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Rich Vasquez is currently lead counsel for technology companies in
several global patent infringement cases in the U.S. federal courts. He
represents and counsels technology and non-technology clients on patent
and complex litigation matters and strategic issues relating to
litigation avoidance. He manages all phases of dispute avoidance and
resolution from preventive counseling to mediation, arbitration,
trials, and appeals. In 2006, Rich was recognized by the East Bay Business Times among 14 attorneys named Top Attorneys in the Region and was the only
one in Business & Technology Litigation. He has been selected a
fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America.


Contact info

3685 Mt Diablo Blvd Ste 300
Lafayette, CA, 94549

Practice areas


  1. Patent Infringement: 50%
    17 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 30%
    27 years, 50 cases
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
    30 years, 100 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • William J. Cornelius Jr.

    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.


    William Cornelius Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Northern California Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
Northern California SuperLawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Northern California SuperLawyerSuperLawyers2014
Northern California SuperLawyers ListSuperLawyers2013
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2009
SuperlawyerLaw & Politics Magazine National Corporate Counsel Ed.2008
SuperlawerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
SuperlawerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
East Bay Business TimesTop East Bay Area Lawyer, Technology Industry2006
SuperlawerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
SuperlawerLaw & Politics Magazine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerVasquez Benisek & Lindgren2008 - Present
ShareholderMorgan Miller Blair1989 - 2008
AssociateBartko Welsh Tarrant & Miller1986 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2009 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
CSIRO v. 3ComSettlement during trial.
Fenner Investments LLC v. Enterasys NetworksSettled after Summary Judgement Filed
Optimumpath v. SMC NetworksSettled month before trial. Terms confidential.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Landslide, ABA Intellectual Property Law SectionTaking the RAND Case to Trial2012
Association of Business Trial Lawyers ReportPlaying the 3295 Card in Fraud Cases2007
East Bay Business TimesLawyers Tap Technology to Increase Effectiveness2006
American Lawyer MediaUsing Technology Better, Faster, More Economical2006
East Bay Business TimesDon't Get Sued2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
San Francisco State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Intellectual Property Seminar TaiwanRecent U.S. Patent Litigation Trends2014
Taking the RAND Case to TrialIntellectual Property Litigation2012