Mr. Stevens has served as lead negotiator in the settlement of multi-billion dollar global litigation, including CyberSitter v. Peoples Republic of China, et. al , and Amgen v. Hoffmann-La Roche (a case characterized by industry analysts in the New York Times as the “mother of all biotech patent cases”). His recent litigation awards include: named “IP Star” by Managing IP, and recommended as an expert in the IAM Worldwide Patent rankings, which described his practice as providing “perspicacious, practical guidance to clients.”
Representative of Mr. Stevens civil litigation career and his history of settling disputes include:
Represented Ericsson Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Sweden) as Complainants and Respondents in 2G, 3G, and 4G patent infringement proceedings against Samsung involving wireless communication devices (and standards-essential patents and FRAND license assertions) that were successfully brought to conclusion after trials through settlement and stipulated dismissal. (USITC Inv. Nos. 577, 583, 862, 866).
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Represented the Roche Holding Ltd. companies in patent infringement proceedings initiated by Amgen, Inc. regarding Recombinant Human Erythropoietin. Representation included a petition for rehearing en banc granted in part by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Amgen v. USITC and Roche Holdings Ltd. et al., No. 2007-1014 (Fed. Cir. 2009). Served as lead settlement negotiator for the Roche parties; successfully negotiated a global settlement and stipulated dismissal of litigation.
Represented the Anheuser-Busch companies in trademark litigation against Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar before the United States International Trade Commission. Served as lead settlement negotiator; successfully negotiated settlement of claims.
Represented Rambus in its patent dispute against Hitachi and Sony in one of the first cases addressing standards-essential patent issues; case settled amicably.
Began career as an Attorney Advisor in the Office of Administrative Law Judges assigned to resolve discovery and procedural disputes, draft pre-trial orders, and draft substantive opinions on intellectual property, economic, and international trade issues in Section 337 cases. Promoted to Investigative Attorney and Senior Investigative Attorney in the Office of Unfair Import Investigations. Assigned as lead attorney to twenty 337 investigations; served as lead trial attorney in trials before six different Administrative Law Judges; informally mediated the resolution of numerous discovery disputes and served as public interest neutral in the negotiated termination of investigations by settlement agreement and stipulated consent order.
CYBERsitter, LLC v. The People’s Republic of China, et al., Case No. CV10-0038-JST (SH) (C.D. Cal. 2012)(popularly known as the “Green Dam” case). Represented defendant Zhengzhou Jinhui Computer Systems Ltd. In litigation involving alleged copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation of internet filtering software. Lead settlement negotiator for the defense coalition; successfully negotiated global settlement of multi-billion dollar claims and stipulated dismissal of litigation for all parties.
Kent R. Stevens
Attorney at Law & Mediator
J.D., M.P.A., LL.M.