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Cooley Obtains Summary Judgment for Qualcomm in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

April 5, 2022

Cooley achieved a significant victory for longtime client Qualcomm when US District Judge Paul G. Byron of the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida granted the firm’s motion for summary judgment in a contested patent infringement lawsuit, ParkerVision v. Qualcomm. Lawyers Stephen Smith, Matthew Brigham, Eamonn Gardner, Dena Chen, Jeffrey Karr, Priya Viswanath and Benjamin Lin led the Cooley team advising Qualcomm. Brigham and Gardner argued the motion for summary judgment, with assistance from the larger team.

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Stephen Smith
Partner, Washington, DC
Matthew Brigham
Of Counsel, Palo Alto
Eamonn Gardner
Partner, Colorado
Dena Chen
Partner, Palo Alto
Jeffrey Karr
Of Counsel, Palo Alto
Priya B. Viswanath
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Stephen Neal
Chairman Emeritus, Palo Alto
Kathleen Goodhart
Partner, San Francisco
Erin Trenda
Partner, San Diego
Rich Nieva
Senior Paralegal, Palo Alto
Cassandra Reed
Paralegal Specialist, Palo Alto

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Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst + IVP Lead Hopin’s $400 Million Series C

March 19, 2021

Cooley advised Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst and Institutional Venture Partners on co-leading Hopin’s $400 million Series C funding round, which also included participation from returning investors Coatue, DFJ Growth, Northzone, Salesforce Ventures and Tiger Global. Hopin, a leading virtual events provider, will use the capital to accelerate growth, including by scaling its operations, team and platform to meet the demands of its expanding customer base and support its multi-product business. Cooley partner Ryan Naftulin led the team advising the trio of lead investors.

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Ryan Naftulin
Partner, London
Eric Davison
Associate, London
Aaron Archer
Partner, London
Megan Browdie
Partner, Washington, DC
Chris Coulter
Partner, London
Jack Jones
Associate, London
Natasha Kaye
Partner, London
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Stephen Smith
Partner, Washington, DC
Peter H. Werner
Partner in Charge – San Francisco, San Francisco

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Neptune Technologies and Bioressources’ patent is protected from attack

May 16, 2017

Cooley represented Neptune in multiparty patent infringement actions regarding its krill oil containing omega-3 phospholipid product against several manufacturers and distributors of competing krill oil.

Cooley previously filed a Section 337 complaint at the International Trade Commission against several competitors, resulting in all of Neptune's closest competitors entering into licensing agreements for patents relating to its fish krill oil.

In a parallel IPR proceeding filed against Neptune by Aker BioMarine, the largest krill oil producer in the world, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a decision that two select krill oil patent claims are valid. As a result of this ruling, our client is positioned to secure royalties.

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Jon Graves
Senior Counsel, Reston
Stephen Smith
Partner, Washington, DC
DeAnna Allen
Partner, Washington, DC

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