Mixing in-the-weeds technical know-how with proven litigation and dealmaking prowess, our lawyers help consumer electronics companies build their brands, protect their innovations, and anticipate potentially damaging legal distractions before they take shape.
On solid ground in both the state of the law and the state of the art, our litigators navigate patent, trade secrets, antitrust, data security, and other technology-intense matters in trial courts across the country and before the US International Trade Commission and US Patent and Trademark Office. Clients trust us with matters involving the hardware and software that go into electronic, computing, and communications devices, including mobile phones, wearables, TVs, monitors, smart appliances, voice-controlled assistants, automobiles, and therapeutic devices.
Our corporate lawyers, too, know the challenges inherent to the consumer electronics business, including short product life cycles, increasing competition, and fluctuating consumer preferences. We tailor our approach to fit our clients’ needs and even have a team dedicated to emerging companies. Whether our clients are starting, financing, growing, selling, buying, or collaborating, we help them develop winning strategies to achieve their goals.
Handled more than a dozen strategic acquisitions around the world for digital printing technology company Electronics For Imaging—then advised EFI on its US$1.7 billion acquisition by Siris Capital Group.
Stepping in just before trial, won a jury verdict for the tech giant, defeating patent infringement claims against Google’s popular smart-home Nest Hub devices.
Protected Hulu’s core technology for on-demand live streaming in multiple patent matters.
Scored an important appellate victory for Hyundai Motor America in the Federal Circuit holding that automobile dealers are not agents of their distributors—a decision that will impact plaintiffs seeking to establish venue based on an agency relationship.
Advised Logitech, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of computer peripherals, on several transactions that expanded its product offerings, including its acquisitions of Blue Microphones, Bluetooth headphone maker Jaybird, live-streaming camera maker Mevo, and gaming control brand Saitek.
Secured precedent-setting victories on motions to transfer patent cases out of the Western District of Texas, weakening patent plaintiffs’ ability to handpick their venues and cementing our reputation as a leading force in the area.
Defended Samsung in high-stakes USITC Section 337 Investigations that threatened the company’s ability to import its marquee mobile-communications products.
Defeated consolidated cases that broadly accused Android smartphones with map apps of patent infringement, invalidating all challenged claims in proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Protected Therabody’s pioneering percussive massage device technology through the enforcement of its portfolio of utility and design patents against the makers of low quality knock-off machines.