Drexler Technology v. Dolby Laboratories, Inc., et al.
This case, filed in the Northern District of California, involved patent infringement claims asserting that Dolby Digital sound-on-film technology infringed patents held by the plaintiff, Drexler Technology Corporation. In addition to defending Dolby Laboratories, also represented a number of major entertainment companies (including Walt Disney Pictures, Fox, MGM, Universal Studios and Columbia Pictures) in this action. After obtaining a claim construction (“Markman”) order supporting virtually every claim construction position advocated on behalf of our clients, the Court entered summary judgment in the defendant's favor on grounds of non-infringement and patent invalidity.
City and County of San Francisco – San Francisco International Airport
Represented City and County of San Francisco in a multi-million dollar fraud action against a contractor arising from the construction of the International Terminal Complex. The complaint alleged both False Claims and RICO violations and sought damages for a pattern of fraudulent conduct and false claims, including false representations regarding the use of minority subcontractors, artificial inflation of the cost of work under contract change orders, intentional double billing and front-loading, wrongful threats of job delay and closure, and deliberate manipulation of project schedules and other data to falsely claim payments for job delays, acceleration and inefficiency.