Heather S. Kim’s practice focuses on patent infringement cases involving a wide range of technologies, including the internet, computer software, cellular phone technology and medical devices.
Heather has experience in all phases of patent litigation including fact and expert discovery, claim construction, motion practice and trial.
- Uber in securing dismissal of a patent infringement case alleging that Uber’s user application infringed Halio Technologies’ automated dispatch and payment system patent.
- Google in securing summary judgment based on non-infringement and further granting Google’s motion monetary sanctions in a patent infringement suit brought in the Southern District of Texas by SuperSpeed Software, alleging that “Google Docs” and “Google Drive” infringed two data access patents that SuperSpeed incorporated into software used to accelerate the performance of computers linked to a shared-disk network.
- MV3 Partners in securing a victory in a claim construction hearing against streaming media company Roku for patent infringement in the Western District of Texas. As alleged in the complaint, Roku earns hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and profit selling streaming media players and smart TVs nationwide that incorporate MV3’s patented invention.
- Google in successfully securing a complete dismissal in a six-patent infringement case brought by Data Engine Technologies in the District of Delaware. Data Engine alleged that Google Sheets infringed patents which purportedly covered the Quattro Pro for Windows® spreadsheet program sold by Borland Software Corporation in the 1990s. The court found that the asserted claims were directed to patent-ineligible subject matter and thus invalid, and granted Google’s motion to dismiss.
- Fintiv in defeating Apple’s motion to transfer venue of Fintiv, Inc. v. Apple Inc. from the Western District of Texas to the Northern District of California. The complaint in the action alleges that Apple Wallet and the Apple Watch infringe Fintiv’s patent relating to the management of virtual cards stored on mobile devices.
- Google, Motorola, LG and ASUS in a patent infringement case alleging Android-based smartphones and wearables infringed a device security patent. Kasowitz won a motion to transfer venue, from the Eastern District of Texas to the Northern District of California, following a one-day evidentiary hearing on behalf of all clients.
- Google in a patent infringement case alleging that Google Drive infringed Hall Data’s database synchronization patent. Kasowitz won a motion to transfer venue, from the Eastern District of Texas to the Northern District of California, on behalf of Google.
- LG in a seven-patent infringement case involving USB chargers in the Eastern District of Texas. Plaintiff Fundamental Innovation Systems licensed the patents-in-suit from Blackberry, and assert infringement against several high-profile companies, including Huawei and ZTE.
- Adobe Systems Incorporated customers (e.g. Bed Bath & Beyond, QVC, J.C. Penney, Kohl’s Corporation and Dillard’s) in a patent infringement case alleging infringement of Tejas’s image file formatting patent. By utilizing the customer-suit exception, Kasowitz filed a declaratory judgment action in the Northern District of California against Tejas on behalf of Adobe. This rarely utilized exception allowed Kasowitz to secure a walk-away victory on behalf of Adobe and its customers.
- Dr. G. David Jang in successfully securing a jury trial verdict in favor of Dr. G. David Jang against Boston Scientific Corporation for infringing Dr. Jang’s patent on a stent he invented for treatment of certain atherosclerotic lesions and for breaching its contractual obligations to pay him royalties. The royalties due to Dr. Jang, together with prejudgment interest, amount to more than $200 million. The two-and-a-half-week trial in federal court in the Central District of California followed a successful appeal by Kasowitz, after replacing prior counsel, to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, which reversed the district court’s adverse claim construction ruling and remanded the action for trial.
- Google in a case involving database synchronization brought in the Eastern District of Texas.
- Adobe Systems in a patent infringement matter alleging numerous high-profile companies, including technology giants Apple and Hewlett Packard, violated PanTaurus’s patent describing a secure computer system.
- Bed Bath & Beyond, Dillard's, J.C. Penney, Kohl's, and QVC in a case involving downloading and storing of images across networks brought in the Eastern District of Texas.