Grecia v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc.


Baker Botts L.L.P. has won a finding of patent invalidity for its client Samsung Electronics America, Inc. in a patent litigation action brought by plaintiff William Grecia (Grecia v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., filed in the Southern District of New York, Case No. 1:16-cv-09691).

Mr. Grecia has filed over 50 cases on the patent-in-suit against other companies. In this case, Mr. Grecia had accused the Samsung Pay app of infringing a patent related to protecting digital content. After a claim construction hearing, Judge Richard J. Sullivan of the Southern District of New York ruled that all of the asserted claims of Mr. Grecia’s patent are indefinite, and, therefore, invalid.

Baker Botts advised with a team including Neil Sirota (Picture) (Partner, New York), who argued the claim construction hearing; Tim Durst (Partner, Dallas); and Jonathan Cocks (Associate, New York).

Involved fees earner: Neil Sirota – Baker Botts; Timothy Durst – Baker Botts; Jonathan Cocks – Baker Botts;

Law Firms: Baker Botts;

Clients: Samsung Electronics;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti