Keker, Van Nest & Peters was named the Tech Litigation Department of the Year at The Recorder’s California Leaders in Tech Law and Innovation Awards. The firm: Successfully defended Electronic Arts Inc. against class action claims from retired NFL players that the company used their likenesses in the Madden NFL video game franchise. Defended Google against trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement claims related to its Project Loon, which uses balloons in the stratosphere to provide wireless services. Won a ruling at the Alabama Supreme Court for Facebook limiting the circumstances where courts can assert jurisdiction over internet companies for their content moderation decisions. Represented Google in arbitration against former autonomous car chief Anthony Levandowski and the co-founder of Otto, the company he sold to Uber. Uber’s IPO filings indicate that Google won $128 million in the arbitration.
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