Especially in today’s technological society and digital age, clients need to protect and monetize their trade secrets, know-how and intellectual property.  We have the experience and skill to write and prosecute patents, copyrights, and trademarks.  We negotiate and draft licensing and distribution deals.  We litigate intellectual property infringement and theft claims, unfair competition cases, and deceptive advertising claims.

Our Cases

  •  Obtained a complete defense verdict after a three-week binding arbitration for a client accused of misappropriating trade secrets and patent infringement related to the development of a groundbreaking wearable artificial kidney dialysis device
  • Represent party in international trade secret/intellectual property matter concerning web interface and product information
  • Obtained indemnity for distribution company from digital music player manufacturer against claims of patent infringement
  • Represented Ingram Micro Inc. in action seeking recovery for copyright and trademark infringement
  • Defended Ingram Micro Inc. in federal court action brought by party seeking indemnity for alleged copyright and trademark infringement and other business torts concerning Novell software; obtained ruling that indemnity for copyright and trademark infringement are barred as a matter of law
  • Represented software distributor in federal court action over counterfeit product exceeding $3 million
  • Represented company and newly hired executive against claims of breach of employment contract and misappropriation of radio frequency ID trade secrets brought by executive’s former company
  • Obtained complete settlement and dismissal of claims of trade secret and property theft brought by cosmetic industry company against former executive
  • Obtained complete dismissal without liability for company and newly hired executive in lawsuit alleging claims of breach of employment contract and misappropriation of radio frequency ID trade secret technology brought by executive’s former company
  • Represented translation services business in litigation against former employee and new employer for alleged theft of customer lists and misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Obtained complete settlement and dismissal of claims of breach of IT build contract on behalf of Omnetric Corporation (United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No. 3:17­cv­05804­LB)
  • Defended Touchstone and Brightpoint in California Court of Appeal; obtained published opinion upholding trial court’s dismissal for lack of general or specific jurisdiction, finding plaintiff cannot assert jurisdiction through Touchstone and Brightpoint’s California­-based parent company, Ingram Micro. (Strasner v. Touchstone (2016) 5 Cal. App. 5th 215)