Salumeh litigates intellectual property matters in federal courts around the country, representing a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 e-commerce and software companies. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, and multiple clients in joint defense groups and in large multi-defendant litigations. She has extensive experience managing complex patent litigations, including participating in trials, taking and defending depositions, working with experts, and engaging in settlement negotiations.
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 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
Buffalo, New York
Associate, 2006 – 2008
- Board Member, Oregon District Court Historical Society
- Member, Federal Bar Association
- Program Committee, 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
Buffalo, New York
Law clerk to the late Honorable John T. Elfvin, 2004 – 2006
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):
- 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.