Lead counsel in obtaining summary judgment of non-infringement for General Electric in the defense of a patent litigation lawsuit brought by a former GE employee in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Technology relates to computer numerical controlled milling machines.
Lead counsel for Xerox in the defense of a patent litigation lawsuit brought by U.S. Ethernet Innovations in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The case settled after Xerox filed summary judgment and Daubert motions.
Lead counsel for Xerox in the defense of a patent litigation lawsuit brought by R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and in Xerox’s assertion of counterclaims in that same matter. Technologies at issue include VDP software, raster image processing and network communications.
Represented Convolve, Inc. in a patent infringement action against computer and hard disk drive manufacturers Dell, Western Digital and Hitachi. Serving as lead trial counsel on the issues of infringement and validity, Ms. Butler persuaded the federal jury in Marshall, Texas that the defendants had willfully infringed the hard disk drive technology patent held by Ms. Butler's client, and that her client's patent was valid. The case was filed in 2008 and the verdict was announced on July 26, 2011. Convolve, Inc. v. Dell, Inc., Hitachi Global Storage Tech., Inc., Hitachi Ltd., and Western Digital Corp., No. 2:08-CV-244-CE (E.D. Tex.).
Represented Alcatel Lucent USA in a patent infringement action against Amazon. Ms. Butler led the defense of infringement counterclaims raised by Amazon and she prevailed on key issues related to those counterclaims at the Markman hearing. The case was favorably settled shortly before trial.
Represented a large medical device manufacturer in a patent infringement action against a major competitor. Serving as one of three primary trial counsel, Ms. Butler examined witnesses on damages issues at trial. The case was settled on the eve of closing arguments.
Represented Intergraph Hardware Technologies Company in a patent infringement action against major computer manufacturers. Ms. Butler gathered the evidence of infringement and deposed the Intel engineers who designed and developed the Pentium family microprocessors. Intergraph recovered a total of $500 million in settlements and licensing as a direct result of the firm's representation.
Represented an open network communications inventor and patent holder in 5 separate actions against mobile phone manufacturers and a cellular carrier. Ms. Butler argued the Markman hearing before a Special Master and prevailed on all key issues.