Marshall M. Searcy III


Los Angeles Office
Tel: +1 213-443-3000
Fax: +1 213-443-3100

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property Litigation
Securities Litigation
Class Action Litigation



Harvard Law School
(J.D., 1993)
     Harvard Journal of Law and Technology:
          Editor, 1992-1993
     Ames Moot Court Championship Team:
          Oralist, 1993

University of Texas at Austin
(B.A., with highest honors, 1990)
     Phi Beta Kappa

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Marshall Searcy has been trying complex cases for almost 20 years.  Mr. Searcy focuses on intellectual property and unfair competition cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Searcy's patent cases have involved a wide range of fields, from mobile phone technology to automobile antitheft devices to nutritional supplements.  His antitrust cases have been equally diverse, including claims brought in areas of natural gas trading, plastic bottle sales and wholesale petroleum pricing.  Mr. Searcy has tried cases in California, Massachusetts and Arizona courts and before the International Trade Commission.

Representative Clients

Shell Oil
Nokia Corporation
Mattel, Inc.
Freedom Wireless, Inc.
Johnson Controls, Inc.

Notable Representations

Won $185 Million verdict for Freedom Wireless in suit over prepaid wireless telecommunications patents.

Won defense judgment as a matter of law for Shell after a four week jury trial on allegations of discriminatory wholesale gasoline pricing.

Won decision for large telecommunications company after a 10 day hearing on claims of patent infringement brought before the International Trade Commission.

Obtained habeas corpus relief for two inmates serving life without parole in Alabama for non-violent offenses.

Won complete dismissal of claims by franchise owners that they had been defrauded when making lease payments.

Obtained judgment as a matter of law that a former employee of a satellite company had not assigned claims to his inventions in phone technology.

Obtained summary judgment of patent infringement against manufacturer of "hot fill" plastic bottles.

Successfully represented seller of natural gas against claims of market manipulation and obtained a favorable settlement of class action claims.

Won dismissal of section 17200 claim against food-maker for alleged failure to disclose that its product contained carcinogens.

For officers of an aerospace company, won dismissal of class action suits brought by shareholders based on public announcements made concerning a failed merger.