Charles Koole focuses his practice primarily on patent litigation in the fields of computer software and hardware, telecommunications, and consumer electronics. Mr. Koole has handled numerous patent matters, serving clients such as VIZIO, Nero, and Intrado, winning multiple cases on summary judgment and at trial.
Prior to joining Skiermont Derby LLP, Mr. Koole was Senior Patent Counsel at VIZIO, a leading HDTV brand and the top sound bar brand in North America, where he was responsible for managing all of the company’s patent litigation and licensing, as well as the development of the company’s patent portfolio.
Mr. Koole was also previously Partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Department of Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP in Century City, California.
Mr. Koole was recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Southern California in intellectual property litigation from 2015-2017, a designation that placed him among the top 2.5% of Southern California lawyers under the age of 40.
Oplus Techs. (C.D. Cal. / Fed. Cir.)
Representing defendant VIZIO, won summary judgment of invalidity and non-infringement in the district court on two-patent case related to deinterlacing and video processing technologies. Won Federal Circuit appeal that vacated and remanded the district court’s denial of attorneys’ fees.
JVC Kenwood Corporation v. Nero Inc. (C.D. Cal. / Fed. Cir.)
Representing defendant Nero, won summary judgment of patent exhaustion/license in the district court on patent case originally asserting fourteen allegedly standards-essential patents before substantive discovery had begun. Won Federal Circuit appeal affirming the district court’s decision.
Patent Harbor v. VIZIO, Inc. (E.D. Tex. / Fed. Cir.)
Representing defendant VIZIO, won claim construction decision dispositive of non-infringement in patent case asserted against DVD scene selection menus. After plaintiff stipulated to judgment of non-infringement based on the district court’s claim construction, won Federal Circuit affirmance of the district court’s claim construction.
Blu-Ray Disc Players, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (International Trade Commission / D. Del.)
Representing respondent VIZIO, obtained withdrawal of ITC complaint by complainant Walker Digital on the eve of the ITC hearing and dismissal with prejudice in the district court with no payment to Walker Digital.
University of Southern California Law School
Notes Editor, University of Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice
B.A., Mathematics and Computer Science
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals
U.S. District Courts
Northern District of California
Central District of California
Southern District of California
Eastern District of Texas
Northern District of Illinois