ICDR Arbitration for Leading ATM Manufacturer
Lead counsel for leading Korean ATM manufacturer in ICDR arbitration in Seoul with its former North American distributor. Obtained favorable arbitral award and federal court judgment confirming the award. When the former distributor attempted to evade the award by transferring its business to related companies, pursued fraudulent transfer litigation in federal court that resulted in favorable settlement.
ICC Linux Arbitration and UNIX Copyright Litigation.
Represented German Linux company in International Chamber of Commerce arbitration in Switzerland arising from joint development project. Represented Novell, Inc. in related U.S. litigation involving copyrights in the UNIX operating system, which resulted in favorable jury verdict.
Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement.
Obtained dismissal of patent infringement suit in the Northern District of Illinois against The Walt Disney Company for lack of personal jurisdiction; summary judgment of non-infringement for affiliated company; and award of Rule 11 sanctions against the other side.
ITC Video Chip Patent Trial.
Counsel in patent trial before the International Trade Commission (ITC) between two video chip companies. Cross-examined technical experts and obtained favorable ruling on patent validity.
JMOL of Patent Invalidity.
Second chair in patent jury trial involving computer technology. Obtained Judgment as a Matter of Law invalidating the patent-in-suit shortly before the case was submitted to the jury.
ICC Arbitration for U.S. Private Equity Company.
Obtained large award of damages for U.S. private equity company in ICC arbitration in Singapore, arising from investment in Asian credit card company.
Federal Circuit Appeal.
Represented Swiss company in successful appeal that resulted in reversal of judgment of willful patent infringement.
Obtained favorable summary judgment rulings in separate libel suits against a large U.S. newspaper and a small community newspaper.
SCO Group v. Novell
(District of Utah, Tenth Circuit). Prevailed in three-week jury trial in Salt Lake City against SCO’s “slander of title” claims involving the UNIX and Linux operating systems when a jury determined that Novell owned the UNIX copyrights. (2010) In an earlier bench trial, won multi-million dollar award for Novell based on its right to royalty payments from UNIX software licenses granted by SCO. (2008)