Harper Batts Named Among Daily Journal’s Top IP Lawyers in California
The Daily Journal selected partner Harper Batts for its 2023 list of “Top IP Lawyers” in California. This is his third appearance on this prestigious list.
Batts was noted for securing wins for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Hulu. For AMD, Batts and his team handled two different International Trade Commission investigations filed by Bell Semiconductor, one of which was terminated – resulting in a complete win for AMD – and one of which was settled favorably.
Batts was also noted for “representing Hulu in patent litigation brought by Pause Commercials, Inc. in regard to technology that inserted ads during pauses on the network’s video streams.” Batts and his team secured a complete win for Hulu following an early institution of an IPR on the asserted patent.
“One of the unique aspects of this job is you have to pretty quickly become code proficient and knowledgeable about the different types of technologies and how to understand them,” Batts said in the Daily Journal. “One day you’re dealing with semiconductors, and then the next you jump into something like video streaming where you’re talking about things like encryption…the fun and challenge of this job is balancing that variety.”