UCLA School of Law
Justin Barnes was one of the lead authors on briefing for the largest JMOL victory ever, fully reversing a $1,538,000,000 verdict against Microsoft in the Southern District of California. He also wrote the appeal brief, where the Federal Circuit affirmed the JMOL ruling.
He was counsel for Microsoft in a case involving MPEG-2 video technology in the Southern District, where the jury found the plaintiff’s patent not infringed, invalid, and unenforceable.
He was counsel for LG and Apple in a complete trial victory against Multimedia Patent Trust -- again in the Southern District -- and argued the appeal for LG at the Federal Circuit in 2014 (which summarily affirmed). He successfully argued for summary judgment of non-infringement for LG in a follow-on suit, and drafted the appeal briefing as well (which was also summarily affirmed).
Barnes is a trial and appellate attorney focusing on high-stakes patent litigation. He has served as trial counsel at over half a dozen trials, has authored numerous briefs as well as argued before the Federal Circuit, and has also been counsel for multiple briefs to the Supreme Court, both in certiorari petitions and in amicus briefing. He has been recognized in the National Law Journal’s “Appellate Hot List” multiple times.
Barnes has experience spanning a wide range of technologies, including MPEG audio and video compression standards, digital and analog circuitry, digital signal processing, e-commerce, enterprise software, and other complex technologies.
Barnes is also one of the leading attorneys in the country regarding patent damages. He has extensive case experience on damages topics, including multiple successful Daubert motions and multiple successful JMOL motions overturning substantial jury verdicts. He has also spoken at numerous conferences and CLEs regarding changes in patent damages, and is co-author of one of the leading blogs covering developments in damages law.
National Institute for Trial Advocacy – faculty member.
Barnes and his wife, Crystal, have been married 15 years and traveled extensively, visiting more 30 countries across all seven continents. He has climbed Krakatoa and Mount Kilimanjaro, been charged by a Komodo dragon and a hippopotamus (not at the same time), dived with dozens of sharks, dodged tree branches thrown at him by an orangutan, hang-glided over Rio de Janeiro and been assaulted by a mountain gorilla. When not traveling, he and Crystal live in Vista with their four bulldogs.
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