The following are some of Matt's notable cases.
- EMC Corporation. Matt
has represented EMC in patent cases related to data storage technology,
including an ongoing case against competitor Pure Storage, Inc. in the District of
- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Matt has represented Varian in patent cases related to imaging systems for radiation therapy.
- Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Matt has represented Brocade and its subsidiary, Foundry
Networks, in several multi-patent suits against Nortel, Alcatel,
Enterasys, and A10. The patents related to computer networking, server
load balancing, and VoIP technologies.
- Nanya Technology Corp.
Matt represented Nanya in an ITC proceeding and related district court
patent suit filed by Elpida Memory, Inc. The matter settled pending
Commission review of the ALJ's initial determination, reached after a
full hearing on the merits. The six patents-in-suit related to DRAM
- Nikko Materials USA Inc. v. R.E. Service Co. Matt
represented Nikko's subsidiary JJA in this patent case in the Northern
District of California. JJA won a jury verdict of willful infringement
on its patent, while RES's patent counterclaims were dismissed on
summary judgment. The patents related to copper foil laminate technology
used in manufacturing multilayer printed circuit boards.
- Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. v. A10 Networks, Inc.
Matt represented Brocade in a trade secret and patent action that it
filed against A10 Networks. The case, which related to computer
networking and server load balancing technology, resulted in a
substantial judgment in Brocade's favor after a jury trial.
- Silvaco Data Systems v. Intel Corp.
Matt represented Intel in this lawsuit accusing Intel of
misappropriating trade secrets allegedly contained in commercial
software that Intel had purchased from a third party. The trial court
dismissed Silvaco's claims on summary judgment and the decision was
affirmed on appeal. Silvaco Data Systems v. Intel Corp., 184 Cal. App. 4th 210 (2010).
- United States v. McDowell. Matt
represented Applied Materials in connection with this criminal case in
the Northern District of California in which the defendants were
convicted of crimes relating to the misappropriation of Applied's trade
secrets relating to semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
- Collagen Corp. v. Matrix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Matt represented Matrix Pharmaceuticals in this trade secret action
involving a process for manufacturing collagen for pharmaceutical
purposes. The case settled shortly before trial in Santa Clara County
Licensing Agreement and Other Contract Disputes
- Flextronics v. ICU Medical. Matt
represents Flextronics in this arbitration proceeding and related state
court action, in which each side charges the other with breaches of a
design services agreement.
- Ho v. Hsieh and HHI v. Chung.
These cases involved a dispute between family members and business
partners related to the operation of a golf course. Matt inherited the
cases after his clients had suffered losses at the trial court level.
Matt obtained appellate reversals in each case, with one resulting in a
published decision. Ho v. Hsieh, 181 Cal. App. 4th 337 (2010). Trial proceedings on remand secured an improved result for his clients.
- Lollicup v. Vigour Pak.
Matt has represented Vigour Pak, a Taiwanese company, in a contract and
trademark dispute against a U.S. competitor in the Central District of
- Ion Beam Applications, Inc. v. Outrigger Systems, Inc.
Matt represented Outrigger Systems in this contract action involving
disputed ownership of software that Outrigger had developed.
- LHS v. Pacific Bell Wireless.
Matt represented PBW (later called Cingular Wireless, and now AT&T)
in this license dispute. In 2001, PBW defeated LHS’s claims at an
arbitration hearing and obtained a multimillion dollar award on its
- Acer, Inc.
Matt represented Acer in a class action false advertising case filed in
the Southern District of Florida relating to notebook computers. The
case was brought to a speedy, satisfactory conclusion.
- Rumbaugh v. Pacific Bell Wireless. Matt
successfully defended PBW against this consumer class action, which
settled after the trial court refused to certify a class and the
decision was upheld on appeal.
- Veloff v. Pacific Bell Wireless. Matt obtained a dismissal of this false advertising case on demurrer and the ruling was affirmed on appeal.