Eric Tuttle is of counsel at Munger, Tolles & Olson. Mr. Tuttle’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation primarily in the technology, entertainment, and financial sectors, including patent litigation and general commercial litigation matters. Mr. Tuttle has also represented cultural institutions in a range of matters.
- Wells Fargo in various matters relating to allegedly improper consumer banking sales practices, in litigation arising from the sale of mortgages, and in litigation alleging mismanagement of a securities lending program.
- Bank of America in actions relating to the failure of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker, including lawsuits by investors in a $1.75 billion facility for which Bank of America served as indenture trustee.
- Ericsson in a dispute with Apple in the Northern District of California over Apple’s obligation to pay fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) royalties for Ericsson’s standard-essential patents used in 2G, 3G and 4G LTE cellular communications.
- Verizon as defendant in a patent infringement action in the Eastern District of Virginia alleging infringement of five patents pertaining to fiber optic network components.
- Tessera Technologies as patentee in numerous infringement cases in the Northern District of California involving patents relating to semiconductor packaging technology.
- Warner Bros. in defending and resolving claims asserted by the heirs of J.R.R. Tolkien challenging the participation accounting for the “Lord of the Rings” movies.
- Universal Music Group in a lawsuit asserting antitrust violations and tortious interference with business relations arising out of disputed right to license Bob Marley tracks.
- The Norton Simon Museum in obtaining summary judgment dismissing claims to recover two paintings that were subject to Nazi-coerced sales during World War II. Mr. Tuttle earned a 2017 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award from the Daily Journal for his work on the case.
- The J. Paul Getty Trust in defending litigation over the ownership of illuminated pages from a medieval gospel manuscript.
Mr. Tuttle came to the firm after completing a clerkship with the Hon. Pamela Ann Rymer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and earning his law degree at Stanford Law School. Prior to law school, Mr. Tuttle received his B.S. in Applied Physics from Caltech, and as a Marshall Scholar he studied machine learning at University College London.