Stacey Stillman is a senior associate in the Silicon Valley office and a member of the Intellectual Property Group.

Stacey’s practice focuses on complex litigation for technology and Internet companies, including litigation of patent, copyright, trade secret, breach of contract, unfair competition and tortious interference claims.

Stacey has worked on cases involving, for example, database architecture, software, value-added resale of enterprise solutions, social networking Web sites, online gaming, medical lasers, A/C electric motor controllers, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), semiconductor processing and design, hard disk drives, circuit architecture of consumer electronics devices and chips, digital rights management and videocassette recorders.

Stacey represents plaintiffs and defendants before federal courts throughout the country and California state court.

She also represents complainants and respondents before the International Trade Commission. She assists companies in responding to discovery subpoenas issued from litigations to which they are not party.

Before joining Orrick, Stacey was employed as an intellectual property litigation associate by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Pennie& Edmonds LLP, both in Palo Alto, California. At those firms, Stacey represented such clients as Funai Electric Co., Ltd. (against Daewoo Electronics Corp.), Nidec Corp. (against Victor Co. of Japan), InterTrust Technologies Corp., LumiLeds Lighting U.S., LLC (against Epistar Corp.) and Micrel Inc. in extensive patent litigation.

In particular, Stacey’s prior work on behalf of Funai Electric Co., Ltd. was specifically referenced in this September 1, 2010 Federal Circuit opinion, which overturned the District Court's decision and holds that Funai can collect its $8 million default judgment against a successor Daewoo company. While at Morgan Lewis, Stacey investigated and uncovered the determinative facts recited in the opinion and was responsible for the underlying legal research on the successor liability and choice of law issues.

  • Stacey also provides pro bono legal services to disadvantaged individuals through the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo, including legal advice to tenants facing unlawful detainer actions. In 2010, the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo honored Orrick’s dedication to pro bono work with its Guardian of Justice Award.

  • The following is a sample of Stacey's notable matters at Orrick.

    Internet Liability and Trade Secrets Litigation

    • Facebook, Inc. Stacey aided in representing Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg in their well-publicized litigation with ConnectU concerning the founding of the Facebook Web site (as satirized in the movie The Social Network), resulting in Facebook’s favorable settlement with the ConnectU plaintiffs. In April 2011, this settlement was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2011/04/11/08-16745.pdf 
      Stacey also aided in asserting Facebook’s claims against ConnectU under the CAN-SPAM Act and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act related to use of Facebook’s services for allegedly unauthorized purposes.
    • FusionStorm. Stacey aided in representing FusionStorm, a value-added reseller of enterprise technology solutions against Technology Integration Group (TIG). Stacey's demurrer briefing resulted in dismissal of the plaintiff’s breach of contract claims as being based on an unenforceable contract provision. She also successfully opposed plaintiff’s attempt to dismiss FusionStorm’s cross-claims for tortious interference and unfair competition.


    Patent Litigation – International Trade Commission

    • Acer, Inc., Nanya Technology Corp. & Powerchip Semiconductor Corp.  ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-630. Stacey was a member of the first defense team to defeat complainant Tessera, Inc. in this ITC Investigation concerning semiconductor chip design, resulting in Initial and Final Determinations of no violation. Stacey significantly contributed to the effort to prove Tessera’s infringement methodology unreliable, as discussed here. Orrick's success in discrediting Tessera's infringement case was cited by the Financial Times as a basis for ranking Orrick in the top five firms that consistently "create transformative solutions for clients": http://rankings.ft.com/usil/orrick-herrington--sutcliffe-2/litigation-2011#litigation-2011.
    • NVIDIA Corp.  ITC Investigation Nos. 337-TA-661 & 337-TA-753. Stacey is a member of the team representing NVIDIA in two ITC investigations initiated by Rambus. 


    Patent Litigation – Federal Court

    • NVIDIA Corp. Stacey is a member of the team representing NVIDIA in two patent infringement actions initiated by Rambus in the Northern District of California. Stacey has also assisted NVIDIA in responding to subpoenas issued in District Court cases to which NVIDIA is not a party.
    • Oracle Corp. Stacey was a member of the team that represented Oracle in the Eastern District of Texas concerning two database architecture patents asserted by Financial Systems Technology (FST). In particular, Stacey aided in obtaining a Federal Circuit writ that vacated the District Court's order denying transfer of venue from Texas to California. The order can be found here: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/images/stories/opinions-orders/2010-m951.11-1-10.1.pdf
    • E-Z-GO and Textron Innovations Inc. Stacey was a member of the team that represented Textron Innovations and E-Z-GO in their patent infringement action against Club Car in the Southern District of Georgia, concerning A/C motor controllers used in golf cars and low speed neighborhood vehicles.
    • Firetide, Inc. Stacey assisted in defending Firetide from allegations of patent infringement directed at Firetide’s wireless mesh products brought by Linex Technologies, Inc. in multidefendant litigation in the Eastern District of Texas. The case settled favorably for Firetide.


    Patent Litigation – Federal Circuit

    • NVIDIA Corp. Stacey is a member of the team representing NVIDIA in the Federal Circuit appeals of the Final Determination issued in ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-661 (initiated by Rambus). 

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