Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Successes

Successes

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Advanced Thermal Sciences Corp. v. Applied Materials, Inc.
We achieved a bench trial victory for Advanced Thermal, a BE Aerospace subsidiary. Read more.

Alios BioPharma
The firm handled the intellectual property aspects of Alios Biopharma’s collaboration deal with Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Read more.

AMP Research: Bed Extender
Knobbe Martens was instrumental in securing patent protection for AMP Research's BED X-TENDER, used to increase the effective length of pick-up trucks. Read more.

Applied Medical Resources Corp. v. United States Surgical Corp.

We obtained a $43.5 million verdict for Applied Medical in a jury trial and a finding that U.S. Surgical had willfully infringed the asserted patent covering trocar devices for minimally invasive surgery. Read more.

Automobile Club of Southern California v. The Auto Club
The firm successfully represented the Automobile Club of Southern California in obtaining summary judgment. Read more.

Broadcom Corporation
Liaised with in-house legal and domain name team to establish and execute worldwide domain name enforcement and procurement strategy for Broadcom Corporation. Read more.

Computer Docking Station Corporation v. Dell et al. (representing Toshiba)
Toshiba, along with several other computer laptop makers, were sued for infringement by a non-practicing entity. Read more.

Cook v. Makita USA, Inc.

We defended the world’s premier power tool maker, Makita USA, in a trade secret misappropriation case relating to power tool design. Read more.

Gart v. Logitech, Inc.

We represented an individual inventor who had patented an ergonomic computer mouse. Read more.

Guardian Media Technologies v. Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C.

We defended Toshiba against allegations of infringement of a patent involving methods for censoring video programs. Read more.

Hansen Beverage Company v. Cytosport Inc.
We represented Hansen, owner of the MONSTER ENERGY trademark, alleging trademark infringement, unfair competition and false advertising against a protein beverage manufacturer using the MONSTER MILK mark. Read more.

Hewlett-Packard Co. v. Mustek Systems, Inc.

In a jury trial and on appeal, we successfully represented a manufacturer of digital scanners accused of infringing several Hewlett-Packard patents. Read more.

I-Flow Corp. v. Apex Medical Technologies
We represented I-Flow Corp., a leading manufacturer of elastomeric infusion pumps. Read more.

In the Matter of Certain Notebook Computer Products and Components Thereof
We represented Toshiba in an ITC investigation brought by Wistron involving patents on computer hardware and software features. Read more.

Intermune
The firm developed a large patent portfolio surrounding danoprevir, an HCV protease inhibitor, for our client InterMune, Inc. Read more.

Journée Lighting Inc. 
Our client Journée Lighting Inc. designs and manufactures state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures. Read more.

Kate Spade
Knobbe Martens advises Kate Spade on trademark and copyright clearance matters, worldwide licensing matters, enforcement of its trademarks against third-parties, and in domain name disputes. Read more.

KFx Medical Corp. v. Arthrex, Inc.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a $35 million patent infringement judgment in favor of client KFx Medical Corp. against Arthrex Inc., for infringing three KFx patents.  Read more.

Kinetic Concepts, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Knobbe Martens successfully defended Smith & Nephew in a case in which Kinetic Concepts asserted several patents on negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). Read more.

Kyoto University

Knobbe Martens worked closely with Professor Yamanaka and his team to obtain U.S. Patent No. 8,048,999, the first patent granted for the work which led to Professor Yamanaka’s Nobel Prize. Read more.

Lockwood v. American Airlines, Inc.
We defended American Airlines against a charge that its SabreVision computer reservation system infringed three patents. Read more.

Magnetar Technologies Corp. 
Intamin, the largest amusement park ride manufacturer in the world, repeatedly enforced its patents on magnetic braking systems without challenge until it sued Magnetar, a local start-up aggressively defended by Knobbe Martens. Read more.

Masimo Corp. v. Philips Electronics North America Corp. and Philips Medizin Systeme Boblingen GmbH
Obtained a jury verdict of over $466 million for lost-profits damages against Philips for infringing two Masimo patents. Read more.

mophie Inc. v. Dharmesh Shah et al.
We obtained a jury verdict and a final judgment including a permanent injunction and damages of $4.5 million against Serve Global d/b/a SourceVista.com and Dharmesh Shah. Read more.

Nobel Biocare, USA, Inc.
The firm successfully defended Nobel Biocare, USA, Inc. in a binding arbitration proceeding involving a dental implant patent dispute where alleged past damages of $100 million and a possible injunction against future sales were at risk. Read more.

Oakley, Inc. v. Sunglass Hut, Int’l
Successfully represented plaintiff, owner of patent for lens coatings, in obtaining preliminary injunction. Decision affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Pfizer v. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals
The firm successfully represented Ranbaxy in trial and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Ranbaxy's efforts to be the first company to seek approval to market a generic version of the world's best-selling drug, Pfizer's cholesterol-reducing drug Lipitor®. Read more.

Princeton Biochemicals, Inc. v. Beckman Coulter, Inc.
In a jury trial and on appeal, we represented laboratory-instrument maker Beckman Coulter, which was accused of patent infringement. Read more.

Rolex Watch USA, Inc. v. Agarwal
We sued Melrose.com LLC, a Los Angeles-based e-retailer, and its founder and owner, Krishnan Agarwal, for trademark counterfeiting and trademark infringement on behalf of Rolex. Read more.

Schindler Elevator Corp. and Inventio AG v. Otis Elevator Co.

We achieved a complete victory for Schindler in jury trial in Manhattan involving Schindler’s patented Schindler ID® elevator system. Read more.

STAR EnviroTech, Inc. v. Redline Detection Inc.
We successfully defended STAR’s patent against an inter partes review (“IPR”) filed by STAR’s competitor Redline Detection, Inc. Read more.

Stephenson v. Game Show Network LLC
We represented Game Show network in convincing the Federal Circuit to affirm the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's decision that a computerized gaming patent owned by John Stephenson, allegedly a competitor of Game Show Network, is invalid. Read more.

St. Jude Medical, Inc. v. AccessClosure, Inc.
We represented medical device company AccessClosure and obtained a reversal of an injunction and a holding of invalidity for "double patenting," leading to a favorable settlement and a favorable sale of the company. Read more.

SuperShuttle International, Inc. v. Schafer-Schonewill & Associates, Inc.

We represented, SuperShuttle, a well-known provider of airport van services against a competitor that began using the trademark “SuperShuttle Express.” Read more.

The Laryngeal Mask Company Ltd., et al. v. Ambu A/S, et al.
 
We represented the plaintiff asserting a patent in the field of laryngeal mask airway devices, a medical device used to administer anesthesia gases and establish an airway in unconscious patients. Read more.

The Tronie Foundation
Knobbe Martens has been handling the Tronie Foundation’s intellectual property protection on a pro bono basis since 2013. Read more.

Typhoon Touch Technologies, Inc. v. Toshiba America Information Systems
Typhoon filed suit against our client, Toshiba, and other leading laptop and cell phone manufacturers, alleging that their touchscreen devices infringed two patents. Read more.

Ulthera Inc.
The firm represented Ulthera Inc., developer of ultrasound technology to rejuvenate the skin, in IP diligence resulting in the successful completion of $10.5 million in Series C venture funding. Read more.

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