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Straka, Brianne

Brianne Straka

Direct Tel: +1 312-705-7415, Direct Fax: +1 312-705-7401
Tel: +1 312 705 7400 Fax: +1 312 705 7401

Brianne Straka is a partner in Quinn Emanuel's Chicago office.  Her practice focuses on high-stakes complex commercial litigation and intellectual property disputes with an emphasis on high-tech patent litigation.  She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants.  Brianne's cases have dealt with a wide variety of technologies and industries, including disputes concerning memory design, power control circuitry, cellular communications, antivirus software, backup and recovery software, drug eluting stents, medical infusion pumps, queuing software, flameless candles, temporary stadium seating, and clothing design.  During law school, Brianne participated in the law school’s Supreme Court Clinic where she assisted with petitions for certiorari and merits briefs for clients with cases before the United States Supreme Court.  She also gained oral advocacy skills through participation in the law school’s Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition. Prior to law school, Brianne designed and developed software for enterprise document management systems at a consulting firm in Chicago.

  • Alcatel-Lucent USA
  • Allscripts
  • IBM
  • Nokia of America Corporation
  • Qualcomm
  • Symantec Corporation
  • Represented Alcatel Lucent and AT&T in $100 million patent case resulting in a complete victory before a jury in an Eastern District of Texas patent infringement lawsuit where the jury found all of the asserted claims not infringed and invalid for anticipation, obviousness, and lack of written description.
  • Representing Qualcomm in multiple patent infringement cases against Apple in the Southern District of California and before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
  • Representing Nokia in a patent dispute in the Eastern District of Texas against Intellectual Ventures in a case relating to telecommunications.
  • Represented Symantec Corporation against Finjan in patent litigation in the Northern District of California, in which Finjan asserted eight patents relating to computer security technology.
  • Represented International Business Machines and Softlayer Technologies in a patent infringement case in the Northern District of Texas relating to data center technology.
  • Represented Allscripts in a case in Florida state court in a case involving allegations of fraud and unfair competition.
  • Represented Symantec Corporation in several cases with respect to patents covering backup and recovery software.
  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • (J.D., cum laude, 2009)
    • Northwestern University Law Review:
      • Executive Colloquy Editor, 2008-2009
      • Staff Member, 2007-2008
  • University of Notre Dame
  • (B.S., Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, 2004)
  • The State Bar of Illinois
  • United States District Court:
    • Northern District of Illinois
    • Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Courts of Appeals:
    • Federal Circuit
  • Registered to Practice Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.:
    • Associate, 2009-2013
  • Named an Illinois Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2018-19