Barbara Barath is a senior associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Ms. Barath focuses her practice on patent litigation. She has represented clients in matters involving a range of technologies, including refrigerator water filters, mobile device management, graphic user interfaces, and computer-aided drafting (CAD) software.
Ms. Barath has represented clients as both plaintiffs and defendants. She has managed the collection, review, and production of millions of documents; worked with experts in developing invalidity and infringement reports; prepared PTAB filings; argued various issues from claim construction to judgment as a matter of law; taken and defended numerous depositions of percipient and expert witnesses; and presented witnesses at trial. Ms. Barath received her B.A. degree, with Departmental Honors, from Stanford University in 2004 and her M.A. in European Studies, International Economics, and International Law from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 2006. During graduate school, she studied at the SAIS Bologna campus, participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, and was an editor of the Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs, which published her article “The Irish Reprimand: Effects on EU credibility and enforcement power.”
In 2016 and 2017, Ms. Barath was listed in Northern California Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers recommended her as a “Rising Star.”
She received her J.D. degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2009 and was elected to the Order of the Coif. During law school, she was a legal extern for Judge Audrey B. Collins in the Central District of California and a legal clerk for the Major Crimes Division of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. She also participated in the Hale Moot Court Honors Program and the Post-Conviction Justice Project.
Uniloc USA, Inc. et al v. Autodesk, Inc.(Eastern District of Texas). Represented Autodesk in case involving alleged infringement of patents claiming methods for generating price schedules from CAD drawings. Successfully filed CBM petitions to invalidate patents under Section 101. The district court case settled favorably after the PTAB issued its final written decision cancelling all asserted claims.
Touchscreen Technology Litigation (Northern District of California). Represented smartphone manufacturer in a patent infringement case involving touch-screen technology. The case settled favorably after manufacturer filed counterclaims for aiding and abetting breaches of fiduciary duty by another of manufacturer’s law firms.
Whirlpool Corp. v. TST Water LLC(Eastern District of Texas). Represented Whirlpool in patent infringement case against competitor. Won multi-million dollar award in jury trial.
Waugh v. Doyle, et al.(Northern District of California). Represented plaintiff in civil rights lawsuit. Court entered substantial monetary judgment in plaintiff’s favor prior to trial.
Good Technology v. AirWatch, LLC(Northern District of California). Represented AirWatch in a patent infringement case involving Mobile Device Management technology. The case settled favorably.
Autodesk, Inc. v. ZWCAD Software Co., Ltd., et al.(Northern District of California). Represented Autodesk in a copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation case involving CAD software. The case settled favorably. ZWCAD publicly acknowledged that its employee had improperly used Autodesk’s intellectual property when developing ZWCAD’s product.
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