Jeff represented Macromedia, performing patent and technology analysis in a seven-patent, two-jurisdiction dispute between Adobe, Inc. and Macromedia. After back-to-back jury trials that resulted in a net damage award in favor of Macromedia, and while Macromedia’s request for an injunction against Adobe Illustrator was pending, a favorable settlement was reached (2002).
Jeff was a member of a litigation team that represented Compuware in a dispute against IBM that included claims of theft of trade secrets, antitrust claims, and claims for copyright and patent infringement. The case settled after a five-week jury trial in Compuware’s favor on March 31, 2005 for $400 million. Compuware Corp. v. IBM, United States District Court (E.D. Mich. 2002-2005)
Jeff was part of a team defending Electronic Arts against a suit alleging infringement of a patent involving multiplayer gaming. The case settled for a token amount after the team identified previously undiscovered “killer” prior art. David Sitrick v. Electronic Arts (N.D. Cal. 2001)