April 9, 2014
Glaser Weil Partner Adrian Pruetz, who heads the Firm's Intellectual Property Department, was named a top IP Litigator for 2014 by the Daily Journal.
In 2013, Adrian won a judgment of noninfringement on behalf of client Nero, Inc., with respect to nine patents asserted by JVC Kenwood. On behalf of client VIZIO, Inc., she won a judgment invalidating a patent asserted by Lochner Technologies and a judgment of noninfringement of two patents asserted by Oplus Technologies, also invalidating one of them.
In an interview, Adrian told the Daily Journal, "One of the challenges in the Lochner case was that the invention was very narrow, but the patent claims very broad... For these types of cases, you really have to look at the patent itself and what the specification says, and what the applicants argue to the patent office to get the patent."