O’Melveny Worldwide

Mark Samuels counsels leading technology and other innovative companies on some of their most challenging intellectual property matters. Mark founded O’Melveny’s Intellectual Property & Technology practice group more than two decades ago and served as its Chair for several years. He focuses his practice on patent, trade secrets, copyright, trademark, and technology-intense litigation, including cases poised at the intersection of patent and antitrust law. A Vice Chair of the firm and one of its most accomplished trial lawyers, his successes include serving as lead counsel for AMD in history-making litigation against Intel Corporation, which resulted in a record-breaking US$1.25 billion payment by Intel to AMD.

Mark is consistently recognized as a leading intellectual property practitioner by Chambers USA; as one of California’s top patent litigators by the Daily Journal; as one of America’s 500 top lawyers by Lawdragon 500; and as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers. In recommending Mark, Chambers USA quotes a source describing him as “extremely responsive and client-centric as well as being a superb litigator.”

  • Top Victory Electronics in Top Victory Electronics v. Hitachi Ltd., a patent infringement action involving patents related to CRT and LCD computer display technology
  • Top Victory Electronics in Top Victory Electronics v. Hitachi Ltd., a second patent infringement case involving digital television technology
  • Top Victory Electronics in In re Certain Digital Televisions and Certain Products Containing Same and Methods of Using Same, a Section 337 investigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission involving patents related to digital television technology
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. v. Intel Corporation, an antitrust case involving claims of unlawful monopoly maintenance in the worldwide x-86 microprocessor market, settled in 2009 for a record $1.25 billion payment by Intel to AMD, as well as other consideration
  • RealPage, Inc. in Yardi Systems, Inc. v. RealPage, Inc., et. al., a case involving alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and copyright infringement, as well as antitrust and interference counterclaims
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and related entities in ZiiLabs Inc., Ltd v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et al., a patent infringement case involving various aspects of graphics rendering, processing, memory management and virtualization in graphics processing units; the case favorably settled following the final pre-trial conference, a week before jury selection
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. in Image Processing Technologies, LLC v.  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al., a patent infringement case involving image processing systems
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and related entities in 511 Innovations, Inc. v. Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC et al., a patent infringement case involving systems and methods for measuring the colors of objects with a hand-held probe containing fiber-optic sensors; the parties reached a successful settlement just days before trial
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. in Tessera Advanced Technologies, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al., a patent infringement case involving semiconductor devices and technology
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. in In re Wafer-Level Packaging Semiconductor Devices and Products Containing Same (Including Cellular Phones, Tablets, Laptops, and Notebooks) and Components Thereof, a Section 337 International Trade Commission Investigation initiated by Tessera Advanced Technologies, Inc.
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. in FotoNation Limited et al. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al., a patent infringement case involving imaging technologies
  • Top Victory Electronics in Mondis Technology Ltd. v. Top Victory Electronics (Taiwan) Co., Ltd., et al., a patent infringement case involving digital television and computer monitor technology
  • Top Victory Electronics in Funai Electric Co., Ltd. v. TPV Technology, Ltd., et al., a patent infringement action involving digital television technology
  • Skechers USA, Inc. in Adidas v. Skechers USA, Inc., a trademark infringement action involving footwear
  • Skechers USA, Inc. in Asics Corporation v. Skechers U.S.A., Inc., a trademark infringement case involving footwear designs
  • Skechers USA, Inc. in Global Brand Marketing Inc. v. Skechers U.S.A., Inc., a patent infringement case involving footwear designs
  • Microsemi Corporation in Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Altera Corporation, et. al., a patent infringement suit involving Field Programmable Gate Arrays, a type of ASIC
  • Stroz Friedberg, LLC in Adiscov v. Autonomy, Inc., et al., a patent infringement case involving electronic discovery technology
  • Bourns in Bourns, Inc. v. Raychem Corp., an antitrust/patent fraud action involving a series of patents related to passive electronic components and also involving claims for trade secrets misappropriation
  • Complainants Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. and StarSight Telecast, Inc. in In Re Certain Set-Top Boxes and Components Thereof, a § 337 patent infringement investigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission involving four patents covering interactive television program guides
  • Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. in In re Gemstar Development Corporation Patent Litigation, a series of related patent infringement and antitrust actions
  • IBM in Davin Computer Corp. v. IBM, a misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition case involving processing of instructions in personal computers
  • IBM in IBM v. Conner Peripherals, Inc., a massive series of litigations in two federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission involving 18 patents covering a broad array of computer disk drive technologies
  • IBM in MIU Automation Corp. v. IBM, a patent infringement case involving an encryption device
  • Internet Machines Corporation in Alcatel Internetworking v. Internet Machines Corporation, a misappropriation of trade secrets case involving integrated circuits used in network switches
  • Milestone Entertainment, LLC in Sande Stewart Television, Inc. v. Milestone Entertainment, LLC, a patent infringement case involving novel games of chance
  • Motorola in Power Integrations v. Motorola, Inc., a patent infringement action involving power supply voltage regulatory circuits
  • Nuance Communications, Inc. and Phonetic Systems Ltd. in Nuance Communications, Inc., et al. v. Tellme Networks, Inc., a patent infringement case involving speech recognition software
  • Sempra Energy in CBSI v. Sempra Energy, a case involving a large software development project
  • Actel Corporation in Actel Corporation v. BTR, Inc., a case involving claims of patent infringement and trade secrets misappropriation relating to a type of integrated circuit known as a Field Programmable Gate Array
  • Actel Corporation in Actel v. QuickLogic Corporation, a patent infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets case involving 10 patents covering a type of integrated circuit known as a Field Programmable Gate Array
  • Actel Corporation in Unisys v. Actel Corporation, a patent infringement case involving semiconductor process technology
  • Plaintiffs Carla Woods and Jeffrey Goldberg in Woods, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corporation, a corporate governance case involving the right to control an innovative medical device company known as Advanced Bionics
  • Sweda Company LLC in Lin v. Sweda Company LLC, a patent infringement suit involving novelty keyboard brushes
  • TPE Associates in TPE Associates v. Flick, a patent infringement action involving a non-toxic, pest eradication system
  • Luppen Holdings, Inc. in Luppen Holdings, Inc. v. Pitney Bowes Inc., a trademark infringement suit involving Pitney Bowes’ PERSONAL POST OFFICE and PERSONAL POST postage systems

