BlaneyHarper

Partner

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Blaney Harper's practice focuses on strategic patent litigation representing electronics, software, and information technology companies in matters such as patent enforcement in United States District Courts and the International Trade Commission (ITC). Blaney also represents and counsels clients concerning patent portfolio development and patent prosecution and appeal, including Inter Partes Review, in the USPTO. Blaney co-chairs the Firm's ITC practice and is the IP Practice Coordinator for the Washington Office.

Blaney's experience covers a broad cross-section of technology, including semiconductor structures, microprocessor architecture, memory, application-specific integrated circuits, and related hardware and software for applications such as wireless communications, fiber-optic networks, distributed computing, digital image processing, computational linguistics, computer controlled radiology, computer peripherals, accelerometers, and other electronic sensors. Blaney's engineering experience gives him keen insight into many technology issues.

Blaney has been the lead lawyer concerning infringement allegations on multiple patents on behalf of Cree Inc. (concerning LEDs), Imagination Technologies (concerning Graphic Processors), Vizio (TVs), Nexteer (auto parts), Qualcomm (communication circuits), Freescale (packaged semiconductors), Eastman Kodak Company (digital cameras), Sercel I/O (MEMs accelerometers), Lucent (internet infrastructure), and others.

Blaney has been recognized in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) 1000 (2014-2017) ("a man of action who really knows how to drive a matter towards the right outcome for his client.") and in Managing Intellectual Property "2015 USIP Stars."

Experience

  • Imagination defends its GPUs from infringement claims in ITCJones Day represented Imagination Technologies in a Section 337 patent infringement suit before the ITC.
  • Cree files IPR petition challenging U.S. Patent Nos. 6,373,188 and RE41,685Jones Day represented Cree, Inc. in filing an IPR petition challenging U.S. Patent Nos. 6,373,188 entitled "Efficient Solid-State Light Emitting Device with Excited Phosphors for Producing a Visible Light Output" and RE41,685 entitled "Light Source with Non-White and Phosphor-based White LED Devices, and LCD Assembly."
  • Five Las Vegas casino resorts defend against patent infringement claims brought by Acacia subsidiaryJones Day successfully defended five Las Vegas based casino resort companies in a patent suit against Email Link Corporation, a subsidiary of Acacia Global Acquisition LLC ("Acacia").
  • Kyocera defends against patent infringement claims brought by Ogma before the ITCJones Day defended Kyocera Communications, Inc. in a patent-based section 337 investigation, and related district court action, related to mobile devices containing accelerometers.
  • Freescale and Motorola defend against patent infringement claims brought by Panasonic before the ITCJones Day defended Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Motorola, Inc., Premier Farnell Corporation d/b/a Newark Electronics, and Mouser Electronics, Inc. in an International Trade Commission investigation against Panasonic Corporation's allegations of infringement of patents relating to certain semiconductor technologies.
  • Freescale and Motorola defend against patent infringement claims filed by Panasonic involving semiconductor technologiesJones Day represented Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Motorola, Inc., Mouser Electronics, Inc., and Premier Farnell Corporation in a patent infringement suit involving semiconductor technologies.
  • Freescale defends against patent infringement claim regarding microprocessor technologyJones Day obtained a settlement for Freescale Semiconductor in a patent infringement claim related to microprocessor technology.
  • Futurewei Technologies dismissed from patent infringement claims by SPH America involving technology for reducing interference between wireless terminalsJones Day represented Futurewei Technologies, Inc. in a patent litigation regarding method and apparatus claims directed generally to reducing interference between wireless terminals such as cell phones, and to reducing peak-to-average power, and successfully obtained Futurewei's dismissal from the suit.
  • Freescale defends against claims of patent infringement brought by Tessera before ITCJones Day represented Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. as Respondent in an investigation alleging patent infringement of Tessera patents relating to packaging of semiconductor devices.
  • Freescale defends against ITC patent infringement investigation involving process for making integrated circuitsJones Day defended Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. in an International Trade Commission proceeding and a parallel District Court action against claims of infringing a patent relating to a certain process for making integrated circuits using a tungsten layer.
  • Texas Instruments pursues patent infringement action against LTC relating to electrostatic discharge protection circuitsJones Day represented Texas Instruments, Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit against Linear Technology Corp relating to electrostatic discharge protection circuits patents.
  • Nucletron defends against patent infringement charges involving cancer therapy deviceJones Day defended Nucletron in a patent infringement complaint concerning a brachytherapy placement device which is used in treating cancer.
  • Sercel defends against patent infringement suit involving its seismic data acquisition equipmentJones Day defended Sercel, Inc. in a patent infringement suit brought by Input/Output relating to seismic data acquisition equipment.
  • Lucent defends against patent infringement charges involving cellular technologyJones Day defended Lucent Technologies in a patent infringement lawsuit involving two patents relating to cellular technology, including CDMA and GPRS.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 2012年8月15日 (新竹場) 及2012年8月17日 (台北場)
      專利權跨國訴訟實務研討會
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