Carlos Espinoza applies his experience as a software engineer (including more than five years at IBM and Qualcomm) and as a patent litigator to advise clients on all aspects of patent prosecution and counseling, including: drafting and prosecuting U.S. and non-U.S. patent applications, patent portfolio management and strategy, and IP landscape analysis. Mr. Espinoza works with clients focusing on a variety of technologies, including blockchain, graphical user interface, video game, mobile application, web, augmented reality, virtual reality, medical, touchscreen, and music technologies.
Mr. Espinoza earned his M.S. and his B.S. cum laude in computer science from the University of Southern California. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Espinoza spent more than five years as a software engineer for IBM and Qualcomm. While at IBM, he developed custom software applications for several Fortune 500 companies in the fields of finance, data warehousing, and aviation.
Prior to focusing on patent prosecution and counseling, Mr. Espinoza spent three years in Morrison & Foerster’s patent litigation group and has extensive experience in invalidating patents in district court and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Mr. Espinoza has litigated patents relating to both hardware and software technologies, including touchscreen, location services, backup storage, optical disc data storage, video game, digital rights management systems, camera, and video compression technologies. Mr. Espinoza’s patent litigation experience enables him to put patent applications in the best position for allowance while avoiding common patent drafting pitfalls.
Mr. Espinoza earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a member of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review.
Mr. Espinoza is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is proficient in Spanish.
Max Blu Technologies, LLC v. Netflix, Inc.(Eastern District of Texas) Representing Netflix, Inc. in patent infringement suit brought by non-practicing entity alleging infringement of patents related to Blu-ray discs.
Max Blu Technologies, LLC v. Cinedigm Corp.(Eastern District of Texas) Representing Cinedigm Corp. in patent infringement suit brought by non-practicing entity alleging infringement of patents related to Blu-ray discs.
Digital Empire Limited v. Compal Electronics Inc., et. al.(Southern District of California) Represented Compal Electronics Inc., Henghao Technology Co., Ltd., Bizcom Electronics, Inc., and Auscom Engineering Inc. in patent infringement suit brought by non-practicing entity alleging infringement of patent related to touch panels. Provided a vigorous defense and secured a dismissal with prejudice.
Videogame Software Patent Cases.Represented one or more defendants in multi-party software patent cases brought against makers and distributors of electronic entertainment products, including Babbage Holdings, LLC v. 505 Games (U.S.), Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Texas); Multiplayer Network Innovations, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Texas); Princeton Digital Image Corp. v. Harmonix Music Systems, et al. (District of Delaware); McRO Inc. v. Namco Bandai, et al. (Central District of California); and Impulse Technology Ltd. v. Microsoft Corporation, et al. (Federal Circuit).
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