Mark Samuels

Partner at O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Mark Samuels

Mark Samuels

Partner at O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Biography

Mark Samuels helps some of the world’s most innovative companies stay ahead of issues in the ever-changing landscape of intellectual property law. He is one of O’Melveny’s most experienced trial lawyers, with broad experience in patent, trade secret, antitrust, and other technology-based litigation, and the ability to distill the most complex technical issues to concepts favorably understood by juries and judges.

Mark is Vice-Chair of O’Melveny and Chair of its Compensation Committee. From 2000-2007, Mark served as Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice. Among other accolades, Mark is consistently recognized as a leading intellectual property practitioner by Chambers USA; as one of California’s top patent litigators by the Daily Journal; as one of America’s 500 top lawyers by Lawdragon 500; and as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers. Chambers USA states that “clients appreciate that Mark is ‘extremely responsive and client-centric as well as being a superb litigator.’”

Honors & Awards

* Recognized as a leading attorney in IAM Patent 1000
* “Leading Lawyer,” Intellectual Property, Chambers USA (2005-2016)
* LawDragon’s list of “500 Leading Lawyers” (2010-2011)
* “Top 75 Intellectual Property Lawyers,” Daily Journal (2008-2011; 2013-2015)
* “Best Lawyers in America,” Best Lawyers (2007-2015)
* “PLC Which Lawyer?” Intellectual Property, Practical Law Company (2008-2011)
* “Super Lawyer,” survey conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc., Los Angeles magazine (2005-2015)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

* California

Education

* University of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 1982: Order of the Coif; Chief Managing Editor, UCLA Law Review
* University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1979: Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities

Member

* American Bar Association
* Los Angeles County Bar Association
* American Intellectual Property Law Association
* Federal Circuit Bar Association
* Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Public Service

* Board of Directors, Doheny Eye Institute (2016-present)
* Board of Directors, Public Counsel (2009-present)
* Los Angeles Superior Court Arbitration Panel (2002-09)
* ABA Litigation Section Liaison to Task Force on Reduction of Litigation Cost and Delay (2004)
* Board of Directors, UCLA School of Law Alumni Association (several terms)
* Board of Directors and Treasurer, Flintridge Riding Club (past)

Speaker

* “Trends in ITC Practice,” Patent Litigation 2012 Symposium, Practising Law Institute (September 27-28, 2012, San Francisco)
* “Trends in ITC Practice,” Patent Litigation 2011 Symposium, Practising Law Institute (September 19, 2011, San Francisco)
* “Section 337 and the ITC,” Patent Litigation 2010 Symposium, Practising Law Institute (September 2010, San Francisco)
* “Dealing With Experts,” Patent Litigation 2009 Symposium, Practising Law Institute (September 21-22, 2009, San Francisco)
* “Section 337 Litigation at the ITC and Other Rocket Dockets,” Patent Litigation 2008 Symposium, Practising Law Institute (September 22, 2008, San Francisco)
* “Essentials to Protecting Your Company's Intellectual Property,” Institute for Corporate Counsel (March 20, 2003, Los Angeles)
* “Protection of Confidential Business Information,” Corporate Raiding Symposium, Practising Law Institute (March 25, 2001, San Francisco)
* “Trade Secrets in the Age of the Internet,” American Electronics Institute (June 1998, Woodland Hills)

* Representing Top Victory Electronics in Top Victory Electronics v. Hitachi Ltd., a patent infringement action involving patents related to CRT and LCD computer display technology
* Representing Top Victory Electronics in Top Victory Electronics v. Hitachi Ltd., a second patent infringement case involving digital television technology
* Representing Top Victory Electronics in In re Certain Digital Televisions and Certain Products Containing Same and Methods of Using Same, a Section 337 investigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission involving patents related to digital television technology
* Representing Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. v. Intel Corporation, an antitrust case involving claims of unlawful monopoly maintenance in the worldwide x-86 microprocessor market, settled in 2009 for a record $1.25 billion payment by Intel to AMD, as well as other consideration
* Representing RealPage, Inc. in Yardi Systems, Inc. v. RealPage, Inc., et. al., a case involving alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and copyright infringement, as well as antitrust and interference counterclaims

