Salumeh litigates intellectual property matters in federal courts around the country, representing a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and local start-ups. She has extensive experience managing complex litigations, including overseeing large trial teams and multi-million-document discovery. Salumeh also represents clients in trademark and copyright infringement suits in federal courts and in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Salumeh leads Klarquist’s e-discovery team, providing efficient and effective e-discovery services for clients and non-Klarquist trial counsel involved in complex litigations. Klarquist’s e-discovery team couples its decades-long complex litigation and e-discovery experiences with technology that streamlines the discovery process and provides robust searching and review tools and capabilities. This coupling of technology and litigation experience allows Klarquist to keep costs low and reduce e-discovery burdens, while providing state of the art access and analysis of discovery documents.
Salumeh joined Klarquist as a lateral associate in 2008.
- J.D., University of Michigan, 2004
- B.A., Government, Cornell University, 2000
- Oregon, 2009
- New York, 2007 (inactive)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
Software & Internet Technology
- Hodgson Russ | Associate, 2006 – 2008 | Buffalo, NY
- Founder, PDX Women in Tech & Law
- Member, Sedona Conference
- Member, Electronic Discovery Institute (EDI)
- Board Member, Lake Oswego Schools Foundation
- Member, ChIPs, Advancing Women in IP
- Volunteer, Women in Science
- Member, Federal Bar Association
- Member, Silicon Valley Women’s Intellectual Property Law Association
- Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Member, Oregon Patent Law Association
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York | Law clerk to the late Honorable John T. Elfvin, 2004 – 2006 | Buffalo, NY
Presentations & Publications
Salumeh represents parties in patent, trademark, and copyright cases, in a number of District Courts and before the TTAB. Her patent litigation experience includes cases involving a variety of technologies for a diverse client base. A representative sample of her representations is below (represented party underlined):
- Operation Technology Inc. v. CYME, No. 8:14-cv-00999 (C.D. Cal.): Represented software company in a five-day false advertising trial, where client received $8.42 million in damages, one of the largest false advertising jury verdicts.
- Gordon v. Bread and Badger, LLC, Case No. 15-cv-02605 (C.D. Cal.): Represented local craft company in trademark case, where asserted mark was “honey badger don’t care.”
- Synopsys v. Mentor Graphics, Case No. 12-cv-06467 (N.D. Cal.): Represented EDA company in competitor patent litigation. Won partial summary judgment of patent invalidity under § 101.
- Walker Digital Litigations, Case Nos. 11-313-SLR, 11-315-SLR, 12-140-SLR, 11-cv-369-RGA, 11-cv-990-RGA (D. Del.): Represented Amazon.com, Zappos.com, and Target in patent litigations involving e-commerce technology. Several cases dismissed based on finding that the plaintiff lacked standing. Lack of standing decision affirmed by Federal Circuit.
- Purifics v. Puralytics, Oppn. No. 91194706 (TTAB): Prevailed in TTAB argument defending against trademark opposition.
- Proxyconn v. Microsoft, Dell, Acer, and HP, Case No. 11-cv-01681 DOC (C.D. Cal.): Patent litigation involving data access in networks. Case stayed pending inter partes review.
- University of Washington v. General Electric, Case No. 10-cv-01933 (W.D. Wash.): Patent litigation involving ultrasound technology. Case stayed pending reexamination and then dismissed with prejudice.
- Rmail v. PayPal and Amazon.com, Case No. 10-cv-00258-TJW (E.D. Tex.): Patent litigation involving e-commerce technology.
- Aristocrat v. IGT, Case No. 06-cv-3717 (N.D. Cal.): Inequitable conduct bench trial in patent litigation involving gaming technology.
- Research Corporation Technologies v. Microsoft, Case No. 01-cv-0658 (D. Ariz.): Patent litigation trial involved six asserted patents regarding halftoning technology.
- DownUnder Wireless v. Amazon.com, et al., Case No. 09-cv-0365 (E.D. Tex.): Stipulation of dismissal without prejudice in multi-defendant litigation regarding cellular phone technology.
- Tobin Family Education & Health Foundation, et al., v. Amazon.com, Case No. 09-cv-0160 (M.D. Fla.): Patent litigation involving e-commerce technology.
- Quito Enterprises v. Netflix, et al., Case No. 08-cv-23543 (S.D. Fla.): Represented Hulu, NBC Universal, and News Corp. in a patent litigation involving e-commerce technology.