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Anderson, Carl G.

Carl G. Anderson

Partner

carlanderson@quinnemanuel.com
Direct Tel: +1 415-875-6328
San Francisco
Tel: +1 415 875 6600 Fax: +1 415 875 6700

Mr. Anderson’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation.   He has experience with a wide range of technologies and businesses, including cases involving 3G/UMTS and 4G/LTE cell phone technologies, digital video, genetic testing and diagnostics, Internet search and advertising, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, semiconductor design and fabrication, smartphones and other portable computing devices, and wireless local area networks.  A number of his cases have involved standards-essential patents and issues arising from obligations to license on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms.  Mr. Anderson represents clients in arbitration, before various United States District Courts, the International Trade Commission, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Belkin International
  • Charter Communications
  • Cisco
  • D-Link
  • Google
  • Natera
  • NETGEAR
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Waymo
  • YouTube
  • Currently representing Google in a number of patent cases involving Internet messaging in the Eastern District of Texas, the Central District of California, and the Federal Circuit.
  • Currently representing Google in a patent case involving web-based software in the Northern District of California, after successfully obtaining transfer from the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Currently representing Google in a number patent cases involving Internet search and video in the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Currently representing Samsung in an action pending in the District of Delaware involving 3G/UMTS and 4G/LTE standards-essential patents, as well as competing FRAND defenses and claims. 
  • Representing a leading provider of genetic testing and diagnostics in two patent and Lanham Act cases in the District of Delaware.
  • Represented Samsung in a dispute with Huawei involving twenty-two cellular patents and FRAND licensing in the Northern District of California and the Federal Circuit. Obtained an antisuit injunction barring Huawei from enforcing two injunction orders issued by a Chinese court against Samsung, after which the case settled.  
  • Represented Samsung in a number of trials and appeals involving trade dress, design patent, and utility patent disputes with Apple in the Northern District of California, the Federal Circuit, the United States Supreme Court, and the International Trade Commission.
  • Represented Waymo against Uber in a trade secret misappropriation case in the Northern District of California relating to autonomous vehicle technology.  The case settled during trial. 
  • Represented Time Warner Cable in a patent case involving video-on-demand technology.  Obtained summary judgment on the asserted patent under Section 101.  On appeal, obtained affirmance from the Federal Circuit.
  • Represented Barnes & Noble in a contract action involving breach of obligations to license standards-essential patents on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. 
  • Represented Barnes & Noble in patent infringement cases in which patent holders alleged that Barnes & Noble’s NOOK products infringed various hardware and software patents, including patents purporting to cover WiFi, 3G, and audio standards.
  • Represented Motorola Mobility Inc. in a multi-billion dollar patent case in the Eastern District of Texas that resulted in favorable settlement for Motorola.
  • Represented a leading magnetic resonance imaging company in a patent dispute in the Western District of Virginia.  After obtaining partial summary judgment based on intervening rights and thereby limiting the client’s potential exposure, the litigation was resolved. 
  • Represented Google Inc. in a jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas, obtained a complete defense verdict of patent invalidity and non-infringement.  Obtained affirmance of non-infringement and invalidity from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Obtained complete summary judgment of non-infringement and invalidity for Cisco, Belkin, NETGEAR, and D-Link in a patent infringement case relating to wireless routers.  Obtained complete affirmance of the judgment of non-infringement and invalidity from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Represented Charter Communications in various patent infringement cases in which a competitor alleged that Charter Communications infringed patents directed to methods and systems for providing telephony services.  After pretrial proceedings, the cases settled on favorable terms.
  • Represented semiconductor manufacturer in patent disputes involving power semiconductor design and manufacturing.
  • Stanford Law School
    (J.D., 2005)
  • University of California, Berkeley
    (Ph.D., Philosophy, 1996)
  • Princeton University
    (B.A., Mathematics, 1989)
The State Bar of California; United States Court of Appeals: Federal Circuit; United States District Court: Northern District of California, Central District of California, Eastern District of Texas
  • Reed College, Portland:
    • Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Humanities
  • "Willful Patent Infringement:  The First Year of the Post-Seagate Era," 20 Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal 9 (September 2008).