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Mankes v. Fandango and Mankes v. Vivid Seats,  NOS. 5:13-cv-00716-D & 5:13-cv-00717-FL (EDNC pending): represent Plaintiff in patent infringement case involving online method for inventory control.

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Support v. WesTech Engineering, Inc., 5:15-cv-00592-FL (E.D.N.C. 2016): represented plaintiff in patent infringement case for rotary disc filters.  Confidential settlement.

Zachery Michael Crain v. Zachary Michael DeBartolo, NO. 7:14-cv-00029-D (EDNC 2015):  represent Defendant in inventorship and patent ownership dispute.  Confidential settlement.

Aldridge v Harris Farms, 4:13-cv-00193 (E.D.N.C. 2013): represent plaintiff in patent suit involving agricultural machinery.  Confidential settlement

Wake Forest et al. v. Innovative Therapies, Inc.,et al. No. 1:08-cv-00032 (M.D.N.C. 2014): represent defendant Innovative Therapies, Inc. in patent infringement suit.  Confidential settlement.

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Support v. Siemens Industry, Inc., No. 5:11-cv-00296 (E.D.N.C. 2015): represent plaintiff and counterclaim defendant in patent suit involving a rotary disc filter.  Won several summary judgment motions on case issues.  Confidential settlement.

BioGaia AG v. Nature’s Way Products, Inc., No. 5:10-CV-00449 (E.D.N.C. 2010): represent defendant/counterclaimant in patent and unfair competition suit involving probiotic dietary supplements; seeking declaratory judgment of invalidity of patents and unjust enrichment based on license fees defendant paid to plaintiff; successfully obtained stay of proceedings pending reexamination of the patents-in-suit; confidential settlement.

N.A. Water Systems, LLC v. Aquatech International Corporation & Mukhopadhyay, No. 2:2010-CV-00484 (W.D. Pa. 2016): represent plaintiff in declaratory judgment action for non-infringement and invalidation of two patents involving a feedwater treatment process utilizing high pH reverse osmosis membranes.  Confidential settlement.

ATI Industrial Automation, Inc. v. Applied Robotics, Inc., No. 1:2009-CV-00471 (M.D.N.C. 2014): represent plaintiff in multiple patent suit involving robotic coupling device and communication bus inventions.  Confidential settlement.

Custom Dynamics LLC v. Radiantz Led Lighting, Inc., No. 3:2009-CV-05562 (E.D.N.C.2009): represent plaintiff/counterclaim defendant in patent, trademark, copyright, and antitrust suit involving LED devices and marketing practices;  confidential settlement.

WiAV Solutions, LLC v. Motorola Inc., Sony Ericsson et al., No. 3: 2009-CV-00447 (E.D. Va.2009): represented Sony Ericsson in patent suit involving nine wireless telecommunications patents

Techshell Inc. v. iPearl Inc et al., No. 3: 2010-CV-00154 (N.D. Fla. 2010): represented defendant in patent suit involving protective covers for laptop computers; confidential settlement.

Manatech, Inc. v. Country Life LLC, New Sun Inc. et al., No. 3:2010-CV-00533 (N.D. Tex. 2010): represented defendant New Sun, Inc. in patent suit involving composition of dietary supplements; confidential settlement.

Mass Engineered Design, Inc. v. Wall Street Trading Desks, Inc. et al, No. 2: 2009-CV-00358 (E.D. Tex. 2010): represented defendant in patent suit involving trading desk design; after moving to dismiss for improper venue, plaintiff dismissed suit against our client.

Shelterlogic v. Powell & Powell Supply Company Inc., No. 3: 2008-CV-00036 (D. Conn. 2010): represented defendant/counterclaimant in patent suit involving packaging method and patent validity; confidential settlement reached after moved for summary judgment.

JenningsTransmission Service of Goldsboro, Inc. v. The United States, No. 1:2005-CV-01209 (Fed. Cl. 2008): represented plaintiff in patent suit involving United States Postal Service delivery vehicle transmission conversion kits; confidential settlement.

Sick A.G. and Sick, Inc. v. Omron Scientific Technologies, Inc., No. 4:2006-CV-02028 (N.D. Cal. 2007): represented defendant in patent suit involving laser range finders; counterclaimed for patent invalidity and inequitable conduct; confidential settlement.

Mountain West Motorsports, Inc. v. Benz Silent Rider, No. 1:2006-CV-00164 (D. Wy. 2007): represented defendants against patent infringement claims involving ATV noise reduction devise; counterclaimed for patent invalidity; confidential settlement.

Dietrich Industries, Inc. v. The Steel Network, Inc., No. 2:2002-CV-00354 (W.D. Pa. 2005): represented defendant in steel structure utility patent infringement; completed Markman trial and dispositive motion hearing with special master; confidential settlement at court-directed mediation prior to trial.

Domestic Fabrics Corp. v. Sears Roebuck & Co., No. 4:2000-CV-00127 (E.D.N.C. 2005): represented plaintiff in textiles utility patent infringement suit; won claim construction trial (212 F. Supp. 2d 489 (2002)); won permanent injunction and $3 million in enhanced damages and attorneys’ fees for willful infringement at summary judgment (325 F. Supp. 2d 612 (2003); 326 F. Supp. 2d 694 (2004)).

Powell & Powell Supply Co. v. Tracy Forlini, NAOP et al., No. 5:2004-CV-00687 (E.D.N.C. 2004): represented plaintiff in patent infringement, false advertising, and unfair practices suit; confidential settlement.

Solomon v. Overton’s, Inc. et al., No. 2:2002-CV-00060 (E.D. Tex. 2004): represented defendant in patent infringement, trade dress infringement, palming-off, and Texas state tort claims; settled after moved for summary judgment.

Colida v. Ericsson, Inc., No. 5: 2002-CV-00640 (E.D.N.C. 2003): represented defendant in cellular telephones design patent infringement; obtained summary judgment against plaintiff; affirmed on appeal to Federal Circuit.

Powell & Powell Supply Co. v. Larin Corp., No. 5: 2001-CV-00566 (E.D.N.C. 2002): represented plaintiff in patent infringement and state law claims; $200,000 settlement with defendant’s promise to cease sales of all competing goods in North America for five years.

Vectra Fitness, Inc. v. RSR Fitness, Inc., No. 2: 1998-CV-00353 (W.D. Wash. 1999): represented defendant in patent infringement case involving exercise equipment; settlement reached after product was redesigned to avoid infringement.

Hill-Rom, Inc. v. Kinetic Concepts, Inc. et al., No. 5:1997-CV-00387 (E.D.N.C. 1999): represented defendant in patent infringement case involving bedside control modules for hospital use; confidential settlement.

Mirror-Lite Co. of North Carolina v. Lo-mar, Inc., No. 7:1996-CV-00184 (E.D.N.C. 1998): represented defendant in patent infringement case involving patents for elliptical mirrors; plaintiff dismissed claims after we filed summary judgment motion with invalidity defense.

Fasco Industries v. Eclipse Mfg. et al., No. 5:1995-CV-00522 (E.D.N.C. 1998): represented defendant in patent infringement case involving electrical junction boxes; summary judgment granted in favor of defendant.

Axon Corp v. Marburg Industries, Inc. et al., No. 2:1994-CV-01467 (C.D. Cal. 1996): represented plaintiff in actions involving claims of patent infringement against it regarding tamper band machines; won on all claims after appeal to Federal Circuit.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. v. Orange Water and Sewer Authority, No. 1:1988-CV-00031 (M.D.N.C. 1991): represented defendant against claims of patent infringement related to wastewater treatment; private settlement.

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