Roman A. Swoopes

Roman A. Swoopes

Education

Harvard University (S.B., 2005)
Stanford Law School (J.D., 2010)

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
California

Roman Swoopes is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on patent and copyright litigation and counseling. He has represented clients in matters involving a range of technologies including computer software and hardware, data storage, consumer electronics, and underwater imaging.

In a case the court dubbed the “World Series of IP Cases,” Mr. Swoopes successfully argued in court against partial summary judgment on a copyright claim and in support of a favorable claim construction at a Markman hearing. He has represented clients at two intellectual property trials, where he worked closely with expert witnesses. Mr. Swoopes has considerable experience in the area of copyrightable subject matter for software. He has also represented clients in disputes involving open source software licenses such as the GNU General Public License (GPL).

From 2015 to 2016, Mr. Swoopes served as a law clerk to the Hon. Ronald M. Whyte of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Prior to law school, Mr. Swoopes worked at Accenture, one of the world’s largest information technology consulting companies.

Mr. Swoopes received his J.D. from Stanford Law School. While at Stanford, he served as president of the Stanford Law and Technology Association and as managing editor of production for the Stanford Technology Law Review. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Harvard University, where he was a member of the Harvard Speech and Parliamentary Debate Society.

Mr. Swoopes is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc.
(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.
Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof
(International Trade Commission, 337-TA-918). Represented International Laser Group 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.
Toshiba v. Imation, et al.
(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.
Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Devices, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof
(International Trade Commission, 337-TA-898). Represented Raymarine in patent case involving underwater imaging technology.
Computer Software Protection LLC v. Autodesk, Inc.
(District of Delaware). Represented Autodesk in patent case involving software product activation.
FastVDO LLC v. Autodesk, Inc.
(District of Delaware). Represented Autodesk in patent case involving video coding technology.
Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc.
(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.
Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof
(International Trade Commission, 337-TA-918). Represented International Laser Group 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.
Toshiba v. Imation, et al.
(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.
Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Devices, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof
(International Trade Commission, 337-TA-898). Represented Raymarine in patent case involving underwater imaging technology.
Computer Software Protection LLC v. Autodesk, Inc.
(District of Delaware). Represented Autodesk in patent case involving software product activation.
FastVDO LLC v. Autodesk, Inc.
(District of Delaware). Represented Autodesk in patent case involving video coding technology.

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