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 1982: Order of the Coif; Chief Managing Editor, UCLA Law Review
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1979: Phi Beta Kappa

Honors & Awards

  • Named a California - Litigation Star in Intellectual Property by Benchmark Litigation California (2022-2024)
  • Recognized as a Local Litigation Star in Intellectual Property by Benchmark Litigation (2020, 2021, 2023)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® for Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, and Patent Law in Los Angeles, CA (2022-2024); Mark has been listed in Best Lawyers® since 2007 and he has also been named “Lawyer of the Year” (Patent Law) in local jurisdiction (2021-2022)
  • Named to “Super Lawyer” list for Intellectual Property and Antitrust Litigation in Los Angeles, CA (2023)
  • Recognized as a leading attorney in IAM Patent 1000
  • “Leading Lawyer,” Intellectual Property, Chambers USA (2005-2016)
  • “Super Lawyer,” survey conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc., Los Angeles magazine (2005-2015)
  • “Top 75 Intellectual Property Lawyers,” Daily Journal (2008-2011; 2013-2015)
  • LawDragon’s list of “500 Leading Lawyers” (2010-2011)
  • “PLC Which Lawyer?” Intellectual Property, Practical Law Company (2008-2011)

Professional Activities

Member

  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Public Service

  • Board of Directors, Doheny Eye Institute (2016-present)
  • Board of Directors, Public Counsel (2009-present)
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Arbitration Panel (2002-09)
  • ABA Litigation Section Liaison to Task Force on Reduction of Litigation Cost and Delay (2004)
  • Board of Directors, UCLA School of Law Alumni Association (several terms)
  • Board of Directors and Treasurer, Flintridge Riding Club (past)

Speaker

  • “Trends in ITC Practice,” Patent Litigation 2012 Symposium, Practising Law Institute (September 27-28, 2012, San Francisco)
  • “Trends in ITC Practice,” Patent Litigation 2011 Symposium, Practising Law Institute (September 19, 2011, San Francisco)
  • “Section 337 and the ITC,” Patent Litigation 2010 Symposium, Practising Law Institute (September 2010, San Francisco)
  • “Dealing With Experts,” Patent Litigation 2009 Symposium, Practising Law Institute (September 21-22, 2009, San Francisco)
  • “Section 337 Litigation at the ITC and Other Rocket Dockets,” Patent Litigation 2008 Symposium, Practising Law Institute (September 22, 2008, San Francisco)
  • “Essentials to Protecting Your Company's Intellectual Property,” Institute for Corporate Counsel (March 20, 2003, Los Angeles)
  • “Protection of Confidential Business Information,” Corporate Raiding Symposium, Practising Law Institute (March 25, 2001, San Francisco)
  • “Trade Secrets in the Age of the Internet,” American Electronics Institute (June 1998, Woodland Hills)