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Cooley Secures Interim Arbitration Award in Favor of Javo Beverage Company

July 13, 2021

Cooley secured an arbitration win for Javo Beverage Company in a contractual dispute against its former co-founder Stephen Corey involving theft of Javo’s intellectual property. The arbitrator, retired Judge Jay C. Gandhi, issued an interim arbitration award on July 6, following a five-day remote hearing that involved live testimony from 10 witnesses and hundreds of exhibits. Partners Steve Strauss, Jeffrey Karr and Erin Trenda led the Cooley team representing Javo.

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Steve Strauss
Senior Counsel, San Diego
Jeffrey Karr
Partner, Palo Alto
Erin Trenda
Partner, San Diego
Dane Voris
Associate, Boston
Rachael Heller
Associate, San Diego
Jonathan Phillips
Senior Paralegal, San Diego

Trial win for Facebook in patent case targeting “Like” button

July 27, 2016

Cooley defended Facebook in a patent infringement suit that targeted one of Facebook's most prominent features – the "Like" button. Rembrandt Social Media filed the case in the Eastern District of Virginia, accusing Facebook of willfully infringing two patents covering social media.

Originally, Rembrandt accused Facebook of willfully infringing two patents but we convinced the court to dismiss willful and indirect patent infringement claims early in the case. We also persuaded the judge to exclude the testimony of two Rembrandt expert witnesses, including, significantly, an expert tasked with calculating damages. As a result of this ruling, Rembrandt filed an appeal with the Federal Circuit, which was denied, and the case proceeded to trial.

In June 2014, following a five day trial, Cooley secured a complete defense verdict - the jury issued a ruling of non-infringement and also invalidated the two patents. To date, Facebook has had only two patent jury trials, both of which Cooley has resolved successfully.

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Michael Rhodes
Partner, San Francisco
Heidi Keefe
Partner, Palo Alto
Mark Weinstein
Partner, Palo Alto
Phillip Morton
Partner, Washington DC
Liz Stameshkin
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Andrew Mace
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Dane Voris
Associate, Boston