Lillian J. Mao

Senior Associate

Silicon Valley

Patent 4

Orrick Wins Defense Verdict for MobileIron in Patent Case

Following a jury trial, Orrick has obtained a total defense verdict for MobileIron Inc., the leader in mobile enterprise security, in a patent infringement case brought by Good Technology Corp.   In a verdict returned on August 4, a federal jury in San Jose, California found that MobileIron doesn't ...

Lillian Mao's practice focuses on patent and trade secret litigation involving complex technologies. She has helped clients obtain favorable results at all stages of litigation, including a clean sweep jury verdict for MobileIron in the company's first patent trial.

Lillian has worked on matters for companies including  Oracle, Sandisk, MiTAC, Toshiba, and NVIDIA, covering technologies such as flash memory, GPS, LEDs, image and video compression, and enterprise mobility management. She has practiced in California state court, in multiple federal district courts, before the International Trade Commission, and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

  • Lillian started her career at Orrick as a summer associate in the office in 2008. While she was an undergraduate, Lillian worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and at Sumitomo Chemical in Osaka, Japan.

  • A representative sample of Lillian's cases includes:

    • In the Matter of Certain Electronic Devices With Image Processing Systems, Components Thereof, and Associated Software. Lillian was part of a team that represented Apple in the International Trade Commission against complainant S3 Graphics. After hearing and briefing, the Commission found no violation by Apple of any of the four asserted patents.

    • Good Technology v. MobileIron (N.D. California). Lillian was a core member of the team that represented MobileIron in patent litigation against competitor Good Technology. Lillian wrote and argued motions including summary judgment, took fact and expert depositions, and examined witnesses at trial. At the end of a two week jury trial, the jury found no infringement by MobileIron and upheld the validity of MobileIron's enterprise application store patent.

    • Device Security v. Asurion (D. Delaware). Lillian helped defend Asurion against patent infringement claims. By framing the technical and damages-related issues to show the plaintiff's limited potential recovery, the Orrick team helped secure a favorable early settlement.

    • Medtronic v. Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems. A competitor filed 11 IPRs against our client, Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems. At that time institution rates for IPRs were 75%, and petitioner win rates were 85%. However we defeated six of 11 petitions, for a patent owner win percentage of 54%. We defeated three IPRs at the institution stage through strong technical arguments on the merits. We defeated another three IPRs by demonstrating that the petitioner violated the statutory requirements for IPRs, which caused the PTAB to terminate the proceedings.