Cameron H. Tousi is the firm’s founder and managing partner. Cameron is a nationally renowned attorney in intellectual property (IP), IP related business and complex litigation matters, offering clients some twenty-eight years of legal and technological industry experience. Having represented hundreds of Fortunate 100s, multinationals, startup & growth-oriented companies, venture firms and hedge funds, Cameron regularly advises industry leaders and disrupters alike in their bet-the-company legal matters.
As lead counsel, Cameron has represented plaintiffs and defendants in high stakes intellectual property and complex litigation matters, with combined amounts in controversy exceeding $1.1 billion. Exemplary venues where he has led trial teams include the US District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia, Eastern District of Texas, District of Delaware, District of New Jersey, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, Northern District of Illinois and Western District of Washington.
In intellectual property matters, Cameron supervises and coordinates firm IP teams. The IPLL team-oriented approach provides clients significant strategic and tactical IP advantage. Under his direction, IPLL’s systemic efforts include high-level strategy, offense/defense licensing, IP portfolio management and development, technology transactions, infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate opinions, patent and trademark prosecution, copyright registration, trademark policing and trade secret compliance.
In the business and IP transactions areas, for nearly three decades his practice has focused on business-oriented technology solutions. He advises companies in creating, protecting, acquiring, developing, and commercializing technology, as well as in distributing, servicing, and marketing products and services.
Cameron also represents clients on complex business transactions such as joint ventures, distribution agreements, strategic alliances, research and development, electronic commerce, complex procurement, endorsement, outsourcing, and the general management and disposition of IP. An experienced corporate attorney, he also counsels clients on financing, mergers and acquisitions, sales of assets, venture capital investments, and other general corporate matters. Mr. Tousi has been a member of the Private Equity & Venture Capital Committee of the ABA Business Law Section.
Over his extensive career, Cameron has held partner and senior counsel positions with leading national general practice firms. He was previously Director of Intellectual Property for the Telecommunications Business of Samsung Electronics. In this capacity, he traveled to Europe and Asia on multiple occasions, where he negotiated licenses with the world’s leading telecommunications firms and managed numerous related litigations. He co-founded and managed corporate strategy and legal affairs for Bang Holdings. He helped launch new marketing and sponsorship technologies growing the company from seed financing to multimillion revenues in less than two years. He also launched Bang’s offshore technology affiliate in Kochi, India. He has also served as a Patent Examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he determined patentability for applications submitted to data processing control systems and digital data error correction for computer systems.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Tousi was a consultant with the global firm Booz Allen Hamilton, where he analyzed and mathematically modeled switched voice services provided by long distance companies (AT&T, MCI, Sprint) and Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs) following the divestiture of AT&T. Mr. Tousi was also a software engineer for IBM. Prior to the convergence of voice and data communications, he architected and developed telecommunications applications to implement data protocols at IBM’s telecommunications facilities in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Cameron has represented over four hundred business entities, from Fortune 100 to early stage startups, across the gamut of industries. Notable industries include high techs, green businesses, life sciences, government contractors and nanotechnology. Here are a few.
Representative litigation matters have included:
Cameron lectures extensively on IP, complex litigation and business transactions law. He is a former member of the ABA’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Committee of the Business Law Section, and the Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution & Related Issues Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section.
Representative publications and press citations have included: