Favorable Settlement Reached in Patent Litigation

In the fall of 2009, Willenken was retained by a leading retailer to defend it against allegations of patent infringement in connection with the sale of a sporting good product. 

The district court judge set an extremely aggressive trial schedule, allowing less than 90 days between the scheduling conference and the trial.

The firm immediately noticed the deposition of the patentee and secured testimony that was detrimental to the plaintiff’s case. The very next day, the parties participated in a mediation, and, based on the testimony from the previous day, Willenken was able to reach a very favorable result for our client.