* Representing Samsung Electronics America in Infinity Computer Products, Inc. v. Brother International Corp., et al., a patent infringement case involving facsimile machine interface circuits
* Representing Samsung Telecommunications America in Bandspeed, Inc. v. Acer, Inc. et al., a patent infringement case involving wireless communication systems
* Representing Top Victory Electronics in Mondis Technology Ltd. v. Top Victory Electronics (Taiwan) Co., Ltd., et al., a patent infringement case involving digital television and computer monitor technology
* Representing Top Victory Electronics in Funai Electric Co., Ltd. v. TPV Technology, Ltd., et al., a patent infringement action involving digital television technology
* Representing Skechers USA, Inc. in Adidas v. Skechers USA, Inc., a trademark infringement action involving footwear
* Representing Skechers USA, Inc. in Asics Corporation v. Skechers U.S.A., Inc., a trademark infringement case involving footwear designs
* Representing Skechers USA, Inc. in Global Brand Marketing Inc. v. Skechers U.S.A., Inc., a patent infringement case involving footwear designs
* Representing Microsemi Corporation in Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Altera Corporation, et. al., a patent infringement suit involving Field Programmable Gate Arrays, a type of ASIC
* Representing Stroz Friedberg, LLC in Adiscov v. Autonomy, Inc., et al., a patent infringement case involving electronic discovery technology
* Representing Bourns in Bourns, Inc. v. Raychem Corp., an antitrust/patent fraud action involving a series of patents related to passive electronic components and also involving claims for trade secrets misappropriation
* Representing complainants Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. and StarSight Telecast, Inc. in In Re Certain Set-Top Boxes and Components Thereof, a § 337 patent infringement investigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission involving four patents covering interactive television program guides
* Representing Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. in In re Gemstar Development Corporation Patent Litigation, a series of related patent infringement and antitrust actions
* Representing IBM in Davin Computer Corp. v. IBM, a misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition case involving processing of instructions in personal computers
* Representing IBM in IBM v. Conner Peripherals, Inc., a massive series of litigations in two federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission involving 18 patents covering a broad array of computer disk drive technologies
* Representing IBM in MIU Automation Corp. v. IBM, a patent infringement case involving an encryption device
* Representing Internet Machines Corporation in Alcatel Internetworking v. Internet Machines Corporation, a misappropriation of trade secrets case involving integrated circuits used in network switches
* Representing Milestone Entertainment, LLC in Sande Stewart Television, Inc. v. Milestone Entertainment, LLC, a patent infringement case involving novel games of chance
* Representing Motorola in Power Integrations v. Motorola, Inc., a patent infringement action involving power supply voltage regulatory circuits
* Representing Nuance Communications, Inc. and Phonetic Systems Ltd. in Nuance Communications, Inc., et al. v. Tellme Networks, Inc.,

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Education
J.D.
Class of 1982

UCLA School of Law is the youngest top law school in the nation. After more than 60 years, our school has never felt bound by outmoded ideas of how law should be taught or studied. Instead, beginning in the 1950s, UCLA created its own tradition - a tradition of innovation.

B.A., Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1979

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

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Prior
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Partner
Current

O'Melveny & Myers LLP provides legal services. Its practice areas include labor and employment, litigation, tax, and transactions. The firm serves high-tech companies in the areas of legal advice related to software licensing, intellectual property, and venture capital investments. The company was founded by Henry William O'Melveny in 1885 and is headquartered in Los Angeles. CA.

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Chair, Compensation Committee
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O'Melveny & Myers LLP provides legal services. Its practice areas include labor and employment, litigation, tax, and transactions. The firm serves high-tech companies in the areas of legal advice related to software licensing, intellectual property, and venture capital investments. The company was founded by Henry William O'Melveny in 1885 and is headquartered in Los Angeles. CA.

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