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Monte's experience in patent litigation includes wireless telephony; mesh networking; biometric security systems; Digital Signal Processing (DSP); Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) software and hardware; ball grid array (BGA) inspection devices; Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS); online payment and security mechanisms; IEEE 802.3 Ethernet network applications; semiconductor designs for DRAMs, ASICs, Power MOSFETS, and FPGAs; Internet routing and Power-over-Ethernet systems; online distribution methodologies; Web-caching; Internet content delivery software; GDS II layout design tools; ATM packet-switching platforms; satellite television “smart card” security systems; and electronic television program guide software and hardware.
Monte's substantial background in copyright issues includes contexts involving social networks, the Internet, graphical user interfaces (GUIs), MySQL databases, HTML and PHP scripting, CGI programming, the design and functionality of computer operating systems and semiconductor chip mask work protection. He likewise has represented clients in significant antitrust, trade secrets and trademark litigation. Monte further has extensively counseled companies and individuals extensively on the licensing of their intellectual property, particularly with respect to portfolios containing Standards Essential Patents ("SEPs") encumbered by obligations to license the patents on Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory ("FRAND") terms. Monte likewise has counseled companies and individuals with respect to both privacy issues and celebrity rights of publicity.
Before joining Orrick, Monte was employed as an intellectual property litigation associate by Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP, in Pasadena, California. At that firm, he represented such clients as Kawasaki, Gemstar Development Corporation, StarSight Telecast, Haas Automation, Inc. and Discus Dental, Inc. in extensive patent, trademark and copyright litigation. Prior to that, he was employed as a litigation associate by Moss & O’Dell, P.C., in Denver, Colorado. He also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Zita L. Weinshienk, United States District Court Judge for the District of Colorado.
The following are representative of Monte's engagements with Orrick.