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Curran, Patrick D.

Patrick D. Curran

Partner

  Biography

Patrick Curran’s practice focuses on complex business litigation, including intellectual property disputes, securities litigation, and financial litigation. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving a variety of technologies, including operating systems, web servers, wireless and cellular networks, online advertising systems, graphical user interfaces, push messaging, electromagnetic shielding, and monoclonal antibodies. He has also represented clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation, including breach of contract disputes, class actions, securities fraud and market manipulation claims, and financial fraud cases involving credit default swaps, collateralized debt obligations, and foreign exchange trading.

Mr. Curran has litigated in jurisdictions throughout the country. He has tried cases in New York, California, Texas, Delaware, and the International Trade Commission.

Mr. Curran has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by multiple legal publications.  He was named a nationwide “Rising Star” by Law360 in the Intellectual Property field, and was named a New York “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine.  

 

  Representative Clients

  • AVEO Oncology
  • EMC
  • Google
  • HSH Nordbank
  • HTC
  • Markforged
  • Motorola
  • North Atlantic Refinery
  • Oath
  • Pfizer
  • Qualcomm
  • Refco
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Yahoo

  Notable Representations

  • Obtained a jury verdict of noninfringement on behalf of a major technology company following a one-week jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas, in a patent case involving push messaging technologies.
  • On behalf of a major technology company, successfully obtained a writ of mandamus from the Federal Circuit ordering the stay of a non-practicing entity’s claims pending in the Eastern District of Texas, in favor of a declaratory judgment suit involving those same patents pending in the Northern District of California.   
  • On behalf of a major consumer electronics company, obtained summary judgment of invalidity on Section 101 grounds for patent asserted against a popular software distribution platform.   
  • Obtained a jury verdict of noninfringement on behalf of a major technology company following a four-week jury trial in the Northern District of California in patent litigation involving search technology and data synchronization technologies.
  • Represented a major technology company in multiple International Trade Commission investigations involving intellectual property in mobile telephones. Obtained complete defense victory in first investigation with respect to all patents handled by Quinn Emanuel.  Secured ITC Staff recommendation for complete defense victory in second investigation before cases settled favorably. 
  • Obtained a jury verdict of noninfringement and invalidity on behalf of major technology company following a one-week jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas in a patent case involving internet advertising technologies. 
  • Following successful claim construction ruling, obtained stipulated dismissal of patent infringement claims in Eastern District of New York on behalf of major technology company in a dispute related to web server technologies. 
  • Obtained dismissal of patent infringement claims with prejudice, and denial of preliminary injunction, in Southern District of New York on behalf of major technology company in a dispute related to internet advertising technologies. 
  • Represented a global telecommunications company in state and federal litigation and international arbitration involving intellectual property in mobile telephones.
  • Defeated motion for preliminary injunction and obtained dismissal with prejudice of all claims in New York Supreme Court on behalf of European bank in litigation filed by New York hedge fund regarding contractual dispute over credit facility. 
  • Obtained favorable settlements from strategic investor, management, outside counsel, auditor and others in connection with representation of litigation trust and private actions trust succeeding the bankruptcy estate of large financial services company.

  Education

  • University of Chicago Law School
    (J.D., with high honors, 2004)
    • University of Chicago Law Review:
      • Executive Topics & Comments Editor

  • Harvard University
    (A.B., magna cum laude, 2001)

  Admissions

The State Bar of New York; The State Bar of California; The Commonwealth of Massachusetts; United States Court of Appeals: Second Circuit, Federal Circuit; United States District Court: Northern District of California, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Northern District of New York, Eastern District of Texas

  Prior Associations

  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Guido Calabresi:
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2004-2005

  Awards

  • Selected as a "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property (Law360)
  • Selected as a “Rising Star” in New York (Super Lawyers Magazine)
  • Brand Names Education Foundation (BNEF) Ladas Memorial Award, 2003 (nation’s best trademark-related publication) 

Publications and Lectures

  • Comment, "Diluting the Commercial Speech Doctrine: 'Noncommercial Use' Under the Federal Trademark Dilution Act,"
    71 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1077 (2004)
  • Comment, "Standard-Setting Organizations: Patents, Price-Fixing, and Per Se Legality,"
    70 U. Chi. L. Rev. 983 (2003)