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A practice development leader of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's IP litigation practice.  My practice focuses on patent litigation and intellectual property counseling and risk assessment. 

 


I have more than 18 years of experience as an intellectual property litigator and counselor.  I have litigated over 100 patent cases and has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts. In addition, he has tried numerous cases at the International Trade Commission.


 


I have an active IP counseling practice. I have advised over 40 companies on IP issues in transactions ranging from patent licensing and asset purchase agreements to initial public offerings (IPOs) and corporate mergers and acquisitions.   As part of my IP counseling practice, I am frequently involved in IP risk assessments and valuations.


 


I am a member of the committee that developed the original and the revised Model Patent Jury Instructions for the Northern District of California.  I am a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School and an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University School of Law.  I also write a column on patent law and litigation for the ABTL Report of the Northern California Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL).


 


In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, I was named a "Super Lawyer" in the field of Intellectual Property Litigation by Law & Politics magazine.  In 2006, I was named one of the "Top Lawyers in the Bay Area" for Intellectual Property law by Bay Area Lawyer magazine.


 


Prior to joining the firm, I served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Alan C. Kay in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.  Before law school, I was also an electrical engineer for the General Motors Corporation, where I worked for many different operations, including the General Motors Technological Center (Warren, MI), Opel Motors (Russelsheim, Germany), Vauxhall Motors (Luton, England), and GM's Cadillac Assembly Plant (Detroit, Michigan).

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Licensed

  1. Litigation: 85%
    20 years, 50 cases
  2. Intellectual Property: 10%
    20 years
  3. Antitrust: 5%
    20 years

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.

650 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA, 94304

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199505/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who of International Patent LawyersWho's Who Legal2013
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerBay Area Lawyer Magazine2006
Top Defense WinNational Law Journal2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lecturer in LawStanford Law School2013 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorSanta Clara Law School2010 - Present
PartnerWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.1995 - Present
Law ClerkUnited States District Court, District of Hawaii1994 - 1994
Electrical EngineerGeneral Motors1985 - 1990
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Asian Pacific Bar Association of Silicon ValleyPartner Committee, Scholarship Committee2013 - Present
ITC Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Intel v. Broadcom (D. Del)Trial Win. Jury Verdict of Non-Infringement
SanDisk v. Lexar (N.D. Cal)Summary Judgment of Infringement
Jajah, Inc. v. Stanacard, LLC (N.D. Cal)Successful Markman Hearing. Favorable settlement.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Association of Business Trial Lawyers ReportOn Patents2013
Boston University Law ReviewExpanding Patent Law's Customer Suit Exception2013
ABTL ReportOn Patents2012
Association of Business Trial Lawyers - abtl ReportOn Patents2011
Law360Fictional Characters, Story Telling and Patent Trials2009
Associatoin of Business Trial Lawyers - abtl ReportOn Patents2009
Association of Business Trial Lawyers - abtl ReportOn Patents2008
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1993
GMI Engineering & Management InstituteElectrical EngineeringOther - Bachelors1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2013 Advanced Complex Litigation SeriesPatent Litigator Panel on Economics of Patent Litigation2013