Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
 "Easygoing straight shooter" "Accomplished technically and legally" "Divides her time between district court work and contested proceedings at the patent office"  
2014 IAM Patent 1000
IAM 1000 2013
 
 
Named 2013, 2014 "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property

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"Her 'down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach' nets her great results in both district court litigation and USPTO contested proceedings"
  
2013 IAM Patent 1000
 
 IAM 1000 2013
Lori A. Gordon
 

Mind + Muscle

Lori A. Gordon

Director

 

Lori Gordon is a director in both the Litigation and Electronics practice groups, focusing on inter partes matters, including district court litigation and contested case proceedings at the USPTO.  She has been involved in over a dozen district court patent litigations since joining the firm, acting as lead counsel for the claim construction, infringement and validity aspects of these cases.  In addition, she is currently acting as lead counsel in 11 AIA contested case proceedings at the USPTO. Ms. Gordon also has extensive experience handling reexamination proceedings, acting as counsel in over 40 inter partes and ex parte reexaminations. Ms. Gordon has handled contentious matters in a wide variety of technical fields, including telecommunications systems, software, radio frequency identification (RFID) systems, Voice over IP, security, cryptography, Internet applications, databases, and backup and replication technologies.

Prior to working at Sterne Kessler, Ms. Gordon spent nine years working as an engineer for Bell Communications Research (Bellcore), the research and development organization for the regional telephone companies.  While at Bellcore, she worked on the development of industry requirements and applications for various technologies including wireless, Voice over IP, alternate billing services, operator services, local number portability, and network signaling.  She also worked on the development of fraud prevention and network security measures for domestic and international wireline and wireless carriers.

Symantec Corporation v. Veeam Software Corporation, 3:12cv00700 (N.D. CA)  Representing Defendant Veeam Software Corporation in a bet-the-company litigation involving four patents in computer backup and replication technology.  To date, team has had plaintiff dismiss three of the asserted patents with prejudice. The PTO has instituted proceedings in requests for inter parties review challenging patentability of three of the four asserted patents.

Symantec Corporation v. Veeam Software Corporation, 3:12cv05443 (N.D. CA)  Representing Defendant Veeam Software Corporation in a second high-stakes litigation that involves another four patents in computer backup and replication technology.

Veeam Software Corporation v. PB&J Software, LLC, 2:13cv00303 (S.D. OH) Representing Plaintiff Veeam Software Corporation in a declaratory judgment action challenging a non-practicing entity's allegations of infringement.

SAP America, Inc. v. Pi-Net International, Inc., 4:13cv01248 (N.D. CA) Representing PlaintiffSAP in a declaratory judgment action involving three patents related to world wide web application technology.

Automated Tracking Solutions, LLC v. TeleTracking Technologies, Inc., et al, 1:12cv01304 (E.D. VA) Represented Plaintiff Automated Tracking Solutions in litigation involving three patents related to RFID technology.  Also, successfully  headed related effort defending the patentability of the asserted patents in requests for reexamination filed at the USPTO. The parties settled on the eve of trial; the terms of the settlement are confidential.

Automated Tracking Solutions, LLC v. Awarepoint Corporation, et al, 1:12cv01313 (E.D. VA)  Represented Plaintiff, Automated Tracking Solutions in litigation involving three patents related to RFID technology.  The parties settled on the eve of trial; the terms of the settlement are confidential.

3M Innovative Properties Company v. Envisionware, Inc., 0:09cv01594 (D. MN) Represented Defendant Envisionware in litigation involving patents related to RFID technology.  The parties settled following claim construction; the terms of the settlement are confidential.

Grape Technology Group Inc., et al v. Jingle Networks, Inc., 1:08cv00408 (D. Del)  Represented Defendant Jingle Networks in bet-the-company litigation involving three patents related to directory assistance technology.  Obtained a jury verdict of non-infringement. 

Stambler v. Intuit, et al, 2:10cv00181 (E.D. TX) Represented Defendant TD Ameritrade in litigation involving patents related to network security.  The parties settled following claim construction; the terms of the settlement are confidential.

decisioning.com, Inc. v. Ameritrade Holding, et al., 3:03cv02837 (D. SC) Represented Defendant Ameritrade Holding in litigation involving online financial accounts.  Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement.  Federal Circuit affirmed the district court decision.

