My record

Intellectual Property and Commercial Disputes

Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as Represented by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food v. Van Well Nursery, Inc., Monson Fruit Co., Gordon Goodwin, and Sally Goodwin, Case No. 20-cv-00181 (E.D. Wash. 2020) (representing several defendants against Canadian government’s allegations of cherry cultivar patent infringement, trademark infringement, and other state law claims)(pending)

Washington State University and Proprietary Variety Management, LLC v. Angel’s Nursery et al., Case No. 20-cv-03088 (E.D. Wash. 2020) (representing multiple defendants against “Cosmic Crisp” apple cultivar patent infringement)(pending)

Bombardier v. Mitsubishi of America et al., Case No. 18-cv-1543 (W.D. Wash. 2019) (represented plaintiff against multiple entities in trade secret and antitrust matter concerning methods of complying with airline manufacturing regulations seeking over a billion dollars in damages and injunctive relief; defeated multiple motions to dismiss from defendants; matter pending settlement)

Wedi corp. v. Seattle Glass Block and Hydroblok USA et al., Case Nos. 18-cv-00636 and 17-cv-06368 (W.D. Wash. 2019) (represented multiple defendants against multiple lawsuits regarding patent, trademark, false advertising, and other commercial torts seeking millions in damages; successfully defeated nearly all causes of action on summary judgment; matter pending on appeal)

Fang v. Lau, Case No. 18-cv-04281 (N.D. Cal. 2018) (represented individual software developer against former business partner in copyright and unfair competition dispute concerning source code for multiple mobile applications; matter settled after mediation)

Eko Brands LLC v. ARM Enterprises, Inc. et al., Case No. 15-cv-522 (W.D. Wash. 2018) (obtained jury verdict of infringement of plaintiff’s utility patent on single-serve reusable coffee cartridges as well as damages award; invalidated defendant’s utility patent and successfully obtained a judgment of non-infringement of defendant’s utility patent; obtained award of attorney’s fees)

In the Matter of Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components thereof, and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-929 (Int’l. Trade Comm’n, 2018) (successfully rescinded enforcement orders on behalf of respondents throughout multiple Section 337 proceedings concerning utility patent infringement before the ITC)

Deckers Outdoor Corp. v. Romeo & Juliette et al., Case No. 15-cv-02812 (C.D. Cal., 2018) (represented defendants in jury trial and mitigated defendants’ damages exposure by roughly 85% in dispute concerning trade dress and multiple design patents concerning footwear)

Ishow.com v. Lennar Corp., Case No. 15-cv-1550 (W.D. Wash. Aug. 28, 2017) (represented plaintiff in obtaining a $5.5 million jury verdict in a trademark infringement action; matter later settled)

Samsung Elecs. Co. v. Apple Inc., 137 S. Ct. 429, 436 (2016) (successfully represented defendant Systems, Inc. in obtaining a petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court concerning design patent damages award; ultimately vacated prior court’s judgment for defendant)

Secure Axcess, LLC v. Nintendo of Am., Inc., Appeal No. 2015-1971 668 Fed. Appx. 361 (Fed. Cir. 2016) (argued in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for plaintiff in an inventor-drafted utility patent case concerning video display technologies)

Clearly Food and Beverage Co., Inc. v. Top Shelf Beverages LLC, Case No. 13-cv-1763 (W.D. Wash. 2015) (represented plaintiff asserting trademark covering beverages and defeated defendant’s motion for summary judgment; obtained multiple awards of attorney’s fees; resolved dispute in mediation)

Alpi Int’l v. Anga Supply LLC, Case No. 13-cv-04888 (N.D. Cal. 2015)(Represented plaintiff in copyright dispute concerning animal-shaped toys; matter settled in mediation)

Milo & Gabby v. Amazon.com, Case No. 13-cv-1932 (W.D. Wash. 2015) (represented plaintiff in jury trial on issue of first impression concerning design patent infringement)

Radio Systems v. Lalor, Case No. 10-cv-0828 (W.D. Wash. 2014) (obtained jury verdict of patent infringement and non-invalidity concerning electronic dog collars)

Gergely, MD v. General Electric Co. et al., Case No. 14-cv-00019 (C.D. Cal. 2014) (represented individual inventor in patent dispute against multiple defendants concerning in vitro fertilization methods and technology; matter favorably settled)

Brilliant Instruments, Inc. v. GuideTech, Inc., Case No. 09-cv-05517 (N.D. Cal. 2014) (successful jury verdict of patent infringement concerning time interval analyzers and related technologies)

Thale v. Apple, Inc., Case No. Case No. 11-cv-03778 (N.D. Cal., 2013) (represented plaintiff in copyright infringement suit regarding misappropriated photograph; matter settled in mediation)

Advised numerous creators on managing efficient copyright takedown requests on Amazon.com

Utility and Design Patent Protection

Assessed domestic and foreign patent portfolios related to footwear manufacturing and design for merger due diligence

Represented outdoor recreation company in obtaining patent for modular sports bottle/container

Represented individual in obtaining patent for modular emergency response device

Represented construction company in obtaining patents covering various chest plate tools

Represented opthamologist in obtaining patent covering surgical tools and methods

Represented international cosmetics company in obtaining patent protection on mechanical and electric cosmetic application devices

Represented international defense contractor in obtaining patent concerning missile deployment technologies

Trademark Protection and Counseling

Developed trademark monitoring infrastructure, in addition to prosecuting dozens of trademarks, for international frozen food food company

Obtained numerous domestic and international trademarks for businesses in the following industries: art supplies, cancer testing, medical technology, aviation, musical instrument manufacturing, entertainment/performance, non-profits, liquor, cannabis, fitness/yoga instruction, video games, website design, among others.

Successfully defeated trademark opposition for local contractor before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Entertainment Contracts and Counsel

Drafted nondisclosure agreements for content creators pitching various television shows to major networks

Drafted and negotiated collaboration agreements for artists, musicians, and board game developers

Drafted production contracts for Seattle artist’s autobiographical mini-series

Advised Seattle-based musicians on copyright protection and monetization strategies

Advised entrepreneurs on non-compete agreements

Technology/IP Licensingl

Drafted nondisclosure agreements for content creators pitching various television shows to major networks

Drafted and negotiated collaboration agreements for artists, musicians, and board game developers

Drafted production contracts for Seattle artist’s autobiographical mini-series

Advised Seattle-based musicians on copyright protection and monetization strategies

Advised entrepreneurs on non-compete agreements