Lauren J. Dreyer

Partner

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Washington, D.C.

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Lauren Dreyer

Innovative technology companies facing complex patent litigation need an equally innovative legal strategist. Someone as passionate about technology as they are about the law. Someone who is creative and perceptive and uses these skills to design and deliver powerful litigation strategies.

Lauren's skillset is why dozens of Fortune 500 companies trust her to represent them in U.S. district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, including AT&T, BMW, Cisco, DISH, Dell, Ericsson, Fujifilm, HP, LG Electronics, Lyft, Motorola, Samsung, and Sony. Her notable wins earned her the 2023 Law360 Intellectual Property Rising Star award, given to only five attorneys nationwide.

Her recent wins include defeating a $2.6 billion case against DISH. Lauren played a key role in designing the trial strategy and briefing, which the judge commented was instrumental in his decision. In another win for DISH, this time at the ITC, she and her team obtaining a ruling that would exclude Peloton’s, iFit’s, and Mirror’s fitness products from importation into the United States. She also successfully defended Dell during a 10-day jury trial. As embedded appellate counsel, her mid-trial motion for judgment as a matter of law reduced Dell’s liability by over $100 million, and she helped design several trial strategies that resulted in a jury verdict of $2 million instead of the plaintiff’s $46 million demand.

Before joining Baker Botts, Lauren clerked for the Honorable Raymond T. Chen of the Federal Circuit. With her appellate focus, Lauren has been counsel of record in dozens of patent appeals. She regularly argues before the Federal Circuit, including recently arguing an issue of first-impression involving statutory interpretation of the America Invents Act.

In addition to her client work, Lauren is also dedicated to her community. She dedicates time to her pro bono work and is proud to have recently helped secure asylum for a woman who fled Ethiopia to escape ethnic and religious persecution. She spends time leading various firm initiatives and has served on the firm's employment, recruitment, and diversity committees. Lauren also frequently lectures on intellectual property topics, including speaking at AIPLA and the Federal Circuit Bar Association's Bench and Bar, where she serves on the Board of Directors and previously as the Chair of the NextGen, Law Clerks, and Law Students Committee.

