Mr. Simson’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patents and trade secrets. His recent work includes representing:
- A set-top-box and cable modem manufacturer accused of infringement of patents related to DSL standards and multimedia technology
- A semiconductor manufacturer accused of patent infringement and breach of contract by a competitor which formerly employed the client’s CEO. *
- A manufacturer in a dispute with a celebrity endorser which included claims of breach of contract, misuse of name and likeness, and theft of intellectual property. *
- A computer manufacturer accused of infringing a patent related to USB connectors. *
- A mobile internet company in a patent infringement suit against a provider of mobile wallet and payment applications. *
- An image sensor vendor accused of infringing patents related to semiconductor wafer bonding. *
- A semiconductor manufacturer involved in licensing discussions with a much larger competitor. *
- A technology company facing SEC and DOJ investigations and shareholder lawsuits after writing off the bulk of a multi-billion-dollar acquisition. *
* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin
Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Simson was an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Palo Alto. Before attending law school he worked in the software industry, holding positions ranging from individual contributor to executive management, at companies ranging in size from start-ups to multibillion-dollar corporations.
During law school, Mr. Simson served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Jacqueline Scott Corley, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and was executive production editor of the Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal.