Victoria F. Maroulis
Silicon Valley Office
Intellectual Property Litigation
Life Sciences Litigation
Selected to The American Lawyer’s “45 under 45” list of outstanding women lawyers (January 2011)
Member of the Quinn Emanuel IP Litigation team named IP Litigation Counsel of the Year by Cisco Systems (December 2010)
Selected to The Daily Journal's list of Top Women Litigators (May 2010)
Member of the Quinn Emanuel IP Litigation team named IP Litigation Department of the Year by The American Lawyer Magazine (2010)
Named one of 10 Intellectual Property Rising Stars nationally under the age of 40 by Law360 (2010)
The Legal Aid Society Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service (1999)
Member, The State Bar of California; Member, The State Bar of New York; Member, United States Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit, Federal Circuit; United States District Court: Central District of California, Northern District of California, Southern District of California, Eastern District of California, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Northern District of New York, Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
In the fields of Biotechnology and Medical Devices, she has represented Genentech, Monsanto, Bio-Rad, and GE Healthcare.
In the Software, Hardware, Networking and Semiconductors fields, she has represented AOL, IBM, Cisco, NETGEAR, D-Link, Belkin, NetSuite, Nuance, Oracle, Samsung, Borland Software, and Macrovision.
On behalf of Cisco, Belkin, NETGEAR, and D-Link, won complete summary judgment of non-infringement and invalidity in a patent infringement case relating to wireless routers.
On behalf of Genentech, secured only the second writ of mandamus ever to be issued by the Federal Circuit in the seminal In re Genentech case in relation to a motion to transfer venue from the Eastern District of Texas to the Northern District of California.
Obtained a complete victory for Cisco in a closely watched patent infringement dispute where plaintiff asserted a patent on a method for Voice over Internet Protocol telephony against Cisco’s line of Integrated Services Routers. Prevailed on a motion to dismiss the complaint for lack of standing, on the ground that the patent was related to the former employer’s business, ownership was automatically transferred to the employer under the assignment agreement.
Represented twenty-three cell phone manufacturers – including Motorola, Samsung and Sony Ericsson – accused by the University of Texas of infringing a patent relating to text messaging using Touch-Tone telephones. The University alleged that the manufacturers infringed its patent by incorporating predictive text messaging software into over 400 models of cell phones. Several defendants – not represented by our firm – settled identical claims for $3.27 for each cell phone sold in the United States. The potential liability to the clients therefore approached $2 billion.
Represented Genentech in a multi-district patent litigation concerning recombinant DNA technology and the process of co-transformation to produce proteins in mammalian cells. Obtained a broad covenant not to sue, and by agreeing to the covenant, the patentee permanently surrendered a claim against the client for hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties.
Represented AOL's subsidiary, Tegic Communications, in a patent suit against an infringing competitor. After a three-week jury trial involving complex text input software technology, defeated the attack on the validity of two Tegic patents and won a unanimous jury verdict of willful infringement and $9 million in compensatory damages.
Represented Monsanto in a patent infringement matter when the plaintiff patentee, a local public university, alleged that our client’s recombinant bovine growth hormone product infringed its patent and sought $1.8 billion in treble damages and a permanent injunction. After winning a summary judgment eliminating one of the two accused products, and limiting the literal coverage of the claims to technology “known and available” in 1980, the case settled favorably the day before the jury trial was to start.
Represented AstraZeneca in a patent infringement action involving cancer medication. Obtained summary judgment on the patent misuse defense.
Represented Kmart Corporation, winning a bench trial upholding its multi-million dollar contract with its co-branded credit card partner. For the same client, obtained dismissal with prejudice, on the eve of trial, of a multi-million dollar lease dispute brought against it.
Represented IBM, obtaining a favorable settlement during a bench trial in a multi-million dollar breach-of-contract action involving third-party equipment leasing.
Represented several media companies, including AOL Time Warner and The Columbia House Company, in a Section 17200 unfair competition suit alleging millions of dollars in damages arising from the collection of use taxes on the shipping and handling costs of compact discs, tapes, videos, DVDs and other similar products. Obtained a dismissal with prejudice at the pleading stage.