(Northern District of California). Successfully defended Palo Alto Networks (PAN) against a far-reaching trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement case targeted at PAN’s revolutionary next-generation firewall products. The federal district court granted summary judgment for PAN on all of the trade secret misappropriation claims, finding the plaintiff time‑barred by the statute of limitations. Shortly thereafter, the plaintiff agreed to walk away from his patent infringement claims in exchange for an agreement that PAN would not pursue attorneys’ fees.
(Northern District of California). Represented Intel Corporation in litigation brought by Frank Shum concerning the inventorship of patents, as well as damages claims under state law.
(Northern District of California). Represented Volt Delta Resources LLC and Maintech Inc. in a copyright infringement and false advertising lawsuit brought by Oracle regarding Maintech’s provision of hardware support for Sun servers.
Advised Broadcom in its dispute with Qualcomm, litigating the scope of the exclusion order to be granted by the U.S. International Trade Commission.
(San Francisco Superior Court). Defended Uber and certain individuals and investors against trade secret and related claims; following the first phase of a bifurcated trial, the case was dismissed in the trial court following repeated sanctions motions, and the appeal was subsequently dismissed as well.
(Confidential Arbitration, ICDR). Represented the selling shareholders of a technology company against the acquiror for wrongful withholding of substantial escrow; successfully obtained, on a dispositive motion, recovery of the full amount sought.
(Alameda County Superior Court). Represented Imerys USA Inc. (the parent company of a named defendant) in complex mass tort and personal injury litigation; won dismissal of all claims asserted against the parent company.
(Confidential Arbitration, JAMS). Represented major California law firm defending against a claim brought by a former client based on allegations of negligence and fraud arising from patent prosecution; secured successful resolution following multi-week arbitration hearing.
(Confidential Arbitration, JAMS). Represented AmLaw 100 firm defending against a claim brought by former client arising from patent prosecution work; successfully resolved following claim construction (case-within-a-case) and before merits hearing.
Band 2 -- Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets 2023