10100 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Brian Arnold focuses his practice on patent litigation and complex commercial cases involving intellectual property matters. He has represented major corporate clients in federal trial and appellate courts. Mr. Arnold has successfully litigated patent infringement matters involving a wide variety of technologies, including the following: portable digital audio devices, computer software, spinal instrument systems, computer storage devices, optical displays, injectors for medical imaging systems, slot machines, automotive service equipment, computer-related imaging systems, and food products. Mr. Arnold has also represented clients in patent and trademark licensing negotiations and disputes in various industries including computer-related electronics, food products, wine, medical products, and laser amplifiers.
Prior Work Experience
Prior to joining Loeb & Loeb LLP, Mr. Arnold was a partner at Thomas Whitelaw & Tyler LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Duraflame, Inc. v. Hearthmark, LLC dba Jarden Home Brands (N.D. Cal.): Represent Duraflame in a patent infringement and false advertising action involving artificial firelog chemistry and related advertising.
Illinois Tool Works Inc. v. MOC Products Co., Inc. (S.D. Cal.): Represent Illinois Tool Works in a patent infringement action involving machines for servicing automotive transmission systems and intake systems. After a nearly four-week trial, obtained jury verdict totaling $5.55 million for MOC’s willful patent infringement. Verdict may be trebled at discretion of judge.
EBS Automotive Services, et al. v. Illinois Tool Works, Inc. et al. (S.D. Cal.): Defended Illinois Tool Works in a patent infringement action involving an automated system and methods for flushing and refilling automotive breaking systems. Reached favorable settlement one week prior to trial.
Medtronic Sofamor Danek v. Dr. Gary Michelson, et al. (W.D. Tenn.): Member of the trial team that successfully obtained a jury verdict of $560 million against a large medical device company following a three-month jury trial. Obtained findings of breach of various licensing agreements and patent infringement on all six asserted patents related to spinal instrument systems. The case was featured in Big Suits, a monthly column in The American Lawyer, and Deals & Suits, a monthly column in Corporate Counsel. Reached favorable settlement of $1.35 billion for our client, an individual spinal surgeon.
Mallinckrodt Inc., et al. v. E-Z-EM, Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.): Lead attorney who represented Mallinckrodt Inc. and Liebel-Flarsheim in patent infringement action against E-Z-EM in the Eastern District of Texas, involving programmable injectors and systems for use with medical imaging devices and procedures.
Tyco Healthcare, et al. v. Medrad, Inc. (S.D. Ohio & W.D. Pa.): Lead attorney representing medical device companies in five patent infringement actions against major competitor in district courts in the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Southern District of Ohio, involving programmable injectors and systems for use with medical imaging devices and procedures. Reached favorable settlement on all five actions.
Bally Gaming, Inc. v. IGT (D. Nev.): One of two lead attorneys who successfully represented IGT, the world's largest casino game manufacturer, in a patent infringement action involving slot machine technology in the District of Nevada. Obtained summary judgment invalidating opposing party's patent-in-suit.
Apple Computer Inc. v. Creative Labs, Inc. (U.S. ITC, N.D. Cal., W.D. Wis. & E.D. Tex.): Represented major computer company in several patent infringement actions in district courts in California, Texas and Wisconsin and before the U.S. International Trade Commission, involving portable music players. Lead attorney on the California and Texas cases. Reached favorable settlement on all actions.
- President, Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
- Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association, Discovery Committee and Patent Litigation Committee
- Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association
- Member, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Division
- Member, State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Section
- Member, Licensing Executives Society
- Named in Innovation - Technology & Intellectual Property Report in California Best Law Firms, published by Leaders League (2012)
Loyola Law School, J.D., 1996
Claremont Graduate University, M.A., 1992
Pomona College, B.A., 1990
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California