Taylor English is a unique firm, and its flexibility allows me to provide creative solutions to complex intellectual property matters that a traditional firm cannot match.
Seth Trimble has an international practice with a focus in technology litigation and intellectual property disputes involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights. Mr. Trimble has nationwide experience litigating patent infringement cases, including cases in federal district courts in Georgia, Texas, Delaware and Virginia. Mr. Trimble’s patent litigation and counseling practice includes experience with a diverse range of technologies, including telecommunications software, wireless networking, utility monitoring systems, computer user interfaces, mobile device software, medical records, aquatic ladders, prescription prenatal vitamins, and metal forming and manufacturing processes. Mr. Trimble regularly represents both plaintiffs and defendants, and he represents clients against both competitors and nonpracticing entities. He has significant experience analyzing and responding to demand letters, conducting patent due diligence, including portfolio analysis, and advising clients on patent infringement and validity issues.
Mr. Trimble’s technology and intellectual property practice benefits from his practical technical background. Before law school, Mr. Trimble was a computer programmer and systems specialist at South Georgia Medical Center and co-owned a technology consulting company.
Mr. Trimble is a member of the Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court, as well as the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Sections of the State Bar of Georgia. In his free time, Mr. Trimble enjoys sports and traveling with his wife, Andrea.
State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Section, Member, 2010-present; Technology Law Section, Member, 2010-present; Young Lawyers Division Intellectual Property Law Section, Member, 2013-present
Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Member, 2010-present
Valdosta State University Alumni Chapter of Atlanta, President, 2014-present; Vice President, 2012-2014
Representing Cordelia Lighting, a provider of lighting fixtures and accessories, in defense of a patent infringement action brought by a competitor involving multiple patents relating to recessed, LED lights. Cooper Lighting, LLC v. Cordelia Lighting, Inc.
Counsel to UBU Sports and Maumee Bay Turf Center, premier providers of synthetic turf systems for use in a variety of sporting events, in patent dispute brought by a competitor. Sprinturf, LLC v. UBU Sports and Maumee Bay.
- Led defense of patent infringement suit brought by patent troll relating to check scanning and processing
Represented VeriCheck, Inc., a leading ACH payment processor, in E.D. Texas litigation against a patent troll. As part of our defensive strategy, we prepared and filed a petition with the USPTO for Covered Business Method review and argued that the asserted patent claims were invalid under Section 101 for being directed to patent ineligible subject matter. The parties reached a confidential settlement shortly after the CBM petition was filed. Lyssa ...
Represented an individual accused of misappropriating trade secrets and confidential information from a former employer. Engaged in extended negotiations with the plaintiff's counsel and ultimately reached a favorable settlement for our client.
- Defeated TRO and Preliminary Injunction to Keep BattleFrog, LLC from Airing Obstacle-Course Race on ESPN
Taylor English handled the successful defense of a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction brought against our client, BattleFrog, LLC, a company that organizes and stages obstacle-course races that are televised on ESPN. The stakes in this case are very high, as plaintiff Modtruss, Inc., sought to prevent the airing of a recent BattleFrog race on ESPN and to enjoin our client from putting on additional races based on claims of alleged ...
Represented production company in intellectual property matters, including the negotiation of the full transfer to our client of all copyright in screenplays for a television series.
Led the defense against an inventor/patentee in a case involving claims of infringement of a patent related to a boat dock ladder. Successfully petitioned the USPTO to reexamine the asserted patents—resulting in cancellation of all claims of one patent and significant narrowing amendments to the remaining patent’s claims. After a favorable claim construction ruling from the Special Master, the case was dismissed with prejudice, with no payments from ...
- Defense of patent infringement claims asserted by patent troll ICH Intellectual Capital Holdings, Inc
Led defense of Mueller Water Products, Inc. in a case brought by a non-practicing entity, ICH Intellectual Capital Holdings, Inc., for infringement of patents related to automated meter reading technology. The client reached a favorable confidential settlement with the plaintiff and the case has been dismissed. ICH Intellectual Capital Holdings, Inc. v. Badger Meter, Inc., et. al.
