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Vigen Salmastlian is an associate in the Silicon Valley office. His practice focuses primarily on patent litigation in the areas of computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering as well as antitrust litigation. Mr. Salmastlian also has experience with trade secret, cybersecurity and transactional matters, as well as licensing, intellectual property rights, and evaluation of intellectual property portfolios. Mr. Salmastlian has worked with various clients including Google, HTC, Nest, Walmart, and Anthem.
Mr. Salmastlian's pro bono work focuses on immigration law. He has represented a client seeking asylum on account of past persecution before the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Salmastlian earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at Santa Clara University. While attending law school, Mr. Salmastlian worked as a subsystem integration engineer on the Trident D5 nuclear submarine missile at Lockheed Martin. Mr. Salmastlian also has experience with RF circuit design.
Representation of Google in a patent infringement matter filed in the US District Court for the District of Delaware by British Telecommunications. (British Telecommunications plc v. Google Inc., 11-cv-1249). British Telecom alleged that Google infringed six patents through its offering of various location-based and content-access features in many of Google’s mobile and desktop products.
Representation of HTC in a patent infringement matter filed in the US District Court for the District of Delaware by Nokia. (Nokia Corp. v. HTC Corp., 12-cv-00550). Nokia alleged that HTC infringed six patents related to its offering of various applications on HTC mobile devices.
Representation of Nest in a patent infringement matter filed in the US District Court for Northern District of Illinois by BRK Brands (BRK Brands, Inc. v. Nest Labs, Inc., 13-cv-7900). BRK alleged that Nest infringed six patents through its offering of the Nest Protect combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector.
Representation of Google in a patent infringement matter filed in the International Trade Commission by Enterprise Technologies S.a.r.l. (Investigation No. 337-TA-925). Enterprise alleged that Samsung, LG and HTC infringed three patents through their offering of Google products on Android devices.
Representation of GlobalFoundries in IPR proceedings challenging the validity of various patents.
Representation of Walmart’s global eCommerce division in various patent litigation matters.
Representation of Anthem at trial in an antitrust action brought by the US Department of Justice to block Anthem’s $54.2 billion acquisition of Cigna.
Representation of a leading information services company in a cybersecurity arbitration.
Representation of a leading global technology company in a trade secret matter.