Attorney Jonathan Baker

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jbaker@farneydaniels.com

411 Borel Avenue, Suite 310
San Mateo, CA 94402

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Jonathan D. Baker

Jonathan Baker is a shareholder in the Silicon Valley office of Farney Daniels PC. Mr. Baker has nearly 20 years of experience litigating patent intellectual property cases. He has served as lead counsel in trials before the U.S. International Trade Commission, in district court cases throughout the country, in appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, and in inter partes review proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Mr. Baker has represented numerous leading technology companies and individual inventors in developing and implementing patent monetization strategies, as well as in defending against patent infringement claims. Mr. Baker has also represented clients in trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases. He has litigated cases in diverse technologies, including computer hardware and software, wireless communications, semiconductors, analog circuitry, life sciences, and financial trading systems.

Mr. Baker has been recognized for his exceptional work in the field of patent intellectual property litigation by various industry publications including SuperLawyers and the National Law Journal.

Mr. Baker graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. He also holds a B.S. summa cum laude in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, and an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After law school, Mr. Baker clerked for the Hon. Alvin A. Schall on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Areas OF Practice

Intellectual Property Litigation
Business Litigation
Licensing
Patent Monetization

Representative Cases

Lead counsel for Creative Technology, Ltd. in U.S. International Trade Commission case related to Bluetooth headsets.  In the Matter of Certain Wireless Headsets, Inv. No. 337-TA-943 (USITC)

Lead counsel for MONKEYmedia, Inc. in inter partes review proceeding related to seamless expansion of media content.  Unified Patents, Inc. v. MONKEYmedia, Inc. (PTAB)

Lead counsel for Creative Technology, Ltd. in U.S. International Trade Commission case and Federal Circuit appeal related to graphical user interfaces for portable media players.  Also represented Creative in related inter partes review proceedings in the USPTO.  In the Matter of Certain Portable Electronic Devices, Inv. No. 337-TA-994 (USITC)

Lead counsel for RecogniCorp in patent infringement case related to image compression.  Also represented RecogniCorp in Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court appeals.  RecogniCorp. LLC v. Nintendo (D. Wash.)

Lead counsel for Memory Integrity in patent infringement cases related to processor cache coherency.  Also represented Memory Integrity in related inter partes review proceedings in the USPTO.  Memory Integrity, LLC (D. Or.), (D. Del.)

Lead counsel for Novo Transforma Technologies in patent infringement cases related to MMS messaging.  Also, representing Novo Transforma in related inter partes review proceedings in the USPTO.  Novo Transforma Technologies, LLC (D. Del.)

Lead counsel for Efficiency Systems in patent infringement suits related to computer server power management.  Efficiency Systems, LLC (D. Del.)

Lead counsel for Amkor in U.S. International Trade Commission and district court litigation for infringement of Amkor patents related to semiconductor chip packaging technology. In the Matter of Certain Encapsulated Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-501 (USITC); Amkor Technology, Inc. v. Carsem (N.D. Cal.)

Lead counsel for Brandywine in patent infringement lawsuits related to office phone systems. Brandywine Communications Technologies, LLC (C.D. Cal.)

Lead counsel for Advanced Dynamic Interfaces in lawsuits related to patents for automatic generation of database graphical user interfaces.  Advanced Dynamic Interfaces (D. Del.)

Lead counsel for Advanced Optical Tracking in patent infringement lawsuits related to BD-R and BD-RE optical disc technology.  Advanced Optical Tracking (D. Del.)

Represented Chicago Mercantile Exchange in patent infringement case involving electronic financial exchanges. Fifth Market, Inc. v. CME Group, Inc., et al. (D. Del.)

Represented Chicago Mercantile Exchange in patent lawsuit related to electronic market maker trading systems. CME Group, Inc. v. Technology Research Group LLC (N.D. Ill.)

Lead counsel for Creative Labs in patent lawsuit involving computer interface adapters. Acticon Technologies LLC v. Creative Labs, Inc. (E.D. Tex.)

Lead counsel for ZiiLabs in patent litigation involving 3D graphics technology. FuzzySharp Technologies, Inc. v. ZiiLabs, Inc., Ltd. (N.D. Cal.)

Lead counsel for Yahoo! in patent litigation relating to international text messaging.  Technology Patents LLC v. Deutsche Telekom AG (D. Md.)