- Brought patent infringement action against Datamatic Ltd. for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) systems
Represented Mueller Water Products, Inc. in action against Datamatic Ltd. alleging patent infringement of Mueller’s patents for technology relating to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) systems. Negotiated a favorable settlement with defendant. Mueller International, LLC et al v. Datamatic Ltd.
Led the defense of generic pharmaceutical company in a case involving allegations of false advertising and infringement of a patent related to prenatal vitamins and iron supplements. The parties reached a confidential settlement right before trial.
- Represented Mueller Water Products in declaratory judgment actions involving patents and alleged trade secrets
Represented Mueller Water Products, Inc. in suits for declaratory judgments of non-infringement, invalidity and unenforceability of patent held by defendant, non-misappropriation of the defendants’ alleged trade secrets, and validity, inventorship, and ownership of client’s patent. Mueller Systems, LLC et al v. Teti et al.
Represented several outdoor advertising companies in actions brought by a patent troll, T-Rex Property AB, for infringement of patents related to digital advertising technology. The parties reached a confidential settlement.
Currently representing Mueller Water Products, Inc. in a suit for declaratory judgments of non-infringement and invalidity of competitor’s patents relating to pipe couplings. Successfully deferred litigation after filing reexamination requests, which were granted by the USPTO. Mueller Water Products, Inc. et al v. Victaulic Company.
- Successful defense of various distributors in patent infringement actions relating to pipe couplings
Successfully transferred, deferred, or achieved dismissal of numerous patent infringement suits brought against a client’s distributors in favor of declaratory judgment suit filed by the client, the product manufacturer.
Obtained consent injunctions in cases pending throughout Southeastern United States. Ceased the importation and sales activities of nearly one dozen gray market Yanmar tractor importers.
Achieved favorable settlement for client defending claims of copyright infringement for medical billing software.
- Dismissals of copyright claims and separate state action for international airline client sued over use of architectural plans
Represented major airline in claims brought by former vendor alleging misuse of architectural plans for office space. Won motion to dismiss state-court conversion claims, and in subsequent federal copyright-infringement case based on same underlying facts, conducted discovery and negotiated settlement in which plaintiff dismissed the case with prejudice and with no payments from our client.
Handling the defense of a case for Comverge, Inc. in which the plaintiff, a non-practicing entity, has claimed that Comverge has infringed certain claims of a patent related to premises-monitoring technology. The case is presently in its early stages. Joao Control & Monitoring Systems v. Comverge, Inc.
Led defense of Mueller Water Products, Inc. in a case brought by a non-practicing entity, Endeavor MeshTech, for infringement of a patent related to premises-monitoring technology. The client reached a favorable confidential settlement with the plaintiff and the case has been dismissed. Endeavor MeshTech, LLC v. Mueller Water Products.
Handled the defense of Allure Global in a case brought by a non-practicing entity, Activelight, Inc., involving allegations of infringement of patents related to digital signage. The parties reached a confidential settlement. Activelight, Inc. v. Allure Global, et al.
- Successful defense of Comverge, Inc. in patent infringement action relating to energy usage management
At the client’s request, we took over the defense of a large and hotly-contested patent infringement case brought by Nxegen LLC and Nxegen Holdings Inc. The patents involved systems and methods for remotely monitoring and adjusting energy usage. Facing a tight discovery schedule, we managed to produce, review and analyze a voluminous number of documents, take and defend approximately 30 depositions in a one-month period, amend the complaint to allege ...
Provided counsel to one of the largest providers of in-home residential delivery services in the United States on all intellectual property matters. These matters range from prosecuting and maintaining the client’s patent and trademark portfolio, to counseling the client on protecting its trade secrets, to anonymously negotiating and obtaining a licensing agreement with a prolific non-practicing entity with a history of targeting businesses in the ...
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Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, JD, 2010
Valdosta State University, BS, Computer Information Systems with emphasis in Networking, 2004
Courts & Adjudicative Bodies
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit