Samuel J. Najim

Representative Cases

 

Patent

ArrivalStar, SA, et al. v. Daniel F. Young, et al. (S.D. Florida)

     Defended Premiere Global Services against patent infringement allegations directed to Premiere’s

     software and services for advanced notification systems.

 

Arrival Star, Inc. v. Delta Air Lines, Inc., et al. (N.D. Georgia)

     Defended the City of Atlanta and Roadway Express in a patent infringement action involving patents

     covering advanced notification systems.

BellSouth Intellectual Property Corp. v. Glenayre Technologies, Inc., et al. (N.D. Georgia)

     Represented BellSouth in a series of patent infringement actions against multiple defendants related to

     call processing technology.

W.C. Bradley Co. v. Big Lots Stores, Inc., et al. (M.D. Georgia)

     Represented Big Lots regarding design patent infringement and related claims.

Frontier Communications Corp. v. Google, Inc. (D. Delaware)
     Represented Frontier in a patent infringement suit against Google involving enhanced telephone services

     and accusing Google Voice of infringement.

G H Strickland, LLC v. Federal Signal Corp., et al. (N.D. Georgia)

     Defended Code 3, Inc. against claims for patent infringement related to Code 3’s emergency signal

     devices and systems.

Gemini IP, LLC v. Citrix Systems, Inc., et al. (E.D. Texas)

     Defended Premiere Global Services in a patent infringement action related to network based customer

     service technology.

 

Innovative Patented Technology, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al. (S.D. Florida)
     Defended Nokia Corporation against a patent which related to various handset functionality.

In re: Katz Interactive Call Processing Patent Litigation (C.D. California)

     Represented 12 defendant groups in the then-largest multidistrict patent litigation involving interactive call

     processing technology.  Representative clients included Chevron, New York Life, Premiere Global

     Services and Southern Company.

Allan M. Konrad v. General Motors Corp., et al. (E.D. Texas)
     Defended GM and multiple other defendants against patents related to remote database access.

Lever Brothers Co. v. The Procter & Gamble Co., et al. (N.D. Georgia)

     Defended Procter & Gamble in a patent case accusing its Tide product of infringement.

The Lubrizol Corporation v. Exxon Corporation (N.D. Ohio)
     Represented Lubrizol in a long running series of cases with Exxon related to a portfolio of patents for

     motor oil dispersants and related technology.

Nevamar Corporation v. Charleswater Products, Inc. (D. Maryland)
     Defended Nevamar Corporation in a patent infringement dispute involving static-dissipating, high

     pressure decorative laminates.

Phoenix Licensing, LLC., et al. v. Allstate Corp., et al. (E.D. Texas)
     Represented New York Life, Key Corp and Royal Bank of Scotland in a patent litigation regarding

     methods and systems for creating customized financial offers.

Polymer Industrial Products Company v. Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. (N.D. Ohio)
     Defended Bridgestone/Firestone in an action alleging patent infringement and breach of contract related

     to inflatable bladders utilized on tire assembly machines.

Protechna, SA v. Greif, Inc., et al. (N.D. Georgia)
     Represented Protechna in a patent infringement action against Greif for infringement of a patent related

     to intermediate bulk containers.

SFA Systems, LLC v. Netsuite, Inc., et al. (E.D. Texas)
     Represented CDC Software, Inc. regarding patent infringement claims for a software patent which

     purported to cover sales force automation systems.

Ranpak Corp. v. Storopack, Inc., et al.  (S.D. Ohio)
     Represented Ranpak in a case involving patents for machines related to the formation of packaging

     materials and involving international discovery.

Telematics Corp. v. UPS, Inc., et al. (N.D. Georgia)
     Defended Sprint against patents accusing of infringement Sprint’s location based services.

Traffic Information, LLC v. BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc., et al. (E.D. Texas)
     Defended Compass Bank against patent infringement allegations related to branch locating applications.

United Access Technologies, LLC v. Frontier Communications Corp., et al. (D. Delaware)

     Defended Frontier against patent infringement claims related to its DSL technology.

Copyright/Trademark

Environmental Testing Services and Certification Corporation, et al. v. Automated Compliance Systems, Inc., et al. (D. New Jersey)

     Represented Environmental Testing Services in a copyright dispute against former employees and the

     company they formed regarding copyrighted software for environmental testing.

Imageline, Inc. v. Greg Bulmash, et al. (N.D. Georgia)

     Defended Zazzle, Inc. in a copyright dispute involving clipart designs and related materials.

