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CARMEN
BREMER

[ Founding Partner ]

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Carmen Bremer is a seasoned litigator with a multifaceted practice. In addition to her deep expertise with intellectual property litigation, Carmen has pursued and defended employment discrimination, fiduciary duty, antitrust, and breach of contract claims. Carmen has also waged a successful class-action constitutional challenge and obtained asylum and withholding of removal for political dissidents. During her nearly a decade at an AmLaw top-ten law firm and since founding Bremer Law Group in 2015, Carmen's talents have consistently garnered exceptional results in complex, high-profile cases.

 

Carmen knows how to try cases. At Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Carmen was part of a trial team that secured a $170 million jury verdict on behalf of General Electric and defeated an inequitable conduct charge to a patent on GE's wind turbine technology in back-to-back trials.    

Carmen is also experienced in handling appeals. Most recently, upon securing orders waiving her opponents' attorney-client privileges and work-product protections, Carmen successfully defended the sanctions before the Missouri Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Missouri in proceedings on petitions for writs of mandamus and prohibition. Carmen also represented Samsung and Micron on appeals of the Rambus cases, which yielded two seminal opinions on the duty to preserve evidence for litigation from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Carmen was named to Super Lawyers’ list of “Rising Stars” in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. She was recognized by Lawyer Monthly in 2018 with a Women in Law Award. Carmen's work on behalf of California prisoners serving indeterminate terms in solitary confinement garnered recognition for Bremer Law Group as Human Rights Law Firm of the Year in 2017 and 2018 by Lawyer Monthly Magazine. Carmen is a member of the Order of the Barons and the Order of the Coif.

Carmen is committed to social responsibility and human rights. Her pro bono work has included challenging long-term solitary confinement in California state prisons; securing asylum for political dissidents from China, Kenya, and Uganda; obtaining a U Visa for a victim of domestic violence under the Violence Against Women Act, for which she was named an "Outstanding Young Associate" by Human Rights Initiative of North Texas in 2009; challenging a North Dakota law affecting reproductive rights; and securing the return of abducted children from Mexico under the International Child Abduction Remedies Act. Carmen also served on the board of directors of Alley’s House, a nonprofit organization that works to break the cycle of poverty in the Dallas area by providing education and mentoring services to teen mothers.

| REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS |

 

Federal and State District Court:​​​​

  • Ashker, et al. v. Governor of California, et al.
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
    ​Representing class of prisoners formerly housed in California Security Housing Units in monitoring the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's compliance with a settlement of the class members' constitutional challenge under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments

  • CyWee Group Ltd. v. HTC Corporation, et al.
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
    Representing plaintiff in patent infringement action concerning motion sensing technology

  • Young v. Varsity Tutors LLC, et al.
    Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri
    Represented executive in employment discrimination action against former employer

  • State of Missouri ex rel. Varsity Tutors LLC and Charles Cohn v. Missouri Commission on Human Rights, et al.
    Circuit Court of Cole County, Missouri
    Represented respondent in mandamus proceeding challenging administrative agency action

  • Commerce Consulting Corp. v. EarthLink Business, LLC, et al.
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
    Represented EarthLink Business, LLC in breach of contract case

  • Dorman Products, Inc. v. PACCAR Inc 
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    ​Represented PACCAR Inc in a declaratory judgment action to enforce design patents and defend against unfair business practice allegations

  • FSI Fabrication, Inc. v. Supreme International, Ltd.
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
    Represented Supreme International, Ltd. in a trade dress infringement action involving chain-bottom truck beds

  • InterForm Inc. v. Target Corp. 
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    Represented Target Corporation in patent litigation matter pertaining to writing implements

  • Alfdex AB et al. v. PACCAR Inc
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    Represented PACCAR Inc in patent infringement litigation pertaining to centrifugal separators

  • US Ethernet Innovations, LLC v. Acer, Inc., et al.
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
    Represented defendant and intervenor Intel Corp. in patent infringement litigation pertaining to computer processor technology

  • General Electric Co. v. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Inc.
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    Represented plaintiff General Electric Co. in patent infringement litigation pertaining to mechanical and electrical devices used in wind turbines

  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Inc. v. General Electric Co.
    U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    ​Represented General Electric Co. in patent infringement litigation pertaining to wind turbine technology

  • Rambus, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., et al.
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
    ​Represented Samsung Electronics Co. in patent infringement and breach of contract litigation pertaining to computer memory

  • Samsung Electronics Co. v. Rambus, Inc.
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    ​Represented Samsung Electronics Co. in patent infringement litigation pertaining to computer memory

  • Samsung Electronics Co. v. Rambus, Inc.
    Delaware Chancery Court
    ​Represented Samsung Electronics Co. in case alleging misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duties

  • Micron Technologies Inc. v. Rambus Inc.
    U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
    ​Represented Micron Technologies Inc. in patent infringement litigation pertaining to computer memory

  • Emsat Advanced Geolocation Technology LLC v. MetroPCS Communications, Inc., et al.
    ​U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    ​Represented MetroPCS Communications, Inc. in patent infringement litigation pertaining to cellular networks 

  • Mangosoft Inc. v. eBay Inc.
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    ​Represented eBay Inc. in patent infringement litigation pertaining to distributed file systems

  • MKB Management Corp. (d/b/a Red River Women’s Clinic), et al. v. Burdick, et al.
    District Court for the East Central Judicial District, State of North Dakota
    ​Represented Red River Women’s Clinic and Dr. Kathryn L. Eggleston in constitutional challenge pertaining to reproductive-rights legislation

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • In re Motors Liquidation Company
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
    ​Represented Motors Liquidation Company (f/k/a General Motors Corp.) in mediation of adversary proceeding involving electrical systems in automobile seat assemblies

  • InterDigital Communications Corp. v. Apple, Inc.
    American Arbitration Association
    ​Represented Apple, Inc. in arbitration of breach of license agreement claims involving mobile devices

Appeals

  • State of Missouri ex rel. Varsity Tutors LLC, et al. v. Hon. Michael T. Jamison
    Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District; Supreme Court of Missouri
    Successfully defended trial court's order waiving petitioners' attorney-client privileges and work-product protections in proceedings on petition for writ of prohibition

  • State of Missouri ex rel. TCV Member Fund, L.P. v. Hon. Michael T. Jamison
    Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District; Supreme Court of Missouri
    Successfully defended trial court's order waiving petitioner's attorney-client privilege and work-product protection in proceedings on petition for writs of mandamus

  • General Electric Co. v. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Inc.
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    ​Represented plaintiff-appellee General Electric Co. in patent litigation matter pertaining to wind turbine technology

  • Samsung Electronics Co. v. Rambus Inc.
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    Represented plaintiff-appellant Samsung Electronics Co. in spoliation-based unclean hands defense to patent infringement claims

  • Hynix Semiconductor Inc., et al. v. Rambus Inc.
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    ​Represented amicus curiae Samsung Electronics Co. in support of Hynix’s spoliation-based unclean hands defense to patent infringement claims

  • Micron Technology Inc. v. Rambus Inc.
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    Represented plaintiff-appellee Micron Technology Inc. in spoliation-based unclean hands defense to patent infringement claims

  • Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Dolan, et al.
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    ​Represented defendant-appellants Patrick Dolan, Dolan Designs, Craftmade International, Inc. and Lowes Companies, Inc. in patent litigation matter pertaining to lamp designs​

| EDUCATION |

J.D., summa cum laude, University of Houston Law Center, 2003
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1999​

| ADMISSIONS |

Washington State Bar Association
​State Bar of Texas (Inactive)
United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington
United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas
United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits

| PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE |

​Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness, Seattle, WA (2014-2015)
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Dallas, TX (2005-2014)
Haynes and Boone, LLP, Dallas, TX (2003-2005)