Intellectual Property Litigation

The firm’s attorneys have significant experience defending and prosecuting intellectual property infringement and misappropriation cases, having represented not only Fortune 500 and leading Silicon Valley technology companies, but also important IP disputes for start-ups, authors, inventors, artists, and entrepreneurs from a variety of industries, including: agriculture, construction, e-commerce, entertainment, food and beverage, publishing, marketing, and manufacturing. The firm provides a full range of litigation involving patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, unfair competition, false advertising, copyright infringement, fair use, and theft of ideas.

The Daily Journal recently named firm founder Micah Jacobs one of the 75 leading intellectual property litigators in California, noting his work in securing a seven figure settlement for a cardiologist who owned significant patents in a case against a large pharmaceutical company located in India. The firm also recently secured a dismissal for a large internet marketing firm accused of infringing a key patent covering video conferencing over the internet, although the plaintiff is still prosecuting its claims of patent infringement against many other defendants, including leading companies such as Adobe, Microsoft, Citrix and Salesforce.com. For other successes, please see the Proven Success page.

Areas of Expertise:

• Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
• Confidentiality and non-competition agreements
• Prosecution and defense of patent infringement claims
• Copyright infringement
• Fair use
• False advertising
• Internet and e-commerce related disputes, including Internet privacy
• IP licensing and transfer disputes
• Trademark infringement and dilution litigation
• Trade secret disputes
• Trade Dress
• Unfair competition


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