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Laura Muschamp
Laura E. Muschamp
Of Counsel
Los Angeles +1 424 332 4775 lmuschamp@cov.com Download V-card

Laura E. Muschamp has almost 20 years of litigation experience with an emphasis on patent and trade secret litigation in the area of electrical engineering.  Most recently, she handled litigation in both the ITC and district court involving infringement allegations related to the 802.11n specification for wireless local area network (WLAN) communications that involved substantial analysis of both spread spectrum and OFDM systems. 

  • Peregrine Semiconductor v. RF Micro Devices, Case No. 3:12-cv-00911-H (S.D. Cal. 2012).  Secured favorable settlement for Peregrine Semiconductor in a multi-patent litigation involving radio frequency switch devices.
  • Obtained summary judgment rulings on non-infringement and invalidity in patent litigation involving MIMO wireless communication systems (N.D. Cal. 2013).
  • In the Matter of Certain Wireless Communication Devices and Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same, Investigation No. 337-TA-775 (U.S. International Trade Commission 2011). Represent leading technology companies in patent infringement litigation involving MIMO wireless communication systems.
  • Finisar Corporation v. Source Photonics, Inc. et al., Case No. CV 10-00032 (N.D. Cal.2010). Represented Source Photonics in patent infringement involving fiber optic components used in telecommunication systems and data communication networks.
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., et al. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al., Case No. 3:08-CV-0986-SI (N.D. Cal. 2008).  Represent Samsung Electronics Co. in patent litigation involving various technologies including memory devices, process technology and microprocessors. Successfully argued for summary judgment of non-infringement on patent related to a memory structure. 
  • Barracuda Networks, Inc. v. Trend Micro, Inc., Case No. CV-08-04369-RGK (CW) (C.D. Cal. 2008). Represented Trend Micro, Inc. in patent litigation involving the detection and control of malware. 
  • O2 Micro International Ltd. v. Beyond Innovation Technology, Case 2:04-cv-00032 (E.D. Tex. 2004). Represented BiTEK, on remand, in claim construction proceedings in patent litigation involving DC-to-AC converters.
  • Analog Devices Inc. v. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Case No. 01 CvS 10614 (North Carolina 2001).   Represented Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. in trade secret litigation involving analog-to-digital converters; successfully argued against issuance of a preliminary injunction and the litigation subsequently settled.
  • Overture Services, Inc. v. Google Inc., Case No. 02-01991 JSW (EDL) (N.D. Cal.).  Represented Yahoo! subsidiary Overture Services in a lawsuit alleging infringement of Overture's pioneering paid search patent by Google's top revenue-producing Internet advertising services.  In a highly-publicized settlement, Google took a license to this patent and several related patents in exchange for shares of Google stock with a value of approximately $450 million.
  • Overture Services, Inc. v. FindWhat.com, Inc., Case No. SACV 03-00685 (CJC) (C.D. Cal.).  Represented Yahoo! subsidiary Overture Services in litigation relating to Overture's paid search technology; FindWhat took a license to this patent.
  • Microchip Technology, Inc. v. Zilog Inc. (Ariz. 2005).  Microchip Technology, Inc. v. Luminary Micro, Inc. (Ariz. 2006).  Represent Microchip Technology, Inc. in patent litigation involving microcontrollers with a limited number of pins.
  • Linear Technology Corp. v. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Case No. C-98-1727 FMS (N.D. Cal. 1999).  Represented Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. in patent litigation involving voltage regulators.
  • Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. v. Semtech Corp. No. 02-0004 CW (N.D. Cal. 2002).  Represented Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. in litigation involving voltage regulators.
  • U.S. Philips v. Microchip Technology, Inc., Case No. 01-CV-9178 (LAP) (S.D.N.Y. 1999).  Represented Microchip Technology, Inc. in defense of patent infringement litigation involving a serial bus interface.
  • U.S. Philips v. Cypress Semiconductor Corp., Case No. 00 CIV 7426 (S.D.N.Y.).  Represented Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in defense of patent infringement litigation involving a serial bus interface.
  • Motorola v. Integrated Circuit Systems, Case No. CV 99-11838 (Arizona).  Represented Integrated Circuit Systems in trade secret litigation involving high performance clocks for networking applications.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation (multiple years)