Related Experience

  • ClearPlay Inc. v. DISH (D. Utah): Represented DISH as trial/appellate counsel in jury trial against ClearPlay. Lauren was the architect of several key trial strategies that resulted in a verdict of no willfulness and that caused the Court to flip the infringement verdict, despite the plaintiff's mega-million damages ask.
  • Dragon Intellectual Property LLC v. DISH (D. Del., Fed. Cir.): Represented DISH in litigation against Dragon in successfully securing favorable finding of exceptionality under Section 285 and an award of almost $1.5 million in attorneys’ fees and costs. Lauren prepared the Federal Circuit briefing to obtain a successful reversal of the district court’s original decision on whether DISH was a “prevailing party” under the statute by invalidating the patent at the PTAB.
  • Acceleron v. Dell (N.D.G.A.): Represented Dell at trial and in pre-trial and post-trial motions and briefing. Lauren oversaw trial strategy from an appellate perspective, including jury instructions, verdict forms, motions and objections during trial, and post-trial briefing. Lauren also argued and successfully obtained several favorable Rule 50(a) rulings—including that the plaintiff did not present sufficient evidence of willful infringement—that successfully reduced the damages liability by over 90%.
  • In re Certain Fitness Devices, 337-TA-1265 (ITC): Representing DISH Network L.L.C. as Complainant in patent infringement litigation against Respondents, Peloton, Mirror (aka lululemon), and iFit. Lauren ran the day-to-day litigation and oversaw motions and trial strategy, including pre- and post-trial briefing.
  • Quartz Auto Techs. LLC v. Lyft, Inc. (W.D. Tex., N.D. Cal.): Representing Lyft in defensive patent litigation, including Section 101 briefing.
  • Grecia v. Samsung (Fed. Cir.): Represented Samsung in obtaining affirmance of case-dispositive order finding patent ineligible under Section 101. Lauren oversaw strategy for and preparation of Section 101 briefing on appeal.
  • TeleSign Corporation v. Twilio Inc. (N.D. Cal., C.D. Cal., Fed. Cir.): Represented Twilio, both defensively and offensively, in competitor litigation against TeleSign relating to two-factor authentication. Representation included Federal Circuit appeal, obtaining affirmance of case-dispositive order finding patents ineligible under Section 101. Lauren prepared substantial portions of the Section 101 briefing, both at district court and on appeal.
  • Power Integrations, Inc. v. ON Semiconductor Corp. (Fed. Cir.): Represented ON Semiconductor in numerous inter partes review appeals involving power converters, which included issues of first impression involving statutory interpretation of 35 U.S.C. § 315(b) on statutory bars to real parties-in-interest filing IPR petitions. Lauren was responsible for the briefing on statutory interpretation and other technical issues and argued this issue before the Federal Circuit.
  • Voip-pal.com, Inc. v. AT&T (N.D. Cal., D. Nev., Fed. Cir.): Defended AT&T from initial complaint alleging almost $2 billion in damages relating to voice-over-IP communications by securing final judgment of patent ineligibility under Section 101. Lauren led the day-to-day activities of the team and spearheaded the Section 101 briefing, both at district court and on appeal. Obtained Federal Circuit affirmance of case-dispositive order finding all patents ineligible under Section 101.
  • Vertical Connection Technologies, LLC v. AT&T (E.D.N.Y., PTAB): Represented AT&T in district court against complaint alleging infringement of patent related to wi-fi calling. Lauren steered the invalidity strategy and prepared the inter partes review petitions, which prompted plaintiff to drop the case under favorable terms.
  • Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Ericsson (E.D. Tex.): Represented Ericsson and T-Mobile in pre-trial and post-trial motions and briefing and appellate strategy relating to LTE base stations and VoLTE. Lauren oversaw the submission of jury instructions, verdict forms, post-trial briefing and argued the charge conference before Judge Gilstrap.
  • Advanced Media Network v. AT&T (Fed. Cir.): Represented AT&T as appellee in Federal Circuit appeal, granting affirmance of summary judgment of noninfringement. Lauren advised on appellate strategy and prepared substantial portions of the briefing.
  • Represented medical device and software company as respondent in ITC investigation, in which a favorable outcome was received after trial. Lauren examined a key technical witness at trial and served as second-chair of the cross-examination of expert witnesses involving invalidity, noninfringement, and technical domestic industry. She also took and defended depositions, developed witness statements, drafted motions, and prepared pre- and post-trial briefing.*
  • Represented medical device company as defendant in district court litigation. Lauren argued portions of claim construction during the Markman hearing and managed day-to-day activities of the team, including preparing claim construction briefing, handling over 20 fact and corporate depositions, and working with technical and damages experts in developing expert reports. Lauren also oversaw the development of multiple IPR petitions, each of which were instituted by the PTAB for every challenged ground on every asserted claim.*
  • Represented numerous financial and trading institutions regarding software issues, including issues relating to patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Lauren’s experience includes strategic counseling and prosecution, prosecuting and defending patents in covered business method reviews before the PTAB involving Section 101, and appeals before the Federal Circuit.*
  • Represented major digital camera manufacturer as defendant in district court litigation. Lauren led a joint defense group of nearly 50 defendants in developing defenses, including preparing a motion for summary judgment on patent ineligibility under Section 101, which was granted by the district court and ultimately affirmed by the Federal Circuit.*
  • Represented semiconductor company in arbitration concerning joint development agreement, favorable mediation and settlement was granted. Lauren led the expert discovery on damages, worked with the damages expert on developing multiple expert reports, and prepared mediation briefing.*
  • Represented major car manufacturer as respondent in ITC investigation related to GPS navigation systems, resulting in complainant’s voluntary termination of investigation during discovery. Lauren led the technical analysis for the asserted patents, including noninfringement, invalidity, and domestic industry and developed reexaminations that resulted in a stay of the corresponding district court cases.*
  • Lauren’s pro bono experience includes cases and appeals involving veterans disability benefits, asylum, criminal defense, and landlord-tenant disputes.

*Matter handled prior to joining Baker Botts

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