$35-Million Patent Infringement Case Against Dropbox Flops at Trial

May 19, 2023

WACO, TX – A federal jury in Waco, Texas, cleared Dropbox Inc. of claims that it infringed a coder’s patents, sparing the file-sharing company a potential $35.7 million verdict. In a seven-page verdict sheet, the jurors came to the unanimous conclusion that claims in four patents issued in recent years to a computer programmer were not legally valid because they highlighted concepts that were already well-known in the tech sector.

Impact Trial worked with the WilmerHale team and Laird Trial Consulting, LLC, on behalf of their client Dropbox Inc.

Congratulations to our Impact members Tony Barko, Andre Canta, Justin Chauncey, Mindy Cho, Henry Grant, Ernest Guerrera, Nova Hayes, Mike Kelley, Mary Koger, Brian Lee, Nelly Lin, Paul Miller, Ouliana Nikolaeva-Hir, William Pineda, Melissa Pomerantz, Rou Wen, and Thomas S.Y. Lee!

Our team spent a lot of time and effort on this important case, and we are all immensely proud of them on this win.

The case is Motion Offense LLC v. Dropbox Inc., case number 6:20-cv-00251, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

The patents-at-issue are U.S. Patent No. 10,013,158; 10,587,548; 10,021,052; and 11,044,215.