Carlos Espinoza is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice focuses on all aspects of patent prosecution and counseling. He also has extensive experience in patent litigation and post-grant Patent Office matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Espinoza spent more than five years as a software engineer for IBM and Qualcomm. While at IBM, he worked on software projects in the fields of finance, data warehousing, and aviation for several Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Espinoza was a summer associate at Morrison & Foerster in 2012.
Mr. Espinoza earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a member of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review. He earned his B.S. cum laude and his M.S. in computer science from the University of Southern California.
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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