Representative Cases

Konrad Sherinian has appeared in more than 50 Federal and State cases, and consulted on dozens more. Below is a representative listing of cases that Konrad litigated along with a brief description of the subject matter and results.

Intellectual Property

Volo Sportsplex et al. v. McClenathan et al.: Represented plaintiff in a contract and CFAA (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) case against a computer contractor that had taken their websites down without permission.

Tecmen Electronics v. Menard:  Defended Menards against an accusation of patent infringement.  The matter was settled advantageously for Menards shortly after filing.

Luxottica Group v. Eddiestore2008:  Defendant Eddie Store against accusations of counterfeiting.  The Plaintiff sought $250,000 in damages plus substantial attorneys fees, and refused reasonable offers of settlement.  The final verdict was for $50,000 and an additional $25,000 in attorneys’ fees.

Polaris Industries et al. v. Nouis Technologies:  Represented Nouis Technologies in litigation before the Western District of Wisconsin as well as before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board (PTAB), which denied Polaris’s petition on all grounds.

Burberry Limited v. The Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule A:  Burberry sued Music Lily, a music retailer, for counterfeiting based on false information provided by an unknown individual.  The case was settled advantageously for Music Lily, which regained access to its Pay Pal account, and avoided having a preliminary injunction entered against it.

Walgreen v. Toy Century:  Represented Toy Century against Walgreen in a case involving alleged lead paint on toy cars.  The matter settled favorably shortly before trial.

Narada Systems v. Tabula: Represented Narada Systems in a patent infringement suit to enforce U.S. Pat. Nos. 6,504,786, 6,901,070, and 7,236,488, which cover various improved routing and switching technologies.  The case was settled advantageously for Narada.

United Skys v. CPI Daylighting: Represented United Skys in a trade secret action against CPI Daylighting to recover for CPI’s misappropriation of United Skys’s trade secrets and to quell CPI’s accusations that United Skys misappropriated CPI’s trade secrets.  The case was settled advantageously for United Skys.

A&R Collectibles v. A Christmas Story House: Represented A&R Collectibles in a suit to recover damages incurred due to a wrongful assertion of copyright infringement made by defendant.  The case was settled advantageously for A&R.

Narada Systems v. Violin Memory: Represented Narada Systems in a patent infringement suit to enforce U.S. Pat. Nos. 6,504,786 & 7,236,488, which cover various advances in routing and switching technologies. As a result of Mr. Sherinian’s representation, Violin Memory agreed to license Narada Systems’ patents.

Ameranth v. GrubHub: Represented Defendant GrubHub in a second patent case brought by Ameranth, Inc. on U.S. Pat. No. 8,146,077 that allegedly covers the real time synchronization of hospitality information among a master database and various clients.

Ameranth v. Pizza Hut et al.: Represented Defendant GrubHub in a patent case brought by Ameranth, Inc. on two patents (6,384,850 and 6,871,325) that allegedly cover the synchronization of hospitality information among a central database, web, and wireless clients.

Personal Injury

Perez v. Schueler:  Represent plaintiff in a case for medical negligence where the plaintiff has suffered significant loss of nerve function after a surgery to remove a benign lipoma.

Staggs v. Kaplinski et al.: Represent plaintiff in a case for medical negligence where the plaintiff has suffered significant tendon damage in his left achilles tendon after being prescribed Cipro when no signs of infection were present.

Estrada v. Molenkamp: Represented plaintiff in auto-accident case that recovered substantial damages.  Prior to filing the case, the insurance company (State Farm) for the at fault driver refused to discuss the case with counsel.  However, the case settled after discovery established that the Defendant driver was 1) intoxicated, 2) had run a red light, and 3) that a Carol Stream Police Officer had witnessed the crash.

Anderson v. Lake:  Represented plaintiff in auto-accident case that recovered substantial damages.  Client suffered soft-tissue injuries and bulging disk due to accident.   Case settled after defendant admitted fault under examination.

Lesht v. Rumsfield:  Represented plaintiff in auto-accident case that recovered substantial damages.  Client suffered soft-tissue injuries and aesthetic harm to her hand.