Representative Matters

Space Data Corporation v. Alphabet Inc., and Google, Inc.

Hosie Rice represents Space Data Corporation, a pioneer in balloon constellation networking technology, in a patent, trade secret, and breach of contract case against Google pending in the Northern District of California. The matter relates to Google’s “Project Loon,” a derivative of a much earlier and robustly patented Space Data technology. This case is set for trial in June 2019. 

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Implicit, LLC v. Palo Alto Networks

Hosie Rice serves as trial counsel for Implicit Networks, a company with foundational networking and security patents, in a case against Palo Alto Networks pending in the Eastern District of Texas. The case is pending in the Eastern District of Texas, and is on track for trial in late 2018.


MasterObjects, Inc. v. eBay, Inc.

Hosie Rice represents MasterObjects, an Amsterdam-based software development company patented what is now colloquially known as Instant Search, e.g., the search engine receives several characters of a search query, and then in several milliseconds suggests query completions with associated content. This case is pending in the Northern District of California and is the third of several related cases, with prior cases resolved against Google and Microsoft.


Financial Technology Breach of Contract and Fraud Dispute

Hosie Rice served as trial counsel for an emerging tech “smart card” company in a significant IP breach of contract, and fraud case, against a Singapore-based contract manufacturing entity. The case was successfully tried to a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff in early 2017


Trade Secret Misappropriation and Fraud Case for Software Development Company

Hosie Rice represented a cross-border Tel Aviv/U.S. software development company in a significant trade secret misappropriation and fraud case against a large technology firm. The firm defeated summary judgment attempts and the matter came to a successful resolution for the client before trial.


Arthur Britto v. Jed McCaleb et al.

In a cutting-edge crypto currency case, Hosie Rice served as counsel for the co-founder of a digital platform and currency, Ripple and XRP respectively, in a dispute against another co-founder. The case ended in successful resolution for the client before trial.


Global Allies, LLC v. Charter Furniture Corp., Brookline Furniture Company, L.L.C. and JL Furnishings LLC et al.

Hosie Rice served as lead counsel in a series of cases enforcing a design patent portfolio on behalf of a high-end custom furniture design company, Global Allies. Each case resulted in a cease and desist agreement, preserving the value of Global Allies’ patent portfolio.


BackWeb Technologies, Ltd. v. Microsoft Corporation et al.

Hosie Rice served as lead counsel for BackWeb, an Israeli-based software development company, in a significant IP case against Microsoft in the Northern District of California. The case resulted in a confidential settlement before trial.


Conrad Carl Weissensee, Jr. v. Ron Oznowicz, et al.

Hosie Rice served as lead and trial counsel for plaintiffs in a complex real estate and fraud dispute in Marin County Superior Court. The defendant was Ron Oznowicz, a real estate developer, investing his brother Frank Oznowicz’s money. Frank Oznowicz was the co-creator of the Muppets, the voice of Yoda, and a Hollywood director. The case was sucessfully tried to verdict in 2014, with wins for the plaintiffs on all claims and counts. The Oznowicz defendants appealed, lost, and paid the full judgment. READ ARTICLE.


Austrian v. eHuman, Inc. et al.

Hosie Rice served as lead and trial counsel for a cofounder of a software company based in Santa Clara County. The case was won at trial, and then settled thereafter.


Onconome, Inc. v. John Hopkins University et al.

Hosie Rice served as lead counsel for Onconome, a Seattle-based small molecule drug development company. The case involved allegations of scientific fraud, and was settled for a confidential amount prior to trial.


Implicit Networks, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation

Hosie Rice served as lead and trial counsel for Implicit Networks in a patent case. The case was tried, by agreement, to Judge Edward Infante (Ret.). Implicit prevailed, and the case then resolved for a confidential sum.


State of Alaska v. ExxonMobil

Hosie Rice served as trial counsel for the State of Alaska in breach of contract case against ExxonMobil. This trial victory resulted in an $85 million verdict and full recovery for the State. The win was acknowledged as one of the Top 15 verdicts of 2005.


Burst.com, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation

Hosie Rice served as lead counsel for Burst.com, an independent software vendor, in antitrust, patent, and trade secret case against Microsoft in the District of Maryland. The case was successfully settled in Burst.com’s favor in 2005.


State of Louisiana v. Chevron USA

Hosie Rice served as lead trial counsel for the State of Louisiana in a fraud action tried to jury verdict in 2004. The $111 million win for the State was acknowledged as a Top 15 verdict of 2004.


Earl Anzai, Attorney General for the State of Hawaii v. Chevron Corp., et al.

Hosie Rice served as lead counsel for the State of Hawaii in a statewide retail gasoline price-fixing antitrust case in the District of Hawaii. Hosie successfully secured $35 million in settlements, representing a significant win for the State


In re Lease Oil Antitrust Litigation

Hosie Rice served as co-lead counsel for nationwide subclass of oil royalty owners in antitrust case heard in the Southern District of Texas. The case resulted in a successful $200 million settlement for the client.


In re Exxon Corp.

Hosie Rice served as lead trial counsel for the State of Alaska in a six-month tax-dispute trial, resulting in a $259 million verdict for the State.


In re ANS Royalty Litigation

Hosie Rice served as lead trial counsel for the State of Alaska in an action against multiple major oil companies, seeking recovery of North Slope oil royalties in Alaska Superior Court. This action resulted in $1.2 billion in recoveries for the client between 1988-1995


Cloakworks, Inc. v. Cloakware, Inc. et al.

Hosie Rice represented the inventor of a computer code obfuscation technology, designed to protect software from reverse engineering and tampering, in a patent infringement case in the Northern District of California. The cases resulted in successful settlement with all defendants.


PrivaSys, Inc. v. MasterCard et al.

Hosie Rice represented an emerging tech company with novel technology in the credit card security area against MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and others. All cases resolved through settlement or mediation, with significant eight figure licenses for our client.

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