Taylor Gooch represents clients in all facets of commercial litigation. Most recently his work has included successfully defending Comcast against patent claims in district court and before the ITC, defending a law firm against a malpractice suit, and settling a first-of-its-kind class action for disabled inmates in California. Prior to joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters he completed federal clerkships for Chief Judge Sharon Prost of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and for Judge Richard Andrews of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
While attending law school at the University of Pennsylvania, he worked as a public defender for the Criminal Defense Clinic, spent three years assisting clients through the Custody and Support Assistance Clinic, and externed for a District Court judge in Oregon. He was also an avid member of the Wharton Crew Team, as oarsman, captain and eventually the team’s coach.
We settled a class action lawsuit representing a disabled inmates at a Northern California jail who suffered a systemic violation of their civil rights. Those violations include routinely placing those with mobility disabilities in 23 hour lock down, stripping them of devices such as canes and crutches for weeks at a time, forcing them to sleep on the floor, and excluding them from jail programs and services. Those who requested a safe living environment were either denied or endured retribution. Through the settlement agreement, the County will contract with an expert to conduct a full inspection and assessment of the jail’s policies and facilities, and complete barrier removal or remediation. The settlement also calls for the hiring of an ADA coordinator who will oversee the jail’s compliance with accessibility laws regarding mobility disabled inmates, and requires the County to improve its grievance procedures.
We represented Comcast in a multi-front patent battle initiated by the Swiss company Kudelski SA and many of its affiliates. Our defense of Comcast included a three-patent International Trade Commission investigation relating to interactive television technologies and a five-patent District Court case in the Eastern District of Texas, as well as a two-patent counter-offensive, involving content security technologies. The Kudelski entities voluntarily moved to terminate the ITC action near the end of fact discovery, and the remainder of the dispute was resolved several months later.
We are defending an Am Law 100 law firm against a malpractice claim arising out of litigation where consumers claimed a retail chain overcharged customers who used its online delivery service.
We are defending Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) against claims that EA used the likenesses of retired NFL players in certain versions of EA’s successful Madden NFL franchise. We have won orders denying plaintiffs’ motion for class certification and granting EA partial summary judgment on Plaintiffs’ statutory right of publicity claim. Trial on plaintiffs’ remaining claims, which will test the limits of the First Amendment as it applied to expressive works, is set for the spring of 2018.
Shasta County Jail inmates with mobility disabilities have settled a class action lawsuit filed against Shasta County and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department that alleges systemic ADA discrimination. Read more
We are fighting to protect disabled prisoners who have suffered horrific and illegal treatment. Read more
The class action cites repeated retaliation against detainees and prisoners who speak out about violations of the ADA and other laws. Read more
"Who’s in Charge: An Analysis of BPAI Decisions Regarding Section 101 Patentability in Light of Bilski and Mayo," 95 J. PAT. & TRADEMARK OFF. SOC’Y 60 (2013)