Varel International Independent LP

Attorneys at the firm have represented and continue to represent Varel in various patent and commercial litigation matters, including defending Varel against ReedHycalog’s allegations of patent infringement.

Opti Inc. v. Apple Inc.

Mr. Cassady represented Opti in a patent infringement suit against Apple regarding its patent regarding a computer operation that enables a “pre-snooping” function designed to allow for the more efficient transfer of data. A jury found that Apple willfully infringed Opti’s patent and awarded $19 million in its verdict. The case settled shortly before completion […]

Wyeth and Cordis Corp. v. Medtronic Inc., et al.

Mr. Caldwell represented Medtronic in defense of a patent infringement lawsuit pending in the District of New Jersey where local companies Wyeth and Cordis accused Medtronic of infringing patents pertaining to the use of the drug rapamycin (now commercially known as sirolimus) to treat restenosis—re-narrowing of an artery following an angioplasty procedure. The district court […]

Halliburton Energy Services Inc. v. BJ Services Corp.

Mr. Caldwell and Mr. Cassady represented Halliburton as trial counsel in an arbitration proceeding against BJ Services Corporation (now a part of Baker Hughes, Inc.) in a case pertaining to infringement of three Halliburton patents in the field of hydraulic fracturing. Mr. Caldwell tried the case before the American Arbitration Association.

Continental Circuits LLC v. Intel Corporation, et al.

The firm represented plaintiff Continental Circuits in its patent infringement case against Intel Corporation and its Japanese supplier, Ibiden. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona involved Intel’s semiconductor packaging products. Midway through the litigation, the firm successfully appealed a claim construction to the Federal Circuit, which reversed the […]

ReedHycalog LP v. US Synthetics Corp.

Mr. Cassady represented US Synthetics in defending ReedHycalog’s allegations of patent infringement litigation regarding diamond cutter technology.

Bedrock Computer Techs v. Google Inc.

Mr. Curry and Mr. Cassady represented Bedrock in a suit filed against Google for patent infringement involving methods for efficiently removing expired data from information storage and retrieval systems. The case settled shortly after the jury awarded $5 million in favor of Bedrock.

TGIP Inc. v. AT&T Corp.

Mr. Caldwell represented TGIP in a patent-infringement action against AT&T, MCI/Verizon, and others pertaining to point-of-sale activated calling cards. AT&T remained in the lawsuit through a jury trial, and verdict in favor of TGIP was awarded by that jury. The case settled favorably for TGIP while an appeal was pending.

Anascape Ltd. v. Nintendo of America Inc. and Microsoft Corp.

Mr. Cassady represented Anascape in its patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft and Nintendo involving video game controller technology. After a two week trial in the Eastern District of Texas, Anascape obtained a jury verdict against Nintendo. Microsoft and Anascape reached a confidential settlement on the eve of trial.