Dan Johnson litigates high-stakes, headline-making patent and intellectual property cases, representing plaintiffs and defendants. Frequently recognized for his work on behalf of clients, Mr. Johnson counsels on complex patent infringement and trade secret cases, licensing litigation, and unfair competition and false advertisement disputes. Various law publications and organizations have recognized Dan’s over the years.
He has been acknowledged as a top Intellectual Property Trial Lawyer. He is rated among the top lawyers in America by Chambers US, IP 360, the Daily Journal and Super Lawyer magazine. He has a string of some of the largest verdicts in the country; 2015 (AMF), $131 million, 2013, (ActiveVideo), $265 million 2011, (LG), $53 million, Phillips Lumileds, (2009), ITC exclusion order, 2005 (Compuware), $400 million settle- ment after a 5-week trial.
Dan has tried cases for clients in many different industries, including hardware, software, medical devices and life sciences. He has also handled private antitrust litigation and investigations.
Bridge and Post, Inc. v. Verizon Communications, Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Virginia)
Client Bridge and Post is the owner of patents covering pioneering network technologies that improve the effectiveness of targeted Internet advertising without compromising the privacy of Internet users. The client’s technologies received considerable interest from the telecommunications and online advertising industries, including from defendant Verizon. After being educated on the patented technologies under a non-disclosure agreement and declining to take a license, Verizon nonetheless proceeded to incorporate the client’s technologies into its network, realizing tremendous profits from its advertising-related services without providing any compensation to the client. Targeted advertising has been so profitable for Verizon that they acquired defendant AOL in 2015 specifically because, in Verizon’s own words, AOL’s “digital advertising platform enhances our ability to further develop future revenue streams.” Mr. Johnson is leading a team of attorneys who are representing the client in a patent infringement action filed in the Eastern District of Virginia, a district known as a “rocket docket” for its fast disposition of cases.