Vision Winter

Partner

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Vision Winter is an effective litigator who draws on his extensive legal and engineering experience to help companies protect their interests in complex litigation spanning a range of areas, including commercial disputes and patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property matters. Vision’s clients include some of the world’s leading names in industries that include aerospace and defense, agriculture, business systems, consumer electronics, medical devices, mobile devices, microprocessors and semiconductors, and real estate.

A registered professional engineer in the State of California with industry experience in power/control engineering, project management, real estate, and construction, Vision understands that business clients need more than a list of legal options—they need well-reasoned legal recommendations, regular case updates, and clear, timely responses to decision requests.

Languages

  • German

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • California State Supreme Court

Registered to Practice

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Education

  • Pepperdine University, J.D., cum laude; Lead Articles Editor, Pepperdine University Law Review
  • University of California at Santa Barbara, B.S., Chemical Engineering, with high honors

Professional Activities

Member

  • American Bar Association; Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyer's Association

Professional Chemical Engineer

  •  Registered, California
  • Representing a major satellite radio broadcaster in high-profile lawsuits alleging purported “performance rights” in sound recordings made before 1972.
  • Representing a home owners association in ongoing litigation against the building’s developers and other parties for significant defects in a luxury high rise condominium.
  • Representing Samsung in a patent infringement case in the Eastern District of Texas and District of Delaware involving semiconductor processing and packaging.
  • Represented a global agricultural company in a US$100+ million breach of contract and interference lawsuit involving organic fertilizer.
  • Represented Top Victory Electronics in Florida Atlantic University Research Corporation v. Top Victory Electronics (Taiwan) Co. Ltd., a patent infringement case in the Middle District of Florida related to digital display image scaling technology; won summary judgment of invalidity.
  • Represented Top Victory Electronics in Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co. v. Top Victory Electronics (Taiwan) Co. Ltd., a patent infringement case in the Eastern District of Texas involving 10 patents related to digital television technology; achieved a compete defense verdict.
  • Represented Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. v. Intel Corporation, an antitrust case involving claims of unlawful monopoly maintenance in the worldwide x-86 microprocessor market; obtained an historic US$1.25 billion settlement and wide-ranging injunctive relief.
  • Represented a leading consumer electronics company in a patent infringement case involving more than a dozen asserted patents relating to features of smartphones, tablet devices, and MP3 players.
  • Represented Samsung in two related US International Trade Commission Investigations and four related district court actions in Delaware and California in a multi-patent dispute between Samsung and AU Optronics relating to LCD technology; negotiated a favorable settlement.
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