Representative Cases of Robert L. Wagner

Appellate Cases:

  • Midtronics, Inc. v. Aurora Performance Products d/b/a Argus Analyzers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, lead appellate counsel - Successfully argued for plaintiff-appellee Midtronics to uphold the District Court's finding of willful infringement by defendants. The Federal Circuit affirmed in unanimous per curiam decision.

Trial Court Cases:

  • Frank Calandra, Inc. v. 4i Consulting, Inc., United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania - Represented a Canadian defendant and successfully obtained a dismissal of a declaratory judgment action against it involving allegations of a breach of contract.
  • Grant Street Group, Inc. v. Ipreo Holdings, LLC, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, local counsel - Represented defendant in a patent infringement action involving auctions conducted over electronic networks. Case settled.
  • Target Drilling, Inc. v. Rice Drilling B, LLC, Court of Common Pleas for Allegheny County - Represented defendant in a breach of contract action involving the drilling of gas wells. Case settled.
  • Midtronics, Inc. v. Aurora Performance Products d/b/a Argus Analyzers, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, co-lead trial counsel - Represented plaintiff in bench trial where court found that defendants willfully infringed client's patent relating to the measurement of the health of car batteries and awarded over $1.2 million to plaintiff.
  • University of Pittsburgh v. Varian Medical Systems, Inc., United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, trial counsel - Represented defendant in a patent infringement action involving a system for monitoring patient movement while undergoing radiation therapy. Case settled after remand from Federal Circuit.
  • Cement-Lock, LLC v. Gas Technology Institute, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, trial counsel - Represented plaintiffs in a RICO, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty action involving green technology for remediating wastes and contaminated soil in a 9-week jury trial. Case settled after post-trial motions following a multi-million verdict in client's favor.
  • Modular International, Inc. v. Litelab Corp, United States District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania, lead counsel - Represented plaintiff in a patent infringement action brought against a competitor involving overhead lighting technology. Case settled.
  • TS Media IP, LLC v. Midtronics, Inc., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, lead counsel - Represented defendant in a patent infringement action brought by a non-practicing entity involving battery testing technology. Case settled.
  • Memory Control Enterprise, LLC v. OfficeMax Inc., United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - Represented defendant in patent infringement action brought by non-practicing entity involving displaying 3D images on websites. Case settled.
  • Memory Control Enterprise, LLC v. Motorola, Inc., United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - Represented defendant in patent infringement action brought by non-practicing entity involving displaying 3D images on websites and mobile phones. Case settled.
  • Global Patent Holdings LLC v. OfficeMax Inc., United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - Represented defendant in patent infringement action brought by non-practicing entity involving the use of JPG images on websites. Case dismissed without prejudice because of re-examination of patent.
  • Global Patent Holdings LLC v. Motorola, Inc., United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - Represented defendant in patent infringement action brought by non-practicing entity involving the use of JPG images on websites. Case dismissed without prejudice because of re-examination of patent.
  • Midtronics, Inc. v. World Energy Labs, Inc., United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - Represented plaintiff in patent infringement action brought against competitor involving stand-by battery testing technology. Case settled.
  • Qucikie Manufacturing Corp. v. The Libman Co., United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois - Represented plaintiff in a patent infringement action against a competitor involving cleaning mop technology. Case settled after Court denied cross-motions for summary judgment.
  • Midtronics, Inc. v. DHC Specialty Corp., United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - Represented plaintiff in a patent infringement action brought against a competitor involving car battery testing technology. Case settled.
  • Motorola, Inc. v. DBTel, Inc., United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - Represented plaintiff in breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets case against foreign manufacturer that made cellular phones for plaintiff. Case settled after briefing on cross motions for summary judgment.