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Representative Matters


Our clients range from large corporations to individual inventors, and much of our work centers on the needs of companies and start-ups in the following industries:

  • Medical Devices
  • Electronics
  • Computer Software
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Tools
  • Product Designs
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Public and Educational Institutions


Fulwider Patton LLP also is proud to support the following local Charitable Organizations:

American Gold Star Mothers American Inns of Court Foundation American Red Cross Asian Pacific Community Fund Bet Tzedek Legal Services Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach Boy Scouts of America, Long Beach Area Council Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council California State University, Long Beach Foundation CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) Casa Youth Shelter Children's Brain Cancer Fund Concern/America Disability Rights of California Discovery Charter Prepartory School El Proyecto Work Source California Friends Helping Friends LA Goals for Life Golden State Pops Orchestra Goodwill Industries Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law Irvine Public Schools Foundation The Joyful Child Foundation La Plaza de Cultura y Artes Legal Aid Foundation Long Beach Bar Foundation, SHORTSTOP Program Long Beach Century Club Long Beach Honorary Police Officers Association Long Beach Playhouse Theatres Long Beach Police Motor Patrol Association Long Beach Yacht Club Mildred Cursh Foundation Youth Learning Program Mount Carmel Senior Citizen Center Music West, Inc. New Los Angeles Charter School Nuevo South Pacific Coast Sailing Foundation Power Up! Rainbow Bridge Community Services SOAR (Seeking Other Alternative Resources, Inc.) Southeast Area Neighborhood Development Council Special Olympics Boosters - 2010 St. Mary Medical Center Foundation The Asian Rehabilitation Service, Inc. The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) The City of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Center The LAUSD Magnate School of the Arts The Law Project of Los Angeles The Los Angeles Mission The Los Angeles Unified School District The Mary Magdalene Project, Inc. The National Veterans Foundation The Saban Free Clinic The Salvation Army The Southern California Library for Social Studies & Research The Walden House Recovery Center The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at California State University, Long Beach Tower Cancer Research Foundation University of San Diego Valor Academy Charter School Westchester Senior Citizens Center West Los Angeles City College Library, Paralegal Program WISE & Healthy Aging YMCA of Weingart East Los Angeles



Appeals Before The Court Of Appeals For The Federal Circuit

Stant Manufacturing v. Gerdes GMBH, Appeal No. 07-1086 (affirmed favorable jury verdict of non-infringement) Motorvac Tech v. Norco Industries, Appeal No. 05-1481 (affirmed favorable verdict of willful infringement and multiple damages) Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. v. Scimed Life Systems, Inc., Appeal No. 00-1454 (overturned adverse summary judgment of non-infringement) Medtronic, Inc. v. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., Appeal Nos. 00-1205, 1214 (affirmed favorable judgment as matter of law of non-infringement) Origin Medsystems, Inc. v. General Surgical Innovations, Inc., Appeal No. 98-1416 (overturned adverse summary judgment on unenforceability) Hess v. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems Inc., Appeal No. 96-1066 (affirmed favorable district court decision on inventorship)

Litigation In U.S. District Courts

Oliver & Tate Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Coverplay v. Foundations Worldwide, Inc., No. 13-1683 (Central District of California) (winning dismissal of individual defendant, and summary judgment of no trade libel) Wilden Pump and Engineering LLC v. JDA Global, LLC, No. 12-1051 (Central District of California) (winning summary judgment of no trademark infringement for pump replacement parts) San Francisco Technology, Inc. v. Elkay Plastics Co., No. 11-291, (Northern District of California) (winning dismissal of false marking complaint) Coach, Inc. v. Asia Pacific Trading Co., 676 F. Supp. 2d 914 (Central District of California) (winning summary judgment of no infringement for co-defendant Mirage Eyewear) ACCO Brands USA, LLC v. Accentra, Inc., Case No. 07-1401 (Northern District of Illinois) (winning dismissal of declaratory judgment) Stant Manufacturing v. Gerdes GMBH, Case No. 02-CV-1653 (Southern District of Indiana) (winning jury verdict of no infringement in favor of current products) Norco Industries Inc. v. Motorvac Technologies Inc., Case No. CV 02-503 DOC, (Central District of California) (winning jury verdict of willful infringement in favor of Norco, multiple damages, and an award of attorneys fees) International E-Z Up, Inc. v. Caravan et al., Case No. C01-06530 (Central District of California) Carter v. World Famous Sports, Inc., Case No. EDCV 00-672 (Central District of California) (obtained consent judgment in favor of Carter) Carter v. Variflex, Inc., Case No. C98-0167 (Central District of California) Medtronic, Inc. v. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. and Guidant Corp., Case No. 97-2459, 182 F.Supp.2d 810 (District of Minnesota) (winning a directed verdict in favor of Advanced Cardiovascular Systems in a jury trial) Cordis Corporation; Expandable Grafts Partnership v. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.; Guidant Corporation; Arterial Vascular Engineering, Inc.; Boston Scientific Corporation and Scimed Life Systems, Inc., Case No. 97-550-SLR (District of Delaware) Rosendahl v. Utter et al., Case No. C97-1835 (District of Arizona) Sherwood Medical Co. v. IVAC Medical Systems, Inc., Case No. 96-CV-2083 (Southern District of California) KD Kanopy, Inc. v. International E-Z Up, Inc., Case No. C95-B-2860 (District of Colorado) Atwood Industries v. Norco Industries, Case No. 3:94 CV 155 AS, (Northern District of Indiana) (dismissed in favor of Norco, who was awarded attorneys fees) Digital Instruments, Inc. v. Topometrix, Inc., Case No. C93-20900 (Northern District of California) Camino Laboratories Inc. v. Nellcor Inc., Case No. 92-3444 (Northern District of California) American Home Products Corporation v. California Biological Vaccine Labs., Case No. CV90-2052-ER (Central District of California) (winning summary judgment of patent invalidity) Randomex v. Scopus, Opinion published at 7 USPQ2d 1050 (winning judgment and appeal in favor of Randomex) Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. v. SciMed Life Systems, Inc., Case No. 4-87-733 (District of Minnesota - Fourth Division) C.R. Bard, Inc. v. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., Case No. C 86-20552 WAI (Northern District of California) (jury trial verdict in favor of Advanced Cardiovascular Systems) Siemens v. Puritan Bennett, Case No. 86-1728 E(CM) (Southern District of California) (jury verdict in favor of Puritan Bennett) Dolfin Corporation v. Jem Sportswear, Inc., Case No. 81-1583 (Central District of California) (winning injunction against trademark infringement and an accounting of damages)

Other Litigation

In addition to the cases listed above, Fulwider Patton LLP has litigated many other matters relating to intellectual property before various state courts and arbitrations throughout the United States. Fulwider Patton LLP has also represented clients before administrative agencies such as the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the International Trade Commission, and the National Arbitration Forum (domain name disputes).