Represented Honeywell International Inc. in In re Certain Navigation Products, Components Thereof, and Related Software in the Internal Trade Commission. Defended Honeywell on claims of patent infringement relating to aeronautical display systems against Furuno Electric Co. Dispute resolved in settlement.
Trial counsel in Personal Audio LLC v. Apple Inc., a patent infringement case in which a Texas federal jury awarded our client, Personal Audio LLC, $8 million in damages for infringing a patent for an audio player that can download or receive navigable playlists. The jury found that Apple's iPods infringed the patent. The verdict was announced on July 8, 2011. The court also awarded prejudgment interest in the amount of $4,182,331 for a total judgment of $12,182,331.
Lead trial counsel for the Guardian ad Litem of a child in In re A.M.C. Following a three-day trial a district court granted the Guardian’s petition to terminate the parental rights of the parents' and place the child up for adoption.
Represented multiple defendants in a federal patent infringement, trade secret, and false advertising action involving soil monitoring and wireless communication technology. Resolved in mediated settlement following Markman ruling and completion of fact discovery. (Prior to joining Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.)
Represented multiple defendants in a federal patent infringement action involving consumer refrigerator replacement water filters. Resolved in settlement following fact discovery. (Prior to joining Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.)
Represented an international association in a federal trademark infringement lawsuit involving the trademark NEUROLOGY and corresponding publication. Resolved as part of related business agreement. (Prior to joining Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.)
Trial counsel in a trademark application opposition regarding the trademark BRAIN MATTERS before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Resolved during testimony phase of opposition proceeding. (Prior to joining Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.)
Lead counsel for defendant in Clarey v. Krishnaswamy, a defamation action based on internet postings. Obtained dismissal with prejudice. Case recognized as a 2007 "Lawsuits of the Year," by Minnesota Law & Politics. (Prior to joining Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.)
Lead counsel for officers and directors and a nonprofit in a series of cases involving corporate control and contractual claims for attorney fees indemnification. Resolved declaratory relief claims related to corporate control in favor of officers and director clients, and defeated subsequent claim for attorney fees on summary judgment resulting in no loss to the society or individual directors and officers. (Prior to joining Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.)