Pickholtz v. Aladdin Knowledge Systems

We represented the inventor in a patent infringement action alleging that certain of Aladdin's Software Digital Rights Management (DRM) products infringed the inventor's patent (covering an invention restricting unauthorized use of pirated computer software).  We secured a $2 million settlement after successfully defeating Aladdin's jurisdictional challenges, winning all contested claim constructions and receiving favorable orders on many discovery issues, including an award of sanctions for the defendants' discovery abuse.  The settlement was reached and finalized without incurring the additional expense of taking or defending any depositions.