Federal Circuit Affirms Dropbox Victory

February 2021

On February 12, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granting summary judgment in favor of Williams & Connolly client Dropbox, Inc. in patent infringement litigation brought by Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.  Synchronoss alleged that Dropbox’s products used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide infringed three U.S.-based synchronization-related patents.  The Federal Circuit affirmed on the basis that two of the patents were invalid as indefinite and a third was not infringed, thus representing a total victory in favor of Dropbox.

The team representing Dropbox includes Adam Harber, who argued before the Federal Circuit, Thomas H.L. Selby, David Krinsky, Chris Mandernach, Shayon Ghosh, Matt Rice, Sarah O’Connor, and Annie Showalter.

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