As an engineer, Thane Bauz designed circuitry that remains in use today on commercial jets. The circuitry processes and packetizes data from instrumentation for in-flight display and maintenance download.

Thane defended companies against patent assertions involving instrumentation such as photo-detection, imaging, machine vision and IC testing. Thane has negotiated patent licenses involving instrumentation such as machine vision. Representative clients in the instrumentation space include Stanford University, Synteni, Endevco Corp., California Institute of Technology, Incyte Pharmaceuticals and HTC.

Representative Instrumentation-Related Litigation Engagements:

Omnivision Technology v. Photobit Corp.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Retained in a multiple patent action relating to substrate design of CMOS sensors used for imaging. The case settled favorably soon after dispositive motions were filed.

Flashpoint Technology Inc. v. AT&T Mobility, LLC, et al.
U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

Represented defendant in multi-patent assertion including aspects of electronic imaging technology.

Bell Communications v. Marconi Communications Inc.
U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

Represented Marconi in a multi-patent lawsuit involving telecommunication equipment, Internet Protocols, Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) and Ethernet switching technologies. The case settled soon after the court issued a favorable claim construction decision.

Development Innovation Group, LLC v. Sony Mobile Communications, Inc.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Represented Sony Mobile Communications in a multiple patent assertion relating to touch screen displays.  The case was dismissed prior to filing an answer.

Affymetrix Inc. v. Synteni Inc. et al.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Engaged in a multi-patent case including technology for fluorescent tagging and detection.   The case settled on favorable terms after favorable decisions on motions for summary judgment.

ParkerVision Inc. v. InfoSonics Corp.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Engaged to represent defendant in a multi-patent lawsuit concerning including circuitry for generating baseband signals. Case was dismissed shortly after successful appeal in an unrelated case.

In re Certain Set-Top Boxes and Components Thereof
U.S. International Trade Commission

Retained in ITC for Section 337 action involving set-top boxes for decoding and displaying satellite and cable transmissions.