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Warren J. Rheaume

Warren Rheaume represents clients in complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on intellectual property and technology disputes. In more than 30 years of practice, he has litigated and tried a wide variety of matters, including patent, copyright, trademark, noncompetition, and trade secret cases. Warren represents clients from a diverse group of industries, including computer hardware and software, cloud computing, online content, aviation, consumer retailing, and medical devices.

In addition to his civil litigation work, he maintains an active mediation practice serving as the neutral in state and federal cases. Warren is also a member of DWT’s Breach Response Team ( Prior to coming to Davis Wright in 2008, Warren was a partner at Heller Ehrman, and before that, at Foster, Pepper & Shefelman.

Warren is married with four sons. He and his wife enjoy scuba diving and aviation.

Representative Experience


Everett Hangar, LLC v. Kilo 6 Owners Association, et al.

Successfully tried to judgment dispute between adjacent hangar owners at Paine Field, Everett, Wash. Won comprehensive injunction enforcing lease terms and CC&Rs controlling operations, safety and security and award of attorneys’ fees in excess of $900,000. (Snohomish Cnty. (Wash.) Sup. Crt., 2015; on appeal)

Microsoft Corporation

Representing global software, device and cloud computing company in multiple diverse engagements such as strategic vendor relationships, sports league partnerships, software audits, and game publishing. (Ongoing)

A&M Records, Inc. v. Raj Parashar

Representing recording studio owner and recording engineer against record label in rights ownership dispute over master recording of iconic grunge album "Temple of the Dog." (King Cnty. (Wash.) Sup. Crt., 2015, Ongoing)

Breadfarm, Inc. v. Tawa Supermarkets

Represented well-known artisanal bakery company in successful trademark enforcement engagement. (2015)

Cardiome Pharma Corp. v. SciClone Pharmaceuticals

Represented global pharmaceutical company in successful termination of Chinese distributorship. (2015)

Regional Health Center

Representing regional healthcare provider in data breach dispute. (Ongoing)

Dato v. Datto

Representing data storage and recovery provider in trademark infringement suit. (W.D. Wash., Ongoing)

Crafty Products, Inc. v. Dollar Tree Stores, et al.

Representing multiple national retailers in defense of copyright infringement claims relating to retail products (S.D. Cal., Ongoing)

Patent enforcement for toy manufacturer Toy Investments, Inc.

Counsel to national toy manufacturer in enforcing and monetizing patent portfolio. (Various U.S. District Courts, Ongoing)

AlgaeCal v. Nevistas Health

Represented Canadian chemical company in dispute with former employee and former employee’s (then) current employer regarding theft of trade secrets. (2013)

Infogroup v. InfoUSA

Represented data acquisition and analysis company in litigation against companies and individuals who misappropriated trade secret databases (WDWA 2014)

Confidential parties

Represented telecommunications infrastructure company in trade secret arbitration against misappropriating contract party. (CA arbitration, 2015)

VISICU v. Cerner

Represented plaintiff and patent holder in patent infringement suit regarding remotely monitored intensive care units. (W.D. Mo. 2012)

VISICU v. iMDSoft, Cerner

Represented healthcare informatics provider prosecuting trade secret and patent claims related to remotely monitored intensive care units. (E.D. Pa. 2010)

Wolverine Outdoors, Inc. v. Marker International GmbH

Represented international outdoor products retailer Marker International GmbH in trademark conflict proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. (T.T.A.B. 2013)

EdiZONE v. Toysmith

Represented major toy wholesaler in defense of patent infringement suit involving color-changing toys. Obtained voluntary dismissal with prejudice of all claims. (D. Utah 2011)

Black Rapid v. Millionway Int. Inc. et al.

Lead counsel representing patentee Black Rapid in multidistrict litigation against competitor manufacturing and selling infringing products. (2015)

Trade West, Inc. V. Dollar Tree, Inc. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. and Greenbrier International, Inc.

