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Daily Journal: Top IP Lawyers 2019 - Ryan Yagura

April 17, 2019

Daily Journal profiled Ryan Yagura, chair of O’Melveny’s intellectual property and technology practice, as a Top IP Lawyer for 2019. Yagura served as the coordinating partner for client Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s successful defense against Tessera Technologies Inc.

Tessera Technologies filed a complaint at the US International Trade Commission and six related district court cases alleging Samsung infringed on semiconductor wafer-level packaging patents. “Samsung kept me busy from the fall of 2017 to December 2018,” said Yagura. “We had teams working on these cases out of our offices in San Francisco, New York, DC and LA, and a parallel international arbitration staffed out of London.”

The O’Melveny team successfully argued at the ITC that the license must be resolved by arbitration and was able to transfer many of the district court cases to the District of Delaware, ensuring a favorable settlement for Samsung.