Michael J. Curley, Partner

Success Stories

Successful Stick Licensing of Patented Affinity Program

On behalf of one of the nation's leading dining rewards programs, we successfully enforced our client's patented rewards program against infringement by numerous competitors, in each case winning recognition of the patent.

A Slick Resolution on Summary Judgment

When a client of the firm was sued on a chemical patent related to processing of jojoba oil, Quarles & Brady attorneys swung into action. Leveraging the firm's deep technical expertise, Dale Regelman, a PhD. Chemist, was tapped to educate the Court about the relevant chemistry during claim construction. The result was a construction of the claims that made infringement impossible, and which enabled Quarles & Brady to win summary judgment of patent invalidity.

$44.1 Million Verdict

Quarles & Brady obtained a $44.1 million patent infringement jury verdict on behalf of its clients Ultratec, Inc. and CapTel, Inc. against Sorenson Communications, Inc. and CaptionCall, LLC. after a seven day trial. In addition, the Q&B team invalidated CaptionCall LLC's U.S. Patent No. 8,379,801, which was asserted against Ultratec and CapTel. The case involved life-changing captioned telephone technology patented by Ultratec and CapTel that permits the deaf and hard-of-hearing to more effectively communicate with others. "Ultratec Wins $44.1M In IP Suit Over Close-Captioned Phones," IP Law360, November 3, 2014