Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) v. Apple Inc., No. 14-cv-62 (W.D. Wis.): representing WARF as local counsel in patent infringement case involving computer processor technology used in Apple iPhones and iPads. Obtained jury verdict of more than $234 million. Case is ongoing.
Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation LLC, 766 F. 3d 756 (7th Cir. 2014) cert. denied (Mar. 2015): represented the photographer in this highly watched copyright fair use case.
Essociate, Inc. v. Azoogle.com, Inc., Case No. 11-cv-727-bbc (W.D. Wis.), affirmed in Case No. 2013-1446 (Fed. Cir. May 13, 2014): obtained summary judgment of noninfringement of patent for defendants; authored appeal briefs and argued hearing before Federal Circuit panel.
Pacific Cycle, Inc. v. PowerGroup International, LLC, 969 F.Supp.2d 1098 (W.D. Wis. 2013): obtained summary judgment of breach of trademark license agreement relating to license of client’s Schwinn brand.
Seat Sack, Inc. v. School Specialty, Inc. and Childcraft Education Corp., 417 Fed.Appx. 931 (Fed. Cir. 2011): obtained affirmance of district court dismissal of trademark and design patent claims.
Ergo v. Pacific Cycle, Inc., Case No. 09-cv-488 (W.D. Wash.): obtained settlement for client after favorable claim construction ruling in patent lawsuit relating to Schwinn bicycle seat design.
Local counsel in multiple intellectual property cases in the Western District of Wisconsin.
Intellectual Property Counseling and Prosecution
Management of the patent and trademark portfolios of several notable Wisconsin businesses.
Assist start-ups and early stage companies with intellectual property strategies.
Prosecution of patent and trademark applications.
Advertising and Internet Law
Representation of clients in advertising disputes, including NAD proceedings and litigation.
Advertising review and clearance.
Contests, sweepstakes, and promotions.
Domain name and internet issues, including UDRP proceedings, DMCA takedown procedures, and enforcement through litigation.