CD’s first client was a small American manufacturing firm facing the theft of secrets from its Chinese licensee. CD took the case from inception to trial at the International Trade Commission in less than 7 months. That hearing featured testimony on trade secret valuation, competitive injury, and international trade – the three pillars of CD’s expertise.

CD has rapidly built a substantial base of clients who demand the integrated analysis of IP, competition, and trade. Recent cases include:

  • international standard-setting in telecommunications
  • global lost profits resulting from domestic infringement
  • design patents infringed by former international licensees
  • location-aware technologies powered by global satellite and terrestrial networks
  • international patent rights in peer-to-peer networks
  • services in the global supply chain that create an international patchwork of infringement

Past engagements on behalf of many Fortune 100 and other industry-leading firms:*

    • Computer Hardware

      Acer/Gateway
      ASUS
      AU Optronics
      Dell
      Hewlett-Packard
      IBM
      Sony
      Sun Microsystems
    • Software

      Apple
      Hewlett-Packard
      Lawson Software
      Microsoft
      Nero
      Nuance
      Sonic Solutions
      The MathWorks
      Zi
    • Operating Systems

      Apple
      Google
      IBM
      Microsoft
      Novell
      Oracle
      Palm
      Red Hat
    • Internet

      Digital Island
      IBM
    • Semiconductors

      Apple
      IBM
      Motorola
      Power Integrations
      SMIC
    • Pharmaceuticals

      Abbott
      Andrx

      Eli Lilly
      Glaxo
      Sandoz Canada
      Shire Biochem

    • Medical Devices

      Advanced Medical Optics
      Demant
      Digene
      Edwards Lifesciences
      University of California
      VISX
      Volcano
      W. L. Gore
      Widex
    • Media

      Children’s Broadcasting
      Facebook
      Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
      MTV/Viacom/Harmonix
      RR Donnelley
      sit-up

    • Telecom

      Corvis
      Ericsson
      InterDigital
      Palm
      TriQuint
    • Scientific Instruments

      Aclara
      Analog Devices
      Affymetrix
      AVID Identification Systems
      Metrologic Instruments
      Nikon Metrology
      Plug-In Storage Systems
      Rion

    • Manufacturing

      Bally Gaming
      Cuno
      Heineken Technical Services
      In-Line Plastics
      Pave-Tech
      Parker-Hannifin
      SI Group
      Ryan Marine
      W. L. Gore
      Weyerhaeuser
    • Transportation

      Amsted Rail
      Faiveley Transport
      Mobileye
      Spireon

    • Consumer Products

      Bed Bath & Beyond
      Fellowes

* CD does not disclose client relationships unless those relationships have been previously disclosed in public materials