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- Juris Doctor
Santa Clara University
- BA, Business in the Cross-Cultural Environment
California State University, Northridge
Allonn Levy is a litigator focusing on complex business litigation, technology law, intellectual property and appeals. He has actively participated in numerous high-stakes, high-profile technology cases involving patent infringement, digital rights management, cyber-jurisdiction, trade secrets and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Mr. Levy has handled numerous appeals and writ petitions before various State District Courts of Appeal, Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. In October 2011, Allonn completed a trial that yielded one of the largest verdicts ever to be handed down in that jurisdiction.
- In 2011 Mr. Levy was the lead trial lawyer in a large, complex business fraud case in Napa County, which concluded successfully with one of the largest verdicts ever to come out of that Court — $14.8 million. (See Napa County Registry Article)
- In 2012 Allonn Levy was the lead trial lawyer in a successful $19 million claim objection trial before the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Florida.
- Worked on the first reported trial of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in New York.
- Successfully argued the first Internet-jurisdiction case to be decided by the California Supreme Court in 2002 and subsequently successfully reversed an emergency stay order issued by the U.S. Supreme Court (Pavlovich v. Superior Court).
- Worked for five years on a precedent-setting trade secret case decided by the State Supreme Court in 2003 (DVDCCA v. Bunner).
- Retained by multiple U.S. and European groups and business leaders to file an amicus curiae brief before the United States Supreme Court in the precedent-setting patent case, Bilski v. Kappos.
- Completed a 40-day jury trial in 2007 involving complex business issues, trade secrets, and international copyright issues.
- Successfully extracted his client in 2008 from a lengthy multi-party ITC investigation involving multiple claims of patent infringement while achieving a global resolution including the dismissal of pending patent infringement claims in the District Court of Texas.
- Completed a month-long jury trial in 2009 involving $50 million in disputed financial transactions. After three days of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict that yielded a net $5.8 million verdict in his client's favor and a finding of no liability on $12 million in cross-claims asserted against his client.
Allonn is frequently invited to speak on issues of technology, DRM, the DMCA, and copyright law. These include appearances at Linux World - New York, DVDPro, the RSA Security Conference, and the 76th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California. He has also frequently contributed articles and is a sought-after commentator on intellectual property issues in major national and international publications including PC World, e-Week, Internet Daily, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco and L.A. Daily Journals, Copyright World, the Marker, and others.
Published Cases of Note
Most recently, Allonn was quoted by in the Daily Journal regarding his amicus brief in Bilski v. Kappos, 130 S. Ct. 3218.
Recent Trial Cases of Note
- Winchester Mystery House LLC v. Global Asylum Inc. (2012) 210 Cal.App.4th 579 — The California state court case to address the correct legal standard for a First Amendment defense to a Title Trademark claim.
- Hopkins & Carley v. Gens, 200 Cal.App.4th 1041 (2011), rev. denied, depub. denied March 14, 2012, S199114 — Civil Procedure, enforcement of arbitrator's judgment and award of sanctions in favor of Hopkins & Carley.
- Manson v. Shepherd, et al., 188 Cal.App.4th 1244 (2010) — Appeal from accounting of Trustee’s allocation of a three million dollar corporate distribution.
- Certain Semiconductor Chips With Minimized Chip Package Size And Products Containing Same (ITC Investigation 337-TA-630. 2007-2008) — ITC action re small format BGA.
- DVD Copy Control Ass’n v. Bunner, 31 Cal.4th 864 (2003) & DVD Copy Control Ass’n v. Bunner, 116 Cal.App.4th 241 (2004) — Encryption and trade secret issues.
- Pavlovich v. Superior Court, 29 Cal.4th 262 (2002), (stay vacated by O’Connor, J., U.S. Supreme Court Order No. 02A530) — Internet-based jurisdiction.
- Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Reimerdes (2600.com) 82 F.Supp.2d 211, (S.D.N.Y.,2000). — DMCA litigation.
In the Press
- Elie v. Cutuli, Smith, et. al. (Napa County Superior Court) Consolidated actions for fraud, conspiracy, abuse of Process and related business torts resulting in $15 million dollar judgment for compensatory and punitive damages
- Elie v. Smith (San Mateo County Superior Court) — Business dispute over $50 million in advances made to corporation
- Decision Warehouse v. Business Objects Americas et. al. (Santa Clara County Superior Court) — Trade secret and extra-territorial copyright infringement
- Kendall v. Hillman (Alameda County Superior Court) — Court compelled arbitration involving multi-million dollar business dispute
- KGSI Inc. v. Battery-Biz (U.S. District Court for the Central District of California) — Copyright database protection and DMCA violations
San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journals
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Los Angeles Times
National Law Journal
New York Times
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Daily Journal
San Jose Mercury News
Washington Internet Daily