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.
- 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.
- Affinity Labs of Texas v. a major Korean electronics company (N.D. Cal.) – Defending a major Korean electronics company in multiple patent infringement lawsuits involving six patents directed to portable audio devices and wireless communications.
- Spansion v. Macronix (ITC) – Representing Spansion in an ITC investigation involving flash memory technologies.
- Norman IP v. a Major Japanese Automaker (E.D. Tex.) – Defended a Major Japanese Automaker in a patent infringement lawsuit involving microprocessor technology.
- Versata v. a Major Japanese Automaker (E.D. Tex) – Defended a Major Japanese Automaker in a patent infringement lawsuit involving Computer Aided Design software and product configuration software.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cited, “Federal Circuit Backs HTC, Samsung Streaming Patent Win At PTAB,” Law360 (May 9, 2016) Subscription required
- Speaker, ”How to Prepare for the Rule Changes in 2016,” Managing IP PTAB Forum (May 12, 2016)
- Moderator, “Securing 360-Degree Protection,” IAM IP in the Auto Industry: Challenges and Opportunities in a Converging World (May 3, 2016)
- Speaker, “Intellectual Ventures: Who’s Prevailing (and How)?,” Ropes & Gray IP Master Class Financial Services Roundtable (April 28, 2016)
- Speaker, “Strategies for Coordinating Parallel Proceedings: PTAB, District Court and ITC,” Ropes & Gray and the ACC on Post-Grant Patent Challenges at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Conference (January 13, 2016)
- Speaker, “PTAB: What’s Working (& Not),” Ropes & Gray IP Master Class Financial Services Roundtable (April 2015)
- Presenter, “Case Law Update: Octane and Highmark,” NJIPLA Electronics, Telecom & Software Patent Practice Seminar (November 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)