Name: Thomas Friel
Law firm: Cooley
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Thomas Friel heads up Cooley’s national
intellectual property litigation practice. Educated
at the University of Michigan Law School, he has spent many
years lecturing and speaking on the most important developments
related to US patent law. Friel joined Cooley in 2000 after spending
more than two decades at Skjerven, Morrill, MacPherson, Franklin
& Friel. He is particularly experienced in litigating in patent
disputes but he also works in trade secrets, trademarks and
copyright lawsuits. He regularly assists companies in the wireless
technology and life sciences industries.
Name: Stacey Halpern
Law firm: Knobbe Martens
Stacey Halpern is a partner at Knobbe Martens and focuses on all
areas of trademark, unfair competition and copyright matters. This
includes counselling, prosecution, licensing and enforcement.
Halpern has experience in the finance, fashion, technology and
medical device industries and has been involved in hearings
before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, various California
district courts and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Name: Robert Haslam
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Robert Haslam is partner at law firm Covington
& Burling and he has experience in patent, trade
secret, and technology disputes. He has represented clients
in industries such as semiconductor products and processes,
cryptography, GPS and cellular technology, electronic circuits,
microprocessors, software, and medical devices. He has twice
served on and once chaired the US District Court for the Northern
District of California’s patent rules committee. His notable cases
include representing Huawei in a trade secret lawsuit against
Motorola Solutions concerning wireless base station technology.
Name: Susan Heller
Law firm: Greenberg Traurig
Susan Heller is co-managing shareholder of
Greenberg Traurig’s Orange County office, chair
of the firm’s global trademark and brand management group, and
co-chair of the firm’s global women’s initiative. She is consistently
recognised as having one of the preeminent and most innovative
international trademark practices, and for being a game-changer.
When the stakes are high and critical brands are at risk, Fortune
500 companies, world champion athletes, high-net-worth
individuals and A-list celebrities turn to Heller for her strategic
thought leadership and counsel.
Name: Daralyn Durie
Law firm: Durie Tangri
Genentech, Twitter and Google are just some
of the high profile names that have benefited
from Daralyn Durie’s expertise. In 2009, she co-founded Durie
Tangri after spending 16 years at Keker & Van Nest. She has also
successfully helped Google fend off copyright claims and attacks
on its AdWords program. She obtained her juris doctor at the
University of California, Berkeley in 1992.
Name: James Elacqua
Law firm: Skadden Arps Slate
Meagher & Flom
James Elacqua focuses his practice on patent
litigation in the computer, electronics, life sciences and medical
device industries. Drawing on his electrical engineering
background and his four decades of experience in all aspects of
complex intellectual property litigation, he represents Fortune 500
companies in state and district courts, the Federal Circuit, the ITC
and in post-grant AIA procedures in the USPTO. Representative
clients have included Medtronic, Nokia and Google.
Name: Mark Fowler
Law firm: DLA Piper
Mark Fowler is a co-chair of DLA Piper’s
litigation practice and has worked on cases at
numerous US courts. He is familiar with courts in Washington DC,
Texas, Virginia and Delaware as well as the US Court of Appeals
for the Federal Circuit and the International Trade Commission.
One of his notable achievements includes obtaining a $9 million
damages award for Samsung in a patent action against Quanta
Computer at the US District Court for the Northern District of
California in 2006.
Name: Robert Fram Robert D. Fram
Covington & Burling LLP
One Front Street
San Francisco, CA 94111-5356
Tel: +1 415 591 7025
Fax: +1 415 955 6525
Trade Secret Litigation
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Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
District of Columbia
Robert Fram is one of the leaders of the firm's patent litigation
group, having served as co-chair from 2008 through 2013.
He resident in the firmʼs San Francisco office. He has substantial
experience litigating patent, copyright, trade secret, and licensing
cases. Mr. Framʼs trial experience includes proceedings in federal
and state courts and patent trials in California, New Jersey, Texas,
and the International Trade Commission.
Mr. Fram has been recognized by Chambers USA and Best
Lawyers in America as a leading IP lawyer, and the San Francisco
and Los Angeles Daily Journal named him one of the "Top 50 IP
Litigators in California." He is a past President of the Association
of Business Trial Lawyers (Northern California). Mr. Fram
represents clients in a range of high-tech industries, including
software, computer and electronic, semiconductor, and others.
CCP Systems AG v Samsung Electronics Corp. Ltd. et al.
(D. New Jersey). Representing Samsung in a suit alleging
copyright and patent infringement relating to software used
Mobile Device Litigation. Mr. Fram led the team that
decisively wiped out a half-billion dollar damages and
injunction claims, part of Covingtonʼs successful defense of
one of the worldʼs largest smartphone and tablet
manufacturers. The case involved the assertion of six
allegedly standards essential patents. In a notable victory
for our client, the Court ruled that an injunction cannot be
obtained to enforce a patent that declared essential to a
standard and is subject to a FRAND commitment.
Bockstar Technologies, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.
Law firm: Covington & Burling
Based in Covington & Burling’s San Francisco
office, Robert Fram works in the patent litigation
group. He has experience in patents, copyright, trade secrets,
and licensing, and has tried cases before federal and state courts
in Texas, California and New Jersey, and the International Trade
Commission. His notable cases include Fujitsu v Cirrus Logic
(at the Santa Clara Superior Court, California), in which he
represented Fujitsu in a multi-party contract dispute concerning
defective semiconductor chips sold to Fujitsu.