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Cases In The News

  • Co-Counsel, representing the plaintiff and successful appellant in breach of patent license agreement.  (Alex Sam, Inc. v. Mastercard Int'l, Inc. CAFC Case No. 2022-2046 - featured in Law360.com

  • Co-counsel, representing the plaintiff in breach of fiduciary duty case (law firm mishandling patent application). Beckham v. Baker & Hostetler, LLP,  N.D. GA, Case No. 1:22-cv-04420-MHC (2022) - featured in Law.com/DailyReportOnline

Dismissals

 

  • Obtained dismissal for defendants in trademark infringement case after filing early motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction while demonstrating substantive weakness of claims. Claims not refiled. Represented Defendants. Planet One Products, Inc. v. Wine Cellar Pro, LLC, Erik Kuehne, N.D. Cal. Case No. 4:22-cv-07866-HSG (3/31/2023)
     

  • Obtained dismissal for defendants in patent infringement case after filing early motion for summary judgment. Represented Defendants. ERMI LLC v. International Rehabilitative Sciences, Inc., d/b/a/ RS Medical, W.D. Wa. Case No. 3:19-cv-5246-RBL (7/22/2019)

  • Obtained dismissal for defendant in patent infringement case after filing motion to dismiss. Represented Defendant. ERMI LLC v. Sportstek Medical, Inc.,. S.D. Cal. Case No. 19-cv-608-DMS.  (9/3/2019)

Significant Settlements & Arbitrations

  • Obtained pre-answer settlement of IP claims (Design Patent Infringement; Copyright Infringement; Trade Dress Infringement; Trademark Infringement; False Designation of Origin; Unfair Competition). Represented Plaintiff. Paint Zoom, LLC v. Groupon, Inc. et al, C.D. Ca. Case No. 17-cv-6790 (9/14/2017)

 

  • Obtained favorable arbitration award for manufacturing client. Represented Claimant. Parties confidential (5/2/2018)

 

  •  Obtained favorable settlement of patent infringement claims for exclusive licensee of railroad safety patent following heavily contested litigation overseen by Court-appointed Special Master. Represented Plaintiff. Rail Assets, LLC v. Wabtec Corp., W.D. Pa. Case No. 2:19-cv-01636-NR. (7/25/2022) 

Denials of Motions to Dismiss

 

  • Obtained denial of Motion to Dismiss under §101. Represented Plaintiff. AlexSam v. HealthEquity, 2:19-cv-00445-HCN-CMR. (101 Motion Denied 8/7/2020; petition for interlocutory appeal denied by CAFC 10/14/2020)

  • Obtained denial of Motion to Dismiss under §101. Represented Plaintiff. Hydro Net LLC v. Inseego Corp., 3:20-cv-00613-CAB-DEB (101 Motion Denied 8/13/2020)

  • Obtained denial of Motion to Dismiss under §101. Represented Plaintiff. AlexSam v. Cigna, E.D. Tex. 2:20-cv-00081-JRG-RSP (101 Motion Denied by R&R 10/26/2020, adopted by Judge Gilstrap)

  • Obtained denial of Motion to Dismiss under §101. Represented Plaintiff. AlexSam v. WageWorks, N.D. Ca. Case No. 3:190-cv-04538-EMC. (101 Motion Denied, Plaintiff’s motion to transfer granted 12/21/20)

Claim Constructions

 

  • Prevailed on claim construction of case essential terms. Represented Plaintiff. Rail Assets, LLC v. Wabtec Corp., W.D. Pa. Case No. 2:19-cv-01636-NR. (2/23/2021)
     

  • Prevailed on claim construction of case essential terms; prevailed over defendant claims of indefiniteness. Represented Plaintiff. AlexSam v. Cigna,  E.D. Tex. 2:20-cv-00081-JRG-RSP (4/20/2021)

 

  • Prevailed on claim construction of case essential terms; prevailed over defendant claims of indefiniteness. Represented Plaintiff. AlexSam v. Simon Property Group, et al, 2:19-cv-00331-JRG-RSP (8/4/2021)

Expert Witness

  • Served as a defense expert on patent issues. Uri Cohen, et al v. Precision Wire Products, Inc. et al, California Superior Court, Santa Clara County, Case No. 17cv316277 (1/2020)

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