Kristin Tahler is a partner in the Los Angeles Office.Her practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and complex civil matters most often related to criminal or quasi-criminal charges.

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In December of 2015, the full International Trade Commission declined to review the ALJ’s initial determination of no violation of section 337, resulting in a complete victory for our client Qualcomm in the ITC.

Nvidia filed and then dismissed an appeal to the Federal Circuit, cementing the win for Qualcomm. Internet of Things Company: We represented an internet of things company in national consumer class action litigation in the Northern District of California.

After we convinced the judge that a national class was unlikely to be certified, the plaintiff re-filed limited state law claims in an out-of-state jurisdiction that led to a favorable settlement. Technology Company: We are defending a chip company from allegations of aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty and negligence.

In addition to resolving intellectual property and complex commercial disputes, he also guides executives and board members of publicly traded companies through white collar criminal and securities litigation in federal courts and before the Securities and Exchange Commission. Qualcomm Inc.: We represented Qualcomm in an ITC investigation in which Nvidia asserted infringement of seven patents that purportedly cover graphics processing units (GPUs).

Nvidia asked the ITC to block the importation of Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets that contain Qualcomm’s Adreno technology, as well as those containing chips from ARM Holdings and Imagination Technologies.

Nvidia abandoned its claims of infringement as to three of the patents prior to the hearing before the ALJ, and dropped its claims as to a fourth patent during the course of the hearing.Following the hearing, the ALJ determined that no violation of section 337 had been established, because of the patents remaining in the investigation, two had not been infringed, and the third had been infringed but was invalid.Ben Hur litigates intellectual property and commercial disputes for companies ranging from start-ups to established corporations.He has tried over half a dozen cases as first chair, and handled numerous criminal and civil cases in state courts, federal courts, and before the International Trade Commission.As an intellectual property and complex commercial litigator with a deep understanding of the gaming and mobile application industries, Ben Hur helps those companies and developers protect their greatest assets – innovative ideas, products and relationships.Using a client-centric approach, he recently helped various clients to safeguard cutting-edge technology, resolve a founder dispute, and secure a successful settlement which avoided litigation.