Companies seeking legal services turn to Covington’s San Diego office for counsel and advocacy. We collaborate with clients throughout the high-tech and life sciences industries on a range of issues. Our attorneys draw on Covington’s traditional strengths as one of the world’s leading law firms, including its FDA, litigation, antitrust, communications, corporate, and technology practices in order to provide solutions for our clients. Our depth of experience allows us to handle matters in a cost-effective manner, with lean staffing and cross-office collaboration leading to efficient and complete coverage.
The San Diego office offers a nationally recognized litigation practice, particularly in the area of intellectual property. Clients in a variety of industries, including computer and electronics, software and financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, look to our depth of our experience and breadth of resources when they want to protect their most valuable intellectual property assets. The majority of our attorneys hold technical degrees in fields relevant to high-tech and life sciences companies, and we have litigated cases in nearly every significant patent jurisdiction in the country. Our attorneys have also had considerable success in disposing of cases through dispositive motions and are adept at rigorously evaluating cases and, where sensible, resolving them before trial.
In conjunction with Covington’s other offices, strategically located in Beijing, Brussels, London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and Washington, we practice as one firm, holding closely to core values that start with a deep commitment to our clients and the quality of our work on their behalf.
- A-Data, Chipsbank, Afa Technologies, Power Quotient International (PQI), Skymedi, and Corsair (Respondents; multiparty representation): Flash Memory Controllers, Drives, Memory Cards and Media Players, USITC Inv. No. 337-TA-619.
- Representation of Microsoft in a patent infringement action brought by MedioStream involving patents relating to video conversion technology asserted against Microsoft's Movie Maker product. MedioStream, Inc. v. Microsoft (E.D. Tex.).
- Representation of Samsung:
- in patent litigation adverse AMD involving various technologies including memory devices, process technology and microprocessors. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., et al. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al. (N.D. Cal.);
- in a patent infringement action brought by BTG involving MLC flash memory, BTG International, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (E.D. Tex.), and as a respondent in the related Section 337 Investigation Certain MLC Flash Memory Devices and Products Containing Same (USITC Inv. No. 337-TA-683).
- in a suit alleging copyright and patent infringement brought by CCP Systems relating to software used by printers. CCP Systems AG v Samsung Electronics Corp. Ltd. et al. (D. New Jersey).
- Representation of Silicon Storage Technology in a declaratory judgment action involving EEPROM devices. Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. v. Intersil Corporation, et al. (N.D. Cal.).
- Representation of Source Photonics in a patent infringement suit involving fiber optic components used in telecommunication systems and data communication networks. Finisar Corporation v. Source Photonics, Inc. et al. (N.D. Cal.).
- Representation of Trend Micro in patent litigation concerning anti-virus technology. Fortinet, Inc. v. Trend Micro, Inc. (N.D. Cal.).
- UMC, ProMOS, Microchip, Micronas and Dongbu HiTek (Respondents; multiparty representation): Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Using Tungsten Metallization and Products Containing Same, USITC Inv. No. 337-TA-648.
- uPI Semiconductor Corp. (Respondent): DC-DC Controllers and Products Containing the Same. USITC Inv. No. 337-TA-698.
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