Our lawyers have prevailed in some of the most significant high-stakes technology litigation cases in recent times. The deep industry experience of our Technology group includes successes like the largest copyright infringement verdict in history in Oracle v. SAP and the successful defense of a leading consumer electronics company in a billion-dollar antitrust class action claiming monopolization of digital rights management technology.
Our work in this area is informed by our in-depth appreciation of client innovations. We have represented clients in cases involving a broad range of technologies, from mobile devices, wireless communication standards, chipsets, and medical devices to software, semiconductors, consumer electronics, and digital music. Many of our lawyers have technical backgrounds, lending valuable insight to the evolving challenges confronting our high-tech clients. Our trial-focused approach allows us to excel at simplifying the details in even the thorniest and most complex cases.
We apply a holistic approach distinguished by creative, strategic thinking. Because we represent both plaintiffs and defendants, we see both sides, and can craft diverse strategies for our clients. We have experience in all areas of the law that our technology clients face, having litigated sophisticated, high-profile commercial and consumer actions involving patent and copyright infringement, antitrust, fraud, regulatory, and contract issues. Clients also benefit from the close relationships our technology lawyers share with our intellectual property, cybersecurity and privacy, and antitrust groups.
The firm’s exceptional history in technology matters includes the landmark United States v. Microsoft antitrust case, in which the firm’s partners played leading roles for the government; the Napster litigation, in which we represented Napster at the cutting edge of copyright law; our representation of multiple clients against Qualcomm, resulting in major developments in the law regarding standard-essential patents; and our representation of Oracle against SAP, which resulted in the largest copyright verdict in United States history. One of our more recent wins was another copyright infringement and computer fraud matter on behalf of Oracle in which we achieved an award exceeding $120 million. We also represent a broad spectrum of tech clients facing international antitrust investigations and enforcement actions, and in matters before both state attorneys general and federal legislative committees.
Clients also call on us to handle sensitive internal investigations relating to compliance with federal and state criminal laws, as well as data privacy and cybersecurity matters. We proactively provide clients with guidance on compliance, regulation, and data-breach planning and response.
Our technology clients—from emerging start-ups to established Fortune 100 companies—frequently turn to us for assistance with a broad range of corporate transactions as well, including financings, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.