Patrick Ryan is a litigation partner in the firm’s San Francisco office who focuses... more
Patrick Ryan is a litigation partner in the firm’s San Francisco office who focuses his practice on a cross-section of complex commercial litigation, antitrust, class action, intellectual property, tax, and constitutional matters. He represents clients in diverse industries, such as software, health care, retail, biotech, manufacturing, and real estate. Mr. Ryan has significant federal and sta... view profile
Marc David Peters is head of the Litigation Department in Morrison Foerster's Palo... more
Marc David Peters is head of the Litigation Department in Morrison Foerster's Palo Alto office. He focuses on representing clients in litigation and counseling involving electronics, semiconductor, and computer-related technologies. His cases have involved technologies such as gallium-nitride-based laser diodes and LEDs, semiconductor fabrication equipment, optoelectronic transceivers, surgic... view profile
If you a creative person, such as an artist, author, software developer, inventor, or business owner, you can use the services of an intellectual property lawyer to protect your ideas, images, or processes from being used without your consent. There are various types of intellectual property lawyers: There are copyright attorneys who help protect your unique ideas in things like music, film, software, paintings, and pictures. There are trademark attorneys who protect your valuable logos, images and slogans. There are patent attorneys who help you get government protection for your inventions. There are also licensing attorneys that write contracts which set the ground rules for others using your copyrights, trademarks, or patents.