Communications & Media

Representative clients

Comcast Cable Communications Corporation • Electronic Arts Inc. •  Univision Communications • Lucasfilm Ltd. 

Our Communications & Media group combines industry and product specialization for key sectors, including cable, telecommunications, and production companies. For these companies, we regularly litigate patent, breach of contract and other complex cases. 

Our Communications & Media group combines industry and product specialization for key sectors, including cable, telecommunications, and production companies. For these companies, we regularly litigate patent, breach of contract and other complex cases. 

Fed. Circ. Won't Rethink Comcast, Verizon Patent Win

March 12, 2018

The Federal Circuit on Friday declined to rehear claims by Two-Way Media Ltd. over four invalidated streaming media patents that the patent holding company alleged Comcast and Verizon infringed, finding that en banc review is not warranted. Read more

Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Finalist for IP Litigation Department of the Year

December 21, 2017

In a blockbuster year defined by complex cases, Keker, Van Nest & Peters’ intellectual property practice kept its approach surprisingly simple, crafting a litigation strategy that emphasized a strong narrative and a diverse team capable of telling it. Read more

Law360 California Powerhouse: Keker Van Nest & Peters

October 06, 2017

Longtime California trial staple Keker Van Nest & Peters LLP found success for a wide range of clients this year, winning a nationwide injunction against a presidential executive order, defending Arista Networks in a groundbreaking copyright suit and resolving a feud between two prominent San Francisco philanthropists. Read more

Advanced Patent Law Institute 2016

Dec 8-9, 2016

Ashok Ramani will present "Willful Infringement and Enhanced Damages after Halo" at the prestigious conference. Read more

Defend Trade Secrets Act

11/07/2016

Jeff Chanin will present "Adapting Litigation Strategies to the Provisions of the Act." Read more

Christa Anderson and Rachael Meny Named Women Leaders in Tech Law.

09/26/2016

Ms. Anderson and Ms. Meny represent the who's who of San Francisco Bay Area technology companies. Read more

Four Partners Named to List of the 75 Top Intellectual Property Attorneys in California

08/17/2016

Bob Van Nest, Christa Anderson, Ashok Ramani and David Silbert were chosen for their groundbreaking work on behalf of established tech titans and cutting-edge Bay Area startups. Read more

Alice Test: Is It Clearing District Court Dockets and Making the Concept of Preemption for Ineligible Subject Matter a Dead Issue?

04/14/2016

Ashok Ramani will address this topic at California Lawyer's upcoming Patent Disputes Forum. Read more

The State of IP Across Industry Verticals

12/03/2015

David Silbert will present at the IP Value Summit. Read more

Hackers Allegedly Pilfered Press Releases To Make $100 Million from Illegal Trades

08/12/2015

Michael Celio spoke to Bloomberg about whether these types of cases are part of a growing trend, or if they will remain rare. Read more

IP Defense: Silicon Valley 2015

06/18/2015

Ashok Ramani will present "Defensive Trial Strategies" at the IP Defense: Silicon Valley conference. Read more

Leo Lam Reveals Significance of High Court's Induced Infringement Ruling

05/27/2015

In Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems Inc., the Supreme Court ruled a good faith belief that a patent is invalid is not a defense to induced infringement. Read more

Patent Disputes for Corporate Counsel Forum

05/20/2015

Adam Lauridsen will co-chair this annual event for in-house counsel and patent litigators. Read more

Staging a Multi-front Patent War

01/13/2015

Gene Paige provides ten things that companies considering engaging in patent litigation outside of the United States should consider before taking action. Read more

Advanced Patent Law Institute

12/11/2014

Matthias Kamber will present "Joint/Divided Infringement" at the 15th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute. Read more

International Women's Leadership Forum

12/09/2014

Christa Anderson will present "Litigation and Technology Trends." Read more

Did My Copyright Get Lost In The Cloud?

11/07/2014

Michael Kwun will present this topic at the 2014 NAPABA (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association) Convention. Read more

How is the Venture Community Affected by the Criminalization of Trade Secret Law under the Economic Espionage Act?

