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Roman A. Swoopes

Partner | Palo Alto


Represented Autodesk in patent case involving computer graphics and design software. Obtained walk-away dismissal of all claims with prejudice.

Represented the National Institute of Aviation Research at Wichita State University (NIAR) in a trade secret case related to programs for converting passenger jets from passenger use to cargo use. After a year of litigation the plaintiffs dismissed the case, with prejudice, without any concessions or payment by NIAR.

Represented Paul McCartney in a copyright lawsuit against publisher Sony/ATV regarding the rights to hundreds of Beatles songs. The case settled and prevented a legal battle that would have had wide ramifications for the music industry.

Represented International Laser Group (ILG) against patent claims brought by Canon. The case settled on favorable terms, pursuant to which ILG may continue to sell its remanufactured toner cartridges in the U.S.

Represented Toshiba Corporation in a patent infringement action against several foreign manufacturers and U.S. distributors of recordable and rewritable DVDs. Won jury verdict of liability.

Represented Raymarine in patent case involving underwater imaging technology.

Represented Oracle in copyright and patent trial. Successfully argued against partial summary judgment on a copyright claim and in support of a favorable claim construction at a Markman hearing.