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Briggs, Todd M.

Todd M. Briggs

Partner

toddbriggs@quinnemanuel.com
Direct Tel: +1 650-801-5020
Silicon Valley
Tel: +1 650 801 5000 Fax: +1 650 801 5100

Todd Briggs is a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.  His practice focuses on patent infringement and other intellectual property cases.  He has litigated cases throughout the United States relating to a wide variety of technologies including microprocessors, memory devices, wireless communications, semiconductor processing, computer networks, operating systems, communications systems, computer architecture, analog and digital circuits, data storage systems, medical devices, and high-throughput materials discovery systems.  He also has significant experience in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Todd is an electrical engineer and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

  • Samsung
  • Caltech
  • Google
  • BlackBerry
  • Sony
  • Cisco
  • Belkin
  • NETGEAR
  • D-Link
  • Symyx
  • MediaTek
  • Representing Caltech in a patent infringement action against Broadcom and Apple in the Central District of California. The case involves four patents relating to a seminal class of error correction codes invented by Caltech called Irregular Repeat and Accumulate (“IRA”) codes.  IRA codes are fundamental to the 802.11n and 802.11ac standards and used Wi-Fi chips made by Broadcom and incorporated into Apple's products.
  • Representing Samsung in a patent infringement action brought by Evolved Wireless in the District of Delaware. The case involves five patents that Evolved Wireless claims are essential to the LTE wireless communication standard. The patents are part of a portfolio of patents Evolved Wireless obtained from LG Electronics.
  • Representing Samsung in a series of patent disputes with Apple involving smartphone and tablet computer technologies.  Successfully defended Samsung against Apple's attempts to secure preliminary and permanent injunctions based on its utility patents in the Northern District of California, which was affirmed by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Led team that secured a jury verdict of infringement by Apple of one of Samsung's patents relating to photo and video organization in digital cameras.
  • Represented BlackBerry in a patent and trade dress infringement action against Typo Products (co-founded by Ryan Seacrest) in the Northern District of California.  Secured a preliminary injunction for Blackberry to halt the sale of Typo's infringing add-on physical Bluetooth keyboard, which copied the iconic Blackberry keyboard.  After Typo failed to fully comply with the preliminary injunction, he led the team that obtained an order finding Typo in contempt of the preliminary injunction and secured award of over $860,000 in sanctions in addition to attorneys’ fees and costs relating to Typo's  contempt.  The case ultimately settled on terms favorable to Blackberry.
  • Represented Sony in a patent infringement case brought by Intellectual Capital Holdings Limited in the Eastern District of Texas.  Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement, which was affirmed by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Represented Cisco and other networking equipment companies in a patent infringement case brought by OptimumPath in the Northern District of California.  Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement and invalidity, which was affirmed by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Represented EMC in a patent infringement case brought by HP in the Northern District of California.  After HP sued EMC for patent infringement, EMC asserted its own patent infringement claims against HP.  Following a claim construction hearing and summary judgment proceedings, the case settled with HP agreeing to pay EMC $325 million, one of the largest patent settlements on record.
  • Represented Cisco against Huawei in a case involving claims for trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement and patent infringement.  After obtaining a worldwide preliminary injunction against Huawei that prevented the sale and distribution of router operating software, the case settled on terms favorable to Cisco.
  • Represented Palm in a patent infringement case brought by Antor Media relating to the downloading of media to smartphones and personal digital assistants. The case settled on terms favorable to Palm.
  • Represented Symyx in cases brought by Intematix involving trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement claims.  After defeating several attempts by Intematix for preliminary relief, the cases settled on terms favorable to Symyx. 
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    (J.D., 2000)
    • Hastings Law Journal:
      • Member
    • CALI Award, Patent Litigation
  • California State University, Fresno 
    (B.S., Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, 1995)
The State Bar of California; United States Court of Appeals: Federal Circuit; Registered to Practice Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe:
    • Associate, 2002-2005
  • Skjerven, Morrill, MacPherson:
    • Associate, 2000-2002