Industrial Molding Corp. v. Gary Products, Inc. (N.D. Ohio)
     Defended Gary Products against trademark claims related to the design and packaging of Christmas

     tree stands.

 

Milliken Co. v. Beaulieu Group, LLC (N.D. Georgia)
     Represented Milliken in a copyright case involving rug designs.

Trade Secret

Bullet Pallet Systems, Inc., et al. v. Gripple Limited, et al. (N.D. Georgia)
     Represented Bullet Pallet Systems in a trade secrets and conversion of patent rights case against Gripple

     involving a mechanism for joining wire rope.

Gould, Inc. v. Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co. (N.D. Ohio)
     Represented Gould in a trade secrets action related to copper foil technology and involving international

     discovery.

Polymer Enterprises, Inc., et al. v. J. Raymond Bouch (Sullivan County, Tennessee)
     Defended Bouch in a trade secrets action related to tooling for tire assembly machines.

SpectRx, Inc. v. Ampersand Medical Corp., et al. (Gwinnett County, Georgia)
     Represented SpectRx in a declaratory judgment action regarding alleged violation of nondisclosure

     agreements and trade secrets related to cervical cancer testing technology.

Employment

David Bell v. Harris Calorific, Inc. (N.D. Georgia)
     Defended Lincoln Electric Company against claims by a former employee seeking to declare a covenant

     not to compete and other restrictive covenants unenforceable.

GE Betz, Inc., et al. v. Carroll Godwin (Haralson County, Georgia)
     Represented GE in a conversion and replevin action against a former employee.

GE Betz, Inc. v. A and W Technologies, Inc., et al. (N.D. Georgia)
     Represented GE against a former employee for breach of restrictive covenants and related tort and

     statutory claims.

John N. Brown, et al. v. General Motors Corp. (N.D. Ohio)
     Defended General Motors in a case related to alleged breaches of the provisions of GM’s “Employee

     Suggestion Program.”

Shirley Coley v. Ohio Bell Telephone Company (N.D. Ohio)
     Defended Ohio Bell in an employment discrimination action under Title VII.

Premier Farnell plc v. Kar Products Incorporated (N.D. Ohio)
     Represented Premier Farnell in a series of cases for breach of restrictive covenants and related claims.

Quantum Health Resources, Inc. v. Sunrise Health Management, Inc., et al. (N.D. Georgia)
      Represented Quantum for claims of breach of contract and various torts related to Sunrise’s hiring of a

     former Quantum manager.

State Chemical Overseas, Inc. v. United Laboratories, Inc. (N.D. Ohio)
     Defended United Laboratories against claims related to the hiring of a former employee of Sate

     Chemical.

Robert Zivoder v. Lee Feathers, et al. (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
     Defended Harshaw-Filtrol Partnership against claims by a former employee for defamation and

     intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Contract/General

Thomas L. Bartles, et al. v. Victor Lynn, et al. (Hardin County, Ohio)
     Defended General Motors Corp. in a case related to a dispute regarding the denial by GM of the

     transfer of a Cadillac dealership.

Braselle Corporation v. Connell Limited Partnership (N.D. Ohio)

     Defended Connell against breach of contract and related claims involving the sale of steel coils.

Bronze Bushing Co., Inc. v. North American Manufacturing Co., et al. (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
     Defended North American in a breach of contract and UCC action regarding an allegedly defective

     foundry furnace system.

Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc., et al. v. David F. Bolger, et al. (N.D. Ohio)
     Represented Cleveland-Cliffs in a takeover action involving a proxy contest.

Cooper Power Systems, Inc. v. Union Carbide Chemical & Plastics Company, Inc., et al. (E.D. Wisconsin and Seventh Circuit)
     Defended Premium Finishes, Inc. in a breach of contract and UCC action related to failed coatings

     utilized on transformers.

Desaru Resorts v. International Management Group (N.D. Ohio)
     Defended IMG in a breach of contract action related to the sponsorship of Mark McCormack’s book The

     World of Professional Golf.

Earl Evans Chevrolet, Inc. v. General Motors Corp. (Lake County, Ohio)
     Defended General Motors in a case regarding the alleged wrongful location of a competing Chevrolet

     dealership.

Judy Nelson v. Martina Navratilova, et al. (Tarrant County, Texas)
     Defended International Management Group against tort claims arising out of a domestic contract dispute

     between Judy Nelson and Martina Navratilova.

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