JuxtaComm Tech Inc. v. Ascential Software Corp., 2:07cv00359 (E.D. TX) Represented Defendant Sybase in a patent litigation involving database technology.  The parties settled following claim construction; the terms of the settlement are confidential.

Streamtheory Inc. v. Exent Technologies, Inc., et al, 8:06cv00489 (C.D. CA) Represented Defendant Exent Technologies in a patent litigation involving data streaming technology.  The parties settled early in the case.

  • Representative Matters

      Symantec Corporation v. Veeam Software Corporation, 3:12cv00700 (N.D. CA)  Representing Defendant Veeam Software Corporation in a bet-the-company litigation involving four patents in computer backup and replication technology.  To date, team has had plaintiff dismiss three of the asserted patents with prejudice. The PTO has instituted proceedings in requests for inter parties review challenging patentability of three of the four asserted patents.

      Symantec Corporation v. Veeam Software Corporation, 3:12cv05443 (N.D. CA)  Representing Defendant Veeam Software Corporation in a second high-stakes litigation that involves another four patents in computer backup and replication technology.

      Veeam Software Corporation v. PB&J Software, LLC, 2:13cv00303 (S.D. OH) Representing Plaintiff Veeam Software Corporation in a declaratory judgment action challenging a non-practicing entity's allegations of infringement.

      SAP America, Inc. v. Pi-Net International, Inc., 4:13cv01248 (N.D. CA) Representing PlaintiffSAP in a declaratory judgment action involving three patents related to world wide web application technology.

      Automated Tracking Solutions, LLC v. TeleTracking Technologies, Inc., et al, 1:12cv01304 (E.D. VA) Represented Plaintiff Automated Tracking Solutions in litigation involving three patents related to RFID technology.  Also, successfully  headed related effort defending the patentability of the asserted patents in requests for reexamination filed at the USPTO. The parties settled on the eve of trial; the terms of the settlement are confidential.

      Automated Tracking Solutions, LLC v. Awarepoint Corporation, et al, 1:12cv01313 (E.D. VA)  Represented Plaintiff, Automated Tracking Solutions in litigation involving three patents related to RFID technology.  The parties settled on the eve of trial; the terms of the settlement are confidential.

      3M Innovative Properties Company v. Envisionware, Inc., 0:09cv01594 (D. MN) Represented Defendant Envisionware in litigation involving patents related to RFID technology.  The parties settled following claim construction; the terms of the settlement are confidential.

      Grape Technology Group Inc., et al v. Jingle Networks, Inc., 1:08cv00408 (D. Del)  Represented Defendant Jingle Networks in bet-the-company litigation involving three patents related to directory assistance technology.  Obtained a jury verdict of non-infringement. 

      Stambler v. Intuit, et al, 2:10cv00181 (E.D. TX) Represented Defendant TD Ameritrade in litigation involving patents related to network security.  The parties settled following claim construction; the terms of the settlement are confidential.

      decisioning.com, Inc. v. Ameritrade Holding, et al., 3:03cv02837 (D. SC) Represented Defendant Ameritrade Holding in litigation involving online financial accounts.  Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement.  Federal Circuit affirmed the district court decision.

      JuxtaComm Tech Inc. v. Ascential Software Corp., 2:07cv00359 (E.D. TX) Represented Defendant Sybase in a patent litigation involving database technology.  The parties settled following claim construction; the terms of the settlement are confidential.

      Streamtheory Inc. v. Exent Technologies, Inc., et al, 8:06cv00489 (C.D. CA) Represented Defendant Exent Technologies in a patent litigation involving data streaming technology.  The parties settled early in the case.

  • Admissions
      • Virginia

      • District of Columbia

      • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

      • United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Education
    • J.D., Seton Hall University valedictorian, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif

    • M.S., Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University GE Fellowship

    • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Lafayette College cum laude, honors in electrical engineering, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi