Simon Franzini

vCard (310) 656-7066

Simon joined the firm in 2012, after graduating from Harvard Law School.

Notable Cases:

  • Represents VideoShare in a patent infringement case in the District of Delaware against YouTube involving video streaming technology.
  • Represents SimpleAir in a series of patent infringement cases against Google in the Central District of California and Eastern District of Texas involving push notification technology.
  • Represented SimpleAir in a patent infringement case against Amazon in the Eastern District of Texas involving push notification technology. The case settled on confidential terms prior to trial.
  • Represented SimpleAir in a patent infringement case against Microsoft in the Eastern District of Texas involving push notification technology. The case settled on confidential terms prior to trial.
  • Represented SimpleAir in six covered business method and inter partes review proceedings filed by Google that sought to invalidate SimpleAir’s patents. We defeated five of Google’s six petitions at the preliminary stage. The sixth proceeded to trial, where the Board affirmed the patentability of all challenged claims.
  • Represented Mirror Worlds Technologies in a patent infringement case in the Eastern District of Texas against Apple, Microsoft, and computer manufacturers. The case involved document storage, search, and display technology developed by Yale Professor David Gelernter and Dr. Eric Freeman. Apple sought to preclude Mirror Worlds from bringing suit based on a prior lawsuit between Mirror Worlds and Apple. We defeated Apple’s preclusion motions and successfully precluded Apple from challenging the patent’s validity. An article about the outcome of the case is available here.
  • Represented Klausner Technologies in a patent infringement case in the Eastern District of Texas involving visual voicemail technology against several phone makers. Simon briefed and argued the Markman hearing and prevailed on each of six disputed terms. The case settled shortly after Markman.

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