3d 841 (2 Cir. 1997).
American Hospital Supply et al. v. Fisher Scientific Company (C.D. Cal.)
Lead counsel for defendant in trial of patent infringement action. The case, which was tried to a jury in January 1987, successfully settled during trial.
Pino v. Dalsheim (S.D. N.Y.)
Lead counsel for plaintiff in bench trial of prisoner’s rights action in 1984. Plaintiff was awarded injunctive relief, expungement of his record, and damages. At the time, Ms. Martone was a partner in the firm of Fish & Neave. The court awarded Fish & Neave its attorneys’ fees. The firm also received an award from the Legal Aid Society of New York City for its work on the case. Reported decision can be found at 605 F. Supp. 1305 (S.D.N.Y. 1984).
Polaroid Corp. v. Eastman Kodak Co. (D. Mass.)
Bench trial of patent infringement case. Seven Polaroid patents were found valid and infringed after the five-month liability trial in 1981. While still an associate, Ms. Martone had a major role before, during, and after the trial in overall case strategy and organization, and writing key briefs. She also argued evidentiary motions and examined a witness at the trial. As a young partner, she had a leading courtroom role in the 1989 damages trial. The court awarded Polaroid $900 million, and ruled in Polaroid’s favor on the issues presented by Ms. Martone at the damages trial, rejecting Kodak’s main defense that its entry into the instant photography market benefited Polaroid by expanding the market. The case was settled for $925 million. Reported decisions can be found at 641 F. Supp. 828 (D. Mass. 1985), aff’d, 789 F.2d 1556 (Fed. Cir. 1986) (liability) and 16 U.S.P.Q.2d 1481 (D. Mass. 1990), modified 17 U.S.P.Q.2d 1711 (D. Mass. 1991) (damages trial).