PRACTICE AREASIntellectual Property Litigation
- University of Wisconsin, Madison (J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2006)
- University of British Columbia (B.A. (Hons.), 2000), Economics
- Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Susan Richard Nelson, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2006-2007
LICENSES & ADMISSIONS
- Licensed in Texas
- United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
- United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
- State Bar of Texas
- Austin Bar Association
- American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
Maxient, LLC v. Symplicity Corp., et al. (E.D. Virginia)
Represented startup company in enforcing software trade secrets against larger rival.
In re Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation (E.D.N.Y.)
Represent plaintiff class of dental practices and laboratories against the three largest dental supply and equipment distributors in the United States, alleging the distributors fixed price margins, pressured manufacturers to boycott competitors, and agreed not to poach each other’s employees. District court approved cash settlement of $80 million on behalf of class members.
In re German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.)
Represent plaintiff in putative indirect purchaser class action on behalf of vehicle purchasers against Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen and related entities, alleging that these German vehicle manufacturers coordinated on costs, prices, suppliers, technical development, and other competitive aspects in violation of both federal and state antitrust laws and consumer protection statutes.
Cell and Network Selection LLC v. AT&T Inc. (E.D. Tex.)
Represented technology company in enforcing patents relating to cellular tower selection by mobile phones.
Bandspeed, Inc. v. Broadcom Corp., et al. (W.D. Tex.)
Represented plaintiff hardware company in a patent litigation relating to Bluetooth communications against numerous integrated circuit manufacturers. The matter settled favorably for confidential sums.
Papst Licensing GmbH & Co., K.G. v. Apple, Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex., PTAB, Fed. Cir.)
Represent patent owners in case involving allegations of patent infringement related to high data rate, device-independent information transfer against multiple cell phone manufacturers. Trial court denied motion to transfer venue and appeal court denied mandamus. Navigated the filing of twenty-three (23) IPRs of data transfer technology patents by nine (9) accused infringers, securing non-institution of many petitions and resulting in survival of patentable claims asserted in litigation. Obtained $5.9 million jury verdict against one defendant; other defendants settled favorably.
Thomas C. Sisoian v. International Business Machines Corp. (W.D. Tex.)
Represented plaintiff software company in action for misappropriation of trade secrets relating to adaptive object-model software by former employee, resulting in a favorable settlement on behalf of client after court denied summary judgment in favor of defendant.
Infinity Computer Products, Inc. v. Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. et al. (C.D. Cal., E.D. Pa., D. Del., E.D.N.Y., & E.D. Ky.)
Represent patent owner in multiple litigations enforcing patents related to methods for transferring print and scan data between a fax machine and computer.