Defense of claims of trademark and copyright infringement against artificial flower leis (USDC HI). (2014)

LivePerson v., Inc. and Art Technologies Group, Inc.

Represented industry leading online services software company in defense of patent infringement suit relating to the delivery of support and customer service over the Internet. Obtained dismissal without prejudice. (S.D.N.Y. 2011)

Play Vision v. Dollar Tree Stores

Represented national retailer in defense of patent, copyright, and trademark infringement suit involving various thermoplastic rubber toys. Obtained voluntary dismissal with prejudice of all claims, including court-ordered monetary sanctions and attorneys’ fees against plaintiff and its counsel. 2011 WL 2292326 (W.D. Wash. 2011)

Preferred Nutrition, Inc. v. Lorna Vanderhaeghe

Counsel in defense of claims of trademark and trade dress infringement involving nutritional supplements. (W.D. Wash. 2011)

Nash Manufacturing Inc. v. Kent Sporting Goods Company Inc. et al

Defended wakeboard manufacturer in patent infringement litigation. Obtained dismissal without prejudice. (N.D. Tex. 2010) 

RoundTable Healthcare Partners, LLC v. Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Lead counsel to Angiotech Pharmaceuticals in contract dispute involving recovery of escrow funds under indemnification provisions of stock purchase agreement concerning involving the quality systems at several medical device manufacturing facilities. (S.D.N.Y. 2010)

G. Loomis, Inc. v. Gary Loomis

Represented defendant in trademark suit relating to the use of his name. (W.D. Wash. 2009)

Meeco, Inc. v. Imperial

Lead counsel to Imperial Manufacturing Group; successfully tried claims of trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement and reverse passing off involving consumer products. (W.D. Wash. 2007)

Amazon v. Zyda

Lead counsel to Amazon EVP Finance, successfully defended against enforcement of noncompetition agreement in executive's move to eBay. (W.D. Wash. 2006)

Corbis v. Allwall Technologies, Inc.

Counsel to Allwall Technologies, an Internet art vendor, in copyright infringement litigation. (W.D. Wash. 2004)

1-800-CONTACTS v. Petmed Express, Inc.

Lead counsel to 1-800-CONTACTS. Obtained injunction against infringing television advertising. (D. Utah, Cent. Div. 2002)

Lucas v. Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.

Lead counsel to Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.; obtained dismissal of copyright infringement claims relating to a leading volleyball textbook. (W.D. Wash. 2000)

Physio-Control, Inc. v. NuSkin, Inc.

Lead counsel to retailer; successfully defended NuSkin's right to use the trademark 'Lifepack' against a claim of infringement brought by Physio-Control. The case involved successful defense of a preliminary injunction motion, dismissal of the claims on summary judgment, and affirmation on appeal. (W.D. Wash. 2000) v.

Co-counsel to Barnes and Noble in the 'One-Click' patent infringement case. (W.D. Wash. 1999)

TDS, Inc. v. PHAMIS, Inc.

Counsel to health care information systems vendor, PHAMIS, Inc.; six-week bench trial of computer software trade secret claims resulted in judgment of dismissal. Plaintiff's damage claim was $82 million. (W.D. Wash. 1998)

Costco Wholesale Corporation v. Jefco

Counsel to Costco in litigation successfully enforcing trademark rights. (1997)

Trek, Inc. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

Successfully defended Costco's right to obtain and sell bicycles over the objection of the manufacturer and trademark holder of the products. (W.D. Wash. 1997)

Mediation – Serving as the Mediator

Cockburn v. SWS Industries, Inc., et al.

Copyright dispute regarding paper punches. (W.D. Wash. 2012)

Coloplast A/S v. Generic Medical Devices, Inc.

Patent infringement dispute regarding transobturator procedure. (W.D. Wash. 2012)

Dantanio v. Southwest Educational Development Corp.

