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Bob Klinger, Larkin Hoffman attorney, defended Mobility Electronics in CNF Technologies, Inc. v. Mobility Electronics, Inc. (D. Ariz.) patent infringement lawsuit brought six days before Mobility Electronic’s IPO. The patents pertained to docking stations for portable computers. Prepared an opinion substantiating that the action was without merit, and successfully convinced the underwriters’ counsel such that the IPO went forward without amending the registration statement. The end result was that the client was able to raise $48M. Subsequently, negotiated the purchase of the patent-in-suit, prior to the plaintiff filing for bankruptcy and dismissing the lawsuit. Thereafter, prosecuted and obtained a broadened Reissue patent with improved claims, which became part of a patent portfolio that divested for $15M.
Mobility Electronics, Inc. v. Comarco, Inc. (Comarco Wireless Technologies, Inc.) and Targus Group International, Inc. (D. Ariz.)
Larkin Hoffman attorney Bob Klinger acted as counsel for plaintiff Mobility Electronics in Mobility Electronics, Inc. v. Comarco, Inc. (Comarco Wireless Technologies, Inc.) and Targus Group International, Inc. (D. Ariz.), a patent infringement case against market leader Comarco Wireless and partner Targus Group involving numerous patents directed to programmable power converters. Successfully negotiated a favorable license, Targus Group thereafter became a distribution partner of Mobility Electronics, and Radio Shack became a master retailer.
North American Container, Inc. v. Plastipak Packaging Inc. et al. (N.D. Tex.)
Larkin Hoffman attorney Bob Klinger represented defendant Reckitt Benckiser, Inc. in a highly-publicized and often-cited patent infringement case involving polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. Following a Markman hearing, the trial court granted summary judgment for Reckitt Benckiser, holding that the reissue claims at issue were invalid under the recapture doctrine. The trial court’s decision was substantially upheld by the Federal Circuit.