Represented High Point Sarl in worldwide patent infringement litigation related to cellular network infrastructure in the United States, Holland, Germany and Japan. High Point Sarl (E.D. Va.), (D. Kan.)

Lead counsel for Tivo in patent infringement litigation related to parental control features for video playback devices.  Guardian Media Technologies, Ltd. v. Colby Electronics Corp. (C.D. Cal.)

Represented Newron Pharmaceuticals in patent interference proceedings related to chemical compounds for treating neuropathic pain. Won final judgment of priority for Newron. Pevarello v. Lan, Interference No. 105,349 (BPAI)

Lead counsel for Best Buy in patent infringement case involving multichannel computer sound cards.  Won early summary judgment on license defense and award of attorney fees.  Illinois Computer Research, LLC v. Best Buy, et al. (N.D. Ill.)

Lead counsel for Creative Labs and Sears in patent infringement case involving multichannel computer sound cards. Illinois Computer Research, LLC v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., et al. (N.D. Il.)

Represented Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. in Section 337 investigation related to voltage regulator chips. In the Matter of Certain Voltage Regulators, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-564 (USITC)

Represented Acer Inc. and Gateway in seven-patent suit involving wireless networking, CDMA modules, processor architecture and power management. Saxon Innovations, LLC v. Apple Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.)

Represented Acer in multi-district litigation involving computer architecture, I/O systems, device drivers, and power management. Acer Inc., et al. v. Hewlett-Packard Co. (W.D. Wis.); In the Matter of Certain Computer Systems, Printers and Scanners, Inv. No. 337-TA-618 (USITC)

Represented Gateway in 15-patent lawsuit involving video coding, speech coding, audio coding, computer graphics, user interfaces, and other computer technologies.  Lucent Technologies, Inc. v. Gateway, Inc. (S.D. Cal.)

Represented Gateway in seven separate district court lawsuits and ITC investigations that collectively involved the assertion of almost 40 patents and the counter-assertion of 15 patents. Defeated a motion for preliminary injunction in the Western District of Wisconsin and won a complete judgment of invalidity and/or noninfringement on all seven patents asserted in the first ITC action. Won a number of key motions and the overall dispute was settled on favorable terms.  Hewlett-Packard Development Corp. v. Gateway (USITC) (S.D. Cal.) (E.D. Tex.) (S.D. Tex.) (W.D. Wis.)

Represented Gateway in patent suit involving computer docking stations.  Won summary judgment of non-infringement which was affirmed on appeal.  Computer Docking Station Corp. v. Dell, Inc. (W.D. Wis.)

Represented Brother International Corporation in trademark infringement suit related to marks for computer networking technology.  Tibco Software Inc. v. Apple Computer, Inc. (N.D. Cal.)

Represented Del Mar Avionics in trade secret and patent infringement case related to optical disc mastering technology.   Won summary judgment of invalidity.  Optical Disc Corporation v. Del Mar Avionics (C.D. Cal.)

Represented Tickets.com in precedent-setting case involving claims of copyright infringement, trespass, breach of contract, false advertising, and unfair competition related to electronic collection of event information and deep linking to publicly available website.  Defeated preliminary injunction and won motion to dismiss.  Ticketmaster v. Tickets.com (C.D. Cal.)

Represented Cisco in trade secret, copyright and patent infringement case related to optical cross-connects.  Alcatel USA, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (E.D. Tex.)

Represented Molecular Biosystems, Inc. in patent infringement suit related to ultrasound contrast agents. Sonus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Molecular Biosystems, Inc. (W.D. Wash.)

Represented Molecular Dynamics in patent infringement suit involving confocal microscopy. Molecular Dynamics, Inc. v. Leica, Inc. (N.D. Cal.)

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., with honors, 1997
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1994
University of Maryland, B.S., Electrical Engineering, with highest honors, 1992

Honors and Distinctions

California Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2018
The National Law Journal, “Defense Hot List,” 2007
Named to Acritas Stars 2018, based on survey of GCs and senior in-house counsel.

Published Works and Presentations

An Overview of Section 337 Litigation at the U.S. International Trade Commission, PLI’s 11th Annual Patent Law Institute
Technology Company Perspectives on Patent Litigation: What Can Each Patent Adjudication Institution Learn from the Other, USITC in Silicon Valley, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
The New Patent Law Explained, First Inventor to File, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
Nuts & Bolts of Patent Litigation, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Memberships

Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association
Member, ITC Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association

Practice Areas