Jenner & Block


Significant litigated matters include:

  • Diamond Coating Technologies LLC v. Nissan North America, Inc. et al.
    (C.D. Cal.) – Successfully defended against patent infringement claims generally directed to diamond-like or hard carbon coating arrangements that provide protection and favorable friction properties. Invalidated two patents in inter partes review procedures. Successfully argued appeal on standing before the Federal Circuit.
  • NISTAC v. Nissan North America, Inc. et al. (E.D. Mich.) – Successfully defended  against patent infringement claims directed at piston configurations and solid film lubricants for piston configurations.  Case dismissed after favorable Markman ruling.
  • In re Certain Video Analytics Software, Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-852(ITC) – Defended respondent in patent infringement investigation relating to video camera analytics.  Obtained settlement.
  • Automotive Technologies International, Inc.("ATI") v. Siemens VDO Automotive Corp. et al. (E.D. Mich.) – Successfully defended Nissan North America by obtaining summary judgment of invalidity on four patents relating to side impact crash and airbag technology.
  • ATI v. GM et al. (E.D. Tex.) – Successfully defended Nissan North America by obtaining summary judgment of invalidity on three patents relating to occupant detection technology.
  • Phillip M. Adams & Assoc. v Dell Inc. et al. (D. Utah) – Defended Dell against allegations of patent infringement relating to five patents covering computer storage technology.  Obtained settlement.
  • Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.(“SEL”)  v. Toppoly Optoelectronics (C.D. Cal.); SEL v. AU Optronics and Acer Incorporated (N.D. Cal.) – Represented research and development and licensing company in enforcing patents central to liquid crystal display technology relating to thin film transistors.  Obtained settlement after extensive fact and expert discovery and Markman rulings.
  • Motorola v. U.S. Robotics et al. (Cook Co. IL) – Defended employer and employee against trade secret misappropriation allegations from former employer relating to cable modem technology.  Avoided preliminary injunction after one-week evidentiary hearing.
  • MGM Pictures, Inc. v. Mark Brown, Beauty Shop LLC et al. (C.D. Cal.) – Represented producer Mark Brown and related companies in trademark, copyright, and unfair competition claims relating to release of a motion picture.  Settlement obtained after preliminary injunction motion and appeal to the Ninth Circuit.
  • Eli’s Chicago Finest, Inc. v. The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. (N.D. Ill.) – Obtained dismissal of trademark infringement action re jurisdiction.