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Winslow Taub
Winslow Taub
San Francisco +1 415 591 7009 wtaub@cov.com Download V-card

Winslow Taub focuses his practice on patent litigation, primarily for clients in the high technology space. He has handled patent disputes involving a wide variety of technologies, including cellular communications, wired and wireless networking, graphics processing, and information security. In addition to litigating in federal court, he has represented clients in Section 337 investigations before the ITC and in inter partes review proceedings before the PTAB. He currently serves as vice-chair of the firm’s Patent Litigation practice group.


  • Represent Electronic Arts Inc. in patent litigation against Infernal Technology, LLC and Terminal Reality, Inc. related to 3D image rendering.
  • Represent multinational game company in patent litigation related to massively multiplayer online gameplay.
  • Represented major consumer electronics company in ITC investigation initiated by Enterprise Systems Technologies related to hardware and software architecture of mobile devices.
  • Represented major technology licensing firm in patent litigation and PTAB proceedings related to networking hardware and software.
  • Represented Knowles Electronics in domestic and international litigation related to MEMS microphones.
  • Represented Huawei Technologies in multifront patent litigation against InterDigital, Inc. related to cellular hardware and software.
  • Represented major consumer electronics company in ITC investigation initiated by Graphics Properties Holdings, Inc. related to central processors and graphics accelerators.
  • Represented Palm, Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by NTP, Inc. related to mobile email technology.
  • Represented Overture Services, Inc. (now Yahoo! Search Marketing) in a patent infringement lawsuit against FindWhat.com related to paid search technology.
  • Represented leading technology company in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Saxon Innovations, LLC related to various microprocessor functions.
  • Represented leading technology company in ITC investigation initiated by BTG International Inc. related to flash memory.

Counseling and Corporate

  • For leading network management and security company, provide advice on patent portfolio development and monetization.
  • For leading network equipment company, provided data privacy and security advice in connection with acquisition of SAAS provider.
  • For multinational software company, prepared whitepaper on data security and privacy capabilities for use in qualification for government contracts.

Pro Bono

  • Jacobson v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Represent Leesa Jacobson and Peter Ragan in First Amendment litigation against U.S. Customs and Border Protection, related to monitoring and protesting of interior checkpoints.
  • People v. Van Vlear. Represent Ross Van Vlear in a misdemeanor proceeding in Marin County Superior Court.
  • Todd v. LaMarque, et al. Represented Michael Todd, a California prison inmate, at trial in a lawsuit alleging excessive force during a takedown at Salinas Valley State Prison.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Northern California Rising Stars, Intellectual Property Litigation (2009-2014)