Represented Ashworth Bros. Inc. in two IPR proceedings against Laitram, LLC, finding that eight (8) of nine (9) asserted claims of the two patents at issue are unpatentable for obviousness on multiple prior art grounds.  All of the claims of Laitram’s ‘645 patent were found unpatentable in IPR 2020-594 and four (4) of the five (5) asserted claims of Laitram’s ‘388 patent were found unpatentable in IPR 2020-593. 

Represented Kimberly Clark in a post-grant review from Albany International alleging 19 grounds of invalidity and multiple invalidating sales to a competitor. 

Represented Ashworth Bros. Inc. in two IPR proceedings against Laitram, LLC, as well as an associated U.S. District Court patent infringement action involving Ashworth Bros. Posi-Drive Spiral™ Conveyor Belt System.

Represent The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. in a patent infringement suit brought by National Steel Car over alleged infringement of two patents related to gondola rail cars. 

Represented Clear-Vu Lighting as petitioner in an IPR proceeding against University of Strathclyde. Clear-Vu showed that the patent’s claims directed to using blue light to inactivate certain types of bacteria such as MRSA were invalid.

Represented RTC Industries in its infringement lawsuit against Fasteners for Retail, and on Sept. 12, 2018, prevented inter partes review institution against four of RTC’s patents.

Represented Mattel in three inter partes reviews, as well as in an associated patent infringement case involving Mattel’s Mecard line of transformable toys. A favorable outcome for Mattel was reached through a settlement agreement in April 2019, about one year after the complaint was first filed, and following the institution of all three IPRs. The agreement fully resolved each matter and terminated inter partes review.

Represent Comcast in a large number of inter partes review petitions filed to defend our client against a series of ITC and district court attacks by Rovi. The first series of IPRs against 15 patents led to the invalidity or dismissal in the litigation of every asserted claim in 14 of the 15 patents. The second series of IPRs filed against eight patents resulted in the invalidity of every claim in seven challenged patents, with Rovi asking the PTAB to cancel the claims in the eighth patent.  In the third series of IPRs filed against eight patents, IPRs were instituted on every challenged claim of the eight patents.  Final written decisions in the third series of IPRs are expected in due course.  In a fourth series of IPRs filed against six patents, institution decisions are expected in October and November 2020.

Represented NIKE against ongoing attempts to invalidate design patents related to its popular FREE midsole and outsole designs. In June 2018, the PTAB, in two separate proceedings covering the patents at issue, confirmed the validity of the asserted NIKE patents.

Represented YETI in five inter partes reviews filed by RTIC Coolers against three of YETI’s patents for technology related to the latching mechanisms contained on its heavy duty premium hard-sided coolers, and the materials and properties of its soft-sided coolers. All five of these IPRs were terminated in conjunction with settlement of the district court lawsuit against RTIC.

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