Versata v. SAP — Steve represented the
plaintiff Versata, an enterprise software company, against SAP, Europe’s
largest software company, in a case alleging infringement of enterprise
software patents. At trial, Steve put on the infringement case and
cross-examined SAP’s technical fact and expert witnesses. The jury found
Versata’s patents infringed by SAP and awarded Versata $139 million.
Prior to trial, Steve argued the key claim construction and infringement
hearings. At a subsequent new trial ordered on damages, Steve conducted
the direct and cross-examinations of the parties' technical expert
witnesses. The jury in the new trial awarded Versata $345 million and
found that SAP's modified products continue to infringe the patents.
Judgment has been entered on the verdict in the amount of $391 million
(including interest) and the case is now pending on appeal.
Visto v. Research in Motion — Steve represented
Visto, a northern California software company, against RIM, the maker
of BlackBerry® smartphones, in a number of U.S. and foreign patent
litigation cases over smartphone synchronization software. Steve led
Visto’s U.S. litigation team. The litigation resulted in a successful
settlement to Visto, with RIM paying the publicly reported amount of
$267.5 million to Visto
MagSil & MIT v. Seagate et al. — Steve
represented the co-plaintiffs MagSil and MIT against the hard disk drive
industry in Delaware in a patent case concerning pioneering read-head
technology. Steve led the litigation team and argued the key hearings.
The case settled favorably against most of the defendants after a
successful claim construction decision. The case is currently pending on
appeal against remaining defendant Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.