Charles Verhoeven and Claude Stern were named among the Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators by the Daily Journal, California’s most respected provider of legal news. This annual list recognizes litigators for their achievements in impactful intellectual property issues.
Mr. Verhoeven is the head of Quinn Emanuel’s Northern California offices. Since 2009, he has been recognized yearly by the Daily Journal as one of California’s Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators. Mr. Verhoeven’s intellectual property practice has involved a wide range of technologies including Internet, tablet, and computer hardware and software. This year, he is distinguished for his work in the ongoing “smartphone wars” as lead counsel in defending companies that use Google’s Android operating system against Apple and Microsoft. In particular, his widely-publicized fight on behalf of Samsung against Apple continues on multiple fronts in numerous jurisdictions.
Mr. Stern serves as the Co-Chair of Quinn Emanuel’s National Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. Since 2008, he has been recognized yearly by the Daily Journal as one of California’s Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators. Mr. Stern has been lead trial counsel for a variety of precedent-setting cases within the intellectual property field, including Brøderbund Software, Inc. v. Unison World, the first reported case to recognize the copyrightability of a non-video game computer program user-interface, and Planet Bingo LLC v. GameTech Int’l, in which the Federal Circuit established a new standard for determining infringement under the doctrine of equivalents. This year, he is noted for his high-profile representation of Zynga against gaming giant Electronic Arts, and the successful and case-ending claim construction ruling in the DDB v. CSTV patent litigation.