In business transactions, we have represented:

  • A Frankfurt-based company on the purchase of a California industrial ceramics company, including stock purchase and employment agreements, premerger notices and a special security agreement, employee NDA agreements, stock transfers, security interest releases, and patent assignments
  • A German company on its investment in a California company, including a license to patented medical device technology; investment and manufacturing agreements
  • A Dutch firm on patent infringement claims filed against it by a California electronics producer; including federal court defense of the action, a request for reexamination of the patent at issue and the resulting invalidation of the patent at issue
  • A U.S. company’s sale of a Singapore company to a Taiwan electronics company, investment in the Taiwan company’s stock and a license of its semiconductor manufacturing know-how to the Taiwan company; stock purchase agreements and oversight of the Taiwan Investment Commission’s approval of related payments
  • A German company on the negotiation and settlement of a U.S. patent infringement claim against it by a large French ceramics firm and its U.S. subsidiary
  • A Dutch company on third party discovery requests served on it in litigation between two California semiconductor companies, including a stipulated dismissal under protective order, protecting trade secrets from unnecessary disclosure
  • A U.S. stem cell storage company in securing debt financing to purchase the assets of a stem cell storage company’s assets; including debenture, related warrants and security agreements, an assets purchase and key employee terminations and releases
  • An Arizona-based company on the expansion of its soil contamination testing technology in the U.S. and abroad, including license agreements with licensees in the U.K., Germany, Denmark, and Mexico
  • A California developer of geographic information system modeling software in its foreign trademark acquisition and licensing program, license agreements with its European licensees, and clearance of the transactions from the EU Competition Directorate
  • A group of German applied research institutes on its cooperation with its research subsidiaries in the U.S., including research & development agreements with these subsidiaries
  • A well known California developer of antivirus software on its numerous software licenses in Europe
  • A California company on its founding and operation of subsidiaries in European jurisdictions
  • A German applied research institute in a licensing deal regarding MP3 technology

In litigation and dispute resolution, we have represented:

  • A Chinese manufacturer of polyethylene bags in a successful patent infringement action
  • A stem cell banking company in a class action alleging violations of false advertising by the innovative and successful use of a SLAPP motion to dismiss
  • A semiconductor equipment maker in a patent infringement case, resulting in a successful settlement subject to results of our initiated reexamination
  • A corporate client in a patent infringement case, resolving the matter by license and settlement agreement
  • A Dutch semi-conductor equipment manufacturer in a patent infringement case, successfully defeating a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction and prevailing on the first level of USPO reexamination proceedings
  • A corporate client to protect its proprietary know-how with respect to semi- conductor parts and successful defense against over-reaching discovery requests
  • A French patent holder of electrical lighting technology in a patent license agreement dispute, successfully obtaining a dismissal of the action
  • A California company in a successful defense and settlement of a trademark infringement case through the use of private rent-a-judge and mediation, resulting in dismissal of claims in both federal and state courts by subsidiaries of a Japanese corporation
  • Multiple companies in the successful prosecution of unfair competition, trade secrets misappropriation and unfair trade practices actions against a Japanese trading company, resulting in a multi-million dollar jury verdict
  • A Spanish government television broadcaster against U.S. television production company for breach of exclusive program license
  • An accounting firm in a jury verdict (sustained on appeal) against a U.S. manufacturer of mini-computer systems for negligence, misrepresentation and design defects in a computer hardware and software system
  • A health supplements manufacturer in an action seeking damages for copyright infringement resulting in a dismissal for nominal settlement
  • A machine-tool robotics manufacturer in claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, resulting in resolution of companion patent infringement litigation with a Japanese manufacturer of machine tools
  • A toy maker in a successful defense against a suit for injunction filed a by leading animated program producer alleging copyright infringement
  • A client in defense of a trademark infringement claim, resulting in a significant insurance contribution to the settlement of a multi-million dollar action
  • A foreign Internet search engine manufacturer in successfully defeating a preliminary injunction for alleged trade secrets misappropriations;
  • Screen writers in evaluation of copyright infringement claims by U.S. film producers, with one case litigated against ABC and film company successfully settled
  • An environmental testing services provider in an action for trademark infringement, trade secrets misappropriation, patent infringement and racketeering, successfully obtaining an injunctive relief hearing
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