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Eric Krause is a senior associate in the Intellectual Property Group, resident in White & Case's Palo Alto office. His practice focuses on patent litigation involving various technologies such as semiconductor design and fabrication, liquid crystal display technologies, internet-based and mobile applications, and wireless communications.
Eric has also worked abroad in Japan, counseling a top Japanese-based international consumer electronics manufacturer on patent issues, including invalidity, enforceability, infringement, and prosecution of semiconductor, electronics, and processing patents.
Before practicing law, Eric worked for several years as an and engineer and strategic alliance manager at a major microprocessor manufacturer, managing third party development and support of BIOS and systems management infrastructure for microprocessor platforms.
Defense of Pfizer vaccine patents against IPR challenges from Merck, Sanofi.
Defense of Facebook and Instagram against international challenges based on intellectual property.
Obtained judgment of invalidity of both asserted patents, affirmed on appeal.
Represented Nest, Green Mountain, and Reliant in action involving smart thermostat technology; defeated preliminary injunction and invalidated one of three asserted patents at claim construction, resulting in resolution before trial.
Represented Google defending Android and Android apps against multiple investigations against HTC brought by complainant Nokia. Obtained global withdrawal of one asserted patent family. Matter concluded when HTC settled with Nokia.
On behalf of CMI, obtained findings of invalidity and/or non-infringement for all five patents asserted by Thomson Licensing, affirmed on appeal.
Represented intervenor Google Inc. in a Section 337 Investigation instituted based on a complaint filed by Nokia against HTC. Four of five patents on which Google intervened were terminated and a determination of non-infringement issued as to the fifth patent.
Obtained Final Determination of non-infringement or invalidity of all five asserted patents on behalf of Respondents Chimei InnoLux, InnoLux, and Chi Mei Optoelectronics USA in a Section 337 Investigation involving LCD products.
Represented Panasonic in patent litigation involving image compression and encoding.
Represented Marvell in a declaratory judgment action involving wireless networking technology.
NHTSA Reflects Willingness of US Regulatory Authorities to Embrace Autonomous Vehicles, White & Case Technology Newsflash, March 2016, (co-author with Bijal Vakil)
Willful Patent Infringement After Seagate, IT, Internet and Outsourcing Bulletin, April 2010, (co-author with Thomas Flynn)
Preventing Illegal Sharing of Music Online: The DMCA, Litigation and a New, Graduated Approach, September 2009, (co-author with William Sloan Coats and Julieta L. Lerner)