Brian P. Biddinger
Brian is a partner in our IP Litigation group who represents clients in all aspects of patent litigation at both the district court and appellate levels. His work involves the day-to-day management of complex patent cases relating to a wide variety of technologies, including microprocessors, consumer products, automotive technologies, video games and Internet-related technology. Brian is also an experienced trial lawyer with courtroom experience before juries and in bench proceedings and has established an impressive track record of obtaining outstanding results for the firm’s clients. Brian’s breadth of experience allows him to work with clients to develop efficient strategies that further their business and litigation objectives.
- Affinity Labs of Texas v. A Major Korean Electronics Company (E.D. Tex.) – Defending a major Korean electronics company in a patent infringement lawsuit involving five patents directed to portable audio devices and wireless communications.
- Norman IP v. A Major Japanese Automotive Manufacturer (E.D. Tex.) – Defended a major Japanese automotive manufacturer in a patent infringement lawsuit involving microprocessor technology.
- Worlds.com, Inc. v. Activision Blizzard, Inc. et al. (D. Mass.) – Defending Activision Blizzard in a patent infringement litigation involving network communications for client-server on-line gaming products.
- Versata v. A Major Japanese Automaker (E.D. Tex) – Defending Toyota in a patent infringement lawsuit involving Computer Aided Design software.
- LG Electronics, Inc. v. Whirlpool Corp. (D. N.J.) – Represented LG Electronics in a patent infringement lawsuit involving refrigerators.
- Big Baboon, Inc. v. A Major Japanese Automotive Manufacturer (C.D. Cal.) – Defended a major Japanese automotive manufacturer against claims of infringement of two patents relating to electronic commerce.
- DealerTrack v. RouteOne LLC (C.D. Cal.) – Defended RouteOne in a case involving three patents relating to Internet-based automotive financing. We obtained summary judgment of invalidity and non-infringement of all three asserted patents.
- Worlds.com v. NCsoft Corp. (N.D. Cal.) – Defended NCsoft in a patent infringement litigation involving network communications for client-server on-line gaming products.
- Transmeta Corp. v. Intel Corp. (D. Del.) – Represented Transmeta in a patent infringement lawsuit involving microprocessor technology. The case settled favorably for $250 million, which was one of the top patent damage settlements in 2007.
- K.W. Muth Co., Inc. v. Gentex Corp. (E.D. Wisc. Bankr.) – Represented Gentex Corp. in a patent infringement lawsuit involving rearview signal mirrors. Following a two week bench trial, we obtained judgments of non-infringement, invalidity and inequitable conduct.
- Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary v. QLT, Inc. (D. Mass.) – Represented MEEI in a case involving treatment of advanced macular degeneration in which we obtained a jury verdict of unjust enrichment and unfair business practices, resulting in damages award of a 3.01% royalty on more than $2 billion sales and attorney's fees for MEEI.
- Praxair, Inc. v. Advanced Technology Materials, Inc. (D. Del.) – Represented Praxair in a case involving pressurized gas cylinders and obtained a jury verdict that the asserted patents were valid and infringed.
- New York Super Lawyers (2011-2014)
- Co-author, "Proving Indirect Infringement: Is Post-Suit Knowledge of a Patent Sufficient?" Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (October 2013)
- Speaker, Ropes & Gray IPMC Financial Services Roundtable, “Software Patentability: The Concept of ‘Inventive Concept’,” (April 7, 2014)
- Moderator, "Robotics and Intellectual Property," We Robot: Getting Down to Business, Stanford Law School Annual Robotics and the Law Conference, Stanford, CA, April 2013