Luann Simmons

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

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Embarcadero Center
San Francisco 94111 CA US

Luann L. Simmons, Managing Partner of O’Melveny’s San Francisco office, worked for several years as a software developer and software development manager before attending law school. At O’Melveny, Luann uses her strong background in physics and computer science to assist technology clients in the enforcement, defense and litigation of patent, trade secret, copyright, and other intellectual property rights.

The Daily Journal named Luann to its 2014 Top Intellectual Property Lawyers list, and The Recorder named her to its list of “Women Leaders in Tech Law” in 2013 and 2017. Luann’s other honors include recognition in the Profiles in Diversity Journal as one of its 2013 “Women Worth Watching” as well as being named a “Super Lawyer” in intellectual property litigation for several years in surveys conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc. and published in San Francisco Magazine and the Northern California edition of Super Lawyers.

Experience:

  • Representing industry-leading computer and electronics company in a patent infringement case involving sixteen asserted patents relating to features of smartphones, tablet devices and MP3 players. (D.Del.)
  • Represented industry-leading computer and electronics company in a patent infringement case relating to targeted advertising using location based services. (N.D. Cal.)
  • Represented industry-leading computer and electronics company in a patent infringement case relating to patents for audio and video systems and devices. (N.D. Cal.).
  • Represented online video service client in a patent infringement case relating to online advertising technology. Obtained summary judgment of invalidity based on the Supreme Court’s decision in the Bilski matter. This case was settled on terms favorable to the client. (C.D. Cal.)
  • Represented Internet search company in a patent infringement case relating to Internet mapping technologies and related database technologies. We filed an inter partes re-examination that resulted in the invalidation of all claims of the asserted patent. The litigation was subsequently dismissed with prejudice. (E.D. Tex.)
  • Represented global consumer electronics company in a patent infringement case relating to touch-pad technology used in handheld, portable devices. (E.D. Tex.) This case was settled on terms favorable to the client.
  • Represented Internet search company in a patent infringement case relating to e-commerce technology. (E.D. Tex.) This case was settled on terms favorable to the client.
  • Represented industry-leading computer and electronics company in a patent infringement case relating to anti-virus and firewall technology. (E.D. Tex.) This case was settled on terms favorable to the client.
  • Represented industry-leading computer and electronics company in a patent infringement case relating to parental controls used to restrict viewing of movies and television shows. (C.D. Cal.) We were selected to serve as lead counsel for a joint defense group of approximately 20 other defendants and, in that role, directed the overall strategy of the defense. This case was settled on terms favorable to the client.
  • Represented electronic design automation company in a patent infringement case relating to automated design of integrated circuitry. (N.D. Cal.) After favorable Court rulings on ownership and inventorship issues, the case settled on terms favorable to the client.
  • Represented industry-leading computer and electronics company, and directed a team defending thirty technology companies, in litigation claiming that products implementing the IEEE 1394 serial bus standard infringed the plaintiff’s patent.
  • (S.D.N.Y.) The Court granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment, and the Federal Circuit unanimously affirmed.
  • Represented high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductor manufacturer in a trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement action involving semiconductor device hardware and software for the digital media and communications markets. (N.D. Cal.) After defeating plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction, the case was settled on terms favorable to the client.

Admissions:

  • California
  • US District Court, Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth and Federal Circuits
  • US Supreme Court

Education:

  • Loyola Marymount University, J.D., 1999: cum laude; Order of the Coif
  • Pomona College, B.A., Physics, 1990: with honors

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