August 18, 2016
In its profile of Mr. Bobrow, the Daily Journal highlights how he helped to secure a decisive defense victory for Samsung in its litigation against DSS Technology Management Inc. over semiconductor lithography technology. DSS claimed patent infringement, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in March affirmed an Eastern District of Texas finding that elements of Samsung’s 28 nanometer processors used in the Galaxy S4 smartphone and other major products did not infringe DSS’ patent. Mr. Bobrow, who argued the Federal Circuit appeal for Samsung, noted that “[T]he plaintiff wanted a very broad reading of its patent …. [b]ut as we gained an understanding of its claim, we came to see that it was misreading its own patent.” The appeals court win capped a series of successes in the case at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and during claim construction in the trial court. Read more about Weil’s experience before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
In its profile of Mr. Reines, the Daily Journal highlights how Adobe Systems Inc. relied on him for guidance when it was sued in a California federal court by Digital Reg of Texas LLP. Digital Reg initially asserted seven digital rights management patents against Adobe, but only two survived in trial. The jury invalidated the two remaining patents, and Digital Reg appealed. Mr. Reines noted that Digital Reg’s attempt to overturn the jury verdict was “meritless,” and that since the patents were invalid, Adobe “couldn’t possibly be infringing them.” Mr. Reines was also successful in securing a ruling that Adobe should be reimbursed for attorneys’ fees by proving litigation misconduct on the part of Digital Reg. “We isolated some particular misdeeds that we thought we could single out,” Mr. Reines said. Read more about this victory.
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