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Admitted to Practice

  • California, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. International Trade Commission, 2012

Dan Robinson

Dan Robinson concentrates his practice on intellectual property litigation and counseling. He represents clients in patent infringement and trade secret lawsuits. Dan also counsels clients on IP licensing, portfolio valuation, and transactional issues. He has argued in federal court and before the International Trade Commission and the International Court of Arbitration.

Representative Experience

Confidential international arbitration*

Represented a major telecommunications company in international arbitration to establish a FRAND royalty rate for a major portfolio of standards-essential and non-essential wireless patents, including examining and cross-examining key expert witnesses during the hearing. (2015)

Dicon v. Preciseley

Represented a manufacturer of MEMS fiber optic components asserting its patent in the Northern District of California. (2015)

FastVDO v. Microsoft and 511 Innovations v. Microsoft

Represent Microsoft defending these two patent lawsuits in the Eastern District of Texas, the first involving wireless phone voice codecs and the second involving optical sensors. (2015)

Verasonics v. Alpinion

Obtained worldwide injunction against marketing and sales of accused ultrasound system and award of $5.6 million in damages, attorney’s fees, and costs in AAA arbitration involving claims for trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract relating to industry-leading research ultrasound technology. (AAA and W.D. Wash. 2017)

Ariba v. Coupa and E-Lynxx v. Ariba*

Represented Ariba in these patent litigations in the Northern District of California and the Middle District of Pennsylvania, respectively. (2014 and 2013)

Certain Silicon Microphone Packages and Products Containing Same*

Represented Complainant Knowles Electronics in this ITC investigation involving its patents on MEMS microphones. USITC Inv. No. 337-TA-888 (2014)

In re Certain Wireless Devices with 3G Capabilities, Inv. *

Represented Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in a proceeding brought by Inter Digital against Huawei, LG, Nokia and ZTE, seeking to preclude importation of cell phones, datapads, and other 3G devices into the US. Cross-examination of the complainant’s expert was cited in the decision finding no infringement of one set of patents. ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-800 (2013)

Apple v. Motorola*

Represented a leading smartphone maker in a patent infringement dispute in the Northern District of Illinois, briefing the motions that led to Judge Posner’s groundbreaking decision on patent damages. (N.D. Ill. 2012)

DownUnder Wireless LLC v. Samsung Elec. Co. et al. *

Represented Samsung in this patent litigation involving wireless communication devices. Drafted the winning summary judgment dismissing all claims in favor of Samsung. (E.D. Tex. 2012)

Weyer et al. v. MySpace et al. (C.D. Cal.) and EveryMD v. Goldman Sachs et al.*

Represented MySpace, Goldman Sachs, and a global financial institution in these patent litigations involving web pages, obtaining dismissal of both cases before commencement of discovery. (C.D. Cal. 2011 and 2012)

Patent ownership and licensing advice*

Counseled a major software publisher regarding options for corporate restructuring and mergers with respect to patent and copyright licensing and ownership. (2011)

Finisar Corporation v. Source Photonics, Inc. et al.*

Represented Source Photonics in this patent lawsuit involving fiber optic components used in telecommunication systems and data communication networks. (N.D. Cal. 2010)

O2 Micro v. Beyond Innovation (BiTEK)*

Represented BiTEK in this patent infringement case involving electronic circuitry. (E.D. Tex. 2009)

Saxon Innovations Corp. v. Nokia, et al.*

Represented Samsung in this patent infringement case involving electronic circuitry. Successfully obtained dismissal of one asserted patent on summary judgment and the removal of another patent from contention during claim construction. (E.D. Tex. 2009)

Valentine et al. v. Nebuad, Inc. et al.*

Represented defendant Cable One against privacy-related claims in this class action. Prevailed on a motion to dismiss the claims against Cable One. (N.D. Cal. 2009)
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm

Additional Qualifications

  • Associate, Covington & Burling, LLP, San Francisco, 2008-2015
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Virginia A. Phillips, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2007-2008
  • Summer Associate, Heller Ehrman LLP, San Francisco, 2006
  • Law Clerk, Minnesota Disability Law Center and Center for Education Law, 2005
  • Software Engineer Manager, Intuit, Inc., 1999-2004

Professional Recognition

  • “50 Lawyers on the Fast Track,” The Recorder, 2013
  • Burton Award for Legal Writing, 2007