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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||SuperLawyers||2016|
|Northern California SuperLawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Northern California SuperLawyer||SuperLawyers||2014|
|Northern California SuperLawyers List||SuperLawyers||2013|
|Fellow||Litigation Counsel of America||2009|
|Superlawyer||Law & Politics Magazine National Corporate Counsel Ed.||2008|
|Superlawer||Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Superlawer||Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|East Bay Business Times||Top East Bay Area Lawyer, Technology Industry||2006|
|Superlawer||Law & Politics Magazine||2005|
|Superlawer||Law & Politics Magazine||2004|
|Managing Partner||Vasquez Benisek & Lindgren||2008 - Present|
|Shareholder||Morgan Miller Blair||1989 - 2008|
|Associate||Bartko Welsh Tarrant & Miller||1986 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Litigation Counsel of America||Fellow||2009 - 2014|
|Trustees of Boston University v. Epistar, et. al.||Court struck a jury verdict for $13.7M, holding damages could not exceed $2.4M, and granted motion for new trial, which has been stayed pending outcome of appeal. Oral argument will happen in 2017 before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal.|
|Nichia v. Everlight Electronics et. al.||Court refused to award any relief, or an injunction after trial. Judgement on appeal by plaintiff, and defendant.|
|WetroLan v. SMC Networks||Case dismissed with prejudice with zero payment from client after more than one year of defense.|
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|Landslide, ABA Intellectual Property Law Section||Taking the RAND Case to Trial||2012|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report||Playing the 3295 Card in Fraud Cases||2007|
|East Bay Business Times||Lawyers Tap Technology to Increase Effectiveness||2006|
|American Lawyer Media||Using Technology Better, Faster, More Economical||2006|
|East Bay Business Times||Don't Get Sued||2005|
|UC Hastings COL||Law||Juris Doctor||1986|
|San Francisco State Unv||Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|Intellectual Property Seminar Taiwan||Recent U.S. Patent Litigation Trends||2014|
|Taking the RAND Case to Trial||Intellectual Property Litigation||2012|
Posted by Lane
Rich Vasquez has represented my Company and our Parent Company for many years. Cases he worked for us included lawsuits to collect damages, to defend us against claims, employment issues, reviewing contracts and agreements for us, etc. But mostly, Rich has defended us against intellectual property and patent infringement claims. As CFO I have been impressed with his success rate and his firm's ability to manage many cases for us at one time. He has minimized expenses for us and helped us to collect some very large balances awarded to us. I highly recommend Rich and his firm, Vasquez Benisek Lindgren LLP, and I am confident that you will be very satisfied with their performance.
Posted by Thomas
I have worked with Rich Vasquez and his firm, Vasquez Benisek & Lindgren, on several complex and substantial IP disputes. I have found all of the attorneys at VBL to be highly competent and their services to be quite reasonable in cost. Consistently, I felt that we were getting practical, real-world advice and guidance, rather than the more vague and abstract guidance provided by some lawyers. Rich in particular was a tremendous asset in settlement and strategy contexts. He provided an excellent combination of strong legal skills, coupled with sharp strategic thinking. I would not hesitate to recommend Rich and his firm with respect to any IP dispute.
Posted by Jack Weaver
I first worked with Rich Vasquez in 1997, over 12 years ago. He has handled a number of difficult international product liability and IP cases for me and my company. He has been able to adapt his style to the changing requirements of a fast moving technical industry. I have found the Rich's ability has the respect of his fellow attorneys. He has developed creative ways to reduce legal expenses, We have never lost a case in the 12 years that I have worked with Rich and his firm.
I can whole hearty recommend the services of Rich and his firm. He has a great team of attorneys.
William Cornelius, Mediation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer's work. I've worked with Rich a number of times on patent cases in the Eastern District of Texas. He is an outstanding strategist and advocate, and probably the best I've seen at tailoring the representation to the particular needs of the client.