Amar L. Thakur

 

Los Angeles Office
Tel: +1 213-443-3000
Fax: +1 213-443-3100
amarthakur@quinnemanuel.com

Practice Areas
Domestic U.S. Arbitration
Media and Entertainment Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
International Arbitration
International Trade Commission Proceedings
Litigation Representing Plaintiffs
Satellite and Aerospace Litigation

Education


Arizona State University
(J.D., cum laude, 1995)

University of Washington
(B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1992)






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Biography


Amar L. Thakur is an intellectual property trial lawyer who has tried significant patent cases to verdict. In 2012, as lead trial counsel, he obtained a $147.2 million jury verdict on behalf of his client, which was the 5th largest jury verdict in intellectual property cases in the U.S. in that year.

Mr. Thakur's litigation experience includes representation of companies in telecommunications/VOIP, medical devices, software and semiconductors in patent, trademark and commercial disputes. He has appeared before the federal courts throughout Arizona, California, Delaware, New York, Texas, Virginia and the International Trade Commission.

With substantial experience in acquisition of intellectual property and monetization of such assets, Mr. Thakur's practice focuses on the development and enforcement of patent portfolios, as well as creating partnerships between IP clients and private investors who can help to monetize promising patent portfolios. He is considered a pioneer in the development of new alternative fee strategies for patent litigation.

Mr. Thakur was recognized in 2013 as one of Southern California's "Super Lawyers."




Representative Clients

Aylus Networks, Inc.
Broadcom
Conexant Systems
International Rectifier
Medtronic
Mformation Technologies
Nextec Corporation
Overland Storage
Quantum Corporation
Samsung
Sony Ericsson
XIFIN


Notable Representations


Aylus Networks, Inc. v. Apple (Northern District of California) – Co-lead counsel for plaintiff in a patent infringement matter relating to delivering content from a media server to a media renderer using a wireless device.

Mformation Technologies, Inc. v. Research In Motion
(Northern District of California) – Lead counsel for plaintiff in a patent infringement matter relating to wireless device remote management technology.  Obtained a $147.2 million jury verdict on behalf of Mformation.

Great Call v. Dyna LLC (AAA Arbitration, San Diego) - Co-lead counsel for defendant Dyna in a technology license breach of contract dispute relating to wireless handset and infrastructure technology.

Crossroads Systems, Inc. v. Overland Storage, Inc., et al (Western District of Texas) – Lead counsel for defendant, Overland Storage, in a patent infringement suit filed relating to network storage libraries, both tape-based and disk-based.

Telespree Communications v. Mformation Technologies Inc. (Northern District of California) - Lead counsel for defendant in a trade secrets action regarding software platforms for activating, managing and updating mobile devices over the air.

Nextec Applications, Inc. v. Brookwood Companies, Inc. (Southern District of New York) - Lead counsel for plaintiff in a patent infringement matter regarding encapsulation technology.

Sandisk IL, f/k/a mSystems, Ltd. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (American Arbitration Association (New York)) - Intellectual property counsel for Samsung in an arbitration for breach of a patent license and supply agreement.

Quantum Corporation v. Riverbed Technology, Inc. (Northern District of California) - Lead counsel for plaintiff and cross-defendant in multiple patent infringement lawsuits regarding data storage products utilizing de-duplication technology.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Panasonic Corporation of North America, et. al. adv. Screentone Systems Corporation, et al. (Central District of California) - Lead counsel for Peerless Systems in lawsuit in which Panasonic had tendered its defense of patent infringement case to Peerless.

InfoVista S.A. and InfoVista Corporation v. Microsoft Corporation (Northern District of California) - Lead counsel for plaintiffs in a trademark infringement action regarding Windows® Vista software.

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. v. Professional Career Development Institute, LLC (Southern District of California) - Lead counsel for plaintiff in a trademark infringement action regarding ASHFORD UNIVERSITY® mark.

State Compensation Insurance Fund v. Real Consulting and Software Development, LLC, et al. (Superior Court for the County of San Francisco) - Co-lead counsel for plaintiff in a breach of contract, good faith and fair dealing and fraudulent inducement matter relating to software development and implementation.

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc. and Kratos Government Solutions, Inc. v. Celeris Systems, Inc., et al. (Superior Court for the County of Orange) - Lead counsel for plaintiffs in a trade secret, duty of loyalty, and unfair competition matter regarding government contracts related to GPS and telecommunications software.