Beem Law Representative Cases

180s, Inc. et al. v. Gordini U.S.A., Inc., Patent and trade dress infringement (defendant), pleadings and discovery practice (D. Md.) (ear warmers)

Air Products v. Commissioner of Patents, Won summary judgment against U.S. Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks (resulting in reinstatement of client’s patent application.) (D.D.C.).

American National Can v. Continental PET Technologies, Patent infringement, represented patent owner in discovery and motion practice (D. Conn.) (injection blow molding).

Biopolymerengineering, Inc. et al. v. Biorigin, Patent infringement litigation (defendant), discovery and motion practice (N.D. Ill.) (beta glucan) (obtained Stipulated Dismissal from plaintiff of all claims).

BlackJack Sulky Ltd. v. Evolution Racing, LLC et al., Patent infringement (defendant), (N.D. Ohio) (racing sulkies) (settlement reached).  

Colt Industries v. Index-Werke, Briefed patent infringement appeal in Federal Circuit (turning machine).

D.Y.L. Co., Ltd. v. Camping World, Inc., Pet food container patent infringement (plaintiff), (N.D. Ill.) (monetary settlement reached including stipulated final judgment including permanent injunction against defendant).

GlaxoSmithKline v. Torpharm, Warner-Lambert v. Torpharm, and Abbott v. Torpharm, Patent infringement litigation, discovery and motion practice (N.D. Ill.) (pharmaceuticals).

Grandeye Limited v. Sentry 360 Security, Inc., Patent infringement (plaintiff), (N.D. Ill.).

Heat-N-Glo v. Heatilator, Patent infringement and trade secret litigation involving direct vent fireplaces (S.D. Ia.) (won motions and partial dismissal en route to settlement).

Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc., Appeal from USPTO (appellant/applicant) (Fed. Cir.) (electronic medical records software) (Following opening brief, Solicitor agreed to vacate patent-eligibility rejection and application was ultimately allowed without further prosecution)

James River v. Hallmark Cards, Paper plate patent litigation (E.D. Wis.).

Knorr-Bremse v. Dana, 383 F.3d 1337 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (en banc), Held: no adverse inference can be drawn from refusal to waive attorney-client privilege and produce opinion of counsel (principal author of brief of amicus curiae American Bar Association, Court ultimately upheld position).

Lakewood Engineering and Mfg. Co., Inc., Gregg Szilagyi et al. v. Chicago American Manufacturing, LLC. et al., Including patent and trademark infringement (defendant), discovery and motion practice (Bankr. N.D. Ill.) (box fans).    

MCI v. AT&T, Telecommunications software patent infringement litigation (E.D. Pa.).

Mentor v. Inamed, McGhan Medical, and Cox-Uphoff.  Patent infringement litigation and appeals in Central District of California (Los Angeles), U.S. Bankruptcy Court for C.D.Cal. (Santa Barbara) (received recommendation from Court for litigation results and favorable settlement), N.D. Tex. (Dallas), Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.

MIT Automobile, Inc. (US), Patent infringement (defendants) (W.D. Missouri), motion practice and dismissal, (truck lift systems).

MIT Group (CN), Patent infringement (defendants) (W.D. Missouri), motion practice and settlement, (truck lift systems).

Mohawk Resources Ltd., Inter Partes Review instituted for all petitioned claims; (S.D. Ind. and USPTO before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board) (vehicle lift).

NanJing ManWei Fushi Co. Ltd., Trademark infringement (defendant) (N.D. IL) (website product promotion and sales) (settlement and partial recovery of funds).

Phillips Petroleum v. U.S. Steel et al., Team member in successful Federal Circuit appeal affirming district court judgment of patent infringement, culminating 30 years of litigation and interferences over Nobel prize-winning invention of crystalline polypropylene.

Portfolio Technologies, Inc. v. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. and Medtech Products, Ltd. and Intellx, Inc., Patent infringement litigation (plaintiff), discovery and motion practice, trial (International Trade Commission), briefed appeal and oral argument in Federal Circuit (male prophylactics).

Presto Industries v. Dazey Corporation, Design patent and trade dress litigation (N.D. Ill.).

Rite-Hite Corporation v. Serco Corporation, Four-week jury trial (N.D. Tex.) (jury found both parties’ patents valid and not infringed).

Torpharm v. Genpharm & Novopharm, Briefed and argued Federal Circuit appeal and prepared and filed petition for certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court.


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