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IP Disputes & Litigation

Applying our technical expertise and legal acumen to give you a strategic advantage in asserting your IP rights or defending against IP claims

Our Attorneys Love Technology, We Are Passionate About The Law, And We Are Relentless Competitors Who Play To Win

Whether it’s patents, trade secrets, or other forms of disputes where technology is at the center of the controversy, a successful outcome often hinges on understanding and framing the technical issues.

IP Disputes & Pre-Litigation

Fountainhead has successfully helped clients with pre-litigation patent mining and analysis, target identification and analysis, industry use assessments, issue development, negotiations, investigations, claim charts, infringement and non-infringement analysis, claim construction, and other offensive and defensive strategies.

Litigation

If litigation happens, we make sure you are ready to present the best possible case. In some cases, we have partnered with some of the biggest trial firms in the country and worked collaboratively on behalf of our clients.

Litigation Management

We can manage one or multiple litigations on your behalf and support non-technical attorneys preparing for hearings or trials.

Our laser focus on technology and IP law allows us to connect the dots between legal issues and technical realities to help achieve successful outcomes for our clients.

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Fintech

Ensenta, Inc. (acquired by Private Equity fund)

After linking Ensenta’s core technology innovations to its target market space, Fountainhead successfully navigated Ensenta’s patents through the Patent Office to protect their innovations and markets. Over the years, Fountainhead worked with Ensenta to successfully fend off IP attacks from competitors. These efforts culminated in a successful exit when the company was sold to a private equity firm.

Microelectronics

Power Analog Microelectronics (acquired by Diodes Inc.)

Power Analog Microelectronics (PAM) was a multinational analog and mixed signal startup. Fountainhead’s expertise in analog, mixed signal, and global IP strategy helped PAM to build a comprehensive IP program to support their global marketing efforts, leading to a successful acquisition by Diodes Inc.

Microelectronics

Summit Microelectronics (acquired by Qualcomm Inc.)

Summit’s battery charging technology changed the world. When Summit invented a charging algorithm that reduced battery charge time by orders of magnitude (“TurboCharge”), they turned to Fountainhead to protect these vital IP assets. Knowing that companies around the world would stop at nothing to “design around” Summit’s innovations, Fountainhead worked with Summit engineers to craft numerous claim strategies to make their IP as impregnable as possible. Summit was later sold to Qualcomm for hundreds of millions of dollars based in large part on their IP portfolio, portions of which was later asserted against Apple.

Software

SAP is a global leader in business process software. Since the seminal Supreme Court case of Alice Corp. v CLS Bank, which significantly raised the bar for patenting business process software patents, protecting these key IP assets has been no easy task. For almost two decades, Fountainhead Law has worked with SAP to lead the field in patenting business process software patents, having successfully obtained hundreds of valid and granted patents for SAP and other clients in this nuanced and challenging technology space.

Wireless

When wireless titan Qualcomm launched its seminal patent lawsuit against Apple, from over 200,000 patents in their arsenal, they selected just 12 patents deemed capable of withstanding the rigors of Apple’s rigorous patent defenses. Fountainhead Law proudly prosecuted two (2) of the selected 12 Qualcomm patents, contributing to Qualcomm’s favorable settlement with Apple of this epic patent battle.

Software Systems‚Äč

When Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, set out to transform Microsoft’s strategic vision, the legal team turned to Fountainhead’s broad range of expertise in software, hardware, AI, and other technologies to protect the new technology areas that Microsoft was venturing into. Fountainhead has helped Microsoft preserve the wealth of innovations along their technology roadmaps from software to AI and spanning both the analog and digital semiconductor worlds.