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David Banie

Of Counsel, IP Litigation

| Silicon Valley
TELEPHONE
(415)706-7321

Mr. Banie specializes in advising clients on all aspects of litigation matters and risk avoidance. His clients include high-tech companies (large and small), institutions, and individuals.

He has significant experience managing patent infringement and business dispute cases and has experience in all phases of discovery; claim construction briefing; summary judgment and other dispositive motion briefing; pretrial, trial, and post-trial work.

Mr. Banie has over two decades of experience as a litigator. Prior to joining Fountainhead Law, Mr. Banie worked as an in-house patent litigation manager for Ruckus Wireless and managed and operated his own intellectual property boutique law firm.

Prior to that, Mr. Banie worked at DLA Piper, formerly Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich, for nearly a decade where his practice focused on intellectual property and securities litigation.

Before entering the legal profession, Mr. Banie was a web designer for UCSD Connect, a university-based non-profit organization that assists entrepreneurs in high tech industries and life science companies in the San Diego region with implementing growth strategies.

EDUCATION

Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.

Santa Clara University
Master of Business Administration

University of California, San Diego
Bachelor of Science, Management Science

ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California

District Court, Northern District of California

District Court, Southern District of California

District Court, Central District of California

District Court, Eastern District of California

David Banie

Of Counsel, IP Litigation

| Silicon Valley
TELEPHONE
(415)706-7321

Mr. Banie specializes in advising clients on all aspects of litigation matters and risk avoidance. His clients include high-tech companies (large and small), institutions, and individuals.

He has significant experience managing patent infringement and business dispute cases and has experience in all phases of discovery; claim construction briefing; summary judgment and other dispositive motion briefing; pretrial, trial, and post-trial work.

Mr. Banie has over two decades of experience as a litigator. Prior to joining Fountainhead Law, Mr. Banie worked as an in-house patent litigation manager for Ruckus Wireless and managed and operated his own intellectual property boutique law firm.

Prior to that, Mr. Banie worked at DLA Piper, formerly Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich, for nearly a decade where his practice focused on intellectual property and securities litigation.

Before entering the legal profession, Mr. Banie was a web designer for UCSD Connect, a university-based non-profit organization that assists entrepreneurs in high tech industries and life science companies in the San Diego region with implementing growth strategies.

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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​

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.