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Kevin Johnson, who has an electrical engineering degree from Cornell, has tried a number of cases to verdict. Kevin's practice focuses on litigating patent infringement, trade secret, unfair competition, trademark, copyright and licensing actions in Federal and State courts as well as the International Trade Commission. His experience ranges from representing Fortune 50 companies to smaller rapidly growing technology companies in disputes related to microprocessors, wireless communications, semiconductor processing equipment, liquid crystal devices, consumer products, consumer electronics, medical devices, biotech products, business method customer loyalty programs, computer software and graphics, telecommunications, and optical devices.
Oberthur Card Systems
Represented MediaTek in a series of patent lawsuits in San Francisco and Marshall, Texas against Matsushita involving semiconductors and consumer electronics products. After obtaining favorable rulings on claim construction, summary judgment and other key motions, the case settled on very favorable terms.
Defending Samsung in a case brought by Agere Systems involving technology related to semiconductor memory products and semiconductor processing.
Defended the Gillette Company in a successful jury trial involving patents related to technology used on the Mach3 razor.
Representing Sony in patent lawsuits against Vizio and Westinghouse in the Central District of California and the District of New Jersey involving Sony's patented digital television technology.
Representing Sony in a declaratory judgment action against AmTRAN in the Northern District of California and defending Sony against AmTRAN's assertions of infringement in a related lawsuit in Wisconsin. Both cases involve the same patents related to television signal processing and power management.
Represented Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. in a series of patent lawsuits against various defendants including 4titude, Ltd., Phenix Research, and Eppendorf. The suits involved laboratory trays used during DNA testing. All cases ultimately settled on terms favorable to Bio-Rad.
Defended Avaya in a multi-defendant patent action brought by sole inventor in North Carolina relating to metering systems. After serving a Rule 11 motion, obtained walk-away settlement.
Represented most of the cell phone industry (30+ defendants) in a patent case in Texas brought by the University of Texas involving predictive text messaging. After convincing the Court to stay discovery on everything except claim construction and hold a separate trial on validity of the patent, the Court granted defendants' motion for summary judgment of non-infringement. The Federal Circuit upheld this judgment on appeal.
Represented Varian Semiconductor against Applied Materials in a patent infringement arbitration involving semiconductor processing equipment. The arbitration panel found that Applied infringed Varian's patents.
Defended OTC in an unfair competition, trade secret and copyright case. Case was dismissed on summary judgment, and OTC was awarded its attorneys fees and costs.
Defended Oberthur Technologies in a patent lawsuit involving technology related to the manufacturing of radio frequency identification cards. After obtaining favorable rulings on standing and ownership, the case settled on very favorable terms.
Successfully defended Ampex is a series of patent jury trials involving error correction and Audio and Video standards. The jury found the patents invalid and not infringed.
Defended the DeVry University in one of the first cases brought under California's new anti-spam statute.
Represented Tegic Communications, Inc. in a contempt proceeding in the Northern District of California filed against Zi Corporation. Tegic alleges that Zi violated the terms of a 2002 judgment following a successful patent-infringement jury verdict for Tegic. The contempt proceedings are now pending in arbitration.
Represented HTC Corp. in lawsuit filed in Eastern District of Virginia asserting three patents in CDMA technology.
Successfully represented Netsuite in an ED TX suit alleging infringement of a patent relating to CRM software.