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Banie & Ishimoto LLP is a law firm specializing in legal services for high-tech clients

We provide big firm quality legal service without the big firm price for intellectual property (counseling and litigation), business, and technology matters. Banie & Ishimoto aims to provide cost-effective and practical solutions that anticipate and address both the business and legal needs of our clients that include start-ups, entrepreneurs, and small to large companies

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Successfully Resolved Patent Dispute

January 15, 2015: Successfully resolved patent dispute for clients Alexx Inc. and Sandra Stein in the Central District of California for a matter that was set for trial January 26, 2016.

Represent Lone Star Technological Innovations LLC

December 1, 2015: Represent client Lone Star Technological Innovations LLC in Eastern District Texas against Sharp and Acer.

Favorable Jury Verdict for Personal Audio

September 15, 2014: Jennifer Ishimoto and John Lee obtained a favorable jury verdict (just under 2 hours for deliberation) for client Personal Audio against CBS. The single patent case was in Marshall, Texas and presided by Judge Gilstrap. The jury found all claims infringed, all claims valid, and awarded a damages amount, 10 times more than what CBS said the reasonable royalty should be. Trials for related cases against NBC and Fox to be scheduled.

Successful Settlement for BIZX (BIZXCHANGE, INC)

June 2014: Obtained successful settlement of trademark dispute for BizX ending enforcement litigation in N.D. Cal against an east coast company.