• Microsoft v. i4i Limited Partnership

    Under U.S. Supreme Court

    __ U.S. ___, 131 S. Ct. 2238 (2011)

    • Filed an Amicus Curie brief on behalf of AmiCour IP in support of i4i Limited Partnership who prevailed on appeal.
    • Microsoft attempted to lower the standard to invalidate a patent from “clear and convincing” to “preponderance of the evidence”
    • The AmiCour IP Amicus Curie brief was also cited in congressional testimony on May 21, 2014 by the Small Business Technology Counsel under the topic “Improvements to the Small Business Innovation Research Programs and Unleashing American Innovation.”
  • Bechtel v. Admin. Review Bd., U.S. Dept of Labor et. al.

    Under United States Circuit Court of Appeals

    710 F.3d. 443 (2nd Cir. 2013)

    • Represented Scott Bechtel
    • Appeal concerned a violation of the federal whistleblower statute
  • Enterprise Management Ltd., Inc. et al v. Warrick

    Under United States Circuit Court of Appeals

    717 F3d 1112 (10th Cir 2012)

    • Copyright infringement action.
    • Represented Plaintiff copyright holder – prevailed on appeal
    • The 10th Circuit reversed and remanded the District Court, holding Dr. Lippitt’s one page diagram on “Managing Complex Change” protectable.
  • Burgess et. al. v. Gilman et. al.

    Under United States Circuit Court of Appeals

    134 Fed. Appx. 200 (9th Cir. 2005)

    • Represented Defendants
    • Issue related to the grant of a preliminary injunction to use the famous “Mustang Ranch” trademark
    • Plaintiffs argued the trademark was abandoned due to the U.S. Government’s delay in selling the famous mark and business to Defendants
    • Defendants prevailed at trial.
  • Broadcast Music, Inc. et. al. v. B & D, LLC et. al.

    Under United States District Court

    U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (2014)

    • Represent Defendants
    • Copyright infringement action
  • Naturally Caffeinated, Inc. v. Contour Technologies, Inc.

    Under United States District Court

    U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (2013)

    • Represented Plaintiff
    • Case involved a breach of an endorsement agreement
    • Case settled
  • SalesBrain, LLC et. al. v. Teligent Corp. et. al.

    Under United States District Court

    U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (2013)

    • Represented Plaintiff
    • A copyright, trademark and breach of contract action
    • Case settled
  • McConnell v. Microsoft Corp.

    Under United States District Court

    U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (2010)

    • Represented Plaintiff
    • Plaintiff brought a Declaratory Judgment action against Microsoft to render Microsoft’s employment agreement void
    • Case settled before Court ruling on the Motion for Preliminary Injunction after pending for 7 months
  • Lord Corporation v. Active Shock, Inc.

    Under United States District Court

    U.S. District Court, District of North Carolina, Western Division

    • Represented Lord Corporation
    • Patent infringement action involving three patents
    • The case settled prior to claim construction
  • The case settled prior to claim construction Corporate Visions, Inc. v. SalesBrain, LLC et. al.

    Under United States District Court

    U.S. District Court, Reno, NV (2009)

    • Represented Defendants
    • A copyright infringement, tradesecret misappropriation, breach of contract action
    • The case settled prior to trial
  • TRI Marketing v. Mainstream Marketing Services, Inc.

    Under United States District Court

    2009 WL 1408741 (D. Minn. 2009)

    • Represented Defendants
    • A copyright infringement action
    • Represented Defendant in motion to dismiss action because copyright registration had not issued at the time the suit was filed. This was an interesting case because the U.S. Circuit Court’s of Appeal are split on the issue of whether a federal case can be brought after filing the copyright application or whether one must wait for the copyright registration certificate to issue before filing suit. This makes it ripe for U.S. Supreme Court review.
  • Phillips Performance Nutrition v. Bayer Healthcare, LLC

    Under United States District Court

    U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (2008); 2008 WL 4079978 (D. Colo. 2008)

    • Represented Plaintiff
    • Declaratory Judgment action for determination that Plaintiffs “Phillips Performance Nutrition” mark for nutritional products did not infringe “Phillips” Milk of Magnesia mark
    • Case settled