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Patent Prosecution, Licensing and Litigation - Representative Experience

  • Issues
  • Venue
  • Client Type
  • Lawyers
  • Full Description
  • Result
  • Patent Infringement
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Defendant Handbag Manufacturer
  • Arnold  E. Sklar
  • Defended a handbag manufacturer in a copyright infringement lawsuit.

     

  • The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendant on the basis that the defendant's accused product predates the invention. The decision was reversed on appeal, finding that the plaintiff had met its burden of showing a genuine issue of fact as to the validity of the patent.

  • Patent Transfer
  • University Professor
  • Fran├žois G. Laugier
  • Negotiated for a Berkeley University professor’s transfer of patented technology to a publicly-traded company.

  • Patent Infringement
  • Defendant Software Manufacturer
  • Michael J. Ioannou
  • The plaintiff claimed our client, the defendant software manufacturer, was responsible for software patent infringement.

     

  • The case settled favorably for our client.

  • Patent Infringement
  • USDC: District of Arizona
  • Defendant Semiconductor Manufacturer
  • Michael J. Ioannou
  • Currently representing the defendant, a leader in the design and selling of semiconductor products, in the largest patent infringement case in the United States. The case involves more than 800 defendants/alleged infringers in lawsuits all over the country related to bar code/auto ID patents.

  • Patent Infringement
  • USDC: Northern District of California
  • Defendant Furniture Reseller
  • Michael J. Ioannou, Lita M. Verrier
  • Represented the defendant, a furniture reseller, in a patent infringement action related to a computer keyboard.

  • A favorable settlement was reached for our client.

  • Patent; Trademark Infringement
  • USDC: Northern District of California
  • Defendant Software Company
  • Michael J. Ioannou, Lita M. Verrier
  • Represented the defendant, a software company, in this patent, trademark and related torts action involving the sale of software that allegedly infringed both patents and trademarks of the plaintiff.

  • A favorable settlement was reached after obtaining evidence of fraud from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office on the part of the plaintiff.