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Thomas Villeneuve’s Legal Cases

4 total

  • Lotus v. Borland (US Supreme Court)

    Practice Area:
    Intellectual Property
    Outcome:
    Amicus brief supported Borland, which prevailed
    Description:
    Mr. Villeneuve was amicus counsel for the Software Industry Coalition and The Computer Software Industry Association with respect to the U.S. Supreme Court landmark review of the Lotus v. Borland copyright case. The amicus brief was in support of Borland's position, which ulimately prevailed
  • State of California's highly publicized licensing dispute with Oracle

    Practice Area:
    Intellectual Property
    Outcome:
    Excellent outcome for state and taxpayers
    Description:
    Selected by California Attorney General's office as lead strategist/negotiator to resolve scandal.
  • Visto/Good v. RIM Patent Infringement Suit

    Practice Area:
    Intellectual Property
    Outcome:
    Client received a $267 million settlement (believed to be the largest pre-trial patent settlement ever)
    Description:
    Mr. Villeneuve and Visto/Good general counsel, Tim Robbins, negotiated a pre-trial settlement of this complex patent litigation with RIM (the Blackberry company).
  • Beckman Center/City of Hope dispute with Genentech

    Practice Area:
    Intellectual Property
    Outcome:
    Several hundred million dollar judgment for City of Hope
    Description:
    Expert consultant and witness for City of Hope on corporate partnering/strategic alliances