Gene has litigated a wide range of high-stakes cases for technology companies of all sizes, with a focus on patent, trade secret, and consumer class action matters. His cases have entailed deep dives into video games, computer security, mobile device hardware, data compression, materials science, and other fields. Recently, Gene was on the winning trial team defending a major telecom company in a trade secret matter, helped win summary judgment for two video game giants in a patent case, and helped secure an “exceptional case” fees award following another summary judgment win. Gene believes you don’t really understand something until you can explain it.
Prior to joining Durie Tangri, Gene was an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, where he helped obtain two jury verdicts of both non-infringement and invalidity for patent defendants in the Eastern District of Texas. Gene graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2008, where he served as Articles Editor on the Law Review, externed for Judge Joseph J. Farnan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, and taught constitutional law to undergraduates.
In 2013, Gene took a break from practice to do two overseas tours as a diplomat with the U.S. State Department, serving in Nigeria and Pakistan. He returned to the firm in 2016. Nowadays, in his spare time, he enjoys travel, scuba diving, going to film festivals, and seeking a precise definition of “too much coffee.”