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John E. Whitaker

John Whitaker’s Legal Cases

34 total

  • Propet USA, Inc. v. Shugart

    Practice Area:
    Copyright Infringement
    Date:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Outcome:
    Jury Award of $1.3 Million
    Description:
    Client was sued for declaratory judgment of non-infringement of copyrights. We prevailed at trial and the jury awarded client $1.3 Million, which included compensation for copyright infringement and violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
  • Stewart v. Apple, Inc. et al.

    Practice Area:
    Copyright Infringement
    Date:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Outcome:
    Settled
    Description:
    Copyright infringement case against Apple and Mitch Waite Group for improper use of client's recordings. The recordings were used by Mitch Waite Group in its iPhone application, and by Apple in its national television advertising for the iPhone.
  • Digi-Net Technologies, Inc. v. Talisma, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Intellectual Property
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Settled with all defendants
    Description:
    Our client, a web-based technology company, sued several other competing companies in the industry for patent infringement. Case proceeded through Markman hearing at which our client's proposed constructions were adopted verbatim. Remaining defendants settled immediately after claim construction decision.
  • Taea Thale v. Apple, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Copyright Infringement
    Date:
    Aug 01, 2011
    Outcome:
    Ongoing
    Description:
    Professional photographer sued Apple for unauthorized use of her photograph in an iPhone commercial. The commercial was used to promote the iPhone and the release of a band's second album.
  • Trade Associates v. Fusion Technologies

    Practice Area:
    Intellectual Property
    Date:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Outcome:
    Jury verdict in favor of client for all unpaid royalties
    Description:
    We represented Fusion Technologies, who was sued by Trade Associates to avoid a royalty agreement and to recover royalties paid to Fusion under the royalty agreement. Trade Associates alleged that Fusion fraudulently induced Trade Associates to enter into the royalty agreement by misrepresenting the inventorship of Fusion's patent.
  • Synchrome Technologies v. Dell, IBM, Sony, Gateway, Lenovo, H-P, Lite-On

    Practice Area:
    Patent Infringement
    Date:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Outcome:
    Settled with all defendants
    Description:
    Client developed early technology to allow multiple optical drives to simultaneously connect to same IDE channel. Widespread infringement led to failure of Synchrome and patent infringement suit.
  • Synchronoss Technologies v. Dashwire, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Patent Infringement
    Date:
    Aug 02, 2011
    Outcome:
    Settled.
    Description:
    Defended start-up company sued for patent infringement by large, publicly traded company. Had the complaint dismissed at pleadings stage. Later settled the dispute.
  • Laughing Gas Enterprises v. Anheuser-Busch, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Intellectual Property
    Date:
    Dec 05, 2011
    Outcome:
    Several favorable settlements
    Description:
    Represented technology start-up company in patent infringement case in the mobile device industry.
  • Kashless v. Shoutback Concepts

    Practice Area:
    Intellectual Property
    Date:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed against client
    Description:
    Represented small Internet company in patent infringement suit brought by company owned by wealthy technology entrepreneur.
  • Evergreen v. RSA Network

    Practice Area:
    Copyright Infringement
    Date:
    Dec 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    Ongoing
    Description:
    Represent small company in copyright infringement suit against other company that copied client's work.