Selected Recent Case Results

Successful three-week jury trial of copyright and trademark ownership, trade secret, and breach of fiduciary duty case involving computer software product used in the modeling industry

Successful trial defending music concert festival promoter from fraudulent inducement claims

Arbitration of patent inventorship dispute involving medical device and procedure, result confidential

Successful appeal, on behalf of Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, in a copyright infringement and ownership case, denying that the plaintiff owned the copyright in the underlying beat to “I Get Money.”

Represented insurance company in successful two-week jury trial, denying insured $20 million in disputed excess coverage for Hurricane Sandy losses and resulting in reformation of insurance policy. 

Represented major bank in class actions relating to role as trustee with respect to RMBS certificates.

Represented performing rights organization in copyright, antitrust, and licensing litigation against music users on the Internet and wireless devices. 

Represented major retailer in multiple litigations including those involving copyright infringement, breach of a patent license, and various real estate transactions.

Represented major manufacturer in multiple lawsuits involving CERCLA cost recovery matters.

Represented generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in Hatch-Waxman patent litigations.

Represented a European telecommunications company in patent litigation involving international text messaging. 

Represented a Danish manufacturer in patent litigation involving laser transponders.

Represented a Japanese clock manufacturer in copyright litigation and licensing negotiations with music publishers concerning IC chips in clocks.

Arbitration of trade secret and breach of contract case between a Canadian biopharmaceutical company and a U.S. biopharmaceutical firm involving inventorship and ownership of patent applications for methods of treating Alzheimer's disease, held under the auspices of the ICC. 

Represented major manufacturers in complex toxic tort matters relating to PCB, TCE and other contamination.  Matters handled ranged from CERCLA issues, state law toxic tort claims (personal injury and property diminution), and insurance recovery issues (for both insured and insurers). 

Jury trial on behalf of the private equity arm of a financial institution upheld on appeal, in an action involving the sale of several television stations, resulting in a verdict for the client.  

Represented financial business communications firm in dispute concerning ownership of intellectual property in business services software products.  

Represented educational publisher in dispute with authors of business books and software over royalties.  

Trial of pharmaceutical patent case between a Japanese pharmaceutical company and a Canadian generic pharmaceutical company under the Hatch-Waxman Act involving drug for treating ear infections. 

Represented sprinkler system manufacturer in multiple patent litigations relating to industrial sprinkler head manufacturing and design. 

Represented copyright owner against professional sports team for copyright infringement. 

Acted as national coordinating counsel and handled the negotiation of nationwide class action settlement on behalf of a sweepstakes publisher in numerous consumer protection sanctions, from inception through final approval on appeal of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  

Past results are reported to provide the reader with an indication of the type of litigation we practice. They do not and should not be construed to create an expectation of result in any other case, as all cases are dependent upon their own unique fact situation and applicable law.