Alden has over thirteen years of experience litigating high stakes intellectual property cases, with a heavy emphasis on plaintiff-side patent litigation. Alden advises clients ranging in size from startups and emerging companies to multinational corporations on IP matters involving a variety of technologies such as computer security, wireless networking, data transfer and control, and mobile communications. Working closely with engineers, in-house counsel, and high-level executives, Alden counsels clients on case strategy and discovery practices in multiple Federal jurisdictions including the Northern District of California, the Eastern District of Virginia, the Eastern District of Texas, the Middle District of Florida, and the District of Delaware, as well as in California state court.
Alden has a strong background in patent portfolio analysis, motion and discovery practice, and trials, including working with expert witnesses on highly technical subject matter analyses.
Alden represented the largest manufacturer of computational photolithography systems in a trade secret misappropriation action in California state court involving the theft of source code by former employees. Alden helped to obtain a jury verdict in favor of the client manufacturer in excess of $845 million, the highest-ranked intellectual property victory in the United States for 2018 according to the National Law Journal.
Alden represented an upstart computer security company enforcing its patent rights against a larger competitor in the Eastern District of Virginia. The patent case was favorably settled on the eve of trial with the defendant agreeing to pay a running royalty on the accused products. The defendant company was later acquired by a multinational entity, which later breached the settlement agreement, prompting another suit. The later suit was favorably resolved when the Court – one day before trial was set to begin – granted summary judgment on all claims in favor of the plaintiff computer security company, resulting in a total victory.
Alden represented a large national defense contractor in numerous patent enforcement actions against companies in the wireless networking space. Alden was intimately involved in the analysis of defense contractor’s extensive patent portfolio, and in the litigations that followed.
Alden represented the plaintiffs in a patent infringement suit involving broadcast telecommunications technology. The case was ultimately settled favorably for nearly $100 million.
- Member of the California State Bar
- United States District Court for the Northern District of California
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- University of California, Davis, B.S. Computer Engineering, 2003
- Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2008