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Pamela Fulmer

Pamela Fulmer

Arent Fox LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA


Pamela Fulmer
Partner

Pam Fulmer is a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. She has substantial experience litigating patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright infringement cases, as well as false advertising, unfair competition and trade libel, licensing, and other complex disputes. In addition to her intellectual property practice, Pam has deep experience representing technology and other clients in high-stakes commercial litigation.

Pam is a trial lawyer who has represented clients in courts and arbitral forums around the nation. Her cases have included technologies involving e-commerce and the Internet, cellular communications, streaming media, ad serving, email messaging and security, computer hardware and software, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, water filtration technology, biotechnology, and consumer products. She is adept at developing cost-effective strategies to successfully resolve litigation on behalf of her clients.

In her arbitration practice, Pam has represented companies in breach of contract disputes involving licenses and other complex agreements, in both domestic and international arbitral forums. Her arbitration victories include a $33 million (plus attorneys’ fees) award on behalf of a biomedical research foundation and a $1 million award on behalf of a marketing company. She has also successfully defended arbitrations on behalf of her clients.

A trusted advisor to technology, media, and other companies, Pam works hard to understand her clients’ business in order to deliver the very best legal advice.

Select representative matters include:

  • Lead counsel defending major national celebrity and entertainment magazine in a patent infringement case venued in the Southern District of New York involving video streaming technology.

  • Lead counsel representing Plaintiff Fortune 500 consumer products company in a trademark infringement and unfair competition case in the Northern District of California. Case is ongoing.

  • Represented plaintiff in a patent infringement case against Apple in the Northern District of California. The case involved technology that allows consumers to play back digital media content, including audio and video, at variable speeds.

  • Lead counsel defending a patent infringement case in the Eastern District of North Carolina involving sewer hose support technology. Obtained successful settlement.

  • Lead counsel on behalf of the Women’s Professional Soccer League in a breach of contract dispute with a former team owner in Florida’s state court.

  • Defended well-known video gaming company and other retailer companies in a patent infringement case involving gaming technology in the Eastern District of Texas.

  • Represented non-profit research institute in a theft of trade secrets and breach of contract case against a former research director in Nevada’s state court. Successfully obtained a preliminary injunction.

  • Represented plaintiff technology and digital entertainment company in lawsuit venued in the Central District of California alleging claims for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and fraud against a competitor. Case settled favorably for client.

  • Lead counsel defending large international consumer products company in a false patent marking case in the Northern District of California. Case settled favorably.

  • Represented plaintiff medical device company in a patent infringement medical device case involving brain imaging technology.

  • Obtained a successful settlement on behalf of a consumer products company in a patent infringement and trademark case involving key chain locators venued in the Northern District of California.

  • Obtained a successful settlement for medium-sized technology company in a patent infringement and breach of contract case involving email firewall technology in the Northern District of California.

  • Obtained a successful settlement for several large energy clients in a patent infringement lawsuit in the Northern District of California involving intelligent software relating to the efficiency of coal-fired power plants.

  • Represented consumer products company in a design patent infringement, trademark infringement, and unfair competition lawsuit involving ready-to-assemble furniture for use with televisions and stereos. Case, which was venued in the Northern District of California, settled favorably.

  • Obtained a successful dismissal on behalf of a well-known Fortune 500 software company in a patent infringement case involving CD-ROM technology venued in the Southern District of New York.

  • Represented well-known computer manufacturer in a patent infringement case in the Northern District of California involving Wi-Fi technology.

  • Represented plaintiff a major US media and technology company in a AAA arbitration involving the breach of a patent licensing agreement. Case settled favorably prior to hearing.

  • Lead counsel for a well-known Silicon Valley-based software company in a case alleging violation of California’s anti-spam law in the Central District of California. Obtained a successful dismissal on behalf of the client.

  • Represented plaintiff in a trade secrets case involving airport screening technology in San Francisco Superior Court.

  • Represented plaintiff, a software company, in a Lanham Act unfair competition and patent infringement case involving online college admissions applications software.

  • Successfully defended a consumer products company in a patent litigation filed in the Northern District of California involving DVD technology.

  • Defended well-known Silicon Valley software company in a case alleging breach of contract and defective software filed in the Middle District of Tennessee. Obtained a favorable settlement on the client’s behalf.

  • Defended technology company in an action filed in the Central District of California alleging antitrust violations, unfair competition, trade libel, and trademark infringement and dilution. Successful settlement for client.

  • Represented defendant, a well-known audio company, in a patent infringement action involving DVD technology venued in the Northern District of California. Obtained a successful settlement on behalf of client.

  • Represented technology company in a AAA breach of licensing agreement dispute involving GPS technology. Obtained a successful settlement on behalf of client after multi-day arbitration hearing.

  • Defended medical device company in a trade secrets case involving stent technology filed in Arizona’s state court.

  • Lead counsel on behalf of claimant marketing company in a breach of contract dispute against a leading golf club manufacturer involving a marketing campaign for golf clubs. Obtained a AAA arbitration award of over $1 million after multi-day hearing.

  • Represented claimant non-profit research foundation in a three-week AAA international arbitration hearing, obtaining an award of $33 million plus attorneys’ fees on behalf of the client.

  • Pro bono counsel representing the City and County of San Francisco in Re: Marriage Cases, which litigated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the State of California.

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