Successfully defended company accused of trademark counterfeiting by multinational electronics and printer cartridge companies, settling matter quickly with minimal out of pocket costs and insignificant business disruption.
Successfully invalidated software patent in a Covered Business Method (CBM) Proceeding.
Quashed default patent infringement judgment and reversed seizure of more than one million dollars for software developer and licensing company against internet/software patent holder.
Defended trade dress and unfair competition case brought by arch competitor, preserving company’s trade dress and settling before any depositions.
Successfully defended patent mismarking case, achieving quick walk away settlement.
Defended design patent infringement case achieving early nuisance value settlement.
Softbelly’s, Inc. v. Boone Consumer Group, Inc., Central District of California: Lead counsel in patent, unfair competition, copyright and trade libel case. Won preliminary injunction for Plaintiff Softbelly’s against several companies even though patent was only recently issued and not previously litigated. Handled patent reexamination during case and saved patent’s key claims in a successful appeal in patent office.
Lead counsel in cyber piracy, trademark and unfair competition case, represented Defendant and obtained walkaway settlement against multibillion dollar manufacturer represented by two large law firms.
Lead counsel litigating against many extremely litigious Church of Scientology entities in copyright and related matters. Won significant portion of appeal in published decision, Peter Letterese And Associates, Inc. v. World Institute of Scientology Enterprises, Inc. et al, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, July 8, 2008, Case No. 05-15129.
Co-counsel (not of record) for plaintiff Seymour v. InnCom and Senercomm, Central District of California: Case settled early following mediation.
Holcomb Healthcare and Amway Corporation v. Nikken, Inc. and Nu-Magnetics, Middle District of Tennessee: While with Cislo & Thomas, we represented defendants Nikken and Nu-Magnetics in patent and unfair competition case involving magnetic therapeutic products. Plaintiffs were represented by a very large patent firm. Settled large multi-million dollar case.
Nikken, Inc. v. Homedics, Inc., Central District of California: While with Cislo & Thomas, I represented Plaintiffs Nikken and Nu-Magnetics in patent infringement case involving magnetic therapeutic products. Defendants were represented by a large patent firm. Firm won at trial on a multi-million dollar claim.
Guthy-Renker Fitness v. Icon Health & Fitness, 44 U.S.P.Q.2d 1344, 48 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1058 (C.D.Cal. 1998): While with Cislo & Thomas, I represented plaintiff Guthy-Renker in declaratory judgment action on patent and trade dress for exercise equipment. Won motion to proceed with this California case and to stay case brought by Icon Health/Precor in Seattle in spite of other related suits that were consolidated there. Decision reported. Thereafter, settled multi-million dollar case.
Moore v. Minolta, Central District of California: While with Christie, Parker & Hale, I represented plaintiff in Multi-million dollar lawsuit. I successfully handled patent office reissue of patent and thereafter case settled favorably.