11/04/2014

Stuart Gasner discusses how under the Economic Espionage Act, even the most run-of-the-mill trade secret case can be prosecuted as a criminal matter. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Named Top Litigation Boutique

10/15/2014

One name mentioned by virtually everyone the Daily Journal spoke to was Keker & Van Nest. Lawyers at some of the best firms in California said they model themselves after the litigation powerhouse. Read more

Christa Anderson Named One of the 20 Most Influential Women In IP Law

09/26/2014

Law360 included Ms. Anderson in its select group of female attorneys for leading the charge in waging high-stakes patent battles and other sophisticated intellectual property litigation. Read more

Judge tosses out fired executive's lawsuit against Netflix, Amazon.com

09/16/2014

Rachael Meny and her team protected Netflix Inc. from claims made by a former executive, who believed the company blacklisted him from employment at Amazon. Read more

Do the Metes and Bounds of Patent Claims Limit Academic Freedom?

06/09/2014

Gene Paige analyzes whether patent law may limit academic freedom in the June issue of Intellectual Property Today magazine. Read more

Brian Ferrall Weighs In On High Court's Patent Indefiniteness Ruling

06/02/2014

The Supreme Court ruled the Federal Circuit's long-standing precedent for proving a patent indefinite allowed for too much ambiguity. Mr. Ferrall explains why the decision in Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc. is significant. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Scores for Google in Patent Proxy Fight With BT

05/27/2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to revive patent infringement claims targeting Google Inc. over its lucrative Adsense program. Read more

Patent litigation proponents pursue other efforts as Senate bill stalls

05/22/2014

Ashok Ramani comments on what needs to occur before Congress considers more legislation. Read more

2014 Patent Disputes Forum

05/06/2014

Ashok Ramani, Leo Lam, Gene Paige and other distinguished faculty will share their experience and insight into critical patent litigation topics. Read more

Gene Paige Explains Significance of High Court's Patent Rulings

04/29/2014

The Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Circuit's standards for awarding attorneys' fees to prevailing parties in "unreasonable" patent infringement cases must be eased. Read more

2014 Patent Law Institute

March 17-18, 2014

Matthias Kamber will be a featured speaker at this annual institute, designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and strategic/transactional lawyers. Read more

In Late Game Upset, EA Wins Copyright Dispute Over Madden Football

01/22/2014

In a stunning order, Breyer entered judgment for Electronic Arts in a dispute with video game designer Robin Antonick, who had accused the company of cheating him out of royalties for the wildly popular Madden Football series. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Helps Comcast Shake Contract Claims in Networking IP Row

07/22/2013

A Delaware federal judge dealt a blow to British Telecommunications PLC in a pair of suits claiming infringement of several of data networking patents it has licensed, tossing the corporation's contracts counterclaims against Cox Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp. Read more

When Seeking Associates, Many Firms Seek Alternative Experience

06/05/2013

Many firms are seeking associates like Nic Marais, whose nonlegal experience as a prime-time broadcaster helps him communicate and connect with clients. Read more

Federal Circuit Affirms Win for Comcast

09/14/2012

Keker & Van Nest wins a complete victory in patent infringement case. Read more

David Silbert and His Team Win Summary Judgment for Comcast In $590M Suit

07/14/2008

A federal judge ruled in favor of Comcast Cable Communications Corp. in a patent infringement suit filed by Finisar Corp. Read more

Comcast Thwarts Patent Suit in Plaintiff-Friendly Texas Venue

November 13, 2006

A patent infringement claim against Comcast Cable Corp. has gone in favor of the defendants in spite of being filed in a notoriously plaintiff-friendly federal court in Marshall, Texas, attorneys for Comcast announced Friday. Read more

LG, Hulu Tell PTAB Fed Circ. Erred In Reviving Network IP

On behalf of Hulu, Mr. Ramani argued that Straight Path’s patents don’t disclose any mechanisms beyond what the two pieces of prior art disclose for verifying whether a user is on the network at the time of the connection request. He urged the board to again rule the patent as anticipated by the 1992 technical standard, NetBIOS, and 1994 Microsoft Windows user guide, WINS. Read more