Case Studies

Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets, Technology

  • Arbitrated a dispute involving a technology license concerning an alleged trade secret regarding hemp processing, whether this is actually a trade secret and underpayments by licensee.
  • Mediated patent infringement dispute involving former colleagues in a business relating to cell phone tracking devices, with cross claims of theft of trade secrets and challenging the validity of the patent, resolved by assignment of the patent, a royalty free cross license and mutual covenant to not challenge the patent, and dismissal of all claims.
  • Mediated copyright infringement action by photographer against an Internet newspaper that misappropriated an iconic photograph that had been exclusively licensed to a local newspaper.
  • Arbitrated a dispute alleging theft and misuse of trade secrets and confidential information relating to a significant technology customer relationship.
  • Mediated patent royalty dispute arising from a Master License Agreement related to a patented virtual reality viewer and input mechanism. The parties disputed whether the royalties were based on invoices, purchases or imports, bundled or unbundled products, and whether licensee violated the forum selection clause, and what damages resulted.
  • Mediated matter where an inventor sued her prior patent counsel for patent malpractice relating to attempts to patent certain molecules and formulas in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences area, alleging that certain patents were abandoned during a critical time period when research funding may have been available.
  • Mediated matter where photographic syndication company that licenses wildlife photographs created by professional photographers to publications and media businesses sued website company for copyright infringement placing unauthorized screen capture images of copyrighted photographs on multiple websites it owns and operates
  • Mediated a legal malpractice action allegedly arising from negligent drafting of claim language in a cybersecurity patent, allegedly leading to loss of royalties from private cloud providers.\\\\
  • Mediated a trade secret theft and breach of fiduciary case arising from diversion of customers, corporate opportunities, accounts receivable, inventory and equipment with cross complaint for trade libel.
  • Mediated cryptocurrency and Blockchain dispute involving competing claims between former employees and startup developer of Blockchain software and infrastructure arising from alleged failure of the developer to pay compensation and allocate tokens from an Initial Coin Offering. The parties had competing claims for copyright infringement of a software program, promissory estoppel, wage claims, conversion, theft and unlawful computer intrusion.
  • Handled a matter between U.S. and Chinese medical device manufacturers, relating to competing $100 million patent infringement, international sales contract and antitrust claims.
  • Handled a matter involving patent infringement claims and antitrust counterclaims between two developers of software solutions that enhance the performance and capabilities of IBM Cognos business intelligence software.
  • Handled a matter between an inventor of new direct emulsion plate technology and a startup technology company concerning breach and rescission of an Intellectual Property Purchase and Sale Agreement.
  • Handled a matter involving trade secret theft, unfair competition, interference with contract and other business torts arising from the movement of a manager from one company to another in the car stereo accessory products industry.
  • Handled a matter involving misappropriation of trade secrets and business torts relating to employee raiding in the computer network security industry.
  • Handled a trade secret matter between electronic discovery vendors involving breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Handled franchising dispute involving retail food restaurants alleging violations of the Lanham Act, trademark and service mark infringement and breaches of franchising agreements.​

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