INTERNET & TECHNOLOGY

The firm’s attorneys have significant experience representing internet and technology companies and the unique and evolving legal issues they face, having represented Fortune 500 and leading Silicon Valley technology companies for almost twenty years. The firm provides a full range of litigation in the fields of patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, unfair competition, false advertising, copyright infringement and theft of ideas in the evolving area of internet law. The Daily Journal recently named firm founder Micah Jacobs as one of the 75 leading intellectual property litigators in California.

Micah was co-counsel for Panavision in Panavision v. Toeppen, 141 F.3d 1316 (9th Cir. 1998), one the earliest internet cases where the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals established the doctrine preventing cyber-squatting of domain names under the Trademark Dilution Act, and he has been actively involved in internet and technology cases in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley since that time. We have significant experience dealing with privacy issues, take-down demands, fair use of copyrights on the internet, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the unique jurisdictional issues associated with the internet.

We have also represented plaintiffs and defendants involved in complex technology infringement cases. We are currently trial counsel in a misappropriation of software technology case against the Republic of India pending in the Northern District of California, and we represent other internet and technology companies embroiled in complex litigation over infringement or misappropriation of technological intellectual property rights.

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
• Internet privacy
• IP licensing and transfer disputes
• Trademark infringement and dilution litigation
• Trade secret disputes
• Trade Dress
• Unfair competition


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