Ron Lemieux has served as lead counsel in more than 200 intellectual property disputes for clients such as ASUS, Sony Computer Entertainment America, PINC Solutions, MediaTek, ChipMOS Technologies, Rohm, Olympus, Konami Digital Entertainment, Silicon Graphics, Sumitronics, IDT, Winbond, FIC, Pegatron, Sakata Seeds, and Royal Sluis, among others. He has extensive trial experience and has taken more than 20 cases to final verdict in both jury and bench trials in courtrooms nationwide. Ron has also argued several successful appeals before the Federal Circuit.

    Ron serves as an early neutral evaluator and mediator for the US District Court, Northern District of California, and has served as a court-appointed settlement neutral elsewhere. He also taught legal writing and research for several years at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

    The IAM Patent 1000 has recognized Ron as a top patent litigation attorney every year since 2014. He has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer for IP Litigation every year since 2012 and has been ranked by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific. Chambers noted that Ron is “particularly renowned for his patent [litigation] work and enjoys a fine reputation amongst clients in the software, semiconductor, retail, and consumer products arenas.” Ron has been described by The Legal 500 as a “leading litigator across a number of patent areas, particularly the high-tech sectors emanating from Silicon Valley.” He has been recognized as a “Client Service All-Star” by General Counsels of the Fortune 1000 and is currently a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society recognizing the top 5% of trial lawyers nationwide.

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    • Lead counsel in defense of consolidated patent infringement litigation regarding six patents involving cache coherency, host bus and PCI bus arbitration, and partitioned memory techniques (N.D. Cal.).
    • Lead counsel in defense of patent infringement claims involving portable document cameras (ITC and S.D. Cal).
    • Lead counsel in defense of consolidated patent litigation regarding RFID technology (N.D. Cal.).
    • Lead counsel in defense of patent and trade secret claims involving USB 3.0 controller technology (N.D. Cal.).
    • Lead counsel in defense of ITC investigation regarding audio codecs (ITC).
    • Lead counsel in defense of patent infringement claims regarding playlists and audio files (E.D. Tex.).
    • Lead counsel in defense of patent infringement for channel selection in OFDMA systems (N.D. Cal.).
    • Lead counsel in defense of patent claims on accelerometer fabrication (E.D. Tex.).
    • Lead counsel in defense of multidistrict patent litigation regarding logistics patents (D. Del., N.D. Ill., W.D. Wisc., E.D. Tex., S.D. Tex., E.D. Cal., N.D. Cal.).
    • Lead trial counsel in defense of patent and trade secret claims regarding alleged defects in floppy disk controllers (D. Utah).
    • Lead counsel in defense of claims over semiconductor packaging technology (N.D. Cal.).
    • Lead counsel in defense of multi-patent claims over Super I/O controllers (D. Wy.).
    • Lead counsel pursuing multiple patents involving 3G cellular technology (N.D. Tex.).
    • Lead counsel pursuing multiple patents on behalf of a Japanese digital entertainment company against a US-based multimedia company and video game designer (E.D. Tex. And D. Mass.).
    • Co-lead counsel enforcing three patents covering a wide spectrum of consumer electronics goods on behalf of a multinational electronics company (E.D. Tex.).
    • Lead counsel in defense of a multi-patent case regarding the configuration of optical disk drives (E.D. Tex.).
    • Lead counsel in defense of multi-patent case regarding the operation of optical disk drives (W.D. Wisc.).
    • Lead counsel in defense of patent litigation regarding virus protection techniques (S.D.N.Y.).
    • Lead counsel in defense of a patent involving technology for electronic music (NDILL).
    • Lead counsel pursuing a business method patent in the financial services industry (EDTX).
    • Lead intellectual property counsel for claims made against Debtor-in-Possession during successful reorganization proceeding (SDNY-Bankruptcy).
    • Local trial counsel representing a generic pharmaceutical company seeking to invalidate a patent for an ophthalmic preservation system (NDCA).
    • Lead counsel pursuing claims of trademark infringement against medical device company (NDCA).
    • Lead counsel representing a Japanese agricultural company in defense of plant variety patent claims (NDCA).
    • Lead counsel representing a Dutch agricultural company pursing claims of trade secret theft (Superior Court, Monterey County).
    • Co-lead counsel in defense of a Japanese Commercial Arbitration Association matter involving a Japanese technology company on claims arising out of a failed joint venture and patent infringement for medical technology (JCAA-Tokyo).
    • Lead counsel representing a multinational computer company in claims arising out of the privatization and establishment of an Eastern European cellular telephone network (NDCA).

    Education

    • University of California, J.D., Hastings College of Law, 1985
    • Stanford University, B.A., 1981

    Admissions

    • California, 1985

    Courts

    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Federal Circuit
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of Texas
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of California
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., C. Dist. of California
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of California
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of California
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Arizona
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