Judge Robert A. Baines (Ret.) has over 40 years of litigation experience, including 22 years on the trial bench in Santa Clara County during which he handled numerous high-profile “only in Silicon Valley” IP matters.
Judge Baines has remained heavily involved in IP cases while at JAMS.
- Successfully resolved a number of cases involving alleged theft or misuse of trade secrets, including:
- Claim by well-respected software pioneer that internationally prominent graphics software company stole his concept for a meta-data retrieval program that he had previously unsuccessfully “pitched” to that company.
- Claim by computer parts company that departing employee had taken trade secrets, including confidential customer lists, to new employer and inappropriately used them there.
- Claim by software licensee that licensor had intentionally failed to reveal that the licensed software was already subject to claims of infringement by a third party, resulting in licensee being sued for infringement by that third party.
- Claim of unauthorized use of Plaintiff’s personal image in Defendants’ advertising campaign.
- Successfully resolved matters involving the allegedly sub-standard production of specialty microprocessors and microcontrollers.
- Settled software developer’s claims of misappropriation and under-reported license usage brought against “flagship” Silicon Valley networking company.
- Resolved a number of claims of alleged violation of licensing agreements, including one between two well-known Silicon Valley navigational software giants.
- Resolved claims by purchasers of custom software solutions regarding deficient or ineffective product.
- Served on tripartite arbitration panel hearing multi-million dollar dispute over whether software development firm had performed its contract with a consortium of Fortune 500 companies to produce a secure, portable, and reliable system for maintaining and accessing digital health records for employees of those companies.
- Dispute over whether a firm that provided website usage monitoring and research services had properly performed under its agreement.
- Dispute over whether expert witness in patent infringement case produced a substandard work product.