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Shaelyn K. Dawson

Partner | San Francisco


(Northern District of California). Won a jury verdict, a California federal jury cleared VMware of all claims in a copyright and breach of contract trial involving input/output software.

(Eastern District of Texas). Represented NetApp in a multi-patent infringement suit brought by a non-practicing entity Realtime, achieving a favorable settlement for NetApp.

(Central District of California) Member of the trial team representing Nikon Corporation that, within a five-month period, won two significant jury verdicts in the Central District of California, defeating all patent infringement allegations by Carl Zeiss AG and ASML Netherlands B.V. Ms. Dawson led expert and fact discovery, drafted case-dispositive motions, and was lead associate of the trial teams.

(Connecticut Superior Court).Defended Clearwater against claims of trade secret misappropriation and obtained favorable settlement. Took nearly a dozen depositions and oversaw portions of technical case.

(Northern District of California). Represented C&A Marketing in a case against GoPro, asserting design patent claims and defending against claims of utility patent infringement, copyright infringement, and false advertising. Case resolved in favorable settlement.

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