April 18, 2012
IP Litigation partners Julie Holloway in San Francisco and Ron Shulman in Silicon Valley were selected among the 2012 “Top 75 IP Litigators in California” by the Daily Journal for their work on notable patent infringement cases related to cutting-edge technologies.
Holloway and Shulman were both acknowledged for their trial work in defeating patent claims made at the US International Trade Commission against their client, AU Optronics Corp., by Thomson Licensing SAS. The case involved three patents related to liquid crystal display (LCD) technologies, where the defendants faced the prospect of an exclusion order barring import of their products into the US. The coverage noted that patent holding companies increasingly have been pursuing patent infringement complaints at the ITC, a venue where Holloway, Shulman and their Latham IP colleagues have considerable experience.
Holloway was further cited for handling IP disputes that influence the competitive international market, particularly in the development and marketing of technology products, highlighted by her case work on another AU Optronics case against South Korea-based LG Display Co., Ltd. that was dismissed after Holloway and her team won a non-infringement verdict. Shulman was recognized for the complexity of his patent cases in representing a range of industry-leading technology clients. The Daily Journal reported that “Shulman is accustomed to having to synthesize a vast amount of highly complex information in a very short period of time - and make it understandable not only to a jury, but to a judge, as well.”