Lead trial counsel for Japanese entertainment company Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. in a dispute over ownership rights in the iconic “Ultraman” superhero character in all countries outside of Japan.
The “Ultraman” universe comprises dozens of movies and television shows dating back to the 1960s, as well as countless products.
The parties had disputed these rights in multiple foreign countries for almost 20 years.
After a two-week trial, the jury unanimously found for Tsuburaya, paving the way for Tsuburaya to greatly increase its income from “Ultraman” in the U.S. and elsewhere.
— Other notable representations —
Lead trial counsel for Samsung Electronics Company in Apple Inc.’s “holy war” against the Android smartphone operating system
Lead trial counsel for an aerospace company in the retrial of a tortious interference suit brought against it
Lead counsel for Genentech against Columbia University which had demanded that Genentech license a patent for a widely used recombinant DNA technique
Lead trial counsel for Occidental Petroleum in an insurance coverage case regarding business interruption losses
Mr. Quinn represented the Lehman Brothers Creditors’ Committee and the Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. estates in bankruptcy proceedings
Lead trial counsel for Southern California real estate developer Donald Bren in a jury trial against his children and their mother
Lead trial counsel for the University of Southern California in the retrial of a case brought by a dental implant manufacturer
Lead counsel for plaintiffs Dr. Enrico Bondi, Extraordinary Commissioner of Parmalat S.P.A.
Lead counsel for a former director and majority shareholder of Peregrine Systems, Inc. in multiple federal class claims
Lead appellate counsel for Samsung in a ground breaking decision issued by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal
Lead counsel for the University of Southern California (“USC”) in an arbitration brought by its former head football coach, Steve Sarkissian, after he was terminated in October 2015
Lead counsel for Michael Milken in a $135 million suit brought by Ronald Perelman’s companies alleging fraud in an educational software company transaction