Pioneer Corporation v. Samsung SDI, Ltd.
(E.D.Texas). Pioneer sued Samsung SDI on two Pioneer patents relating to plasma display technology. Samsung countersued with four of its patents. After all of Samsung patents were eliminated before trial, we obtained a jury verdict of $59 million for Pioneer plus a finding of willful infringement by Samsung. (2008, 2009)
Hitachi Plasma Patent Licensing v. LG Electronics and related countersuits
(Eastern District of Texas). Recently represented Hitachi Plasma Patent Licensing (HPPL) and a number of Hitachi affiliates in patent infringement suits against LG Electronics involving plasma displays. After defeating LGE's efforts to consolidate its countersuit against Hitachi with HPPL's infringement action, and receiving a favorable claim construction ruling, Mr. Monach and his team helped to negotiate a favorable settlement of several patent infringement cases involving Hitachi and LGE.
White v. Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
(Eastern District of Tennessee). Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement for Hitachi GST on hard disk-drive patent.
Ahluwalia v. Shutterfly
(JAMS). Represented Shutterfly in arbitration proceeding initiated by the company’s former CFO relating to incentive stock options, valuations, and tax treatment. Prevailed on summary judgment on two the three claims and received a final award entirely in client’s favor following evidentiary hearing.
JSR Corporation v. Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
(Northern District of California). Successfully defended Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd. ("TOK") in this patent infringement action involving four JSR photoresist patents. Judgment was entered in favor of TOK following successful summary judgment motions on the applicable damages period, non-infringement, and invalidity.
Lucent Technologies v. Aspect Communications
(Eastern District of Pennsylvania). Represented Aspect Communications in defending and asserting patent infringement actions involving call-center equipment, call-routing software, and computer-telephony integration. Also represented Aspect in acquiring patent portfolio and asserting patents in counter-suit. Litigation resolved by cross-license following assertion of counter-suit.
Trilogy Development Group v. Teknowledge
(Northern District of California). Represented declaratory judgment plaintiff in patent action involving product configuration software. Summary judgment of invalidity entered in favor of client.