Trent Webb is the head of Shook’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group and practices exclusively in the area of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation. He has been lead trial counsel in more than 100 intellectual property cases and manages a practice group of more than 60 attorneys. He has successfully litigated and tried cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants throughout the country involving a wide range of technologies.

Going to trial in a complex intellectual property case can be extremely expensive for a company and stressful for key employees and litigation decision makers. The unknowns presented by having a case decided by a lay jury only compound that stress. Further, the legal cost of taking a case all the way to a jury verdict can be shocking, even to the most sophisticated litigant. Therefore, clients should only hire attorneys with a proven track record of successfully and efficiently trying high risk intellectual property cases.

Trent and his talented team of trial lawyers have walked through the crucible of jury trials side-by-side with their clients and repeatedly come through victorious on the other side. Trent and his team pride themselves in litigation planning and developing a strategic roadmap through trial for their clients. This planning includes not only setting forth a path to victory but also establishing a clear budget to get there. This strategy keeps clients returning to the Shook IP Litigation Group time and again to handle their most important intellectual property cases.

Experienced intellectual property trial lawyers can be very expensive, and value-oriented patent “litigators” usually lack experience in trying cases to juries. But proven trial success and value are not mutually exclusive. In the current economic climate, clients should demand both from their intellectual property litigation counsel. Shook is uniquely positioned to provide its clients with demonstrated jury trial success and unmatched value.

Representative Matters

RLIS v. Cerner Corp. – Lead trial counsel for Cerner in a patent infringement action in the Southern District of Texas wherein RLIS asserted two patents related to electronic medical records. RLIS was represented by Susman Godfrey and Leydig Voit. After a two-week jury trial, the jury returned a verdict in Cerner’s favor on all issues, finding all asserted claims not infringed and invalid.
 
Sprint v. Comcast – Lead trial counsel for Sprint in a patent infringement action in the District of Delaware wherein Sprint asserted two patents related to fiber optical SONET networks. Comcast was represented by Davis Polk and Winston Strawn. After a one-week jury trial, the jury returned a verdict in Sprint’s favor on all issues, finding all claims infringed by all accused networks, and awarding Sprint $27.6 million, the full amount of damages requested by Sprint. Case is currently on appeal.

Sprint Communications v. Vonage Holding et. al. – Lead trial counsel for Sprint in a patent infringement action asserting a portfolio of voice over packet patents, resulting in the largest patent infringement jury verdict in Kansas history ($69.5 million) by proving willful infringement of all claims at issue. Jury also found infringement was willful.

Kellogg v. Nike – Lead counsel for Nike in patent infringement litigation. Obtained defense verdict for client following jury trial.

Cerner Corporation v. Visicu, Inc. – Lead counsel for Cerner in declaratory judgment action involving patents relating to remote monitoring of intensive care units. Obtained verdict for client following three-week jury trial, finding both asserted patents invalid and not infringed.

High Voltage Beverages v. Coca-Cola Company – Obtained jury verdict of non-infringement of trademark on behalf of Coca-Cola in jury trial in federal court in North Carolina. After a two week jury trial, obtained verdict of non-infringement of trademark on behalf of Coca-Cola.

General Electric Company v. Power Systems Mfg. L.L.C. – Lead trial counsel for Power Systems Mfg. in patent trial involving technology for emissions reducing components for industrial gas turbines brought by General Electric Company. Obtained complete victory for client on both patents, wherein one patent was found to be unenforceable and the other patent found not infringed.

Core Group LLC v. Sprint PCS – Lead trial counsel for Sprint in a copyright infringement action brought by architectural firm relating to the design of retail stores located throughout the country. Obtained a finding of no infringement and implied license where damages in excess of $100 million were sought.

Monsanto v. DuPont Pioneer – Lead counsel for DuPont Pioneer in patent infringement case involving 16 patents related to seed sorting and laser chipping technology in the Eastern District of Missouri.

Electric Power Group v. Alstom – Lead counsel for Alstom in patent infringement case in Central District of California. Prevailed on summary judgment, obtaining a finding that asserted patent was invalid.

ConAgra v. Archer Daniels Midland – Lead counsel for ConAgra in patent infringement case involving multiple patents relating to white whole wheat flour.

Ethox v. Coca-Cola – Lead counsel for Coca-Cola in trade secret infringement case in South Carolina.

SimpleAir v. Microsoft – Lead counsel for Microsoft in push notifications technology case in the Eastern District of Texas.

McDavid v. Nike – Lead counsel for Nike in patent infringement case involving padded athletic apparel in Northern District of Illinois.

Arczar v. Sony Computer Entertainment America – Lead counsel in patent infringement case involving video game technology in the Eastern District of Texas.

Planet Blue v. Sony Computer Entertainment America – Lead counsel in patent infringement case in the District of Delaware involving video game technology.

Sprint v. Comcast – Lead counsel for Sprint involving patent litigation involving twelve patents relating to voice over packet technology in the District Court of Kansas.

Sprint v. CableOne – Lead counsel for Sprint involving patent litigation involving twelve patents relating to voice over packet technology in the District Court of Kansas.

Sprint v. Time Warner – Lead counsel for Sprint involving patent litigation involving twelve patents relating to voice over packet technology in the District Court of Kansas.

