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Andrew Thomases is co-head of the firm's technology, media & telecommunications group. He is a nationally-recognized, first-chair trial lawyer with 25 years of experience litigating complex patent and trade secret cases in federal courts throughout the country, as well as before the International Trade Commission. He has achieved numerous successes for companies in the fields of computer technology, semiconductors, analog circuits, wireless technology, video streaming, medical devices, and many others.

Andrew recently represented Roku and several TCL TV entities in a multi-patent infringement litigation filed by Canon, as well as corresponding inter partes review petitions. The matter concerned TCL-branded Roku TVs, including streaming video and smart TV functionality and interfaces. Andrew achieved a favorable settlement that includes a license for all of Roku’s TV partners.

On behalf of Veeco Instruments, Andrew obtained a preliminary injunction, which is particularly rare in patent cases. The matter involved a district court case, inter partes review proceeding, and appeal against SGL Carbon. The technology related to removable wafer carriers used in the production of LEDs in Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) systems.

In addition, Andrew served as lead counsel for flash memory chip maker Spansion in a large set of multi-patent litigations against its rival Macronix International. Andrew’s representation included four ITC investigations, three district court cases, eleven inter partes review proceedings before the U.S. Patent Office, and coordination of multiple patent litigations in Germany. After two successful trials before the ITC, and after obtaining sanctions against Macronix, the litigations settled favorably for Spansion.

As a first-chair litigator, Andrew also obtained a complete defense decision at the ITC for Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc., a semiconductor device company, and supported that decision in two appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He was also a key member of a team that obtained a $57 million-plus jury verdict on behalf of a global leader in medical technology, services, and solutions – one of 2009’s largest plaintiff verdicts in California. He has extensive experience in many U.S. district courts, including the Eastern District of Texas, the Districts of California, and the District of Delaware.

Andrew has been recognized as a “leading lawyer” in patent litigation by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and has been named among the “Top IP Litigators” in California by the Daily Journal. He has also been recognized by The Legal 500 (U.S.) for his record of successfully representing clients before the ITC.

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Andrew N Thomases
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