Mount represents an alliance of Taiwan-based public companies in a patent dispute over computer gaming supplies. The case has been fought on numerous fronts, including the International Trade Commission (ITC); multiple U.S. federal district courts; retail distribution channels; and in re-examination before the USPTO.
Mount enforces the trademarks of an organization that created the compact audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed digital data. We work with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to stop counterfeit components from entering the country. By studying shipping documents and researching questionable parties, we have taken the fight to China and are raiding the factories where the counterfeit products are being manufactured.
Mount has protected the trademarks belonging to a manufacturer of high-end cosmeceuticals by taking aggressive action against dozens of counterfeiters – through lawsuits, private investigations, and stopping shipments at various U.S. ports of entry.
Mountrepresented clients in the nutritional products industry against accusations of Lanham Act violations, unfair competition, and cancellation of a trademark registration. We obtained insurance coverage for defense and settlement of the matter. Litigation lasted less than a year and was resolved in the client’s favor.
Mount defended one of the world’s largest manufacturers of mouse devices in a suit over seven patents brought by Microsoft before the ITC and in federal court. We negotiated a satisfactory licensing agreement that cost significantly less than the anticipated cost of defense of this action.
Mount represented a public company on the Taiwan stock exchange, in a Florida lawsuit over patent infringement. By advancing a strong defense, we spent less than $5,000 to secure a prompt and modest settlement.
Mount defended one of Hong Kong’s largest office supply manufacturers in a patent infringement suit. We prepared an exhaustive 166-page letter explaining the basis for our defense, which persuaded the plaintiff to reevaluate its position and dismiss the case in its entirety.
When the same office supply manufacturer was slandered in connection with the above litigation matter, Mount successfully demanded and obtained a retraction. The client went on to win the distinguished Office Products International (OPI) award for “Exporter of the Year.”
Mount successfully represented a defendant against multiple claims, including design patent infringement, trade dress infringement, and business torts. We creatively settled the case by crafting a new business arrangement that provided far more benefit to our client than a simple dismissal of the claims.
Mountdefended a public Taiwan semiconductor manufacturer in a patent litigation suit involving material handling equipment. We aggressively litigated the matter and initiated a reexamination procedure to invalidate plaintiff’s patent asserted in the case. The matter was settled in favor of our client.
Mount defended a well-known manufacturer of surf equipment in a patent infringement suit over the lamination process used on its bodyboards. We obtained a summary judgment of non-infringement and eliminated all claims.
Mount represented a Korean-based manufacturer sued over patents related to optical electronic measuring devices. After litigating for less than a year, we secured a favorable settlement for our client.
Mount represented an employer in a lawsuit against its ex-employees who had embezzled funds and property. Mount recovered more than $1 million in funds that had been diverted to Hong Kong bank accounts. We also seized and returned to the employer real property valued at $1 million that had been purchased with the stolen funds.
Mount represented a defendant in a trademark and internet domain name dispute. We resolved the case in an early, favorable settlement before litigation got out-of-hand.
Mount successfully defended a gourmet cheese manufacturer and retailer in a trademark suit involving its own trade-name. Not only did we secure insurance coverage for our client, Mount strategically filed a counterclaim that triggered insurance coverage for the plaintiff. This action secured a settlement that fully compensated the client for the cost of defense.
Mount provided counsel and advice to a large semiconductor manufacturer with regards to a multi-billion dollar, nationwide class action suit that arose out of allegedly defective floppy disk drives. While other defendants paid tens of millions of dollars to settle their liability, Mount navigated our client to avoid direct exposure and expense.
When Adaptec sued a group of host adopter board manufacturers, Mount obtained insurance coverage for and secured a dismissal for our client. On a parallel track, we pursued a cross-claim against the client’s supplier to recover the remaining defense costs.
Mount successfully prosecuted a case for trademark infringement against a credit union service whose name and branding was confusingly similar to our client’s. After establishing that banks and trading houses were confused and unable to tell the two companies apart, we and therefore obtained a court order to require a name change.
Mount represented a manufacturer who sought to enforce trade secret protection against ex-employees that opened a competing plant. We obtained a preliminary and permanent injunction to stop the defendants from using our client’s trade secret technology. We also obtained a money judgment, which was fully enforced and collected.
Mount represented a patent owner to enforce its claims concerning video signal processing. This technology allowed television signals to be put on video screens through various buffering techniques. We obtained a settlement within ten months of filing the complaint.
In a patent suit over containment mechanisms to protect against environmental hazard, Mount obtained indemnity from the client’s supplier and successfully invalidated the patent at-issue during trial. The matter was thereafter affirmed upon appeal.
Mount successfully defended an ex-employee against charges of trade secret misappropriation. We obtained a very limited three-month injunction and settled the matter for a reasonable sum.
Mount enforced patents on scrollable mouse technology against various hardware manufacturers and obtained a number of satisfactory settlements for our client.
Mount successfully defended a manufacturer in a patent suit over certain LED enhanced connector technology. Mount won at trial, obtaining an order that invalidated the plaintiff’s patent. The district court decision was affirmed at the appellate level.
Mount defended a building contractor accused of unfair competition The ex-employees were charged with using confidential pricing information to secure a bid. We took the cased to trial and successfully won a complete jury verdict in favor of defendants.
Mount represented a private company in litigation with employees, who claimed certain profit sharing promises were broken and fiduciary duty had been breached. We secured settlement after limited arbitration. Mount defended a manufacturer of high-speed labeling equipment for the beverage industry. After early motion practice, we obtained a very favorable settlement that allowed our client to avoid paying any costs.
Mount represented a well-known supplier of memory products in response to lawsuits brought by Sandisk Corporation. We obtained indemnity from the defendant’s OEM manufacturer and favorably resolved the matter.
Mount represented a provider of mobile phone backup services, in an infringement fight over four patents. The matter was settled after we obtained an injunction against plaintiff-related entities in another litigation, thereby preventing them from forming an unfair, competitive relationship with other phone companies.
Mount represented a Taiwanese company that is the world’s largest maker of electronic components in a patent fight over connector casing. We took over for previous counsel and entered the fight at the claim construction stage. The matter was settled shortly thereafter.
Mount litigated and quickly settled a patent fight over specialized plastic container components, at very little cost to the client.
Mount represented a large and successful reseller of flash memory products, in a fight over ownership of patents concerning memory disk emulation. We brokered a creative settlement that provided for an exchange of inventory and resolution of some price protection disagreements.
Mount responded to a seizure order initiated in federal court against an India-based company accused of making allegedly unauthorized software. We were able to remove the preliminary injunction and negotiated a favorite settlement for our client.
Mount successfully took through trial and appeal, a patent case involving secondary containment devices. We won a court decision invalidating the patent and were able to minimize our client’s defense costs by securing insurance coverage.
Mount represented a Taiwanese manufacturer of dual processor controller mechanisms in a copyright infringement suit. We secured insurance coverage for our client and forced the plaintiff to settle the case on the fifth day of trial.