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California - Litigation Star

Litigation Star

Practice area:

International arbitration

Described by clients as “an exceptional attorney” who “has unbelievable credibility with judges and juries,” Doug Dixon navigates complex technological, regulatory, and business matters across multiple areas of the law. Clients “always turn to [him] whenever they have a frontline legal issue.”

Mr. Dixon successfully sought preliminary injunctive relief against Google on behalf of Match Group, the popular developer of dating apps such as Tinder, over Google’s illegal monopolization and other anticompetitive conduct in the distribution of mobile apps and processing of in-app purchases. Rather than fight the request for preliminary injunctive relief, Google stipulated to the pre-trial relief Match Group sought, preserving the status quo and Match Group’s ability to operate in the Google Play Store without having to comply with Google’s anticompetitive policies while Match Group’s claims proceed to trial in April 2023. (“Tinder Owner Match Group, Google Reach Deal on App Store Payment Rules,”
The Wall Street Journal).

Mr. Dixon recently had two successful jury trials as lead counsel in two patent cases involving very distinct technology in different U.S. jurisdictions. He won a $25 million trial victory in the Eastern District of Texas on behalf of the patentee-plaintiff, Acorn Technologies, against Samsung in relation to utility patents involving semiconductor technology. (“Samsung Hit With $25M Semiconductor IP Verdict In EDTX,”
Law360). Six months later, he secured a complete defense verdict of no infringement and invalidity when representing ClearOne Inc. against Shure Incorporated in a design patent case in the District of Delaware—an extremely rare invalidity result in a design patent case. (“ClearOne Beats Rival Microphone Maker’s Design Patent Claims,” Bloomberg). This followed a successful defense against Shure’s efforts to obtain a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against ClearOne in the same matter the year before.

Currently, Mr. Dixon serves as lead counsel in a number of other ongoing high-profile matters, including representing Southern California Edison against civil claims arising out of the 2017 Thomas Fire, the 2018 Montecito mudslides, and the 2018 Woolsey Fire; ClearOne in the Northern District of Illinois against its rival Shure in multiple lawsuits asserting patent infringement; Amazon in the Northern District of California in a patent infringement suit involving predictive search software; and electric utility company PacifiCorp in connection with claims related to wildfires over the 2020 Labor Day Weekend in Oregon and Northern California.

Mr. Dixon is recognized as a “Top IP Lawyer” in California by the
Daily Journal and as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation.


Updated Aug 2022