Angel Mitchell is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer with a proven track record of success litigating complex patent and trademark cases. She represents clients in complex litigation involving a wide range of technologies such as wearable technologies, telecommunications, digital rights management, gaming, interactive multimedia systems and devices, smart grid technologies, power plant emissions, polymer chemistry, robotics, industrial manufacturing, athletic apparel and navigation technology. She has vast experience in all stages of litigation in federal courts throughout the country, including trials and appeals, as well as coordinating litigation with related proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Throughout her career, Angel has successfully represented numerous prominent clients such as one of the world’s largest technology companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Nike, Sprint, Alstom, Cerner Corporation, Leggett & Platt, Ford Motor Company and Zynga, as well as smaller innovators.
Angel enjoys working with clients to understand the unique business interests involved in each case and developing litigation strategies that further those interests. Her creative and strategic approach has resulted in widespread favorable successes for her clients at all stages of litigation—on appeal, at trial, on motions, Markman rulings, and key transfer motions.
- High Voltage Beverages, LLC v. The Coca-Cola Company – Represented The Coca-Cola Company in a trademark infringement case involving allegations that The Coca-Cola Company’s VAULT brand infringed the plaintiff’s VOLT mark. As trial counsel, won verdict of no infringement following a two-week jury trial. Successfully excluded testimony from one of the nation’s leading likelihood-of-confusion survey experts.
- Electric Power Group, LLC v. Alstom, S.A. – Represented Alstom and its subsidiaries in a patent infringement case involving three patents directed to real-time electric power grid monitoring systems. Won summary judgment that the patents were invalid as claiming patent-ineligible subject matter. As appellate counsel, obtained affirmance from the Federal Circuit in a published decision that has been cited hundreds of times by the courts and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
- Masa, LLC v. one of the world’s leading technology companies – Represent one of the world’s leading technology companies in a patent infringement case involving smartwatch technologies. In a related inter partes review proceeding, won PTAB decision invalidating all asserted claims.
- Ethox Chemical Co., LLC v. The Coca-Cola Company – Represented The Coca-Cola Company in a case involving alleged trade secret theft of gas barrier additive technology and a related patent inventorship claim. Served as trial counsel and obtained a judgment of no damages, which was affirmed on appeal by the Federal Circuit.
- Cummings v. Converse – Represented Nike and Converse in a patent infringement case involving stabilizer athletic shoes. Won summary judgment of invalidity.
- Valencell, LLC v. one of the world’s leading technology companies – Represented one of the world’s leading technology companies in a patent infringement case involving smartwatch technologies. Coordinated with related inter partes review proceedings, which were largely successful. Case settled shortly thereafter.
- Griffin Technologies v. Clearwire Corporation – Represented Clearwire in a patent infringement case. Won motion to dismiss for lack of standing.
- Strange Music, Inc. v. Strainge Entertainment, LLC – Represented Tech N9ne’s brand Strange Music in a trademark infringement case against a competing hip-hop label. Shortly after the case was filed, the defendant changed its name and the case settled.
- Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Zynga, Inc. – Represented Zynga in a patent infringement case involving digital rights management technology. Won transfer out of the Eastern District of Texas to the Northern District of California. Case settled shortly thereafter.
- Simmons v. Leggett & Platt – Represented Leggett & Platt in patent infringement cases involving pocketed coil springs. Won motion to transfer Simmons’ first-filed declaratory judgment case in the Western District of Wisconsin to the Western District of Missouri, where the case was consolidated with Leggett & Platt’s second-filed patent infringement case. Case settled shortly thereafter.
- Nalco Mobotec, Inc. v. Alstom Power, Inc. – Represented Alstom Power in a patent infringement case involving technology for reducing mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. Coordinated with related inter partes and ex parte reexamination proceedings.
- MTEL v. Clearwire Corporation – Represented Clearwire in a patent infringement case involving MIMO technology. Coordinated with related inter partes review proceedings.
- Dominion v. Alstom Grid, Inc. – Represented Alstom Grid in a patent infringement case involving smart-grid technologies.
- ScriptPro v. Innovation Associates, Inc. – Represented Innovation Associates in a patent infringement case involving pharmacy automation technology.
- Alstom Grid, Inc. v. Certified Measurement – Represented Alstom Grid in a declaratory judgment action in a patent infringement case.
- Realtime v. Sprint – Represented Sprint in a patent infringement case involving data compression technology.
- MTEL v. Sprint – Represented Sprint in a patent infringement case involving MIMO technology.