Chris Ponder

Special Counsel

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Palo Alto

P: +1.650.739.7563 F: +1.650.739.7663
  • GENBAND US LLC v. Metaswitch Networks Ltd. (E.D. Tex.) – Representing GENBAND in competitor litigation involving trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition counterclaims
  • Elbit Systems Land and C4I Ltd. v. Hughes Network Systems, LLC (E.D. Tex.) – Representing defendants against claims of patent infringement involving satellite communications technologies brought by a major military contractor
  • GENBAND US LLC v. Metaswitch Networks Ltd. (E.D. Tex.) – Represented GENBAND in patent infringement countersuit brought by a competitor involving telecommunications technologies
  • GENBAND US LLC v. Metaswitch Networks Ltd. (E.D.Tex) – Represented GENBAND in patent infringement action against a competitor involving VoIP, media gateway, and session border controller technologies
  • Ultratec, Inc. v. Sorenson Communications, Inc. (W.D. Wis.) – Represented CaptionCall LLC in competitor litigation involving captioned telephone technology; developed petitioner’s response to plaintiff's secondary considerations evidence in eight co-pending inter partes reviews
  • TracBeam LLC v. AT&T Mobility LLC (E.D. Tex.) – Defended AT&T against claims that its services infringe a patent directed to location-based services
  • Convolve, Inc. v. Dell,Inc. (E.D. Tex.) – Defended Dell Inc. against claims that certain hard drives shipped with its computer systems infringe a patent directed to switchable hard drive acoustic properties
  • MedioStream Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. (E.D. Tex.) – Defended Dell Inc. against claims that its computer systems allegedly infringe a patent that covers transcoding video into a format for optical discs
  • Data Network Storage Corp. v. Hewlett Packard Co., (N.D. Tex.) – Represented Dell Inc. in a patent infringement action involving enterprise iSCSI storage systems
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. Whirlpool Corp. (D. Del.) – Represented Whirlpool in a patent infringement action involving refrigerator storage and ice and water dispensing systems
  • Assisted client with contracting for independent software support services that comply with their enterprise software licenses
  • Provided an opinion to a client analyzing their ownership rights in software works they derived from licensed software
  • Assisted client with providing intellectual property disclosures in their shelf offering registration
  • Apprised a client of their rights in software code developed for them by a third party contractor