Orion Armon, Partner

Orion Armon is a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation practice group and a member of Cooley's Litigation department. He joined the Firm in 2003 and is resident in the Colorado office.

Mr. Armon's practice focuses on patent litigation, with particular emphasis on software and electronics patent litigation cases. He has recently litigated patents involving SaaS software, database architectures, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) financial systems, optical transceivers, malware detection software, encryption software for streaming television, Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) inverter controllers, and telephonic interactive voice recognition systems.

Mr. Armon has been recognized repeatedly by Colorado SuperLawyers as one of Colorado's Rising Stars in IP litigation. He is also a frequent lecturer on licensing, intellectual property and patent matters, including:

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Armon worked for Accenture as a business consultant from 1997 through 2000, where he specialized in financial system implementations such as SAP and PeopleSoft, and eCommerce applications.

Mr. Armon attended The University of Texas School of Law, where he received his JD with Honors in 2003. Mr. Armon is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Representative Patent Litigation Cases:

  • Facedouble, Inc. v. Face.com (Southern District of California) – litigation counsel to Face.com in a patent infringement action involving facial recognition software.
  • B.E. Technology, LLC v. Facebook (W.D. Tennessee) – litigation counsel to Facebook in a patent infringement action involving demographically targeted advertising.
  • Sampo IP, LLC v. Rally Software Development Corp. (Eastern District of Texas and District of Colorado) – litigation counsel to Rally Software in patent infringement action involving centrifugal communication software.
  • Lodsys, LLC v. Backflip Studios (Eastern District of Texas) – litigation counsel to Backflip in patent infringement action involving eCommerce software. 
  • Finjan, Inc. v. Webroot Inc., et al. (District of Delaware) – litigation counsel to Webroot in a patent infringement action involving malware detection software.
  • ACQIS v. IBM, et al. (Eastern District of Texas) – litigation counsel to ACQIS in a patent infringement action involving blade servers.
  • Quest Software, Inc. v. Centrify Corp. (District of Utah and Northern District of California) – litigation counsel to Quest in dual patent infringement actions involving authentication software for large computer networks.
  • QinetiQ, Ltd. v. Oclaro, Inc. (N.D. California) – litigation counsel to Oclaro in a patent infringement action involving Mach Zehnder modulators.
  • Widevine Technologies, Inc. v. Verimatrix, Inc. (Eastern District of Texas) – counsel to Verimatrix in a patent infringement action involving software for selectively encrypting streaming MPEG multimedia data for broadcast IPTV.
  • IPCO, LLC d/b/a Intus IQ v. Tendril Networks, Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Texas) – counsel to Tendril in a patent infringement action involving wireless mesh networks used in smart energy grids.
  • Monolithic Power Systems v. O2 Micro International Ltd. (Northern District of California) – litigation counsel to Monolithic Power Systems in a patent infringement action involving Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) inverter controllers.
  • O2 Micro International Ltd. v. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. (Eastern District of Texas) – litigation counsel to Hon Hai in a patent infringement action involving Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) inverter controllers.
  • Applied Films GMBH v. Galileo Vacuum Systems (Northern District of Georgia) – litigation counsel to Applied Films in a patent infringement litigation involving thin-film deposition of metallic substances on plastic and paper substrates.

Representative Copyright and Business Litigation Cases:

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. et al., v. Grokster, Ltd., et al. (Supreme Court of the United States) – submitted amicus brief on behalf of emerging technology companies.
  • XAware, Inc. v. NxLight, Inc. (Colorado State District Court) – litigation counsel to XAware in a case involving breach of a software license.
  • Latis Networks Inc. d/b/a StillSecure v. Datapipe (New Jersey and Colorado State District Courts) – litigation counsel to Latis Networks in a case involving breach of a software license agreement.
  • Baltrans Corp. v. Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (American Arbitration Association Proceeding) – counsel to Advanced Energy Industries in an arbitration involving the alleged breach of a global supply chain and logistics contract.
  • Newton Family LLC v. Jeeves Company Ltd., et al. (Wyoming and South Carolina District Court) – litigation counsel to Jeeves Company Ltd. in a securities litigation case.
  • First Pentecostal Church of Louisville, Colorado v. Bill Walker d/b/a Mortgage Sense, Inc., et al. (Colorado State District Court) – pro bono litigation counsel to First Pentecostal in a case involving the fraudulent misrepresentation of the terms of a mortgage loan.
  • Matrix Capital Bank v. Mortgage Cadence, Inc. et al.(American Arbitration Association Proceeding) – counsel to Mortgage Cadence in an arbitration involving the alleged breach of a software license agreement.
  • Trafficbuyer.com v. SBBnet, Inc. (American Arbitration Association Proceeding) – counsel to SBBnet in an arbitration involving the breach of a marketing agreement.
  • Spatial Corp. v. Ashlar Corp. (Colorado District Court) – litigation counsel to Spatial Corp. in a copyright litigation case involving 3-D geometric modeling software.
  • Spatial Corp. v. EI Technology Group LLC (Colorado District Court) – litigation counsel to Spatial Corp. in a copyright litigation case involving 3-D geometric modeling software.
  • Skyline Electronics, LLC v. Advanced Digital Information Corp. (Colorado State District Court) – litigation counsel to Skyline Electronics in a case involving a supply agreement for electronics components.

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
    JD, 2003, with honors
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    BA, 1997, summa cum laude

Court Admissions

  • All Colorado State Courts
  • Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Chair, Sub-Committee on CLE and Meetings for Committee 101
  • Colorado Bar Association

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