Copyright infringement dispute regarding educational materials. (E.D. La. 2012)

Ira Green Inc. v. J.L. Darling Corp.

Patent infringement dispute regarding spiral bound notebooks. (W.D. Wash. 2012)

Pacific Bioscience v. Nurta Luxe MD

Patent infringement dispute regarding skin care products. (W.D. Wash. 2012)

Pactool International LTD v. Kett Tool Company, Inc.

Patent infringement dispute regarding fiber-cement shear. (W.D. Wash. 2012)

Verizon California, Inc., et al. v. Ravindra Kumar Lahoti, et al.

Cybersquatting dispute. (C.D. Cal. 2012)

Direct Transfer LLC and Jonathan Gibbs v. Timeshare Relief, Inc., et al.

Trade libel dispute regarding online services. (C.D. Cal. 2011)

Pacific Coast Marine Windshields Limited v. Malibu Boats, LLC, et al.

Patent/copyright infringement dispute regarding marine equipment. (M.D. Fla. 2011)

BYN Mellon Analytical Services v. Stalwart Research Corporation

Copyright infringement dispute regarding financial services and software. (2010)

SA Neurelec v. Otologics, LLC et al.

Development contract dispute regarding cochlear implants. (Dist. Ct. Colo. 2010)

Soaring Helmet Corporation v. Nanal, Inc., d/b/a

Trademark infringement dispute regarding motorcycle accessories. (W.D. Wash. 2010)

Atlas Equipment Company LLC v. Weir Slurry Group Inc. et al.

Trade dress infringement dispute regarding slurry pumps. (W.D. Wash 2009)

Cricket Communications, Inc. v. HipCricket, Inc.

Trademark infringement dispute regarding telecommunications. (W.D. Wash. 2009)

National Products, Inc. v. Gamber-Johnson LLC

False advertising dispute regarding vehicle mounting systems. (W.D. Wash. 2009)

Teragren LLC v. Smith & Fong Co.

Patent infringement dispute regarding flooring attachment systems. (W.D. Wash. 2009)

Attachmate Corp. v. Carnival Corp.

Copyright infringement and Breach of Contract dispute regarding software. (W.D. Wash. 2008)

Experience Hendrix LLC v. Electric Hendrix LLC

Trademark infringement and Rights of Publicity dispute regarding liquor marketing. (W.D. Wash. 2008)

Dynacraft Industries, Inc. v. Homax Products, Inc.

Contract dispute regarding lighting systems. (W.D. Wash. 2007)

Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. v. Dotster, Inc.

Trademark infringement dispute regarding bulk domain name registration. (W.D. Wash. 2007)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Selection Panel, Washington Super Lawyers Blue Ribbon, 2012
  • Co-chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee – Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington
  • Co-chair, Sixth and Seventh Annual Conference on Computer Law – Washington State Bar Association
  • Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Science and Technology Sections; Computer Litigation Committee – American Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation Section, Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington
  • Founding Member, American Intellectual Property Inns of Court, Seattle

Professional Recognition

  • Named one of "America’s Leading Lawyers for Business" in Intellectual Property (Washington) by Chambers USA, 2005-2017; Received "Band 1" ranking, 2012, 2013, 2016; Received "Senior Statesmen" ranking, 2017 
  • Named one of the "Leading Patent Practitioner" by Intellectual Asset Management magazine, 2012
  • Selected by Best Lawyers as Seattle's "Lawyer of the Year" in Trade Secrets Law, 2018
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Intellectual Property Law by Best Lawyers, 2007-present
  • Selected to "Top 100 Washington Super Lawyers," 2011
  • Selected to "Washington Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 1997-2017
  • Named among the "Top Lawyers" in Intellectual Property by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2010, 2012, 2015 
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5, 1986-present
  • Named to "The World's Leading Patent Practitioners" by IAM Patent 1000, 2013
  • Avvo rated
Peers describe him as "well respected."  -Chambers USA 2017