Samsung Electronics v. NuCurrent Inc.

Samsung Electronics v. NuCurrent Inc.

Paul Hastings LLP advised Samsung Electronics on the deal.

Samsung Electronics achieved a decisive victory at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, which invalidated challenged claims of six patents for wireless phone charging, five of which had been asserted by NuCurrent Inc.

The Paul Hastings, which represented Samsung Electronics, first earned a win for Samsung, successfully petitioning to move the litigation from its original filing jurisdiction in the Eastern District of Texas to the Southern District of New York, and then defeating NuCurrent’s request for a preliminary injunction, aimed at stopping inter partes review at the USPTO.

The Paul Hastings lawyers won across the board for Samsung, with the PTAB finding a total of 170 claims unpatentable, including all of the claims that NuCurrent accused Samsung of infringing.  They also thwarted NuCurrent’s multiple attempts at amending several claims during the course of the proceedings.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. manufactures a wide range of consumer and industrial electronic equipment and products such as semiconductors, personal computers, peripherals, monitors, televisions, and home appliances including air conditioners nd microwave ovens.

NuCurrent is a leading developer of high-efficiency antennas for wireless power applications. 

 The PTAB effort has been led by partner Naveen Modi (Picture), global vice chair of Paul Hastings’ IP Group and head of the firm’s Patent Office practice, and IP Litigation partner, Joseph Palys, along with attorneys Paul Anderson, Chetan Bansal, Howard Herr, and David Valente.

The district court litigation team has been led by partners Allan Soobert and Jeff Pade, along with partner Mark Pollack and attorneys Tad Richman, David Valente, and Yejun Lee.

The outcome reflects the seamless fusion of the firm’s IP litigation and PTAB expertise. It followed a coordinated, multifaceted strategy, with Los Angeles partner Jong Han Kim overseeing all aspects of the case.

Involved fees earner: Paul Anderson – Paul Hastings; Chetan Bansal – Paul Hastings; Jong Han Kim – Paul Hastings; Howard Herr – Paul Hastings; Naveen Modi – Paul Hastings; Jeffrey Pade – Paul Hastings; Joseph Palys – Paul Hastings; Mark Pollack – Paul Hastings; Tad Richman – Paul Hastings; Allan Soobert – Paul Hastings;

Law Firms: Paul Hastings;

Clients: Samsung Electronics;

Martina Bellini

Author: Martina Bellini