Harper Batts

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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Lytton Avenue 379
Palo Alto 94301 CA US

Harper Batts is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Harper has more than a decade of experience as an intellectual property litigator and client counselor. Numerous Fortune 50 clients have relied upon his experience to represent them in highly contentious patent litigation disputes in many different venues, including Texas, Delaware, California, New Jersey, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and the Federal Circuit.

His experience includes leading several large joint defense groups in complex cases involving numerous patents and accused product lines. He focuses on immediately determining the most relevant and effective pressure points against an adversary to quickly resolve a dispute with minimal disruption and cost to a client. Harper has represented patent challengers and patent owners in more than 35 CBM and IPR proceedings. He has extensive experience in cases before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Clients in other venues continue to rely on Harper’s experience representing clients in other venues, including the United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the International Trade Commission and district courts known for their patent litigation cases, including the Northern District of California and the Eastern District of Texas.

In addition to his extensive IP litigation experience, Harper has frequently been called upon to conduct negotiations between direct competitors, as well as conducting due diligence regarding the potential acquisition of large patent portfolios. A sought-after speaker, Harper has presented and written publications concerning his experience and insights concerning post-grant proceedings.

Harper is experienced in numerous technology areas, including semiconductors, computer software, e-commerce, wireless technology, telecommunications, medical devices and hardware technology.

Experience:

  • In fall of 2018, received a Final Written Decision finding all challenged claims unpatentable for a video game company following an unsuccessful IPR challenge by another gaming company.
  • Representing multiple leading streaming service providers in numerous PTAB challenges relating to compression technology.
  • Representing leading wearable device company in multiple IPR and Federal Circuit court proceedings
  • Represented a leading medical device company in multiple IPR proceedings involving a competitor.
  • In Fall of 2016, received a Federal Circuit decision for a leading video stream provider affirming a Final Written Decision by the PTAB invalidating claims asserted against his client.
  • Representing leading streaming video provider in various IP related matters, including litigation defense, multiple IPRs and CBMs, and two Federal Circuit Appeals.
  • Represented a leading medical device company in litigation regarding a patent related to 3D medical imaging. The case was quickly settled.
  • Represented leading software company in patent litigation in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware relating to certain technologies used in enterprise software. The case settled very favorably.
  • Represented one of the largest cell phone manufacturers in the world in various patent litigations in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas relating to transmission technology. The case settled favorably.

Education:

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2005, cum laude
  • B.A., Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, 1999

Admissions:

  • California
  • United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Memberships:

  • State Bar of California
  • United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

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