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Languages spoken: Japanese

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Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
    25 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 30%
    25 years
  3. Antitrust: 20%
    25 years



Hourly ($295-425/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Bay Oak Law

180 Grand Avenue Suite 700
Oakland, CA, 94612


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Prosser Prize, Civil ProcedureBoalt Hall School of Law1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentBay Oak Law (formerly Andrew K Jacobson APLC)1998 - Present
PartnerRobbins Palmer & Allen2000 - 2002
Litigation Department HeadLaw Offices of Daniel C Minutillo1997 - 1998
AttorneyBerliner Cohen1993 - 1997
AttorneyMinutillo & Gorman1990 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney1990 - Present
Ex'Pression College for Digital MediaBusiness of Media Instructor2004 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lang v. MorrisThis copyright infringement case was settled (terms confidential) after defendant's summary judgment motion was denied by the judge.
CDS v. BCSEventual judgment for client of almost $500,000
Swingless Golf Club Corporation v. Taylor, et aliaPatent infringement case settled in client's favor after summary judgment against opposition's cross-complaint.
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Publication nameTitleDate
JD SupraUnclassy Action2014
Bay Oak Law WebsiteTowersquatting (and Contributory Cybersquatting)2014
JDSupraA New Ambush on At-Will Employment?2012
Bay Oak Law WebsiteThese Origami Artists Just Won't Fold2011
Bay Oak Law WebsiteWhen Employees Must Leave2004
Bay Oak Law WebsiteLitigation and War2003
Bay Oak Law WebsiteOut on Your Own2003
Alameda County Bar Association BulletinDefending Trade Secret Cases: A Sprint, Not a Marathon2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Stanford UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Filmmaking for LawyersCopyright for Films2013
The Business of ArtThe Business of Art2007
Business and ArtThe Law and Art2006