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Roman A. Swoopes

Partner | Palo Alto


(Northern District of California). 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.

(Southern District of New York) 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.

(International Trade Commission, 337‑TA‑918). Represented International Laser Group (ILG) against patent infringement claims brought by complainant Canon. The case settled on favorable terms, pursuant to which ILG may continue to sell its remanufactured toner cartridges in the U.S.

(Western District of Wisconsin). 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.

(International Trade Commission, 337–TA–898). Represented Raymarine in patent case involving underwater imaging technology.

(District of Delaware). Represented Autodesk in patent case involving software product activation.