Whether a case demands trial and appeal or a well negotiated settlement, our top priority is finding the right path to defend our clients and achieve their goals in the most economical and efficient way possible. Calfee understands that a “win” does not simply mean victory in the courtroom; it also means achieving the financial goals that make the time and expense of litigation worthwhile. A sample of our successes includes the following:
Brita Wasser-Filter Systems v. Recovery Eng., et al., Case No. 97 C 3915 (N.D. Ill.). Won summary judgement of non-infringement of water filtration pitcher patent after successful Markman hearing. 41 F.Supp. 2d 818. Won affirmance of judgement on appeal to Federal Circuit.
Joao Bock Transaction Systems v. KeyBank N.A., Case No. 7:14-cv-02883-WWE (S.D.N.Y.). Patent claims for securitization systems for online banking transactions. Moved to dismiss complaint at the pleadings stage on the basis that the patent-in-suit involved a mere abstract idea, which was not patentable subject matter under recent Supreme Court precedent. A prompt settlement was obtained.
Citrix Systems, Inc. et al v. 01 Communique Laboratory, Inc., Case No. 2:14-cv-04185 (C.D. CA). Defended global software company in patent infringement claim, resulting in jury verdict of non-infringement.
Maxim Integrated Products, Patent Litigation, Case No. 2:12-mc-00244 (W.D. Pa.). Defended patent claim to operability of mobile banking applications when running on smart phones.
TQP Development, LLC v. KeyCorp, Case No. 2:12-cv-00058-DF (E.D. Tex.). Patent claims for online banking use of secured Internet communications. Negotiated settlement.
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. et al v. Forest Laboratories Inc., Case No. 1:13-cv-02002 (D. Del.). Lead counsel for two global pharmaceutical companies as plaintiffs in a patent infringement case involving an Alzheimer’s drug, which resulted in a settlement on the day before trial. Obtained favorable claim constructions and prevailed in several dispositive disputes.
Integrated Technology Corporation v. Rudolph Technologies, Inc., Case No. 1:06-CV-2182 (D. Az.). $40 million verdict against a public company for years of infringement. Awarded nearly $2 million in attorneys’ fees for defendant’s misconduct. Successfully defeated Supreme Court petition for certiorari.
MTD v. Toro (multiple cases). Represented MTD in a series of patent enforcement actions against Toro.
Fortune Brands (multiple cases). Represented multiple Fortune Brands entities, including Moen and Master Lock, in patent enforcement actions and in defense against patent claims across the United States. Results include consent judgments, license payments, and injunctions when on the plaintiff’s side and negotiated settlements when on the defense side.
Atotech USA Inc. et al. v. Macdermid Inc., Case No. 2-05-cv-05517 (D. N.J.). Patent and trade secret litigation on behalf of leading chemical maker. Obtained negotiated settlement on behalf of patent owner.
InterDesign, Inc. v. Merrick Engineering, Inc., Case No. 1:16-cv-02498 (N.D. Ohio). Design patent litigation for consumer products maker. Represented a design company in promptly obtaining stipulation and order to stop sale of defendants infringing products. Successfully enforced patents against competitor.
United States Endoscopy Group, Inc. v. ConMed Endoscopic Technologies, Inc. et al., Case No. 1:06-cv-01253 (N.D. Ohio). Enforcement of patents against competitor and defense of antitrust claims. Obtained prompt settlement.
Hytera Communications Corp. Ltd. v. Motorola Solutions, Inc., Case No. 1:17-cv-01794 (N.D. Ohio). Currently representing world’s second-largest mobile radio maker in first U.S. enforcement action.
DISH Network. Since 2008, we have represented DISH Network in a very significant Lanham Act unfair competition matter; case recently settled.
MRI Software LLC v. Lynx Systems Inc., Case No. 1:12-cv-01082 (N.D. Ohio). Lead counsel for global software company in case involving copyright and trademark infringement and trade secret misappropriation. Promptly obtained entry of preliminary injunction on behalf of the plaintiff. The case was favorably settled.
LBS Innovations LLC v. BP America Inc., et al., Case No. 2:11-cv-00407-DF (E.D. Tex.). Patent claims to operability of geo-location functionality on website. Successfully invoked indemnification.
Stambler v. Intuit Inc., et al., Case No. 2:10-cv-00181 (E.D. Tex.). Patent claims for online banking use of secured internet communications. Negotiated settlement.