The Firm successfully represented a client that invents and manufactures safety products in a matter on appeal in the Federal Circuit. In a patent infringement case that settled on favorable terms for the client the first day of trial, the client’s adversaries challenged the resulting dismissal of the case in an attempt to unwind the settlement agreement. Bill Brown and Matt Wegner convinced the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the dismissal, thereby securing a favorable outcome for the client. Spellbound Development Group, Inc. v. Pacific Handy Cutter, Inc. et al., Fed Ct App. Case No. 12-1573 [Dkt. 75-2] (May 29, 2013).
The firm represented software development company 3PL Systems Inc. in a bet-the-company copyright infringement case against Walter Mitchell. Mitchell v. 3PL Systems Inc., CV11-00534 (C.C. Cal., filed April 7, 2011). After defeating Mitchell’s affirmative claims on summary judgment, Matt Wegner, Bill Brown and Matthew Berliner took the case to trial on 3PL’s cross claims of copyright infringement and breach of fiduciary duty, resulting in a $1.7 million verdict in 3PL’s favor.