Important New Patent Decision on Successor Liability
Senior AssociateSilicon Valley
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.
The following is a sample of Stacey's notable matters at Orrick.
Internet Liability and Trade Secrets Litigation
Patent Litigation – International Trade Commission
Patent Litigation – Federal Court
Patent Litigation – Federal Circuit