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Alex Reese

Senior Associate
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Alex Reese helps individuals and public and private companies resolve disputes involving technology and issues of unfair competition. While his practice focused on California courts and Northern California, and specifically federal courts in the Ninth Circuit, he has represented clients in venues nationwide with pre-litigation counseling and litigation in trial and appellate courts in matters involving trade secrets, antitrust and unfair competition, patent infringement, IP licensing, consumer confusion, copyrights, and more.

Mr. Reese’s notable engagements have included:

  • Winning a multimillion dollar verdict after a six-week trade secrets trial in the Northern District of California. Mr. Reese was an integral member of the trial team and handled the direct and cross examinations of several key witnesses. 
  • Representing a certified class of California companies in an ongoing case against healthcare giant Sutter Health for its anticompetitive conduct that has resulted in decades of hospital overcharges in San Francisco Superior Court. Mr. Reese was instrumental in the team’s effort to defeat Sutter’s attempt to force the class to arbitrate the claims in the trial court and on appeal
  • Representing an international telecommunications company in obtaining a jury verdict of patent infringement against a telephone chipmaker in the Northern District of California.
  • Winning a complete victory at summary judgment on behalf of a leading e-commerce company in a suit involving breach of contract, antitrust violations, and defamation in the Western District of Washington.
  • Reversing partial summary judgment on behalf of two creators of a role-playing game in a Ninth Circuit appeal involving claims of trademark and copyright infringement, breach of contract, and business torts.
  • Obtaining a dismissal with prejudice after winning a claim construction ruling in a patent infringement suit for an e-commerce company in the District of Delaware.

Mr. Reese is a board member and past board president of the San Francisco Education Fund, a past board member of La Raza Centro Legal, served as an appointed member of the San Francisco MTA Advisory Committee. He is an active member of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Intellectual Property and Antitrust sections.