Trade Secret / Employee Mobility Matters
- Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., et al. v. Netflix, Inc. (California Superior) Ongoing representation of Netflix to defend claims that Netflix has interfered with the fixed-term employment contracts of studio employees and to prosecute claims that the use of certain contracting practices associated with certain employment agreements constitute unfair business practices.
- Zynga, Inc. v. Scopely, Inc. et al (N.D. Cal.) In competitor case, defended Scopely and individual defendants against Zynga’s complaint, request for Temporary Restraining Order, and Preliminary injunction. The Court denied the Zynga’s request for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction against Scopely and the parties settled shortly thereafter.
- Corda Technologies, Inc. and Joshua G. James v. Adobe Systems, Inc. (California Superior; D. Utah) Represented the Founder of Omniture and his venture Corda/Domo Technologies, Inc. in litigation involving allegations that he had breached his non-compete agreement. After successfully moving to dismiss Adobe's federal case in Utah in favor of a state action that Mr. James filed in California, Mr. James moved to strike Adobe's claims under California's Anti-SLAPP statute. The California Court struck several of Adobe's claims pursuant to that motion and the case was immediately appealed. During the appeal, Adobe dismissed its claims and the parties settled.
- MGA Entertainment, Inc. v. Mattel Inc. (C.D. Cal.) Assisted the trial team that tried various trade secret, copyright and trademark claims for MGA against Mattel. The trial resulted in an affirmative judgment of $309 Million against Mattel in 2011.
Patent Litigation Matters
- Dynetix Design Solutions, Inc. v. Synopsys, Inc. (N.D. Cal) Defended Synopsys, Inc., a market leader in design automation, in a patent infringement litigation. Helped manage a large portion of the case including discovery, expert reports, summary judgment motions, and trial prep. The summary judgment motions and motions limine that Synopsys filed eviscerated the Plaintiffs case and, days before trial, Plaintiff stipulated to judgment of non-infringement.
- Clouding IP, LLC v. EMC Corp. and VMware, Inc. (D. Del.) Defended clients EMC and VMware against Clouding, LLP (a non-practicing entity related to IP NAV) in a multi-patent infringement action. Clouding asserted 10 patents against EMC, VMware, and 10-15 other large technology companies. EMC and VMware led a joint defense group in filing a motion to dismiss based on Clouding's lack of standing and the district court granted that motion. Clouding re-filed the action after supposedly curing its defects, but, by that time, EMC and VMware had filed petitions for inter partes review of 9 of the 10 asserted patents, and the district court stayed the infringement action pending the completion of those IPRs. Jason drafted and managed three of the petitions, all of which have resulted in the Patent Office cancelling all challenged claims.
- PB&J Software, LLC v. Decho Corp. d/b/a Mozy (E.D. Mo.) Defended a subsidiary of EMC in a patent infringement litigation. Plaintiff stipulated to dismissal shortly after Infringement/Invalidity contentions were exchanged.
- Mosaid Technologies, Inc. v. Adobe Systems, Inc. et al. (D. Del.) Defended VMware, Inc. in a patent litigation filed by Mosaid, a large non-practicing entity, in the district of Delaware.
Patent Office Matters
- IPR2014-01304 (Inter Partes Review of U.S. Patent No. 7,065,637) Drafted petition for inter partes review of patent asserted against VMware, Inc. and assisted with discovery and trial proceedings. The Patent Office instituted review and cancelled all challenged claims.
- IPR2014-013045 (Inter Partes Review of U.S. Patent No. 7,272,708) Drafted petition for inter partes review of patent asserted against VMware, Inc. and assisted with discovery and trial proceedings. The Patent Office instituted review and cancelled all challenged claims.
- IPR2014-01292 (Inter Partes Review of U.S. Patent No. 7,032,089) Drafted petition for inter partes review of patent asserted against VMware, Inc. and assisted with discovery and trial proceedings. The Patent Office instituted review and cancelled all challenged claims.
- Inter Partes Reexamination of Certain Netlist Patents Represented SMART Modular in the Patent and Trademark office in seeking reexamination of multiple patents awarded to Netlist, Inc. All originally issued claims and most amended claims were rejected by the PTO.