B.S.E.E., University of South Carolina; Tau Beta Pi; Eta Kappa Nu; Pi Mu Epsilon
SUBSTANTIVE PRACTICE AREAS
District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, and District of Columbia Circuits
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
US Patent & Trademark Office, Patent Examiner
US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Trial Attorney
Kirkland & Ellis, Partner
Wiley Ren, Partner
Jim Wallace has more than 30 years of experience litigating patents in the fields of communications satellites, data transmission, network interface devices, Internet business methods, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and semiconductors.
• Secured, on behalf of client NTP Inc., a $612.5 million patent infringement settlement with Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry wireless email devices. The settlement, one of the largest ever of its kind, resolved a fiercely contested, high-profile patent case stemming from a 2002 jury trial in which the firm successfully argued that RIM's core BlackBerry line of
wireless email products, software and services willfully infringed NTP patents.
• Represented a developer of electronic imaging systems in a patent infringement action against 17 Japanese and Korean manufacturers involving the seeing-eye elements of camcorders and fax machines that convert light into electrons, known as charge coupled device (CCD) technology.
• Successfully represented clients in 337 patent infringement actions before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), including a case involving novel microwave filters on satellites that, based upon their light weight, enabled increased satellite life.
• Successfully defended Royal Crown Cola in major antitrust challenge to exclusive geographic franchise agreements.
• On behalf of Royal Crown Cola successfully challenged, under the antitrust law, the proposed Pepsi/Seven Up and Coke/Dr. Pepper mergers.
• Secured a victory for client ARM Ltd. in defense of claims of patent infringement pertaining to the design of microprocessors.
• Filed an amicus brief, on behalf of Nobel Prize winner James D. Watson, in the landmark Myriad Genetics Inc. human gene patent case before the Supreme Court of the United States.
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CGL is currently engaged in dozens of cases from product defect class actions to antitrust litigation to civil rights advocacy.
If you feel we could represent you in any of our current cases or in a new case, we would love to hear from you.