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Eric C. Rusnak

Partner
+1.202.778.9212
Fax +1.202.778.9100

Eric Rusnak is a partner in the Washington, D.C. and San Francisco offices, practicing in the area of intellectual property litigation and other corporate litigation. Mr. Rusnak has significant experience litigating and trying cases in key jurisdictions, including the Eastern District of Virginia, the District of Delaware, the Northern and Southern Districts of California, the Eastern District of Texas, and the International Trade Commission.

Recent cases include:

  • Back-to-back defense verdicts for Acer against TPL in the ITC
  • Defense verdict for Amazon.com and Novatel Wireless against TPL in the ITC
  • Obtained summary judgment of no infringement and invalidity, and an award of attorney’s fees, for Aruba Networks in N.D. Cal.
  • Successful defense of Novatel Wireless against WiLAN in EDTX
  • Jury defense verdict for Novatel Wireless against Acacia in ED Va.
  • Successful defense of Hynix against Intellectual Ventures in the ITC
  • Defense verdict for Kodak in the ITC

Professional/Civic Activities

  • ITC Trial Lawyers Association
  • Linex Technologies v. Aruba Networks, Meru Networks, and Ruckus Wireless (N.D. Cal.) (obtained summary judgment of no infringement and invalidity, and an award of attorney’s fees, in litigation involving spread spectrum)
  • TPL v. Acer, Amazon.com, and Novatel Wireless (ITC) (Secured defense verdict for Acer, Amazon.com, and Novatel Wireless in litigation involving on-chip CPU clocks)
  • TPL v. Acer (ITC) (Obtained defense verdict for Acer in litigation involving Flash Memory Card Readers)
  • Linex Technologies v. Aruba Networks (ITC) (Successful defense of Aruba Networks resulting in Linex dismissing its complaint on eve of trial)
  • WiLAN v. Novatel Wireless (EDTX) (Secured favorable settlement during jury selection in case involving Wideband OFDM)
  • SBS Biofuels v. TekGar (EDVA and Del. Chancery) (Secured favorable settlement on the eve of trial for TekGar in litigation involving biofuel technology license)
  • Cresta Technology v. Wistron Corp. (ITC) (Defense verdict for Wistron in litigation involving TV tuners)
  • EON v. Novatel Wireless (EDTX) (Secured favorable settlement on the even of a summary judgment ruling in litigation involving cellular network base stations)
  • Omega Patents v. Novatel Wireless (SD Florida) (Successful defense of Novatel Wireless against Omega Patents in litigation involving vehicle tracking systems)
  • DNT, LLC v. Novatel Wireless, Inc. (EDVA) (Jury defense verdict for Novatel in case against Acacia regarding wireless network card technology)
  • Novatel Wireless v. ZTE and Franklin Wireless (SD Cal) (represented Novatel Wireless in patent infringement actions involving mobile hotspot technologies)
  • Apple v. Kodak (ITC) (Defense verdict for Kodak in infringement action involving digital imaging devices; later upheld on appeal)
  • Toshiba v. Wistron Corp. (ITC) (Obtained favorable settlement for Wistron in litigation involving laptop touchpad and password protection technologies)
  • Montana v. Diamond Int’l Galleries, LLC (D. Md.) (Represent heirs of original Archie Comics artist in breach of contract action against world’s largest comic book distributor)
  • In re The Mills Corp. Securities Litig. (EDVA) (Reached favorable resolution for CFO in class action and SEC proceedings regarding accounting practices)
  • Convera Corp. v. Autonomy PLC (EDVA) (Obtained favorable settlement for Convera on theft of trade secret claims)