Blake Davis is an intellectual property litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Davis represents clients in patent litigation disputes in a wide array of technologies including flash memory, DRAM, power transistors, semiconductor wafer processing, software, user interfaces, cellular technologies, and microfluidic systems. He has represented clients in district courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), and in post-grant proceedings including inter partes review (IPR) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

His experience involves all aspects of patent litigation and patent office proceedings on behalf of defendants and plaintiffs. For example, he has led infringement, invalidity, and claim construction analysis, as well as the drafting of IPR petitions and patent owner responses, mediation statements, and pre-trial briefing and post-trial briefing. He has also taken and defended fact and expert witness depositions and argued motions in district court and the ITC. 

In addition to his work for corporate clients, Mr. Davis is active in pro bono matters including working with asylum applicants in removal proceedings in immigration court.

Publications

"The New Wrinkle for Patent Defendants Seeking Stays Pending PTAB," The Recorder

Mr. Davis’ representative matters include the following: 

  • Certain Digital Video Receivers and Related Hardware and Software Components (ITC). Representing Respondent Comcast against allegations of infringement of eight patents relating to set top box technology.
  • FotoNation Limited, et al. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al. Represented FotoNation in eight patent suit against Samsung relating to face detection and tracking technology in mobile phones. The case settled favorably.
  • Innovative Memory Systems v. Micron Technology Inc. (D. Del.). Represented Micron in litigation against non-practicing entity asserting eight patents relating to flash memory. After disqualifying Plaintiffs preferred counsel based on its prior representation of Micron, all asserted claims of eight asserted patents were found invalid or indefinite by the PTAB in Inter Partes Review.*
  • Semcon Tech, LLC v. Micron Technology Inc. (D. Del.). Represented Micron in one patent case relating to semiconductor wafer processing technology. Secured summary judgment that the asserted claims were invalid as anticipated. That ruling was not upheld on appeal but set the stage for a favorable settlement after the case was remanded.*
  • Volterra Semiconductor Corporation v. Primarion, Inc. et al. (N.D. Ca.); Infineon Technologies AG v. Volterra Semiconductor Corporation (N.D. Ca.); and Infineon Technologies Austria AG v. Volterra Semiconductor Corporation (E.D. Tex.). Represented Volterra in multiple copending litigations against Infineon related to flip chip power semiconductor packaging. Cases settled.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • California

Education

  • JD, Columbia Law School, 2013
  • BS in Electrical Engineering & Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2009
    Cum Laude