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Justin J. Daniels is a Partner in the Litigation Department and a member of the Patent Law Group, resident in the Boston office. Justin’s practice focuses on patent and technology litigation. He has served as lead counsel and managed cases in all stages of litigation, from licensing and pre-litigation counseling through trial and appeal, and has particular experience in software, computer architecture, networking and telecommunications. He is also a registered patent attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Representative matters:

  • MobileMedia Ideas v. Apple Inc. (D. Del.): Successfully represented MobileMedia Ideas, a patent portfolio licensor of inventions adopted by manufacturers of mobile phones and mobile media devices, in a patent infringement case against Apple Inc. After a seven-day trial, the jury unanimously found that Apple infringed all three patents asserted by MobileMedia, and found that those patents were valid. Also represents MobileMedia in a pending patent infringement case against Research in Motion, the maker of BlackBerry smart phones.
  • Arris Group v. SeaChange International (D. Del.): In a case of first impression, applying the new standard for contempt actions adopted by the Federal Circuit in TiVo v. EchoStar, obtained a complete victory for SeaChange International on Arris’s motion for contempt of a patent injunction entered while SeaChange had been represented by other counsel.
  • Versata Software v. Sun Microsystems (E.D. Tex.): Obtained a complete defense jury verdict in Marshall, Texas in favor of client Sun Microsystems, prevailing on numerous patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and breach of contract claims. The jury found in Sun’s favor on all liability issues and also invalidated both patents-in-suit.
  • McKesson Information Solutions v. The TriZetto Group (D. Del.): Won a major patent infringement case in the District of Delaware on behalf of client McKesson, in which the jury returned a verdict of infringement in McKesson’s favor over a patented technology that has saved the healthcare industry billions of dollars.
  • Benbow v. Aspen Technology (E.D. La.): Lead trial counsel in an action settling favorably immediately after the cross examination by Justin of plaintiff’s star witness.
  • eBay Inc. v. MercExchange (S. Ct.): Won a seminal case before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of eBay, in which the Supreme Court issued a 9-0 decision in eBay's favor, changing the standard for obtaining injunctive relief in all patent cases.
  • United Business Media / RISI v. FEA (Mass. Super. Ct.): Lead counsel over all aspects of this trade secret misappropriation litigation, obtaining a favorable settlement after mediation before Judge Allen van Gestel.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Justin practiced at an AmLaw Top 10 law firm, where he had been recruited to develop the intellectual property litigation practice for that firm’s Boston office.

After law school, Justin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard Owen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In addition, he served as Marshal to Justice Charles McCullough, High Court Justice, English Crown Court, Queen’s Bench Division in the United Kingdom, where he handled numerous intellectual property disputes and presided over mediations.

Justin is a contributing author to Entertainment, Media And the Law: Text, Cases And Problems (Paul C. Weiler, ed.) and was the winner of the National Public Employees Roundtable Award for Government Service for his work at the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Antitrust Division.

Justin currently is pursuing his M.S. degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University’s College of Computer Science.