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Silver - Individuals: litigation
The trial lawyers at Paul Hastings – both in DC and across its network – never blink in the spotlight of high-stakes patent infringement litigation; they maintain a clear and intense focus on themes that compel juries and triers of fact to decide things their way and have a terrific record at trial and at other litigation turning points. The firm has carved out a reputation for superiority in post-grant matters, with global vice chair of the IP group Naveen Modi driving the practice to the greatest of heights. Modi is one of, if not the most prolific PTAB attorney in the country and knows just about all there is to know about challenging and defending patents under the AIA. He and Joseph Palys have worked together for more than two decades and form a perfect partnership for complex cases in and outside the PTAB. One of their freshest victories saw the invalidation of claims of six patents for wireless phone charging asserted by NuCurrent against client Samsung Electronics – a great result in a complex, multi-layered IP dispute also involving claims for trade secret misappropriation. An authority on trade secret litigation, Jeffrey Pade was also closely involved in this one. Forming an immensely potent team with Allan Soobert and California’s Yar Chaikovsky, Modi and Palys have also been acting for Applied Materials in multiple litigations against Demaray, which is being represented by elite trial shop Irell & Manella. Soobert is a leader within the firm and the market, and someone to whom cutting-edge companies turn in times of great need. He is also acting for Samsung Electronics in an important campaign to protect its three-dimensional memory chips.