People of the State of California ex rel. Dennis Herrera, San Francisco City Attorney v. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, San Francisco Superior Court

In a politically charged case that was subject to considerable public scrutiny, KSR partners Ken Keller and Tom Sloan,  were retained four weeks before trial to represent the Commission in defending against the San Francisco City Attorney’s attempt to obtain and injunction revoking the Commission’s decision to terminate CCSF’s accreditation. After a four day court trial, closing arguments and extensive post-trial briefing proceedings, the KSR trial team defeated all of the City Attorney’s claims that the Commission was motivated by political and personal bias against CCSF and succeeded in preserving the Commission’s termination decision, which cleared the way for the Commission and CCSF to work on restoring CCSF’s accreditation without further interference from the City.

Robert West, M.D. v. Velo Enterprises, United States District Court for Western District of Texas

Ken Keller was retained shortly before trial to represent world renowned bicycle saddle designer/manufacturer in a case involving claims of trademark and trade dress infringement involving saddle design. The KSR team devised a strategy for the expeditious resolution of the case and after filing a motion for summary judgment for Velo, the plaintiff simply dismissed the case with prejudice.

CotNWash v.Henkel, United States District Court for Delaware

KSR represented Henkel and its subsidiary Dial, in a high stakes patent infringement action involving unit dosed detergent. After the court’s claims construction order and favorable summary judgment and pretrial motion rulings, which resulted in the dismissal of many of the Plaintiff’s claims and precluded the Plaintiff from presenting expert testimony at trial, the case was confidentially settled.