Comcast v. Sprint – Lead trial counsel for Sprint in patent litigation involving 5 patents relating to telecommunications and video on demand technology in the District of Pennsylvania.

Sprint v. Cox Communications – Lead trial counsel for Sprint involving patent litigation involving twelve patents relating to voice over packet technology in the District Court of Delaware.

Garmin v. TomTom, Inc. - Lead counsel for Garmin in two actions asserting navigation and global positioning patents.

Reebok v. Nike - Lead counsel for Nike in patent infringement case in Eastern District of Texas involving shoe technology.

Walker Digital  v. Activision - Lead counsel for Activision in patent case in District of Delaware.

Digital Packet Licensing v. Sprint, et. al. - Lead counsel for Sprint in patent litigation involving speech compression technology.

Accent Packaging v. Leggett & Platt - Lead counsel for Leggett in patent infringement case filed in Southern District of Texas.

Medical Monitoring v. Cerner – Lead counsel for Cerner in patent infringement case involving medical monitoring technology.

Rider v. Garmin - Lead counsel for Garmin in trade secret case.

BMG v. Gonzalez - Successfully represented recording industry in first ever appellate case involving claims of copyright infringement against infringers using peer-to-peer systems.

Sprint v. NuVox Communications - Successfully represented Sprint in patent infringement action involving VoIP technology.

Realtime v. Sprint, Clearwire - Lead counsel for Sprint and Clearwire in telecommunications patent case in the Eastern District of Texas.

Sprint v. Paetec - Successfully represented Sprint in patent infringement action involving VoIP technology.

Sprint v. Big River Communications - Successfully represented Sprint in patent infringement action involving VoIP technology.

Hochstein v. Sony Computer Entertainment America - Lead counsel for Sony Computer in patent infringement litigation involving multiple patents relating to on-line video game technology.

Stryker Medical v. Monster Medic - Lead counsel for Stryker in patent infringement matter in the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Tanel v. Nike - Lead counsel for Nike in trademark infringement action in Oregon.

Marshall Packaging v. Coca-Cola - Lead counsel for the Coca-Cola Company in patent infringement action in the Eastern District of Texas.

Nalco v. Alstom – Lead counsel for Alstom in patent infringement action relating to mercury emissions reduction technology.

SP Technologies v. Garmin – Lead counsel for Garmin in patent infringement case involving navigation technology.

Wall Wireless v. Sony Computer Entertainment America – Lead counsel for SCEA in patent infringement case in Eastern District of Texas.

Uniloc v. Activision Blizzard, et. al - Lead counsel for Activision Blizzard in patent case dealing with product activation technology in the Eastern District of Texas.

Document Generation v. Cerner – Lead counsel for Cerner in two patent infringement cases relating to electronic medical records.

E-Data Corporation v. Hallmark Cards Incorporated - Successfully represented Hallmark in patent infringement litigation relating to patent involving systems for reproducing data at remote points of sale.

NISTAC v. Ford - Lead counsel for Ford in patent infringement action in the Eastern District of Texas relating to piston coating technology.

C2 v. Sprint Nextel - Lead counsel for Sprint in patent litigation in Eastern District of Texas involving transport interface technology.

First Media v. Sony Computer Entertainment America - Lead counsel for SCEA in patent infringement action in Nevada regarding gaming technology.

PNI Corporation v. Garmin, Incorporated - Successfully represented Garmin in patent infringement litigation relating to electronic compass technology.

Child Protect v. Virgin Mobile - Lead counsel for Virgin Mobile in patent case relating to location-based services technology in the Eastern District of Texas.

Billingnetwork, Inc. v. Vitalworks - Lead counsel for defendant in connection with patent litigation relating to healthcare electronic billing technology.

PalmTop Productions, Inc. v. Six Flags, Incorporated - Lead counsel for PalmTop in patent infringement litigation involving virtual queing technology resulting in significant settlement for clients.

Hallmark Cards Incorporated v. Dollar General Incorporated - Successfully represented Hallmark in copyright infringement litigation involving multiple gift bag designs and artwork.

Webmap v. Nike - Lead counsel for Nike in patent case in Eastern District of Texas.

Trinity Industries, Inc. v. Interstate Steel Corporation et. al. - Successfully represented Interstate Steel Corporation in patent litigation action involving multiple patents concerning highway safety devices and processes in which damages in excess of $80 million were sought.

Brumley Company v. Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. - Successfully represented Sony Music Entertainment and the musical group, Dixie Chicks, in connection with claims of copyright infringement involving one of the most successful CDs in country music history.

Frosty Treats, Inc. v. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. - Successfully represented Sony Computer Entertainment America in trademark, trade dress and defamation claims concerning multiple Playstation video games.

Freeman et al. v. The First Years, Inc. - Successfully represented plaintiffs in patent infringement litigation involving child care products resulting in seven-figure settlement for clients.

Phontel Communications, Inc. v. Southwestern Bell Telecommunications, Inc. et al. - Successfully represented Southwestern Bell in patent infringement litigation involving multiple patents concerning telecommunications technology.

Coulter, Inc. v. Hematronix, Inc. - Successfully represented Hematronix in patent infringement litigation involving multiple patents concerning hematology reagents and instrumentation and antitrust claims.

Marshalltown v. Lowe Home Centers and Home Depot - Successfully represented Marshalltown in patent infringement litigation involving multiple patents relating to tool technology.